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constituents of the fourth district of texas. i will forever be grateful for the opportunity. i look forward to continuing to work with you and your colleagues in the house serving the nation in my new position. signed, sincerely, john ratcliffe. the speaker pro tempore: 5-d of announces to hair the house in light of the resignation of the gentleman from texas, mr. ratcliffe, the whole number of the house annou the house is 431. pursuant to section 4-b of house resolution 967, the house stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on tuesday, may -- thising up these short pro forma session in the house, these have been happening. the house is set to return on may 27 when we take up the foreign intelligence surveillance act. headlined now to new jersey
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where governor phil murphy will update on the pandemic response. this is live coverage on c-span. our new work toward september 30 deadline for enacting a fiscal year 2021 budget, the challenge we face in balancing our wants and needs are going to be in nervous. -- enormous. the revenue losses we can project stemming from the current emergency are drastic. a projected $10 million over the next slightly more than calendar year, through june 30 of 2020 one. without a series of deliberate measures in place, much of what we will depend upon to lift us simply will not be there for us. we won't be able to support our small businesses. we won't be able to help families get back to par. all the work we have done to put our fiscal house back in order with back-to-back surpluses and the safeties we have gleaned inherent -- in health care, all of that will be swamped.
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certainly there are things that can help us mitigate some of this crisis. first we need washington to step up with significant direct physical assistance for states. every day it seems this becomes a more and more bipartisan endeavor because more and more people in both parties, by the way, are seeing with support beams. there are just as many mines that remain closed and tractable. one of those close mines controls the senate agenda. let's be clear about what we are asking for. some of the closed mind folks called the state a bailout. i am not sure what they mean other than they are trying to use charged words for article game. it means being able to pay our police, fire, ems first responders. it means being able to keep our health care workers on the job. being able to ensure our kids have the educators they will need come fall. it means the trash being picked up. it means having the army of
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workers at the department of labor calling the backlog of claims. i remain ever hopeful that this package will get to the president's desk and be signed. i will continue to push this case with the president and his team, speaker pelosi, senate minority leader schumer and with our entire delegation. success is far from guaranteed. we must prepare in other ways. i should say i will spend about two hours this afternoon dialing into washington and other governors, both sides of the aisle, to make the case and go through exactly the sort of budget impact we are announcing today. as i said, we have to prepare in other ways. hishat, i thank craig for leadership in posting for a vote legislation that would allow us, as a state, to take advantage of record low-interest rates to get the funding we will need to preserve and protect our vital economic growth. and social programs and a whole lot of frontline jobs. before,aid many times
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we have been approaching a fiscal cliff. today, we get our first glimpses over its edge and it is not pretty. we have two choices. we can toss our state into the abyss or we will take -- can take measures that will allow us to slowly back away from that edge and keep our feet on solid ground. i know the outcome i would prefer and i suspect, overwhelmingly, you prefer and i hope our legislator and leaders -- legislature and leaders in washington agree. we had a good conversation with the senate, president and speaker. time is of the essence. that said, let me shift gears and turn to the overnight numbers. yesterday, we received an additional 1394 positive test results. you can see the statewide total of 100 52,719. here is the trend line -- 152 719. you can -- here is the trend
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line. judy and i are going to go out on a limb. there is no weakened distortion with that number. judy will go through with that on a regional basis. we can see from the map that we look at, daily remains largely unchanged and going in the right direction. looking at our long-term care facilities, the trend rate of new cases continues downward and with the additional help of the federal department of affairs, we have faith they will continue to decline. you can see 29,000 sue hundred 29,262 positive cases. and we can see the numbers of lab confirmed they tell these long-term with our care facilities have decreased. times, insaid many 24/7, we haveow, thrown everything including the kitchen sink at saving as many
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of the several hundred thousands of lives still associated with long-term care facilities, including both residents and members of staff. in our hospitals, the number of patients currently treated for covid-19 is 3049. our field medical stations report 43 patients. this is a breakdown of hospitalizations across regions. a number of patients reported in critical or intensive care is now 846. ventilators is at 674. that is nearly half of what it was two weeks ago. 151 new covid-19 hospitalizations yesterday. while 259 patients left our hospitals. here are those numbers charted across our regions, which we look at every day. as i said at the top, every trend we need to see to move along our roadmap, we are seeing. the bad days are just as often followed by an equal if not
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better good day. as we enter this weekend, yes, please enjoy it. don't get complacent. keep up with your social distancing and where a face covering if you are going out. especially if you are somewhere where social distances are hard to keep. ands have a great weekend prove we can keep these trend lines moving in the right directions. however, as we enter memorial day weekend, we must remember those who we have lost throughout this crisis. and we need to add to their numbers another 146 blessed lives lost. our statewide total stands at 10,985. that is extraordinary. let's think about a few of those that we have lost. anthony, we remember and elizabeth george yanni -- georgiana. they were better known as rocky
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and betsy heard what a great couple. they were married for over 61 years. they were both born and raised in new brunswick and they met at st. mary's church in new brunswick after rocky returned from serving in the united states army in the korean war. there is was a story of love at first sight. they soon married and after the birth of their first child, tony, they moved to north brunswick. they are, they would raise their other two children, gina and andrea, and stay for 37 years. rocky was a proud member of carpenters local 106 out of milltown for 45 years. betsy worked at first fidelity bank. they always loved the jersey shore. after their respected retirements, they moved "ull-time to their "happy place in ocean county. their family was always welcomed down the shore. their children, spouses and especially their four
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granddaughters, alayna, avery and abella and artan. on may 9.ed her funeral was on the 15th. four days later, rocky past and his funeral was yesterday. d and his funeral was yesterday. i spoke to his son-in-law and talked about their family bonds that were forged through strong values that rocky and betsy instilled in their children and grandchildren. especially their love for the jersey shore and their overall appreciation for the preciousness of life. may god bless them both. it is only fitting that we acknowledge them and pay homage to them as we open up for the summer on the shore. god bless them both. today, we also remember one of our tremendous first responders. david pinto from wellington. from manyout dave including my dear friend, bernadette mcpherson.
