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Murphy seeks $235M in new COVID relief for businesses

Under the proposal, the NJEDA would allocate $120 million for microbusinesses, $20 million for bars and restaurants, $10 million for child care facilities, $25 million for new businesses and start-ups, $10 million for the “Sustain and Serve” program which pays restaurants to prepare meals for residents in need, and $50 million in other business grants.

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Diners enjoy outdoor seating at South House on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza in Jersey City on June 9, 2019.

We’re open! NJ loosens restrictions

A number of immediate steps are going into effect May 7, ahead of the much broader reopenings which take effect on May 19. Gov. Phil Murphy states the current pace of the state’s vaccination efforts, and the downward trend in the virus, all justify these reopening measures.

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Uber app on phone.

Biden team blocks Trump gig worker rule

The directive made it easier for companies like Uber and Lyft to classify workers as independent contractors, and made it more difficult for workers at app-based companies to be counted as employees under federal law, exempting them from minimum wage and overtime laws.

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