Monthly Archives: September 2020

C19 Open Discussion Week 29b

From NJ1015: NJ budget signed, but immigrant funding remains at issue The 2021 state budget raises spending, taxes and borrowing – but it’s still not enough to satisfy all demands for help. Members of immigrant advocacy groups protested outside the … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 29

From NJ.com: More taxes, more spending, more borrowing! It’s party time in Trenton! California cut $11 billion from its budget, hitting colleges and affordable housing programs. Georgia cut spending by 10 percent, pulling back spending on preschools and programs for … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28c

From ROINJ: N.J. unemployment jumps again after milestone week After a week when unemployment claims slipped below the 20,000 mark in New Jersey, they jumped back up 25% during the week ended Sept. 19, according to the state Department of Labor … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28b

From the NJ Herald: NJ contracted $37M for contact tracing. Was there a better way to use taxpayer dollars? It’s become a dangerous cycle. Public health funding is slashed. An emergency strikes. Governments pour money into the problem and then … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28

From Apple, this time looking at NYC:

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C19 Open Discussion Week 27b

From the NY Post: Nearly half of NYC’s top earners have considered fleeing the city: poll Nearly half of New York City residents earning six figures or more have considered fleeing the Big Apple during the coronavirus crisis over cost-of-living concerns, according … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 27

From MarketWatch: ‘It’s a five-alarm fire, a 100-year fiscal tsunami’ As fall descends on their virus-weary city, New Yorkers have some fresh reasons for optimism. More people are out on the sidewalks. Gyms are open again. Though Broadway’s still dark and Manhattan … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26c

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26b

From Politico: How Covid-19 made New Jersey’s Phil Murphy the most powerful governor in America New Jersey endows its governors with the most executive power in the nation. Chris Christie knew it and used that broad authority to become a … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26

From the Star Ledger: N.J. was just approved for the new $300 unemployment benefit. But you’ll have to wait to get it. New Jersey was approved late Friday for an expanded $300unemployment benefit created by President Donald Trump after Congress couldn’t agree on a … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 25b

We haven’t taken a look at the mobility snapshot in a few weeks. Very interesting trends! Congratulations NJ – Keep Walking!

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C19 Open Discussion Week 25

From Eater: New Jersey Will Start Indoor Dining on Friday, While NYC Restaurants Still Have No Plan New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the state’s restaurants will be allowed to resume indoor dining starting on Friday. Similar to NYC, the … Continue reading

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