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Murphy Unveils Plan To Make NJ Hub Of East Coast’s Offshore Wind Industry

The New Jersey Wind Port in Salem County would be the assembly point for massive turbines and other components of offshore wind farms

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Getting Real About Bringing Solar Programs, Benefits To Lower-Income New Jerseyans

Solar systems have sprouted across the state, but rarely in poorer communities; the Board of Public Utilities and state lawmakers are trying to change that

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Murphy Looking To Borrow Nearly $2B From Feds To Keep Unemployment Fund Solvent

Loan would cover unemployment fund — which has paid out more than $6 billion in recent weeks — through end of October

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NJ Gun Restrictions Stand As U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Appeal

After refusing to rule on a challenge to New York City gun restrictions because they were rescinded while the case was pending, the court turned away all potential replacements that would have given its conservative justices a chance to strengthen the Second Amendment.

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NJ Senate Passes Tim Piazza Anti-Hazing Bill

TRENTON – Spurred by the 2017 death of a 19-year-old Readington student after an initiation at a Penn State University fraternity, the New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would increase the criminal penalties for hazing.

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NJ May Boost Workers' Comp When Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Dependents of essential workers who die in the course of employment due to contracting COVID-19 would receive extra workers’ compensation benefits under a bill scheduled for a vote at Monday’s Senate session.

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Your Property Taxes: Millions In Aid For Seniors, Homeowners On Chopping Block

Seniors and low- and middle-income New Jersey residents will pay more on their property tax bills in the coming months under Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to cut two aid programs to balance the coronavirus' crushing blow to state revenues.

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Low-Income Communities Should Have Access To Clean Energy And The Careers It Creates: Legislator

The COVID-19 crisis has introduced us to an unimaginable reality. Many New Jersey families are juggling job and income loss with timely payment of monthly bills and providing food and shelter, all while taking care of at-risk or already infected family members. The grave truth is that our friends and neighbors are struggling to keep up with this new reality.

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Food Banks Expect Demand To Remain High For Months As NJ Starts To Reopen

With unemployment at 15%, thousands will struggle to put their own food on the table, food bank officials say

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Governor Says This Complex Figure Is Helping Guide The State’s Reopening. Here’s What It Means.

After weeks of daily charts and updates on new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations — both crucial figures in New Jersey safely emerging from this crisis — Gov. Phil Murphy this week brought up another number that will be equally important in the state’s reopening: the virus’ reproduction rate.

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