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New Asbury Park affordable housing policies protect residents against gentrification | Simmons

Felicia Simmons | May 24, 2020 | Asbury Park Press |   Asbury Park has finally taken the first step…

Voting by mail is a safe option during coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know about absentee ballots in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Johnathan Lai & Julia Terruso | May 22, 2020 | Philadelphia Inquirer |   Voting by mail is likely the…

N.J. Senate to investigate Murphy administration response to coronavirus crisis

Sophie Nieto-Munoz & Brent Johnson | May 22, 2020 | NJ Advance Media |   The state Senate will soon…

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SWEENEY BILL WOULD EXPAND WORKERS’ COMP BENEFITS FOR ‘ESSENTIAL WORKERS’ SICKENED IN COVID CRISIS

TRENTON – Acting to ensure that ‘essential workers’ serving public needs during the coronavirus crisis get the benefits and protections they deserve, Senate President Steve Sweeney today introduced legislation expanding access to workers’ compensation and other benefits for front-line workers sickened by the coronavirus.

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RUIZ, SCUTARI INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ASSIST TAX PAYING IMMIGRANTS

Trenton – In response to countless tax-paying immigrants being excluded from the CARES Act, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced legislation today to provide cash assistance for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) users.
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SWEENEY-KEAN BILLS WOULD PROVIDE HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES CONTENDING WITH ECONOMIC TURMOIL

Trenton – The Senate today approved two bills authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean that would provide tax credits and deferrals to small businesses confronted with economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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