Today, the State reported eight COVID-19 deaths and 5,309 new confirmed positive test, the first time that cases have surged over 5,000 since January. The state’s seven-day average is up 39% from a week ago and up 136% from a month ago. Hospitalizations have also risen this month although they remain well below January's spike.
Governor Murphy announced this week, following the news of a potential overturning of Roe V. Wade, that his administration is proposing legislation that would protect and expand coverage for reproductive health care, and protect medical providers and patients who provide or receive abortion care in New Jersey from legal retaliation by states who have outlawed or restricted abortion. The proposals will need to be considered in the Legislature before codification.
This week, public hearings on the State's Fiscal Year 2023 budget continued in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee. Departmental and agency hearings will continue on throughout the next week:
Monday, May 16th: Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee:
11:00a Revenue Update (Office of Legislative Services);
11:30a Revenue Update (State Treasurer) Hearing on the FY 2023 Budget: Department of the Treasury and Interdepartmental Accounts/New Jersey Economic Development Authority/New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
- Monday, May 16th: Assembly Budget Committee
- 10:00a Department of Environmental Protection
- 1:00p Department of Banking and Insurance
- 3:00p Department of State
- Wednesday, May 18th: Assembly Budget Committee:
- 10:00a Revenue Update (Office of Legislative Services)
- 11:00a Revenue Update (State Treasurer) Department of the Treasury and Interdepartment Accounts/New Jersey Economic Development Authority/New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
The Legislature's regular committee schedule will continue next week, committee meetings are schedule for Monday and Thursday.