Business center closed due to COVID-19, sign with sorry in door window. Stores, restaurants, offices, other public places temporarily closed during coronavirus pandemic. Economy hit by corona virus.
Apr 9, 2021

Unemployment claims surge as thousands go a year without work

More than 2 million New Jerseyans have sought unemployment assistance since March 2020, when Gov. Phil Murphy ordered sweeping closures and restrictions on businesses like restaurants, retail, salons and barbershops, casinos, malls, gyms and theaters.

Apr 8, 2021

Murphy team approves $11.4M in tax breaks for urban redevelopment program

The Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit will help finance 18 nonprofits in 11 cities, including Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Paterson and Trenton.

Cannabis dispensaries may face supply issues until growers come online.- JACQUELINE FERRARO
Apr 8, 2021

First Cannabis Regulatory Commission meeting set for April 12

The virtual event will mark the official start of the group's work to craft New Jersey's adult-use and medical cannabis marketplace.

Gov. Phil Murphy approves legislation to create $15 million arts and culture COVID-19 relief program on April 8, 2021, in Long Branch.
Apr 8, 2021

Governor OKs $15M COVID-relief grant for arts, culture

The newest batch of funding marks the second bill Gov. Phil Murphy approved from a broader set of $100 million in proposed pandemic assistance the state Legislature sent to his desk on March 25.

Apr 8, 2021

SBA opens shuttered venue operators grants portal April 8 at noon

Performing arts organizations that experienced a 25% loss or more due to the pandemic can apply for funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Museums and movie theaters are also eligible.

Apr 7, 2021

NJ sees major drop in vaccine supply after 15M J&J doses spoil

Following a mix-up at a Baltimore plant that led to the loss of roughly 15 million doses, the lower supply is a short-term issue and not a permanent, long-term problem, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.

Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy host a New Jersey craft beer event at Drumthwacket on Oct. 19, 2019.
Apr 7, 2021

Gov, First Lady to get COVID-19 vaccine Friday

The Murphys will get their shots at the Atlantic City mega-site. "...We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase a terrific location with plenty of vaccine availability,” the governor said.

Apr 7, 2021

AG directive cracks down on sexual misconduct by licensed professionals

The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal calls on the Division of Consumer Affairs to work with the professional boards and committees to initiate specific changes and adopt best practices to address the problem through prevention, accountability and victim support.

From left, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney at the governor's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address on March 5, 2019.
Apr 6, 2021

Lawmakers question Murphy team on whether NJ needed $4B of new debt

The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services said that had the state not borrowed the money, its closing balance would have instead just fallen by $165 million by June 30.

Governor Phil Murphy’s 2020 Budget Address, Trenton, Feb. 25, 2020.
Apr 6, 2021

NJ officials fear fiscal cliff despite billions in extra cash this year (updated)

The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services said the state will close its books at the end of next year with $550 million more than predicted by treasury officials in October.

A rendering of the Terminal One interior departure hall. - GRIMSHAW ARCHITECTS
Apr 5, 2021

NJ lifting COVID travel restrictions for those fully vaccinated

The announcement puts the state in line with guidance the federal Centers for Disease Control put in place on April 2 for domestic excursions.

COVID-19 vaccine.
Apr 5, 2021

NJ making everyone over 16 eligible for COVID vaccine April 19

"Given the trajectory we are on, we believe this is the right time to put our program into higher gear," Gov. Phil Murphy said April 5.