To help New Jersey help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic, the New Jersey congressional delegation want President Donald Trump to extend the deployment of the New Jersey National Guard beyond the June 24 deadline. Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy asked the Trump administration to extend more than 1,000 Guardsmen and women in New Jersey. The delegation letter was organized by Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton), one of three New Jersey House members on the Armed Service Committee.
GLOUCESTER CITY — Dodging a pallet ballet — forklifts quickly moving hither and yon, piled high with crates of bananas and other produce — in a warehouse on the Gloucester Marine Terminal, one might easily forget how many hungry people there are in South Jersey.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the global economy, governments at every level are scrambling for ways to support vulnerable workers and their families. There is certainly a need for new and creative thinking to meet these new challenges, and that includes expanding existing programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
CAMDEN - A $630 million shipyard contract will bring an estimated 1,200 jobs to the South Jersey-Philadelphia area, a local congressman predicted Thursday. "This new shipbuilding contract is a major win," U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-Camden, said of the deal to build "national security multi-mission vessels" at Philly Shipyard.
Norcross was in Camden — where he lives, several blocks away on the other side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge — Monday afternoon along with his congressional colleague U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, to tout $16.2 million in federally-funded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) work.