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Nov 02

Supreme Court Updates Framework for Return to In-Person Court Proceedings

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on November 2, 2022 at 4:25 PM by Ciara Bradley

On October 27, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an Order updating the framework for court operations to allow more in-person proceedings. The new Order supersedes those previously issued that had limited in-person court proceedings while COVID-19 posed a heightened risk to the health and safety of the public.

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Jun 12

Governor Issues Executive Order 153

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on June 12, 2020 at 10:53 AM by Legislative Staff

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 153 rescinding the stay at home order and opening public and private clubs’ swimming pools as well as certain outdoor recreational and entertainment business previously closed by Executive Order 107.

Effective 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020 public and private swimming pools may open, including their outdoor spaces. In order to open, the pool facilities must comply with the New Jersey Department of Health standards. Food and drink establishments (i.e., concession stands, snack bars, restaurants) at pool facilities and recreational businesses must comply with the requirements of Executive Order 150. Please note that pools may open earlier for lifeguard training and swimming lessons.  

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Apr 24

Locals Looking for Support and Flexibility in Next Federal COVID Bill

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 24, 2020 at 10:20 AM by Amy Spiezio

When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act - $2.2 trillion CARES Act - it included a $150 billion State and Local Stabilization Fund. Minus funding for U.S. Territories, and autonomous Tribal Governments, about $139 billion is being distributed to the States, for their own use (55%) and for redistribution to ‘qualifying’ local governments (45%). 

The State of New Jersey is slated to receive $3.444 billion. Of that total, a minimum of $1.894 Billion is earmarked for State use. The balance, $1.550 billion, COULD be distributed to ‘qualifying’ local government.  

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Tag(s): COVID, CARES Act