Sen. Michael Testa said that in addition to the federal aid, the state has to decide how to spend $4.3B from COVID emergency borrowing that wasn’t truly necessary and can’t be repaid early because of the way the debt was structured.
Following the announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday that most mask and social distance requirements in New Jersey will be lifted May 28, there is growing confusion about how this new directive impacts businesses.
Some immunized workers at the state Motor Vehicle Commission are spending two weeks in quarantine through a note from their doctor despite being protected from the novel coronavirus, the state health commissioner told lawmakers Tuesday.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said New Jersey’s marijuana legalization laws will likely have unintended consequences, including a legitimate concern that police officers will stop enforcing alcohol and pot possession laws for fear of prosecution.
NJ’s budget is balanced in part through nearly $4.3B from emergency borrowing authorized in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but a nonpartisan budget analyst says it’s now clear that wasn’t necessary.