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dave i heard about from all different elections. he was burned -- born in jersey city. he found a new avenue of service. since 1994, he had been a member of the emt squad with the new jersey sports and exposition or authority. he was proud to say he worked at world cup soccer matches and countless concerts. i know the boss watches us from time to time. 15 of those concerts were bruce springsteen shows. not that anyone counted. he loved every second of it. he was present for a bunch of jets and giants game. -- games. he worked at the meadowlands racetrack. wherever and whenever dave was needed, he was there. he had served a variety of roles along with the chief of wellington fire department. he was a past number of the wallington board of education and was elected by his peers to be the president. he was an active member of the wallington emergency squad for over 30 years until his passing. his highes behind
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school sweetheart and wife, barbara as well as daughter nicole and son david and one grandson. he leaves countless friends and colleagues. i spoke with barbara, nicole and david yesterday. it was a moving conversation about an incredible guy. dave was just 70 years old. we thank dave for his career of service and we keep him and his family in our thoughts. god bless you and god rest your soul. three more among the thousands of lives cut short by covid-19 across our state. this is our family. we all mourn with those left behind. this weekend, let's take a moment to say a prayer for them as we remember our fallen military heroes especially. switching gears. we just got word that my request for an extension of the fema testing sites in bergen community college and the pnc bank center has been accepted
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and extended until the end of june, which is a big deal. otherwise, it was only going to be to the end of may. that is huge. also there is an acknowledgment that the capacity of testing in each of those sites will also be raised. that is really, really good news from a testing front. we get a quick announcement from the office of the secretary of higher education, dr. zacchaeus with ellis. our public colleges and universities will be dividing up 68.8 million dollars in federal cares act funds to help them cover more of the expenses they have incurred in their efforts to continue providing educational services to their students. specifically, this funding is coming from the governor's emergency education relief fund, which provided us with a flexible emergency plaque grant. working with dr. smith ellis and her team, we are developing a formula to ensure this funding is equitably allocated among our public institutions of higher
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education. it must be noted that this funding comes on top of the nearly 310 million dollars in federal support we are delivering to our elementary and secondary schools to help them weather this emergency. i am proud that we can now better support our colleges and universities as well. before i turn things over to liz, i want to close with a note about the weekend before us. this point i usually give a shout out to an individual or community-based group making a difference in our communities. today, i want to give a much broader collective shout out to all of the women and men who have served our nation and our armed forces in times of war and in times of peace. and through them, to all of the new jerseyans who died while in service to our nation. there will be more commemorations in ceremonies -- cemeteries across our state. withs will be decorated
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flags. on monday morning, i will be joined with the brigadier general and others for a small commemoration at the brigadier william city doyle -- special commemoration will be aboard the battleship new jersey where a virtual celebration via facebook will honor the 77 anniversary of its commissioning. 77th anniversary of its commissioning. there should be zero irony that the most decorated naval vessel in our nations history, a battleship dedicated to the preservation of peace in our hemisphere bears the name of our home state. people, new jersey is strong and tough. cattle tested and always answered the call of service to .efend our nations values to every honored veteran across our state, we thank you for your
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service to our nation and for living the highest values of patriotism. through you, we remember your brothers and sisters in arms who are no longer with us. let us never forget all who gave their full measure on the battlefields, on the seas and in the air, so that the ideals of our nations could be a beacon of hope for all of the world. as i closed today, may god bless you all. may god bless all who served and may god continue to bless the great state of new jersey and the united states america. with that, please help me welcome the treasurer of this great state. a great leader in her own right, treasurer liz boyle. , governor pray thank you for having me here today. --. thank you for having me here today. we are grateful for your study leadership and the hard work of everybody at the table. thank you all. aware, covid-19
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has created a public health crisis not seen since the spanish flu over a century ago. it has also created a global economic crisis that the world has not seen since the great depression. that is what we at the treasury have been dealing with behind-the-scenes the scenes for several months. new jersey is not alone. states across the country are facing similar physical challenges that seemed inconceivable a few -- fiscal challenges that seemed inconceivable a few months ago. as we know, times of serious trial -- for treasury, our primary goal from day one has to -- been to ensure first and foremost that the people of new jersey have the resources and support they need to address this little public health crisis. -- brutal public health crisis. at the same time, we have been working nonstop to address the fiscal crisis that has gronk --
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grown to unprecedented proportions. it has not been easy. our challenges, like yours, our real. -- are real. they are like nothing most of us have ever witnessed before. there is not going to be one easy solution. we will need a multifaceted approach. it will require some tough decisions. ake many taxpayers, we, as state, have been living paycheck-to-paycheck for far too long. under the governor's leadership, we had really started to make great strides over the past two years to improve our fiscal condition. doing it the way most families do, shoring up our savings, paying our bills and investing wisely. we made record payments into the pension system to decrease our liability. we boosted our savings by increasing our surplus significantly and making our first rainy day fund deposit in a decade.
