New Jersey Attorney General Fights for Shortages

New Jersey’s “Office of the Attorney General has not stopped receiving complaints about businesses illegally hiking prices of cleaning supplies such as bleach and hand sanitizer as well as disinfectant wipes and spray. In the past week, an additional 100 cease-and-desist letter have been sent to business owners who have tried to cash in on the COVID-19 pandemic by price gouging, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said Friday.” The AG has issued a total of 1,586 such letters, NJ.com reports, and state law prohibits price hikes of “more than 10% during an emergency.” In other words, New Jersey authorities want to make absolutely certain to maintain shortages of essential goods during emergencies.

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