NJ GOP calls for special session to approve aid for small businesses
Republican lawmakers are pushing for both houses of the New Jersey Legislature to hold a special session before Thanksgiving to approve an emergency package to help small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.
Republicans, for months, have been pushing Gov. Phil Murphy to move more than $2 billion in federal Cares Act funding. They say he's stalling.
“For months, we’ve been trying to get Governor Murphy to do the right thing and release CARES Act funds for their intended purposes of helping our economy stay afloat,” said Senate Republican Budget Officer Steve Oroho, in prepared remarks. “Instead, the governor’s biggest dedication of relief funds has been to subsidize his own administration’s spending while he’s building a massive surplus that won’t help anyone.”
In recent weeks, there has been an uptick in grants dispersed by the Murphy administration.