New Jersey may have to cut 200K jobs if no federal help: report
Added 05-29-20 04:29:02am EST - “Gov. Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Democrat, said in an interview Thursday that without financial help from the federal government, his? state will likely have to cut 200,000 public employees, including police officers and firefighters.” - Foxnews.com
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Lawmakers weigh aid options amid coronavirus closures; congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports.
Gov. Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Democrat, said in an interview Thursday that without financial help from the federal government, his state will likely have to cut 200,000 public employees, including police officers and firefighters.
New Jersey is among several states facing serious financial hardships after the coronavirus outbreaks. There is debate in Washington about whether these states should have access to the funding. Some Republicans say poor fiscal management led them to this point.
“I don’t think there’s any amount of cuts or any amount of taxes that begin to fill the hole,” Murphy told Bloomberg Television. He continued, “The alternative to not getting that funding is a whole lot of layoffs—we think as much as 200,000 or more.”
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