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Murphy: No Decision Yet, But ‘There Is A Chance’ NJ Schools Could Reopen This Academic Year

Gov. Phil Murphy, appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning, said “there is a chance” schools in New Jersey, where the coronavirus has claimed more lives than any state other than New York, could reopen before the conclusion of the academic year.

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Murphy’s Re-Entry Plan For NJ Businesses And Public Spaces Lacks Timeline, Specifics

While governor says he is leaning toward a statewide approach, it’s too soon to rule out a county or regional strategy, similar to what’s proposed in New York state

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Letters to the Editor for April 26

Transparency, competition needed on drug prices

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Virtua To Operate Coronavirus Test Site Only For High Impacted Willingboro

Virtua Health will open a coronavirus testing center next week for residents of highly impacted Willingboro — the community with the most cases and deaths in Burlington County.

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Can State, Local Governments Save Hundreds Of Millions By Furloughing Workers?

Proposed bipartisan plan would save money by furloughing workers while ensuring they qualify for enhanced federal unemployment benefits

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Bipartisan Bid To Boost Fortunes Of Sorely Needed Charities

Lawmakers want to add New Jersey to list of states that allow state income-tax deduction for charitable giving

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Black N.J. Residents Are Dying Of Coronavirus At High Rates. Here’s What Experts Say Will Reverse The Trend.

Black people in New Jersey are dying at alarming, disproportionate rates after contracting the coronavirus, thrusting long-term health care inequalities front and center in the crisis.

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Murphy To Sign Bill For July 15 Tax Filing, Moody’s Downgrades NJ’s Rating Outlook

Governor joins seven-state group to plan coordinated resumption of normal activities across Northeast, cautions that ‘an economic recovery only occurs on the back of a health-care recovery’

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Sweeney Backs Bill Expanding Workers Comp For Coronavirus To All Essential Workers

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he will introduce a bill Monday making it easier for essential workers who contract the coronavirus to qualify for workers’ compensation.

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Coronavirus Exacts Greater Toll On Communities Of Color

Medical experts argue long-standing, long-known health problems like diabetes, asthma and lack of access to doctors in black and Hispanic communities increase susceptibility to COVID-19

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