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Press Releases

Dec
15

Statement from Governor Murphy Requesting Extension on ACA Open Enrollment Deadline

Health

"Friday night's ruling by a judge in Dallas threw the final hours of the Affordable Care Act's 2019 open enrollment period into disarray. The reality is that the Affordable Care Act is still fully in place, and will remain so throughout the appeals process. ..."

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Dec
15

ICYMI: New Jersey Democrats Play Power Games Too

Other

From the New York Times Editorial Board:

The Republican Party has recently shown great creativity — and great lack of shame — in seeking to hold on to power at all costs, even after losing elections. Lame-duck Republican legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to strip incoming Democratic governors and attorneys general of power.

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Dec
14

ICYMI: NJ AG Grewal Joins Forces with Pennsylvania AG Shapiro to Protect Women’s Health Coverage

Health

From the Office of the Attorney General:

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has joined with neighboring Pennsylvania and its Attorney General Josh Shapiro in suing the federal government over recent efforts to roll back federal rules that protect women’s health by promoting the availability of contraceptives and reducing the number of unplanned pregnancies.

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Dec
14

Governor Murphy Signs “Nosey’s Law,” Outlawing the Use of Wild and Exotic Animals in Traveling Animal Acts

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed “Nosey’s Law,” making it illegal to use wild and exotic animals in traveling animal acts. Nosey, the namesake of the law, is a 36-year-old African elephant with crippling arthritis that was forced to travel around the country, including to New Jersey, for traveling circus acts and suffered abuse.

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Dec
14

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing STEM Loan Redemption Program

Education

Alongside administration officials, Governor Phil Murphy today signed a bill into law establishing a STEM Loan Redemption Program within the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA).

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Dec
12

ICYMI: NJ Transit Board Approves Purchase of New Rail Cars

Transportation

Increased seating, reliability and amenities for customers; includes self-propelled multilevel cars, the first of their kind in the USA

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Dec
12

ICYMI: The RealReal Commits to Expansion, Job Creation in Middlesex County

Jobs and the Economy

The RealReal, Inc., an online marketplace for authenticated, high-end resale clothing and home furnishings, has committed to expanding its presence in New Jersey, including increasing its workforce by more than 770 employees.

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Dec
11

Governor Murphy Urges Passage of $15 Minimum Wage Before End of Year

Jobs and the Economy

Yolanda Egan was as committed to doing good in her community as she was to her husband of nearly 60 years, Assemblyman Joe Egan, and her children and grandchildren.

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Dec
10

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Yolanda Egan, Wife of Assemblyman Joe Egan

Statements

Yolanda Egan was as committed to doing good in her community as she was to her husband of nearly 60 years, Assemblyman Joe Egan, and her children and grandchildren.

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Dec
7

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Reverses Christie-era Standards on Septic Density, Protecting Water Quality in the New Jersey Highlands

Environment

From the Department of Environmental Protection:

The Department of Environmental Protection is reversing Governor Chris Christie-era rules on septic density in the Highlands Region, consistent with Concurrent Resolutions passed by the New Jersey Legislature in 2018. 


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Dec
7

This Week in New Jersey: December 7, 2018

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Dec
5

Nj Transit Launches Customer Focused Communications Initiative

Other

NJ TRANSIT today launched a new comprehensive communications initiative aimed at improving the customer experience.  The effort, entitled “Engage. Inform. Improve.” focuses on addressing customer needs, providing more timely information, and improving all customer touchpoints including announcements, station and facility conditions, and the onboard experience.

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Dec
5

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Invite New Jersey Residents to Attend The Holidays at Drumthwacket

Other

With the arrival of the holiday season, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy invite New Jersey residents to attend The Holidays at Drumthwacket, an annual open house at the Governor’s official residence in Princeton.

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Dec
4

Murphy junto a funcionarios electos y defensores exhortan a los residentes a obtener cobertura de salud durante el período de inscripción abierta de la ACA

Other

Como parte del esfuerzo estatal para asegurar a los residentes de Nueva Jersey durante el limitado período de inscripción abierta de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, el Gobernador Phil Murphy, junto a funcionarios federales, estatales, locales y defensores de la causa, hoy exhortó a los residentes a inscribirse en la cobertura de atención médica para el próximo año antes del cierre de inscripción abierta que es el 15 de diciembre.

