O’Scanlon Introduces Framework for Health, Liberty & Prosperity in COVID-19 Impacted New Jersey


Senator Declan O’Scanlon has created a plan to help move New Jersey into the next phase of public health and economic recovery.

“Our social distancing and public precautions have proven effective in flattening the curve and reversing the trends of COVID-19,” said O’Scanlon (R-13). “As we approach the road to recovery, it’s time to think about the next steps we must take as a state to best bolster our economy and public health. Let’s pivot from shutdown mode and responsibly unleash the creativity of our local leaders in business and government.”

O’Scanlon’s proposal encourages the State to not use a “one size fits all” approach, and instead allow local leaders and small business owners take the lead. The State should focus on problems within its scope, such as fixing the broken unemployment system.

“Let’s empower our local and county governments to coordinate with each other and set the standards for doing business in their communities,” added O’Scanlon. “State leaders should give suggestions and guidance, but actively avoid placing burdensome mandates on local officials, restaurants, and mom-and-pop shops. While we are all adapting to this new normal, let’s empower our counties and local governments, many of whom already have plans ready to go, to get the ball rolling quickly to restore and reopen small businesses and the beach.”

Find the proposal here.

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