Archive for Tag: small businesses

Dancer, Clifton bill directs $6 million in CARES Act funding for suburban & rural business support

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced a bill (A4571) to help suburban and rural businesses impacted by the Gov. Phil Murphy’s economic shutdown to pay rent under a new $6 million grant program to be administered under the state Department of Community Affairs. “In order to help our state...

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Schepisi bill would permit weekend safe-street festivals to help local businesses during shutdowns

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi says that it’s time to help small businesses such as retailers, restaurants and bars to reopen and flourish safely with the ability to sell goods, food and drinks in a safer outdoor setting during the summer months. “Our local businesses need to reopen...

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Reopening won’t work like a light switch, GOP lawmaker warns

WALL TWP., N.J. – Because the road to normalcy is set to be a long and potentially difficult one for businesses, Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to lay out specific benchmarks and timetables so they can better plan. “Businesses, especially seasonal businesses, can’t just flip...

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Bramnick: Murphy should focus federal money on small business relief

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to use federal relief under the CARES Act to help small businesses and residents make ends meet. “As much federal funding as possible should go to small businesses and individuals,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Our priority...

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In wake of unemployment numbers, Bergen calls for significant relief

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Many bills have been introduced and passed by the legislature, but Assemblyman Brian Bergen says those measures are providing too little to remedy the self-inflicted shutdown of the state’s economy. “Nothing is being done to consider the losses faced by shuttered businesses and people trying...

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Wirths calls Democrats’ minimum wage compromise out of touch

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex) released the following statement opposing the minimum wage deal between Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. “This compromise is evidence that the governor and Democrat legislative leadership have no sense of reality on what small businesses...

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