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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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Democratic Senator Wants NJ To Use $50m Of CARES Act Funds For Unemployment System

State Senator Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, is asking the state to invest $50 million of its $1.8 billion in federal CARES Act funds to the unemployment system, to resolve problems that have kept thousands of people without income for weeks.

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Guest Opinion: Invest In Unemployment System To Fix Claims Backlog

I am seeking a supplemental appropriation that would draw down $50 million from the $1.8 billion in federal CARES Act money allocated to the state for technology and personnel to fill unemployment claims processing positions.

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