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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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Kean/Singleton Legislation To Support Charitable Giving Advances

TRENTON – The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Troy Singleton that would give a boost to charitable organizations that are hard at work serving communities across New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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South Jersey Food Bank Highlights Growing Demand From The Newly Unemployed

Near the head of a line of more than 400 cars in a Mount Laurel parking lot, Jessica Kuzinksi and her son Dylan waited patiently for the start of one of the state’s biggest food handouts since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Want A Job As N.J. Coronavirus Contact Tracer? Here’s How To Apply Online.

New Jersey has put out a call seeking to hire coronavirus contact tracers, a key component of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to slowly scale back some the near-lockdown restrictions that have been in place for months.

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Singleton Bill To Establish The ‘Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program’ Passes Committee

Trenton – Legislation to establish the “Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program”, which would help a homeowner reduce the remaining amount of money owed on a mortgage, cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today. The bill, S-2034, was sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton.

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Having Trouble Getting Your N.J. Unemployment Benefits? Here Are Answers To Speed Up Your Claim.

The state Department of Labor Wednesday night issued clarifications for workers in New Jersey who are still waiting to receive unemployment benefits in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Singleton: Use Stimulus Money To Provide Hazard Pay Bonuses For Essential Workers

Trenton – State Senator Troy Singleton today urged the Governor and Legislative Leadership to consider utilizing a share of New Jersey’s federal stimulus money for hazard pay bonuses for our essential workers. The text of the letter is below:

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