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Decision On When N.J. Could Reopen Schools Will Likely Come By Mid-June, Murphy Says

New Jersey could have a decision by mid-June on when the state will reopen schools to students, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday, adding that “we’ve got to find a way” to have students return to in-person classes.

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Lawmakers Urge NJ To Do More To Help Small Businesses Buy PPE

Now that New Jersey is in the personal protective equipment business, some lawmakers want the state to play a middleman role of sorts in hooking up mom-and-pop shops with that type of gear.

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NJ Businesses Discuss Loss, Future With Reopening Committee

Small business owners and representatives hit the New Jersey Senate Fiscal Recovery Strategists Committee with some daunting numbers during a Zoom conference Tuesday, which the lawmakers hosted to speak publicly with businesses affected by COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Murphy Allows Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies With Safety Precautions

Outdoor in-person graduation ceremonies, from middle school through college, that adhere to social distancing guidelines, can be conducted statewide starting July 6, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Tuesday.

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No Immediate Cuts In State Aid To Schools In Murphy’s Revised 2020 Spending Plan

But increases to direct aid, as well as boosts to preschool and special education, end up on cutting-room floor

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Murphy, Lawmakers Have Only Weeks To Make Hard Budget Choices

State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio outlined spending cuts, deferrals on Friday; three-month supplemental budget plan must be adopted next month

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Burlington County Retailers, Restaurants Prepare For Reopening — Eventually

Restaurants and non-essential stores may be able to allow customers back soon. For some in Burlington County, it’s just a matter of when Gov. Phil Murphy gives them the go-ahead.

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New Jersey Making Slow, Steady Progress To Universal COVID-19 Testing

In addition to state progress at long-term care facilities, public-private partnerships and private programs are increasing access to testing across New Jersey

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Fine Print: NJ School Boards’ Report Starts Conversation On Reopening

Ten recommendations for issues to be considered and questions to be answered

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Op-Ed: Coronavirus Crisis Demands Environmental-Justice Response

The pandemic makes abundantly plain the deadly toll of racial and economic injustice in New Jersey

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