Dependents of essential workers who die in the course of employment due to contracting COVID-19 would receive extra workers’ compensation benefits under a bill scheduled for a vote at Monday’s Senate session.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney is urging Gov. Phil Murphy to consider allowing "unconventional" graduation plans as New Jersey continues to ease restrictions meant to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.
Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney said it doesn’t make sense that people can go to a grocery store or liquor store but not a card shop, particularly since major retailers are open but mom-and-pop businesses aren’t.
The state Senate plans to hold hearings examining the state’s handling of coronavirus outbreaks in long-term care facilities and prisons, with the Senate president calling the situation in nursing homes "a disaster."