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and we were making serious investments in areas that had been starved for resources. public education and new jersey transit chief among them. and then covid came along. has burnt pandemic it has halted its progress in its tracks. economic analysts have been working around-the-clock ever since to try and gauge the short and long-term impact of this crisis. variety ofwide economic assumptions, we are now potentially in new jersey -- seeing new jersey facing a shortfall of nearly $10 billion through the fiscal year of 2021 next june. $10 billion. that is a jaw-dropping figure. movinghere are many parts, what is clear is that a decline of this magnitude would be worse than the great recession. tax,it comes to the sales for example, which has obviously been impacted by business
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closures, we are forecasting a 33% decline in collections from may through july over the same period last year. context, the worst sales tax month during the great deception -- recession in 2008-2 thousand nine, saw a decline of 18.4%. 2008-2009, saw a decline of 18.4%. the rainy day fund will easily be depleted. i point this out not to be a doomsayers but to underscore that extremely difficult decisions will have to be made in the weeks and months ahead. decisions no one wants to make but they will be unavoidable. just like it will be for many new jerseyans, our road ahead will require a combination of serious budget tightening, critically needed borrowing and federal assistance. much more robust federal assistance. the governor has been out there since day one, lobbying for the
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federal support we unequivocally need. he has been a tremendous ambassador for new jersey and our needs. one would even think you might -- he might have done this for a living before at some point. the budget report we will be releasing a little later today is designed to serve as a roadmap to help new jersey begin to navigate what is essentially uncharted territory. it is marked by hard choices. some we have already made and some we are proposing to make. as soon this crisis began to unfold, we placed roughly one billion dollars of appropriations into reserves. --issued a statement hiring statewide hiring freeze except for crucial covid related needs. we put more than $500 million in other planned spending for this fiscal year on hold. we are also proposing to the appropriate approximately $1.32
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billion, which was not an easy choice because it included many priorities shared by everyone. and additional balances will be retained and reserved until we see how the current fiscal year pans out. will goovernor said, i into greater detail during our virtual press conference later this afternoon. essentially it will outline the administration's proposed path through the extended fiscal year, which will now end three months later than normal on september 30. our hope is that by then, we will have a better handle on what federal assistance we can anticipate receiving. and we will also have a better handle on how our state revenue situation is looking since we extended the tax filing deadline from april 15 to july 15 to help provide relief for taxpayers. releasing we are today also recognizes the significant challenges that lie ahead in the development and passage of the next budget for fiscal year 21.
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i have no doubt we will get through this like we have many times before. like the governor says, we are certainly not going to be spiking any footballs anytime soon. he is also fond of saying we will get through this together. at the end of the day, i have no doubt we will position new jersey firmly on the road to recovery. thank you. >> liz, thank you for your extraordinary leadership in both peace and at war. ins is a lot harder peacetime. a big part of the reason to get out here was to restore -- not just get the economy growing and make it fair again -- but restore fiscal sanity. we had made such progress led by you over the past two, now almost 2.5 years. tyson --epeat mike will repeat mike tyson. everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face.