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Dec
4

Governor Phil Murphy Applauds Key Milestone in KC-46A Basing

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy yesterday applauded the Air Force’s groundbreaking for the KC-46A Pegasus air-refueling tankers to be stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in the 2021 fiscal year, a decision that continues to be a critical economic development win for the State.

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Dec
4

Statement from Governor Murphy on Today's Legislative Hearing

Statements

"I watched Ms. Brennan’s opening statement today, and I commend the courage, bravery, and leadership she showed in telling her story. She is right: no one should have to go through an ordeal to have their voices heard. We must stand with survivors of sexual assault, and we must start from a place of believing the accuser. ... "

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Dec
3

Governor Murphy, Elected Officials & Advocates Encourage Residents to Get Covered During ACA Open Enrollment Period

Other

As part of the state effort to get New Jersey residents insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, Governor Phil Murphy, federal, state, local officials and advocates today urged residents to sign up for health care coverage for next year before the close of open enrollment on Dec. 15.

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Dec
1

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of President George H.W. Bush

Executive Orders

Today, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 47, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff to honor the life and work of former President George H.W. Bush. The flags will be lowered until sunset on Sunday, December 30, 2018, consistent with federal law and directives. 

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Dec
1

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Statements

"A true American leader both at war and in peace, President Bush was kind, heroic, thoughtful, and of the highest professional and personal character. He lived a life in service to his fellow Americans and taught those he touched with his unwavering integrity. ..."

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Nov
30

ICYMI: Suuchi Inc. Commits to Grow in New Jersey, Create More than 400 Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

Economy & Jobs

Suuchi Inc., a woman-owned technology and supply chain startup, announced today that it will remain and grow in New Jersey, finalizing a lease to occupy space at Kearny Point, a 130-acre business center that will be home to pioneering companies of the new economy.

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Nov
30

Statement from Governor Murphy on Honeywell

Statements

“As part of Honeywell's global restructuring, the company has committed to keeping the vast majority of its existing New Jersey workforce in state. ..."

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Nov
27

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Adding Monmouth and Atlantic Counties to Shared Services Pilot Program

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today signed A1100 into law, which adds Monmouth and Atlantic Counties to an existing pilot program that allows municipalities to enter into agreements that permit the sharing of services provided by certain municipal officials.

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Nov
27

Governor Murphy Announces P-TECH Education Model for New Jersey

Education

Model creates a pathway for students to earn a high school diploma and Associate degree and move on to high-demand, innovation economy jobs

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Nov
27

ICYMI: DCA Strengthens Its Commitment to Assist Local Governments with Shared Services

Other

Department Focused on Working with Communities to Transform Shared Services Efforts from Ideas to Action.
From the Department of Community Affairs

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Nov
26

Governor Murphy Urges Passage of $15 Minimum Wage Before End of Year

Economy & Jobs

Acting on a commitment to build a stronger and fairer New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy today urged the Legislature to close the wage gap and pass a bill raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all working New Jerseyans before the end of the year.

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Nov
21

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law:

A1330 (Gusciora, Pinkin, Reynolds-Jackson/O'Scanlon, Gopal) - Directs Dept. of Agriculture to create pilot program to research cultivation of industrial hemp. 

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Nov
20

Governor Murphy Announces Contract Agreement with Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 105

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced a contract agreement between the State of New Jersey and PBA Local 105. The agreement spans the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019 and covers approximately 5,200 employees.

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Nov
19

Governor Murphy Signs Resolution Designating Monday Before Thanksgiving as "A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day"

Bill Action

“It is our obligation to enhance awareness around Type 1 Diabetes and bring to light the daily challenges of thousands of New Jerseyans who live with this autoimmune disease,” said Governor Murphy.

