Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo, and Governor Baker Announce Appointees to Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced their appointees to the multi-state council to restore the economy and get people back to work.
The appointees include one health expert, one economic development expert and the respective Chief of Staff from each state.
The appointees from New Jersey include:
- George Helmy, Chief of Staff to the Governor
- Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Jeh Johnson, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama
Governor Murphy, State and Federal Officials, Tour Field Medical Medical Station at Atlantic City Convention Center
Governor Murphy, Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, Adjutant General Jemal J. Beale, State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan, and officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured the field medical station at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
To provide additional options to tenants who are struggling financially as result of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 128, allowing tenants to direct their landlords to use their security deposits to offset rent or back
To provide additional options to tenants who are struggling financially as result of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 128, allowing tenants to direct their landlords to use their security deposits to offset rent or back rent.
“We recognize the anxiety that so many are feeling about looming rent payments, and during this emergency renters should have the ability to utilize their security deposit to help them stay in their place of residence,” said Governor Murphy. “While this action does not resolve the broader financial concerns of New Jerseyans, this will provide critical short-term support as the first of the month approaches. My Administration will continue working with the housing community and federal government to develop long-term solutions to this crisis.”
Governor Murphy and Commissioner Caride Announce Expansion of Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride announced that the state has secured relief options with private student loan servicers to expand on the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers. These new options stand to benefit an estimated 200,000 New Jerseyans with privately held student loans.
“Far too many New Jerseyans struggle with crushing student loan debt in good times, and our current crisis has only exacerbated the problem,” said Governor Murphy. “This initiative will provide much needed relief to New Jerseyans who are struggling with student loans and other financial obligations during this crisis. I commend the private sector servicers that joined this initiative for easing some of the affordability concerns of our student loan borrowers who have been impacted by COVID-19.”
Governor Murphy Announces Actions to Require Reporting of COVID-19 Demographic Data
Governor Murphy signed legislation (S2357) which will require hospitals to report demographic data to the Department of Health. In conjunction with this signing, the COVID-19 Information Hub has been updated with preliminary racial data that has already been collected.
“Understanding the impact of COVID-19 by demographic group is critical to ensure equity in our response to this virus,” said Governor Murphy. “We must do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable groups in our state during this unprecedented crisis. This data will inform our efforts and allow us to make sure that no one is left behind.”