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god knows we have been punched from a health and economic perspective. look at job losses, look at the crushing impact of small businesses. hospital systems, transit and add to that states and the key challenge for us, again, that is why we need to be able to borrow. that is why we need the direct fiscal cash and assistance from washington. not to help us with what we got elected to fix. we have a plan for that. that we are ok with. we have to keep firefighters, police, ems, health-care workers, educators in their jobs at our greatest hour of need. serving our residents who need them more than ever before. at the same time, keeping employment as robust as humanly possible. that is what we need the help for. thank you for your leadership and your whole team. please help me welcome the woman who needs no introduction to my right. departmention of the
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-- commissioner of the department of health. >> good morning. as we prepare for the memorial day holiday weekend, we expect more residents to be out in our parks, visiting beaches and having backyard barbecues. being outdoors and physically active is so important for your mental and physical health. we want you to enjoy these activities safely. to reemphasizet the importance of taking precautions to protect yourself and others. we want individuals to wear face coverings and to wear them correctly. your nose and your mouth should be covered. when possible, clean your hands with soap or water. there are alcohol-based hand , immediately before putting on your mess. -- mass.
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remember -- mask. remember, face coverings do not replace social distancing. they are protecting you from me. practiced social distancing as you enjoy outdoor activities. stay at least six feet apart. bring and frequently use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. avoid gathering with others outside of your household. don't visit crowded outdoor spaces where you cannot appropriately distance from others. of course, if you feel sick, please stay home. are outside, do not attend large mass gatherings. just this week, the cdc released a report that examined the illading impact of two
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individuals who attended gatherings at their church in march. attendees at the church acquired covid-19 and three deaths occurred. subsequently through contact tracing, contact with church cases lead to 26 additional cases being confirmed. including one death in the committee. so from two individuals spreading the virus, 61 cases of confirmed covid-19 were found and four deaths resulted. -- reportt in emphasizes that large gatherings pose a significant risk for the transmission of the virus. report lasty evening as the governor shared, our hospitals reported 3000
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hospitalizations with 846 individuals in critical care. 80% of them are on ventilators. a total of reporting 19 cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children. there are no new deaths reported. i should say there are no deaths reported. the ages of the children affected are one through 18. 14 of the 19 have tested positive for covid-19. of deaths, the deaths is white, 53 deathspoint three. black, 18.5%. asians, 5.5 percent and others, 3.4%. 380 one residents tested
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positive, a total of 143 deaths -- 381 residents tested positive, a total of 143 deaths. 210 patients have tested positive and there have been a total of 13 patient deaths. no new deaths today. jersey overallew percent positivity, 14%. 12% in the north. 13% in the central part of the state and 24% in the south. that concludes my daily statistical reports. enjoy your holiday weekend, safely. >> thank you for that and for everything. i mentioned this in passing. i will make two quick comets. i don't -- comments. the weekend gives distortions of my theory of the case. second, note the number is higher in the south.
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that is consistent with what we have been saying for weeks, in terms of the migration and you look at the hospitalizations. thank you for all of the above. please help me welcome the superintendent of the state police with updates on compliance and other matters. another great leader, pat callahan. >> good morning. with regards to the compliance issues overnight, a car wash owner was cited for having an open and operating carwash. in hillsboro, a gym owner was silent -- cited for being open. a pizzeria was cited for having both indoor and outdoor dining underway and refused to close when warned. in clifton, a hair and nail salon owner was charged with a violation. a large crowd gathered and failed to disperse. one subject was cited for violation. in gloucester, township police
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responded to a dispute between father and son. the father was placed under arrest, charged with resisting during the arrest. kicked officers and coughed on them, claiming they had covid-19. real quickly, governor, if i may, because she is here, the state treasurer, your team at the division of property management and construction, we could not have built those hospitals and those sites, we could not have gotten ppe and ventilators without that collective effort from all entities in treasury. i certainly just want to thank you for that, in addition to our county oem for nader's who continue to go above and beyond with things that we are asking them to do that none of us ever thought we needed to plan for from ppe to test sites to assessing what mitigation efforts we were owing to put in
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place. -- going to put in place. >> amen to that. liz, thank you for your leadership. i will come back to compliance in a second. when liz and i first met, liz was a senior executive at mercer county, her comb -- home county. she was the head of the political party here rate she became a member -- here. she became a member of the assembly. -- it an extraordinarily is an extraordinary professional and life story. again, overwhelmingly people are doing the right things. to repeat what i said earlier, we are not opening up dining either outdoors or indoors. please don't mistake what i have said about increasing the allowed gatherings to 25 persons. i hope to get to outdoor dining sooner rather than later but we are not there yet.
