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Lawmaker’s foundation gives thousands of masks, gloves to hospitals, police, EMTs

Steve Strunsky | April 4, 2020 | NJ Advance Media |   The personal foundation of State Sen. Vin Gopal…

NJ Is Alone Among the States for Its ‘Unusual’ Plan to Extend 2020 Fiscal Year

John Reitmeyer | April 6, 2020 | NJ Spotlight |   Credit-ratings agencies will be looking closely at how New…

Coronavirus: Senator praises NJ educators facing challenges amid pandemic

Greg Tufaro | March 30, 2020 | Bridgewater Courier News | As the father of an elementary school teacher and…

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SWEENEY CALLS FOR TWO-MONTH MORATORIUM ON MORTGAGE, LOAN, UTILITY PAYMENTS DURING ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney today urged the federal government to include a full or partial two-month moratorium on mortgage, home equity, loan, utility and insurance payments as part of its economic response to the coronavirus recession.

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SENATE CLEARS BILL PACKAGE TO COMBAT THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Trenton – In a major bipartisan effort, the Senate overwhelmingly cleared 27 bills today that will help the state address the COVID-19 crisis now, and in the months ahead.

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SARLO URGES NJ BANKERS TO GRANT ‘PAYMENT HOLIDAY’ TO RESTAURANTS & BARS DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

Trenton –Senator Paul Sarlo today urged New Jersey banks to grant a two-month “holiday” on payments for mortgage payments and lines of credit to restaurants and bars that have shut down or are experiencing sharp declines in revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis.  The Senator’s initiative comes in response to an NJ Labor Department report that 15,000 people, predominantly from the restaurant and bar industry, filed new unemployment claims this past Monday.

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