Governor Phil Murphy announced that the state will commit to providing universal pre-K to all families across the state over the next several years. Today’s round of funding establishes or expands high-quality pre-K programs in 19 additional school districts across the state. The Department of Education will develop a Strategic Plan that will sets a roadmap for further pre-K expansion throughout the state.
City Council President Joyce Watterman and Councilmember James Solomon will introduce a resolution to create a strong Ad Hoc Committee to investigate the city’s water provider co-sponsored by Councilmembers Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Richard Boggiano, Yousef Saleh, and Rolando Lavarro. The Committee would be responsible for reviewing SUEZ’s emergency response to Tropical Storm Ida which brought extreme flooding that resulted in substantial damages to property, facilities, and structures throughout Jersey City. For 72 hours, Jersey City residents faced a boil water advisory to ensure their water was safe to drink.
Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order requiring all preschool to Grade 12 school personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. He also announced that all State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week.