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secondly, we continue to say that the hope for those who want to have some sort of an outdoor, properly socially distant graduation ceremony, your hope is well-placed. i hope we have -- can have some guidance for you early mid week. we want to get this right, obviously. this would be a big gathering and it has to be done right. i echo what judy said. christina may comment on this as some well -- at some point as well. are the big gatherings, indoors in particular, and in bute proximity challenging the impact the virus has on individuals from those gatherings is much more consequential and much more just getting it in a passing way. please, folks, we are not doing this for any reason other than to keep as many people healthy
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and alive as possible. pat, thank you for that report. let's start over here. we will go quickly because we have a lot of folks who want to get away. >> governor, two quick questions. could you explain what a furlough decision would mean for state workers? the other question is -- and i know you are tired of hearing about this -- but the gym owners , they were closed yesterday because you decided to close them down. they reopened again this morning. where do you go from here with people who continue to defy the orders? >> i will not comment on the specifics. you will forgive me for that because i am sure there is going to be all sorts of noise around that, including legal. let me say two things unequivocally. overwhelmingly, jim operators are doing the -- gym operators are doing the right thing. a lot of them are coming up with
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responsible plans, saying how do you guys feel about this. overwhelmingly, it is compliance. secondly, we are not there yet. what good does it do us to say we are not opening jim's unless have ---- gym unless we gyms unless we have a good reason? it is a petri dish. there is no reason otherwise we wouldn't want to do this. i want them to go out and judy wants them to go out and get the physical health they deserve. that.loughs, we have the civil service commission relaxed some rules and regulations that would allow for a voluntary furlough up to 90 continue the as to
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employer contribution on health benefits. the state has not furloughed any obviously given the revenue numbers the treasurer has spoken about, i would say we are actively in conversation. all options are on the table. there are a number of local units that have collectively bargained furlough agreements, are working with labor and they needed flexibility within the rules that the service has granted. >> list will go through the budget later today and it is dire stuff. you may want to look at that and come back to us. lisa, good to see you. >> nice to see you. for the state treasurer, you billion. $1.32 could you give some detail on that figure? where it applies and how that ?reaks down exactly >> you may want to give a couple
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of broad strokes. this is an example of something we will get into. is that fair to say? >> yes. and the report will specify where the appropriations will occur. for purposes of this discussion, the majority of them will be on the reserve list and are currently on the billion dollars that omb, the office of measuring and budget has updated. a little bit on steroids. that was just under $1 billion. this is just over $1.3 billion. is that correct? >> that is correct. >> good morning. >> a couple of questions. for the treasurer, when you announced your latest revenue onjections -- predictions
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may 13, they were based on the assumption that there will not be a resurgence of covid-19 cases later. since health officials and models are projecting there will be a second surge, why do you in include those assumptions projecting the revenue losses? wouldn't that make the predictions a little more rosier than reality? for the governor, in light of the financial crisis the state --es, which is something immigration advocates and lawmakers are pushing for? manyng to the short towns, are not concerned they will not have enough offices for the summer season. is there any update you have on reopening -- officers for the
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summer season. is there any update you have on reopening the police academy? you kind of timing are looking at for reopening arcades, rides and the boardwalk shops? one last one. >> quickly. >> are you planning to visit the boardwalk or beaches this weekend? >> that's a good one. you ended on a nice note. i will say a few things and then maybe liz and pat will want to weigh in. liz will say this. it does not envision a resurgence. if we do get a resurgence, you and your team are plus or minus, it is another $1 million. i would not use the word rosy in any event to describe what you will hear later on. we are in a very resource constrained world. we had a meeting, as i promised yesterday, director maples, colonel callahan, george,
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myself, davenport, number two in the justice department talking about preparedness for memorial day weekend. this topic not just came up yesterday but it has come up whether or not short towns have enough folks to be able to have a point attack -- of attack. i will let pat and/or jared weigh in. nothing new to report on arcades or shops. this will depend on if we continue to have another couple of good weeks. my hope is we get to that, particularly if they are outdoors. lastly, yes, i will be somewhere, probably doing a run and strolling a little bit with somewhere in the seaside park neighborhood sometime this weekend. i don't have an exact moment as to win. liz, anything else you want to add on resurgence? >> no, other than our office of
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revenue and economic analysis outtaken a look at modeling what we would expect if there .as a fall research -- resurgence. the governor predicted another $1 billion hit in our revenues. that will be in. the report issued this afternoon. it is difficult to have a budget supposing there is a resurgence. modeling is difficult in the best of circumstances because we have no precedent for this. thee are letting legislature know that in the event that happens we could a worse outcome to the tune of about $1 billion, we have not modeled what some epidemiologists are predicting.
