MANALAPAN, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is the latest in a growing list of New Jersey politicians who cut the line and took federal loans for their own businesses instead of letting small mom and pop operations get the money needed to stay afloat. The Governor’s Sky Blue FC women’s soccer team received $150,000 in free money from the Government while small businesses in the state continue to close.
“Like virtually each different workforce within the NWSL, Sky Blue noticed its plans for the 20-21 season dramatically altered because of the pandemic,” Ed Nalbandian, co-owner of the team said today. “Having simply introduced a brand new residence environment, the workforce was unable to finish promoting season tickets. Whereas the revenue abruptly dropped, the workforce didn’t lay off employees, didn’t furlough, and continued to pay salaries, housing, vehicle leases, and hire whereas persevering with to interact followers by social media. The Federal PPP program grant went by the identical utility and evaluate course of as each different applicant impacted by COVID.”
The grant was kept secret by the Governor, his partners and the team until the information was forced to be disclosed by the Small Business Administration after a lawsuit ordered records to be released.