Gov. Murphy ending NJ's utility shutoff moratorium

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign an executive order ending a prohibition on utility shutoffs aimed at helping people whose incomes took a hit because of COVID-19. 

Murphy spoke Monday, saying the moratorium will end on July 1, but a "grace period" will remain in place until Dec. 31. 

That means there will be no shut-offs before then. 

Murphy also said the extra time will give people a chance to enroll in a payment plan, if needed.



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