NJ State Dept of Environmental Protection, Dept of Health, and Dept of Agriculture
The State budget shutdown ended in the early morning hours of July 4th, allowing the state to resume normal operations on Wednesday, July 5.
Assembly Speaker Prieto, Senate President Sweeney, and Governor Christie reached an agreement on compromise Horizon legislation and the Governor agreed not to veto any of the Democrats' budget priorities.
All state and judiciary employees are expected to report to work for normal business on Wednesday, July 5.
Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators during the shutdown. More information will be coming in upcoming worksite meetings.
Due to the ongoing budget deadlock at the statehouse, New Jersey may be facing a state shutdown if a balanced budget isn’t passed by midnight on Friday, June 30. Negotiations are ongoing, and CWA continues to urge our lawmakers not to disrupt vital public services.
While a State Government shutdown is by no means certain, we are preparing for the possibility to make sure that all of our rights are protected in the event that it does happen. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our members, and will make sure to keep you informed as this situation develops. In the meantime, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions we have heard so far.
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