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and evan flow of the virus, -- ebb and flow of the virus is not something we have modeled out but that is something to take into consideration. not projected for a vaccine either, which would put us to a more positive place. -- >> the attorney general and i were on a call this morning with 800 law enforcement officers. the sure was a topic of discussion. we are working with the police training commission on making sure we have enough special officers. that is starting to shake loose right now, in addition to our own state police class. we think we will be well-positioned with the staff throughout the summer to support the short towns. hore towns.ns -- s
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>> i hope it is 85, sunny and low humidity. it will be none of that this we can. i am not happy to say that. i would prefer it to be otherwise. in this extraordinary moment, it almost certainly gives us an opportunity to creep into the summer of little more gradually than otherwise. do you have anything? you are good? ok. matt, how are you? don't pull a hamstring coming across the room. have you got an updated outbreak plan from long-term care facilities? can you update us on how many staff and residents have been tested so far? counties have been asking for oversight since early march, was the state slow to respond? what is the percentage of testing in psychiatric develop mental centers and prisons and
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how does that compare to the general population? how many staff have died from covid and why is the state not reporting this number? you are reporting deaths among psy check -- psychiatric hospitals and noticing homes, etc. -- nursing homes, etc. >> on the last one, there is nothing that liz will talk about today that includes tax increases in the budget, period, unless there is something i miss. that is not something we are commenting -- missed. that is not something we are commenting about today. i will let judy come back on that. we have given you a chapter in verse the approach to long-term care facilities. everyone -- this is world war
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iii. a very gone through comprehensive, particularly yesterday, set of steps we took from the get-go go. i think judy's first directive was on march 2. a big part of this reality is our operators, who operate over many different locations. judy, we have an update on the outbreak. that was in long-term -- i missed the first question. it was a care, such after -- psychiatric hospitals and prisons and how that compares to the general population. >> i don't have comparisons to the general population. we show the positives every day and the fatalities every day
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from long-term care facilities. >> what more do you want? >> tell me if you disagree with this. we show the number of positives every day. i don't know we have the positivity rate for long-term care. we have it for the state. we show the number of fatalities. we also showed, again, the other the the hierarchy of where order of the testing and vulnerable communities including long-term care are among the first category. if you look at testing per capita, it will be higher at a long-term care facility then it is in the general public because you go from long-term vulnerable populations, front-line workers and first responders, and then the general population. per capita, you will have more testing up top. second here, third here. >> i have the positivity rate and long-term care with 35,215 tests. it is 8%.
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of 4179retest individuals who originally tested negative were retested within three to seven days. that percent positivity was 10%. so, lower than what we are reporting in the general population at this point. >> you asked about correction staff fatalities. that.l come back to good morning, still. >> good morning, governor. some recall committees were formed in trenton, which has signed an executive order allowing for the electronic thatction signatures for or will they have to collect signatures in person? and respectfully, why are you
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allowing these health care facilities to decide whether or not to release that data? shouldn't the public have access to that information regardless? there is a situation in new brunswick where they are planting -- planning to demolish a public school. it is a school that was a private school for many years. it is the alma mater of the commission. local taxpayers paid $22 million to upgrade it four years ago. commissioner, how do you feel about robert johnson's plan to destroy that school building? will you intervene to save the school or ensure a replacement school gets built before any closure? governor, how do you feel about the school district in new brunswick attempting to move forward with the plans to sell the school during the pandemic? is this the right time for suchicts to be taking measures? >> as a graduate, judy has a
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conflict of interest. i have no good answer for you. we will come back to you on that. the second point was an homage to judy. plankin handle why -- your question about why should health care facilities themselves make the decision on complying. i have no opinion other than we public education system in america and i wanted to stay that way. let research center will be a game changer for many things including jobs and education. beyond that, i have no comment on that. anything on the eeo data or disclosures? we would have to take a look at particular request. >> we will come back to the specifics of the request. anything on your alma mater? >> i have fond memories.
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the bricks and mortar [indiscernible] >> god bless you. thank you. let's go back. >> good afternoon. >> we are still there. theor municipalities in pineland, will the pilot funding remained restored as a result of this fiscal crisis? why are you holding off on opening outdoor dining? what didn't you see? surplus, that have a are you recommending that they expend the surplus in its entirety before furloughing or laying off personnel? resultth question is in of significant sales tax loss. -- much of the overall pie how much is the overall loss in revenue? >> on municipalities per the
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pinelands, whether or not the pilot money is impacted by the budget, i will defer to liz's briefing later on. we are holding off on outdoor dining because of the fact that, while it is outdoors, you are in close proximity and you're sitting. having dinner. we want to make sure we have that right. i hope for sooner rather than later but we are not sure yet. towns, should they spend before they furlough, that will be subject to the specifics of the town. surpluses we hold dear at the state level. any minister polity that has one likely also holds it dear. at the same time, if they are faced with some tough decisions in terms of doing that versus laying people off, federal or otherwise, it is another reason why we need to borrow, we need federal cash assistance and that goes right to addressing that particular point.
