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Students, Lawmakers Putting Pressure On Murphy To Allow High School Graduations

Like countless other high school seniors across New Jersey, Isabella Ghanbary and her best friends and co-plaintiffs Arianna Wilent and Gina DiPasquale had been waiting for this moment for much, if not most, of their lives.

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Reopen N.J. Outdoor Dining And Allow Graduation Ceremonies? Not Yet, Murphy Says.

Even though more people can now gather outside in New Jersey during the coronavirus pandemic, don’t start searching for al fresco restaurant bookings or planning a high school graduation ceremony. At least not yet, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday.

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South Jersey Leaders Call For Reopening Plan And Timetable for Atlantic City And Other Low Impact Regions

Senator Troy Singleton (D-7), Deputy Assembly Speaker John Burzichelli (D-3) and Assemblymen John Armato (D-2) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-2) today called upon Governor Phil Murphy to immediately issue actionable plans with specific timetables for the reopening of Atlantic City and other regions of the state that have seen far fewer infections from COVID-19 than harder hit counties. 

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NJ Businesses Ask For More Guidance For Reopening

Business owners are also clamoring for a pipeline to affordable supplies and protective equipment like masks and hand sanitizer.

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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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