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N.J. Will Track Police Use Of Force, Require Licensing Cops, AG Says As Protests Roil Nation

New Jersey will soon launch a statewide database of police use of force and create a licensing system for police officers amid national protests over police violence, the state’s top law enforcement official said Tuesday.

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School Aid Figures Revised: Pandemic Hit On State Budget

Two-thirds of New Jersey districts will see increases reduced — some drastically — from Murphy’s first budget

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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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