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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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Bill Would Direct $50M Annually For Clean Energy To Low-Income Areas

Sen. Troy Singleton would tap funds from state clean-energy program to bring solar, energy efficiency and storage to environmental-justice communities

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Senator Troy Singleton And Advocates Introduce NJ Clean Energy Equity Act

Bill aims to help low-income NJ families hit hardest by financial, health impacts of COVID-19

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How NJ Will Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing And Track Down Potential New Positives (Updated)

The Murphy administration plans to increase the state’s daily COVID-19 testing capacity by more than double, to 20,000, by the end of May, and to 25,000 by the end of June.

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N.J.’s Troubled Public Worker Pension Fund Piled Up More Debt Before Coronavirus Crisis

The pension fund for public workers in New Jersey piled nearly $10 billion onto its already-towering debt last year.

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