Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has put nearly $1 billion in planned spending in reserve in response to ongoing concerns that the coronavirus outbreak could take a huge chunk of revenue out of the state budget.
Among the fiscal year 2020 appropriations that have been sidelined by the administration’s spending freeze is $142 million that was supposed to cover the next installment of the state’s popular Homestead property-tax relief benefits, which was due to be paid out to thousands of New Jersey residents to help offset their sky-high property-tax bills in May.
The Monmouth County Health Department reports that there are 207 positive cases of COVID-19 in the County, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced this evening.
“As we see these numbers climb, while anticipated, it reminds us why social distancing is so important,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It is critical for everyone to practice social distancing so that we can slow the spread.”
Photo of PNC Arts Center courtesy of Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso
The much anticipated COVID-19 testing site at the PNC Arts Center is opening today, Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. The Arts Center is located a mile 116 on the Garden State Parkway.
The center will be open seven days per week until daily supplies last, Governor Phil Murphy announced. Gates will open at 8 a.m. Individuals will not be permitted to line up along the Garden State Parkway. The PNC commuter parking lot will be closed. Read the rest of this entry »
Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley
Monmouth County has 156 positive cases of COVID-19 as of March 22, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced. The leaders also announced the closure of the County golf courses, as order by Governor Phil Murphy.
The coronavirus outbreak in New Jersey continues to rapidly escalate with 1,914 total cases and 20 deaths in the state as health officials announced Sunday another 590 positive tests on the first full day of the latest restrictions on travel and retail businesses.
“This is not a surprise,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “We knew, especially as we opened up testing, we could have bigger numbers. Some of this is community spread, no question.”
The numbers include four new deaths from coronavirus, Murphy said. Details on those deaths were not immediately disclosed.There are now coronavirus cases in all 21 Ne… Read the rest of this entry »
Governor Murphy announced a new website, covid19.nj.gov, to provide New Jersey residents with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State’s response, including information about services such as food assistance and small business assistance.
NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey today urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address: [email protected].