State senator: Gov. Murphy has detailed reopening plans on desk, no need to move slowly

One New Jersey state senator is saying there's no need to move slowly to get things back open again.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2020, 9:30 AM

Updated 1,518 days ago

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One New Jersey state senator is saying there's no need to move slowly to get things back open again.
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State Sen. Steven Oroho says Gov. Phil Murphy has detailed reopening plans on his desk for virtually every industry in New Jersey that would allow the state to reopen safely and bring more regular activities back starting now.
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Oroho, who represents the 24 Legislative District, says, "In every discussion I've had with small business owners and industry trade groups, the consistent message I've heard is that New Jersey could get back to work today if the governor would lift unnecessary restrictions. Employers across the Garden State have spent weeks in lockdown putting together strategic plans to reopen safely. They've put those plans on the governor's desk. I've been part of those planning efforts with the NJBIA, and am convinced many aspects of our lockdown can be lifted. I think the governor's four-stage plan announced today is an effort to slow walk our reopening that is unnecessary and will inhibit what could be a quicker recovery."
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Oroho worked with the New Jersey Business Coalition, which includes more than 80 business and nonprofit groups representing tens of thousands of organizations.


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