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September surge?

One of the most intensely debated unemployment benefits - the $300 weekly bonus from the federal government - is set to expire soon, along with a handful of other benefits. Business owners and conservative lawmakers argue that the lapse in added money could alleviate labor shortages, especially in the restaurant industry.

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RWJBarnabas Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick

Biden team blocks Trump-era rules, netting NJ hospitals $150M

“At a time when New Jersey’s hospitals, doctors and nurses are still on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the injection of millions of dollars in annual federal funding into our hospitals will help them attract and retain the best talent as well continue to provide high-quality care for New Jerseyans,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said.

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Bumper to bumper traffic along Route 287 in Edison.

Drivers rest assured: NJ gas tax going down this year

“Because actual consumption in Fiscal Year 2021 was so closely in line with our projections made last August, coupled with the fact that consumption in the current fiscal year is projected to be above last fiscal year’s levels, our analysis of the formula dictates an 8.3 cent decrease this coming October,” State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio said.

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