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GOVERNOR BARKS AT STATE RESIDENTS: “THIS IS THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy did not appear to be in the mood to discussing the opening of the state during his daily address on Tuesday.  Murphy barked at the camera saying New Jersey is in the “fight of our lives”, and the state continues to take the best advice it can and rely on …

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STATE NOW HAS OVER 8,000 DEATHS FROM COVID-19

New Jersey now has 8,244 deaths from coronavirus.  The state added 334 new deaths to the total Tuesday afternoon.  The Garden State now has over 130,000 cases of coronavirus.   Governor Murphy says the curve is going down in northern and central New Je...

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SWEENEY: TIME TO OPEN BUSINESSES BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to reopen as many businesses as possible before Memorial Day weekend.  Sweeney told the Star Ledger that Murphy has done a good job managing the crisis, but there are businesses that could be opened safely before the holiday.  Murphy says social distancing is the only …

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ONLY 45 NEW COVID-19 DEATHS REPORTED IN NJ; GOVERNOR BLAMES COMPUTERS

New Jersey has only 45 additional coronavirus deaths since Sunday.  Governor Phil Murphy says the low number is probably attributable to a computer outage that affected all state run systems for a few hours on Sunday.  There are 1,621 new cases in the state, pushing the overall total to 128,269.  Murphy says there are about …

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MURPHY RESCINDS ORDER MANDATING BIG SURPLUS, WILL VETO SPENDING FOR PROJECTS

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will rescind a prior executive order that required a $1.2 billion in surplus.  Murphy says that number is not attainable due to Covid-19.  He also will veto various bills approved in Trenton that require funding for special projects.  Murphy says the state just no longer has the money.  Murphy says …

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MURPHY TO ANNOUNCE SCHOOL DECISION MONDAY AT NOON

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce today if schools in the Garden State will reopen this year.  Murphy is holding his daily briefing at Noon today.  Many believe Murphy just may keep schools closed, since that is the plan in neighb...

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