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Singleton: New Fed Housing Fee Is “Salt In The Wound”

Trenton – State Senator Troy Singleton, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s recent announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be adding a 0.5% fee on refinanced loans:

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NJ Supreme Court Says Gov. Murphy Can Borrow Billions Without Voter Approval. But There’s A Restriction

Ruling clears way for up to $9.9. billion in borrowing to deal with pandemic-related revenue losses. GOP had filed suit to block law’s implementation

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Survey Finds New Jerseyans Want Elected Leaders To Rein In Prescription Drug, Healthcare Costs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Two out of three state residents want government to address healthcare issues, in particular costs driven largely by skyrocketing drug prices

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Senate’s Fiscal Strategists Commend Governor & EDA For Acting On Plan To Provide PPE To Small Businesses

Trenton – The bipartisan Senate team of economic recovery strategists formed to help restart the state’s economy praised Governor Murphy and the Economic Development Authority today for following through on a plan to provide small businesses with access to Personal Protection Equipment so they can protect their workers and customers as they return to business.

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A $50M Fix For NJ’s Overworked Unemployment System Underway

Lawmakers clear bill that would use federal coronavirus relief funding to improve outdated technology

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Labor Department Would Be Audited Amid Unemployment Delays Under Proposed N.J. Bill

The Senate Labor Committee on Monday approved a bill requiring a performance audit of a state unemployment office that has struggled for months to keep up with claims from the nearly 1.5 million New Jersey workers during the pandemic crisis.

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Bill To Require Performance Review Audit Of The Division Of Unemployment And Temporary Disability Insurance Advances

TRENTON – The State Auditor would be directed to conduct a performance review audit of the Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) under legislation advanced by the Senate Labor Committee today. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Senator Troy Singleton.

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Singleton, Scutari Bill To Allocate $50 Million To Expedite Unemployment Claims

Trenton – Legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) passed the Senate Labor Committee today. The bill would allocate $50 million in federal funding to increase processing capacity. The bill is sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Nicholas Scutari.

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Ravaged By Covid-19, Polluted Communities Demand Environmental Justice

Growing up in Newark’s South Ward, Kim Gaddy often struggled to breathe. When her asthma was at its worst and inhaling stung and failed to fill her lungs, she would wind up in the local emergency room. Gaddy spent considerably more time in the ER when her three children were young. They also grew up in the South Ward, where the children’s asthma rate is three times the national average.

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More Companies Agree To Pay Millions To Clean Up N.J. Water Pollution

New Jersey will likely pull in another $14.8 million this year as part of a long-running lawsuit against polluters statewide, which has now earned more than $369 million overall to help pay cleanup costs.

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