Archive for Tag: jobs & economy

DePhillips bill funding manufacturing industry and jobs advances

TRENTON, N.J. – From switching operations, to making personal protective equipment, to adjusting to disruptions in their supply chains, New Jersey’s manufacturing industry has adapted to meet new demands during the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the Assembly Labor Committee approved Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ legislation (A3756) that would dedicate $1.5...

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Committee passes Dancer’s bill suspending paperwork error fines for small businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee cleared Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill Wednesday protecting small businesses from costly fines for first-time paperwork mistakes. “Before the coronavirus-related closures, nearly half of New Jersey’s private workforce was employed by small...

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Space stresses need for specifics in state’s plan to reopen economy

SPARTA, N.J. – Following Assemblyman Parker Space’s comments that the governor’s plan to restart the state’s economy was more of a road block than a road back, he issued an online petition and video calling for concrete plans to reopen businesses and get people back to work. WATCH: Parker...

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Oroho, Space and Wirths happy state and county parks and golf courses to be opened

SPARTA, N.J. – Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths are happy that Gov. Murphy has heeded their calls to reopen the outdoors to help people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m glad to see the governor move today to reopen our parks and golf courses,”...

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Bergen says Murphy should look at NJBIA survey of businesses ready to reopen

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen said that Gov. Phil Murphy and his newly appointed commission to advise on the restart of the state’s economy should first look at the report released by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Tuesday. “The debate will only intensify over the next...

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Space to Murphy: Plan to restart economy more of a road block than road back

SPARTA, N.J. – While small businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic and 858,000 New Jerseyans have filed for unemployment, Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to restart the state’s economy lacks any real action according to Assemblyman Parker Space. Murphy’s “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through...

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Murphy is dragging his feet addressing economic problems, says Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – After announcing indefinite benchmarks for restarting the economy, Assemblyman Brian Bergen wants Gov. Phil Murphy to put forth an actionable plan sooner rather than later. “Governor Murphy’s plan is telling us that it doesn’t matter how many people are becoming impoverished as long as they don’t...

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Business leaders distraught about lack of economic plan, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths has received numerous calls from businesses about feeling jettisoned by the Murphy administration which is narrowly focusing on stopping COVID-19 without consideration of how long business owners and their employees can put food on the table. “Everybody I talk to is feeling hopeless...

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Thomson says Murphy’s re-opening plan overly cautious and calls for rescinding executive orders harming small businesses

WALL TWP., N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson said today that Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to slowly re-open New Jersey is entirely too cautious and will continue to cause increasing business closures and widespread unemployment. “While I agree that we need to take necessary precautions, the state’s business owners and...

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Thomson bill would establish Covid-19 antibody testing

WALL TWP., N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson announced plans today to introduce legislation establishing Covid-19 antibody testing in what he hopes will be the start of efforts to re-open the state’s economy. Antibodies are the body’s way of remembering how it responded to an infection so it can fight...

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