Rough surf along the Jersey shore.


Government Shutdown Could Close New Jersey Beaches Over 4th Of July

June 29, 2018 - 11:54 am

TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state legislators are trying to work out budget differences and avoid a government shutdown this weekend.

The governor and fellow democrats disagree over how to pay for nearly $37 billion in spending.

Murphy said he wants a tax hike for people earning more than $1 million a year. The legislature wants to raise taxes on high earning businesses.

State parks and beaches would be affected, and if the shutdown continues through Wednesday, they will be shut dwon for the 4th of July. Anyone camping in a state park would be asked to leave by Sunday morning.

Motor vehicle offices, state courts, Parkway, Turnpike, and Expressway rest stops would also be closed. NJ TRANSIT trains, buses, and light rail would operate on a normal schedule.