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with 2.7 -- we have a $2.7 billion hit between now and june 30. none of this is about expenses. we are talking about revenues. expenses battling covid are going up by the day. 2.7 billion dollars between now and june -- september 30 and another $7.2 million between october 1 and next june 30. how much of that, each of those cases. a wise is sales tax? do you have that? asked for when you the overall figure, you were talking about sales tax overall decline. is sales tax for fy 20 predicted to decline by $1.31 billion less than the forecast in february. >> that was as of late february? >> right. february 25. that is a 10.9% climb for the fiscal year of -- decline for
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the fiscal year of 2020. in the fiscal year of 2021, revenue sales are expected to be -- $1.5illion dollars 14.2% lower than the governor's budget message in february. add 1.13hy: you would to get 2.6 and change, about $9.9 billion. thank you. brent? does yesterday's announcement on furloughs, in lieu of steve sweeney's furlough plan? from privatey cars individuals can register online and need to drive to get to work -- what alternatives are you thinking of? can the state have licensed driving instructors give road test to new drivers, report to the state and remotely issue temporary licenses to reduce backlog? cdc said there is evidence the
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virus may not spread as much as one thought on surfaces. opening, what is the guidance for people with separate families who want to share a house? are they not allowed to? matt tophy: i will ask address a number of these but judy, tina, i read the same guidance brent is asking about. they are reassessing how long this virus lives on a surface. question,ink, to this if it is an upper surface, that is something we will likely get to, to an indoor surface, but any reaction to that? >> the evidence suggests urfaces ared s not the main motive transmission. that does not mean you should not be disinfecting s
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urface. need to besms disinfected. host: i got a lot of grief -- gov. murphy: i got a lot of grief from you about using the but that isbles" the commonly used phrase about folks in a similar echo system over a period of time. it is a challenge.i'm not expert. when you start crossing bubbles, you start taking more risk. i would say, go into that with your eyes open, this is your last question and even if you are under the same roof, if you have not been with that person, if you have different groups, adhere to the limits of congregation we are raising today. i would keep your distance, a personal opinion.
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i would not be sitting tightly indoors with someone you have not been hanging around with. you good with that? >> [indiscernible] furloughs?u got the center presidents bill. private car sales. i'm not sure i understood your drivers road test. hold on, pulled on. >> because people cannot go to dmv's to get the drivers license, i guess this goes back to teenage driving, this is from colleague, can they report the results back to the state? gov. murphy: the answer is no. with private car sales and furloughs. we willivate car sales, have nbc get back to you, brent. on furloughs, what yesterday's actions meant, i will defer
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comment on the bill until the governor is ready to take action. on the shared houses, if it is not their primary residence, if people are not living together on a permanent basis, there is the 10 person limit indoors, still applies. towns themselves, still have authority to make determinations as to whether they want to allow short-term rentals. some have, some have not. gov. murphy: i made another mistake. it is officially afternoon. the indoor restriction remains at 10. what we listed today was outdoors. i should have said that. >> [indiscernible] gov. murphy: yeah but you have to be smart. you have to use common sense. this will be a challenge for everybody as we further open -- how do you responsibly, by the way, let's remember, we have said this from the get go -- most importantly, the most vulnerable among us.
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comorbidities, intensely congregated persons, communities that are most vulnerable, communities of color, quite clearly. density,l be certain is something we have to be careful, we have to be careful across generational. it is one of the biggest challenges, you have asked about education and what our game plan looks like. it is one of the toughest nuts to crack between judy, the department of education and their teams -- what does that look like? daniel. >> these are all budget questions. there might not be any tax increases through september 30 but beyond that -- are you saying there might be increases in fy '21. chunkllion is a sizable but it seems different from the 30 billion you had mentioned in the past. why the discrepancy?
