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WASHINGTON — Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey said his state is desperate for more face masks and other personal protective equipment and is not getting nearly what it needs from the federal government.
Murphy said, “We’ve had a big ask into the strategic stockpile in the White House. They’ve given us a fraction of our ask.”
New Jersey is now fourth in the country in terms of the number of positive cases, which the governor said hit more than 1,300 on Saturday with 16 fatalities.
He also cited an urgent need for direct financial assistance from the federal government to help workers and small business. He said, “We think New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut alone, those four states, need $100 billion, direct cash assistance, to allow us to continue the fight.”
Murphy spoke Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”