Murphy urged to be more transparent allocating funds

Credit: (NJ Spotlight News)Gov. Phil Murphy, at July 1 budget-signing ceremony For organizations and policy advocates raising concerns about transparency, how New Jersey allocates more than $1 billion in remaining federal pandemic aid has become as big an issue as where that funding ultimately goes.

This week, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration hosted two virtual discussions to highlight ways the state can use its leftover COVID-19 aid and stimulus dollars.

Many who participated stressed the need for there to be an equitable distribution of the remaining federal funds, saying Murphy and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature should prioritize helping frontline workers and addressing conditions in communities of color, among other areas. But a number of advocates also called for more transparency as a […].

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