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Nov
19

ICYMI: NJEDA Launches Application for Second Round of Innovation Challenge Program

Budget and Spending

Funding will Advance Additional Community-Focused Projects

From the New Jersey Economic Development Authority

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Nov
19

La Administración Murphy se compromete a brindar representación legal a los inmigrantes que enfrentan detención y deportación

Law & Justice

Siguiendo con la iniciativa de presupuesto del Gobernador Phil Murphy, el Departamento del Tesoro anunció hoy la asignación de $2.1 millones en fondos adicionales para ayudar a brindar representación legal a los residentes que enfrentan problemas de inmigración.

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Nov
19

Murphy Administration Delivers on Promise to Provide Legal Representation for Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation

Law & Justice

Following through on Governor Phil Murphy’s budget initiative, the Department of the Treasury today announced that it has allocated $2.1 million in supplemental funding to help provide legal representation for residents facing immigration issues.

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Nov
15

ICYMI: State Emergency Operations Center Opens for Winter Storm

Weather

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 7:00 a.m. this morning in order to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through Friday.

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Nov
15

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Atlantic City Coordinating Council

Economy & Jobs

Governor Murphy today signed an executive order establishing the Atlantic City Coordinating Council. The Council will develop coordinated state initiatives on economic development, jobs, public safety, public health and other key issues referenced in Special Counsel Jim Johnson’s report, Atlantic City: Building a Foundation for a Shared Prosperity.

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Nov
15

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks at the League Delegates Luncheon of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Annual Conference

Statements

Thank you, Mayor Jim Cassella, for that introduction. And, thank you, as well, for your leadership on behalf of your fellow mayors and elected local officials as president of the League of Municipalities over the past year.

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Nov
15

Governor Murphy Applauds New Jersey’s 17-Year Low Unemployment Rate

Economy & Jobs

Employment Continues to Expand for Sixth Consecutive Month, More Work to Be Done in the Garden State

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Nov
14

ICYMI: NJ Opportunity Zone ‘One-Stop Shop’ is Open for Business

Economy & Jobs

The Murphy Administration today launched a new website and interactive mapping tool to create a comprehensive one-stop shop for local governments, stakeholders, investors, and businesses looking to take advantage of Opportunity Zones in New Jersey. 

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Nov
13

Statement by Governor Murphy on Cooper University Health Care Raising its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for All Employees

Statements

“I applaud the leadership of Cooper University Health Care for raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees. As the first health care system in New Jersey to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, Cooper Hospital is making a meaningful long-term investment in both its workforce and in the local economy.

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Nov
13

Statement By Governor Murphy On President Trump'S Desire To End Hurricane Relief Funding For Puerto Rico

Statements

Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the following statement following reports that President Trump would like to end federal disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria:

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Nov
13

ICYMI: Statement By Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka On Amazon

Economy & Jobs

“I want to thank Amazon for considering Newark for HQ2. The attention that Amazon brought to Newark by keeping us under consideration down to the wire greatly helped us showcase our city’s unprecedented progress and attractiveness to technology and other businesses.

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Nov
13

Statement by Governor Murphy on Amazon HQ2 Announcement

Economy & Jobs

“Regardless of today's announcement, Newark is undoubtedly stronger and has benefitted tremendously from the spotlight it has been under for more than a year.

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Nov
9

: Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

Health

Governor Phil Murphy today has ordered that U.S and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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Nov
9

Governor Murphy’s State Health Benefits Task Force to Host Final Public Listening Session

Health

Next session is November 14 in Mt. Laurel 

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Nov
9

ICYMI: NJEDA Takes Steps to Increase Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Other

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today unveiled several enhancements to its lending programs to help increase access to growth capital for small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. 

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Nov
9

Governor Murphy Hosts Diwali Celebration at the Governor's Mansion

Other

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy held a special Diwali celebration at Drumthwacket, the Governor's Mansion located in Princeton, NJ on the evening of November 8th.

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Nov
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Making “Ghost Guns” Illegal in New Jersey

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation making it illegal in New Jersey to purchase parts to manufacture or distribute information to print “ghost guns,” homemade or 3D printed firearms that are untraceable by law enforcement.

