NJGOP Demands Murphy Immediately Lift All Of His Self-Imposed Business Restrictions

May 3, 2021

Trenton, NJ: Recent news reports show that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York will raise indoor dining to 75% as of Monday, May 19th with a likely full reopening by July 1st which follows New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reopening plan. Additional reports show that Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced that all restrictions will be lifted as of May 19th. While New Jersey’s neighboring states plan to reopen, Phil Murphy has dragged his feet on fully lifting his self-imposed restrictions.

New Jersey Republican State Committee Executive Director Tom Szymanski issued the following statement:

“Our message to Governor Murphy is a simple one: Re-open our state to 100% capacity and lift all your unilateral economic restrictions today, or don’t bother showing up to your self-promoting press conference.

“Murphy has long been suffocating New Jersey’s economy with his arbitrary and unilateral economic restrictions, evidenced by New Jersey having the 7th worst unemployment rate in the nation, and the fact that one in three small businesses have closed for good. Anything short of a full re-opening will be a continued death sentence for thousands of small businesses.

“Governor Murphy has had no problem blindly following neighboring states on a myriad of oppressive actions over the past year, and yet when it comes to re-opening the economy and getting New Jerseyans back to work, he is unsurprisingly dragging his feet.

“The long road to getting New Jersey back on track begins in earnest when we change Governors in November, but in the meantime Phil Murphy must end his dictatorial executive orders and get New Jersey small businesses back to work immediately.”