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Safe at work

Lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to sort out which agencies should be responsible for protecting workers from COVID-19, while employers make the case for liability limits.

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Gov. Phil Murphy crosses the field at SHI stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway where he delivered his revised Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Address on Aug. 25, 2020.

Thirty days and counting

The setting for the governor’s budget address – SHI Stadium on Rutgers' Piscataway campus – was fittingly unusual given the circumstances and compressed time frame Murphy and the Legislature face in crafting a spending plan, which leaves them operating in a more compressed time frame than usual leading up to Oct. 1.

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NJ drivers to see gas tax go up this October amid record drop in travel

Under a law enacted in 2016 under then-Gov. Chris Christie, the levy contains a “specific formula to ensure that [gas] revenue is meeting a certain target. When it does not, the gas tax rate has to be adjusted accordingly," State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio said in a statement announcing the uptick, adding that changes in the rate "are dictated by several factors that are beyond the control of the administration.”

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