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Nov
8

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Veronica “Ronnie” McGreevey, Mother of Former Governor Jim McGreevey

Statements

“Tammy and I send our deepest condolences to former Governor Jim McGreevey on the loss of his mother, Ronnie, a nurse and teacher, and a fixture on the campaign trail with her son. As a nurse, Ronnie, like her son, put the needs of others first, and, as a matriarch, she provided a great deal of stability and strength to the McGreevey family. Our thoughts are with Jim, his dad, Jack, and all who knew and loved her.”

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Nov
5

Governor Murphy’s Future of Work Task Force Issues Call for Research to Help Prepare NJ’s Workforce for Innovations in Technology and Automation

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy’s Future of Work Task Force, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, and the State’s Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), is seeking expert research to inform the Task Force’s work.

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Nov
2

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver on Moody’s Upgrading Atlantic City’s Credit Rating

Statements

Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver released the following statement in response to Moody’s Investors Services upgrading Atlantic City’s credit rating four spots from Caa3 to a positive-outlook rating of B2:...

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Nov
1

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect New Jersey’s Elections Infrastructure

Bill Action

Governor Murphy today signed an executive order directing the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), an organization within the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, to coordinate all cybersecurity efforts necessary to protect our elections infrastructure against cyberattacks.

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Nov
1

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

 Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law:..

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Nov
1

Statement by Governor Murphy on Amazon Enacting a $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Statements

Governor Murphy today released the following statement on Amazon lifting its minimum wage to $15/hour for U.S. employees, starting today...

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Oct
31

ICYMI: Top NJ Officials Urge EPA Not to Abandon Clean Power Plan;Call EPA’s New Proposed Energy Rule Unwise, Dangerous

Statements

Governor, Attorney General, DEP Commissioner, BPU President Object to EPA Change of Course

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Oct
31

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Today, Governor Murphy signed the following resolution into law: SJR96 (Singleton, Cruz-Perez/Vainieri Huttle, DeAngelo, Chiaravalloti) - Designates October of each year as "Disability Employment Awareness Month."

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Oct
31

Statement from Governor Murphy on Continued NJ TRANSIT Delays

Statements

"The Portal Bridge’s unreliability only continues to cost commuters their sanity, and our region real economic activity. New Jersey is more than ready to build its replacement and has more than put its skin in the game..."

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Oct
31

Governor Murphy Names Tanya Freeman as Chair of University Hospital

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the designation of Tanya Freeman as Chair of University Hospital. Freeman was first appointed to the Board of Directors at University Hospital on September 22, 2014 and will serve as chair until the expiration of her term.

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Oct
30

El Gobernador Murphy anuncia campaña de concientización ‘Get Covered New Jersey’ que promueve acceso a la cobertura de salud

Health

El Gobernador Phil Murphy hoy anunció el lanzamiento de la campaña a nivel estatal “Get Covered New Jersey” que tiene como propósito concientizar al público sobre el periodo de inscripción abierta de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio de 2019 el cual se extiende desde el 1 de noviembre hasta el 15 de diciembre.

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Oct
30

Governor Murphy Announces Get Covered New Jersey Public Awareness Campaign to Promote Access to Health Coverage

Health

Six-Week ACA Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

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Oct
29

Governor Murphy Recommits to Addressing the Epidemic of Gun Violence

Law & Justice

The Governor joins Senator Weinberg and Assemblyman Greenwald in support of broad new gun safety measures

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Oct
29

ICYMI: Earned Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect in NJ

Statements

NJ Becomes 10th State to Require Employers to Provide Paid Time Off to Workers

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Oct
29

Statement by Governor Murphy on Introduction of Legislation by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

Statements

“I congratulate and thank Assemblywoman Sumter and her Assembly colleagues on their efforts to ensure a fair and livable wage for all working New Jerseyans."

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Oct
29

On the Sixth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Major Changes to Superstorm Sandy Recovery Housing Programs

Other

Additional Funding to RREM and LMI Homeowner Rebuilding Program and Changes to Recoupment Policy Will Help Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Still Recovering from the Storm

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Oct
29

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Remembrance of the Victims of the Mass Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue

Executive Orders

“New Jersey mourns for the victims and their loved ones during this difficult time,” said Governor Murphy. “Regardless of your beliefs, one deserves to be able to worship in peace. We must stand together to fight prejudice and continue the effort to end gun violence.” 

