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Ridgewood Schools : Anyone who is not Vaccinated will be Tested Weekly

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood School District approximately 60% of faculty, staff, and parents responded to a Voluntary Anonymous Vaccination Survey.

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School Choice Takes Center Stage in Mask Mandate Fight

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Ridgewood NJ, The Governor signed Executive Order (EO) 251, which will mandate masking in the indoor premises of all public, private, and parochial preschool, elementary, and secondary school buildings, with limited exceptions. The EO is effective on Monday, August 9, 2021.

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New Jersey’s Unemployment Offices Need to Open Immediately

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Trenton NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado called on Governor Phil Murphy to reopen State government offices, including unemployment walk-in centers, immediately.

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New Jersey Business Taxes Slated to Become Highest in the World

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey is  the highest business tax in the country at 11.5%. No other state even reaches double-digits level of taxation . This burden has contributed greatly to state’s rankings of the worst business climate in the U.S., 2nd worst state in the U.S. for entrepreneurs  and the worst state in the U.S. to start a business. New Jersey anti business reputation is well earned .

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Andrew Cuomo resigns due to sexual harassment allegations, yet Phil Murphy continues to get a pass from New Jersey Democrats

National Organization for Women of New Jersey Political Action Committee Sheila Oliver* (D) for Lieutenant Governor and Phil Murphy* (D) for Governor …LOL 

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Trenton NJ, over months we have heard testimony of women who have allegedly been abused by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The stories are all very disturbing to hear and the way Governor Cuomo has attacked these women are even more troubling. The only difference is members of the Democrat party in New York fought to hold this man culpable for his mischievous deeds and nefarious actions.

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Governor Murphy Caves to Teachers Union on School Personnel Vaccine Mandate

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Trenton NJ, in what can only be perceived as caving in to pressure from the NJEA (NJ teachers Union ) Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 253, requiring all preschool to Grade 12 school personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. This requirement will strengthen protections against the spread of COVID-19, including the highly transmissible Delta variant, to children in school settings, many of whom are under 12 years old and not yet eligible for vaccination.

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No Evidence to Suggest That Child Masking Works

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Ridgewood NJ, across the country and in New Jersey kids are headed back to school this week, so the Ridgewood blog thought we would offer the latest case for children wearing masks for six hours a day.

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State of New Jersey Sits on Over $1 billion of COVID Relief Funding while Raising Taxes on the Middle Class and Businesses

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Trenton NJ, on the three-month anniversary of the State receiving $6.2 billion in COVID relief funding from the federal government, the four Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee today called on the Murphy Administration to stop the foot-dragging and put the money to work helping residents, as it was intended.

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Despite NJ July Job Gains State is still nearly 275,000 jobs shy of the February 2020 peak

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Trenton NJ,  Preliminary estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey increased in July by 14,600, to reach a seasonally adjusted level of 3,954,100. This marks the seventh consecutive month of gains in the state’s total nonfarm job level.  

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The Legislature Should Immediately Reconvene to Stop Governor Murphy’s Employer-Crushing Tax Increase

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Trenton NJ, as early as April of this year, Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee proposed using federal American Rescue Plan Act money to stabilize the Unemployment Insurance Fund and avoid massive tax increases on employers in the state.

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Department of Justice Reaches Agreement with New Jersey Department of Corrections Over Sexual Abuse by staff at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

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Newark NJ, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division today filed a complaint and a proposed consent decree with the state of New Jersey and New Jersey Department of Corrections concerning the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

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Following Cuomo report, Katie Brennan urges action on stalled NJ Sexual Harassment laws

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Trenton NJ, Following Cuomo report, Katie Brennan urges action on stalled NJ sexual harassment laws. On Monday she urged legislators and the Governor’s office to take swift action on three stalled pieces of legislation that she has championed that are focused on sexual harassment in state government.

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Huge Anti-Mask Protests Follow Governor Murphy Throughout the State on Saturday

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Trenton NJ, anti-mask protesters or “knuckleheads” as the Governor likes to call NJ citizens followed him most of the day on Saturday . The loud and large crowds even converged just outside Governor Murphy’s home . The latest round of protests were spurred on by Governor Murphy’s announced that all students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The Governor signed Executive Order (EO) 251, which will mandate masking in the indoor premises of all public, private, and parochial preschool, elementary, and secondary school buildings, with limited exceptions. The EO is effective on Monday, August 9, 2021.

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Justice Department Reaches Agreement with State of New Jersey over failure of disability transportation offices to provide voter registration opportunities

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Trenton NJ,  the Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a proposed consent decree to settle a voting rights lawsuit with the State of New Jersey and state officials.

The Justice Department’s lawsuit, brought under Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act, challenges the failure of disability transportation offices in the State of New Jersey – including NJ Transit Access Link and county-based Community Transportation programs – to provide voter registration opportunities to their customers. 

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Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan : Massive Increase Costs to Consumers

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Morristown NJ,  in a new research report  New Jersey’s Energy Future: At What Cost to You? issued today, the Garden State Initiative offers an independent review of New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan (EMP). Since the EMP was released in January 2020, the details of the plan have largely eluded public scrutiny as portions have moved towards implementation.  The report, which continues GSI’s commitment to independent analysis of how government can most effectively serve the public, provides an overview of what is, and more importantly, what is not in the plan, and recommends area residents demand more information from the Murphy Administration and the state’s Board of Public Utilities.

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