New Jersey GOP seeks special session to address pandemic relief funds

New Jersey Republicans are calling for a special legislative session before Thanksgiving to address unused money from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act they say should be redirected to small businesses.

They want $300 million of the funds to go to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish a grant a loan program for small businesses.

The lawmakers say only 10% of the $2.4 billion CARES ACT funding that was given to the state had been used by Sept. 30, with $450 million going to state employees.

“It’s imperative that
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