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Oct
27

Statement from Governor Murphy on Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Statements

“No one should ever fear for their safety because of their religion. The news that a gunman bent on sowing terror targeted the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, on the Sabbath, is simply jarring.

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Oct
26

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in New Jersey

Executive Orders

Task Force will analyze state and local efforts to identify effective polices to reform New Jersey's juvenile justice system

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Oct
26

ICYMI: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to New Jersey Businesses and Residents Affected by August Severe Storms and Flooding

Economy & Jobs

New Jersey businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on
Aug. 11-13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced yesterday.

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Oct
25

Governor Murphy and DEP Announce Major Step Forward for the Rebuild By Design Project

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy today announced a critical step forward for a flood-resistant system to protect Hoboken and parts of Weehawken and Jersey City from flooding that often accompanies storms and other weather events.

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Oct
24

Governor Murphy Applauds Rutgers University’s Designation as New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today celebrated the designation of Rutgers University as New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research (CGVR). The Governor, presenting by video, was joined at the Governor James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture by the Honorable Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, who delivered a presentation at the annual event.

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Oct
24

Governor Murphy Announces $4.5M in Grants to Develop, Grow Apprenticeships in High-Demand Industries

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy announced a new, multi-million-dollar grant program to spur the creation and expansion of apprenticeship programs in non-traditional business sectors.

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Oct
23

Governor Wraps of Final Day of Economic Development Mission Trip to Israel

Economy & Jobs

On the final day of Governor Phil Murphy’s first official trip abroad as Governor of New Jersey, he met with Israel’s Prime Minister, visited Israel’s holy sites, held a roundtable discussion with Palestinian business leaders, and finished his day with a meeting of Israeli investors.

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Oct
23

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Adenovirus Outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Health

“I am heartbroken by the news that several children have lost their lives in an adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, and pray for the full recovery of the other children impacted.

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Oct
22

Governor Tours Emis, Meets With Autonomous Vehicle Industry Leaders And Announces Collaboration With The Israel-America Chamber Of Commerce

Economy & Jobs

In Tel Aviv today, Governor Phil Murphy and the delegation toured the Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS), participated in a roundtable with businesses in the autonomous vehicle industry following a drone demonstration, and announced a new partnership with the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. 

 

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Oct
22

Statement from Governor Murphy on New Report by the United Way of Northern New Jersey on ALICE Workers

Economy & Jobs

“The United Way’s telling of the story of ALICE in New Jersey – the more than one million families who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed – proves beyond any doubt the need for our efforts to both grow our economy and make it more fair.

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Oct
22

Murphy Administration Doubles Patients Served by Medical Marijuana to 34,000

Health

Continuing to expand patient access and reform New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program, the Murphy Administration has seen the number of patients in the program double from roughly 17,000 to 34,000 since the day Governor Murphy took office in January.

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Oct
22

Governor Murphy Announces Plan To Advance Corporate Social Responsibility In New Jersey And Israel

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy announced a new partnership today between Choose New Jersey and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce to promote corporate social responsibility.

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Oct
21

Innovation is the Theme of Governor Murphy's First Full Day in Israel

Economy & Jobs

On his first full day of his economic development mission to Israel, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey delegation made stops at the Israel Innovation Authority and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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Oct
21

Teva and New Jersey Governor Murphy Formalize North America Headquarters Move with Ceremony in Israel

Economy & Jobs

Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA) announced that Teva executives Kåre Schultz and Brendan O’Grady, alongside State of New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, formalized Teva’s commitment to consolidate its North America Commercial business areas into New Jersey (NJ) today at the company’s global headquarters in Petach Tikva, Israel.

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Oct
21

New Jersey & Israel Sign Agreement to Strengthen Economic Ties

Economy & Jobs

 The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen economic ties and enhance bi-lateral partnerships among innovators in the Garden State and the State of Israel.

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Oct
20

Joint Statement from Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy

Statements

Yesterday, we learned of the passing of Tammy’s father, Edward Brown Snyder.