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do you expect a drop in the gas tax meeting the rate will have to increase this summer? gov. murphy: say that again. >> you mean the rate would go up this summer? do you expect the state's credit , sorry, god go down down because of the borrowing of the federal reserve? gov. murphy: some quick thoughts and then liz can come behind me. today, liz'sre briefing through september 30, the projected revenue loss for the period between october 1 and june 30, i'm not opining on our solutions, other than we need federal cash and we need to be able to borrow. today we are here to talk about, in terms of a full budget, between now and september 30, then at some point down the road, we will talk about october 1 to june 30. changesion in revenue
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does not include a dramatic amount of expenditure, ppe, medications, ventilators, beds, dealing with this crisis is a lot more beyond the revenues, that is only through june 30 next year. i am still going to answer, thank you. liz makes the decision on gas tax in august. last i checked, it is my. we will come back to you on that. -- it is may. liz and her team have outstanding relationships with them. it is too early to tell. we want to make sure before we go live today with what we are going live with in terms of a proposed stub period budget. liz will give you more detail, at 1:30 p.m., we absolutely as a courtesy give them a heads-up, at least in the general parameters what that will look
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like. we will have follow-up discussions with them. i cannot speak for them. i will say, decades from now if we borrow money, please god, we need to, if we look back one whether this was a good time for interest rates, the use of proceeds were prudent? the answer will be a resounding yes to both. liz, do you want to add anything? >> just to reiterate what the governor said. we are in regular contact with rating agencies. the governor, since coming to office has met with them every year, at least a couple times to go over proposed and finalized budget decisions. see how the budget plays out and we will learn through the year what their reactions are. we were pleased to note in the opinions that have come out, the issuing from the credit rating
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since the crisis have begun, has noted the fiscally responsible actions taken by the administration since coming in in january. us but good news for clearly we are facing unprecedented, fiscal crisis now. we are going to work through it. we will continue our relationship with the credit rating agencies. on motor fuels, we are seeing declines. we will get more detail on that this afternoon. as the governor said, we will work with the office of legislative services in august to look at the numbers. it is formulaic. that will determine whether we have to raise or decrease the gas tax, effective october. gov. murphy: it is important to , liz trying to put her finger in the air to decide what the gas tax -- this
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was a formula put in place before we got into office. with that, i will start to mask up. i'm honored to where my mask today. our flag. a couple housekeeping matters. number one, near-term, here and now, liz is on at 1:30 p.m. today for a detailed press briefing. we are going to give you all in the media, a couple days off. we will be communicating electronically over the entire weekend, saturday through monday. we reserve the right, dan brian is with us today, reserve the right to get on the phone with you or god forbid, get in person with you if there is a meaningful development or reason to do so. otherwise, we will be back physically with you all tuesday at 11 a.m., 11 a.m. we have a
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white house call at 1 p.m. we will be back live with you on tuesday. if we think there is a reason to do so before hand, we will get a hold of you asap. the exception is liz's discussion of the budget today at 1:30 p.m. weaid to judy, by the way, are not taking the weekend off. we will be fighting this, morning, noon, night. i promise you. we will be paying close attention to the shore, our lakes, and a shout out to our lay communities. this is overwhelmingly about the shore communities and the beaches but importantly, about our lakes. i want to thank judy, christina, for your leadership, and each of you, liz, thank you again, incorporate my prior comments by reference, pat, jared, matt, the whole team. most importantly, everyone out
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there, two simple comments. thank you for everything you have done. please keep doing it. is, let's all behave responsibly to each other and as it relates to our public health, so that as we begin to open up and wrestle with the questions about crossing in with other people we have not seen in a while, which will inevitably happen, that we do that responsibly. secondly, let's remember what memorial day is about. it is about our veterans, the members of our armed services, especially about those who have lost their lives defending our nation and standing up for our values. there is no values anywhere in the history of man that comes close to the american values and no state has stood taller in defending those values at every step of the way, from the revolution to today than new jersey. god bless you all and take care.
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>> we have more live programming coming up later today from the white house, press secretary kayleigh mcenany will brief reporters today, 2 p.m. eastern on c-span, live. later, democrats on the house committee will be holding a discussion on the administration's response to coronavirus in prison. you can see that live at 4 p.m. eastern on c-span, online at or listen live with the free c-span radio app. weekend, onrial day book tv, saturday, 3:25 p.m. eastern, james patterson talks about his efforts to assist bookstores impacted by coronavirus, plus his latest book, the house of kennedy. sunday, 4 p.m. eastern, foundation for liberty and american greatness founder and president, nick adams on his book, trump and churchill, defenders of western civilization.
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4:30 p.m. eastern, time national political correspondent, talks about her latest book, pelosi, which looks at the career of nancy pelosi. at 9:00 p.m., on afterwards, facebook co-founder, chris use, talks about his book, fair shot, about his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class. baldachhi talks about his writing career on in-depth. watch book tv, this memorial day weekend on c-span two. >> this memorial day weekend, on american history tv on c-span3, saturday, 10 p.m. eastern, america,ca -- reel promoting tourism in the u.s.. >> saying augustine, florida, the oldest house in the oldest
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town in all of the oldest towns. spanishancient stones, fortresses from a vanished time. once ponce de, leon pushed on to seek a fountain of eternal youth. >> sunday on american artifacts, we visit africa down, a national historic town in mobile, alabama. >> they said, we want to get back home. we need you to negotiate with the mayor, whatever it takes to get us out of here. they went to work for him. every friday when it was time to get paid, that money went for food, clothing and shelter. they never had discretionary money. they came to the resolve they would have to stay in the community. they did not understand the languages, the customs. -- theye at away day made a way out of no way.
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they said this is our africatown. >> memorial day weekend, american history tv on c-span3. connecticut senator chris murphy spoke at yale university in a virtual conversation on the impact of coronavirus pandemic globally. the event was moderated by former dnc chair howard dean. everyone, andoon, welcome to our ninth jackson virtual discussion forum, our series of online gatherings on covid-19 and global affairs exploring the far-reaching impact of this pandemic. we are thankful to senator murphy and jackson senior fellow governor dean for joining us this afternoon. we will introduce them in a moment. attendees, have your volume and video


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