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NJ Assemblyman: Murphy Holding State Hostage with No Real Plan to Reopen

SPARTA, N.J. – Following Assemblyman Parker Space’s comments that the governor’s plan to restart the state’s economy was more of a road block than a road back, he issued an online petition and video calling for concrete plans to reopen businesses and get people back to work. “I think it’s time the state legislature stands up and takes action against Murphy’s directives. We need to have a plan when we’re going to be able to get our doors open and his plan was, I have no plan,” said Space (R-Sussex). “Right now, he’s holding our property hostage. Businesses need to open now and we won’t survive much longer if we don’t get some sort of direction coming from our governor.”

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Murphy’s “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health” is more a set of guiding principles than a plan to reopen the economy. It has been criticized by lawmakers and business owners for lacking dates, real action and metrics.

“We have all been doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, but we also need to give businesses the opportunity to abide by social distancing protocols while still providing for customers, and most importantly their employees and New Jersey families. We need a solid date for a restart,” said Space.

An online petition calling on the governor to provide specific dates for restarting the economy can be signed here.

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