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Oct
19

Governor Murphy Wraps up Final Day in Germany, Departs for Four-Day Trip to Israel Tomorrow

Economy & Jobs

On the final day of his economic mission trip to Germany, Governor Murphy met in the morning with the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. He also met again with DIHK to announce a collaboration on apprenticeships with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and later with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding to spur growth in the technology sectors in Berlin and New Jersey.

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Oct
19

NJ Governor, German Business Association Ink Apprenticeship Agreement

Economy & Jobs

The State of New Jersey and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) entered into a historic workforce development partnership on Friday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed an agreement that furthers their shared commitment to apprenticeship as a feasible career pathway.

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Oct
18

Governor Murphy Talks Tech In Frankfurt And Darmstadt, Meets With American Chamber Of Commerce

Economy & Jobs

On the third day of his economic mission trip to Germany, Governor Murphy was a guest speaker at TechQuartier/StartUp Safari, where he pitched the benefits of choosing New Jersey to grow your emerging technology business, and the technology startups pitched him right back.

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Oct
17

Offshore Wind The Focus Of Governor Murphy’s Second Day Of His Economic Mission Trip To Germany

Economy & Jobs

Offshore wind was the topic of discussion at two events Governor Phil Murphy and the delegation from New Jersey attended on the second day of their economic mission trip to Germany.

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Oct
17

Governor Philip Murphy Welcomes EnBW’s Offshore Wind Involvement in New Jersey

Economy & Jobs

Governor Philip Murphy visited the Hamburg branch of EnBW Energie-Baden-Württemberg AG during his tour of Germany this week. EnBW is opening its office in Jersey City, New Jersey with its national subsidiary EnBW North America Inc. at the end of the year.

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Oct
16

Governor Murphy Wraps Up Day One Of His First Economic Mission Trip Abroad Since Taking Office

Economy & Jobs

On the first day of his economic mission to Germany, Governor Phil Murphy announced the opening of the Choose New Jersey Europe Office, made remarks at the Aspen Institute Germany/Berlin Transatlantic Forum, spoke at the DIHK & BDI Roundtable, and toured Bayer Healthcare GA. The Governor was accompanied by First Lady Tammy Murphy, President and CEO of Choose New Jersey Jose Lozano, and senior members of his administration and Choose New Jersey staff.

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Oct
16

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy & Choose New Jersey Announce Europe Office In Berlin

Other

For the first time since 2012, the State of New Jersey has an official presence in Europe with the opening of the Choose New Jersey Europe Office in Berlin today.

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Oct
15

Statement of Peter G. Verniero

Statements

"Today my firm, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., and I were asked by the Murphy Administration to undertake a systemic review of the hiring and vetting practices of the Governor-elect’s transition office, including the hiring and vetting of Mr. Albert J. Alvarez, regarding his position in the transition office and his eventual position at the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.

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Oct
12

State Supports City Of Newark'S Decision To Provide Water Filters To Residents With Lead Service Lines

Environment

New Jersey state health and environmental officials are supporting the City of Newark’s decision to provide in-home tap water filters to Newark residents whose homes have lead service lines.

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Oct
11

Governor Phil Murphy Announces New Program to Improve Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Jobs and the Economy

Outlined last week as part of his comprehensive economic plan to create a stronger and fairer economy in the State, Governor Phil Murphy today announced the creation of a new small business loan program through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).

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Oct
11

ICYMI: AG Grewal Leads Coalition Opposing IRS’s Proposed Rules That Would Undermine Tax Credits for Charitable Contributions

Property Taxes

From the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

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Oct
10

Governor Murphy Holds Roundtable Discussion on New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy held a roundtable discussion with New Jersey business and innovation leaders today to discuss the many benefits of the recently proposed New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund (NJIEF), which is designed to supercharge the return of venture capital to the Garden State.

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Oct
9

Governor Murphy Announces The Swearing In Of Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy announced that Bradley D. Billhimer was sworn in this morning as Ocean County Prosecutor at the Ocean County Court House.

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Oct
9

Governor Murphy Unveils NJ TRANSIT Audit Results and Recommendations

Transportation

Governor Phil Murphy today revealed the findings of a comprehensive strategic, financial and operational assessment of NJ TRANSIT. This report assesses the challenges and possible improvements to NJ TRANSIT pursuant to Executive Order 5 signed by Governor Murphy.

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Oct
5

ICYMI: New Jersey Emerges as ‘Most Improved’ State for Energy Efficiency Practices, Reflecting a Renewed Commitment to Environmental Stewardship and Energy Efficiency

Environment

From the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

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Oct
5

ICYMI: New Jersey Moving Forward With Plans To Improve Air Quality Using Volkswagen Settlement Funds

Environment

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public input on a draft plan that will direct how the state uses money from the national Volkswagen settlement to improve air quality.

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Oct
5

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Future of Work Task Force

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order establishing the Future of Work Task Force, charged with studying how technological innovation will impact the development of jobs and New Jersey’s economy. 

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Oct
5

Governor Murphy Touts Economic Benefits of Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted the economic benefits of the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act as he visited the set of NBC and Universal Television’s “The Enemy Within,” the first production to begin filming in New Jersey since the act became law in July.

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Oct
4

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Oct
4

New Jersey Leaders Continue to Applaud Governor Murphy's Economic Development Strategic Plan – “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”

Economy & Jobs

"Thanks to Governor Murphy, New Jersey is poised to become a national leader in the innovation economy. The $500 million New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund, announced by the Governor earlier today, will allow the State to invest in and partner with start-up companies that agree to locate and operate in New Jersey.

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Oct
3

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating October 3rd as “Sergeant Dominick Pilla and Corporal Jamie Smith Day”

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today signed SJR75 into law, which designates October 3rd of every year as “Sergeant Dominick Pilla and Corporal Jamie Smith Day.”

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Oct
3

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Establish Garden State Growth Zone Surrounding Atlantic City International Airport

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation into law that will establish tax incentives in the area surrounding Atlantic City International Airport, providing opportunities for growth and innovation. 

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Oct
3

Governor Murphy Announces “Computer Science for All” Initiatives to Advance K-12 STEM Education

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today announced details of his “Computer Science for All” initiative, a plan to bring technology and programming-focused classes to schools across New Jersey.

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Oct
2

ICYMI: Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Suspends Enforcement of September 2018 “Special Ruling” on Limited Brewery Licenses Pending Additional Study

Law & Justice

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) announced today that it will suspend enforcement of the “Special Ruling” issued on September 21, 2018 regarding limited brewery licenses.

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Oct
2

Governor Murphy Holds Roundtable Discussion on the Role of Community Investment in New Jersey’s Economic Future

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today joined with community and business leaders from across the State to discuss ways New Jersey can support greater investment in our cities to make the State both stronger and fairer for all residents.

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Oct
1

New Jersey Leaders Commend Governor Murphy's Economic Development Strategic Plan – “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”

Economy & Jobs

“Better than anything I have heard in a long time. I am impressed. Let’s up our sleeves and make this vision a reality. A rising tide will lift all boats.” – Derek Armstead, Mayor of Linden

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Oct
1

Governor Phil Murphy Unveils Economic Development Strategic Plan for a Stronger and Fairer New Jersey

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today unveiled his economic development strategic plan – “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey” – to set New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy.

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Oct
1

Governor Murphy Delivers Economic Address: "The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer New Jersey"

Speech

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery 

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Sep
29

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Recent Anti-Semitic Incident in Congressman Gottheimer’s District

Statements

“Any instance of anti-Semitism is abhorrent. But that the same family has been violated again with such depravity is absolutely disgusting. This is beyond a sick game. This is malicious and purposeful.

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Sep
28

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on the Passing of Former State Senator Frank Herbert

Statements

"Tammy and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Frank Herbert, who for decades has been a leading advocate for public transit in New Jersey and one of the founding fathers of NJ TRANSIT."

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Sep
27

Governor Murphy Files Nomination

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nomination today, which requires the advice and consent of the State Senate.

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Sep
27

ICYMI: Port Authority Board Approves Minimum Wage Increase for Airport Workers

Economy & Jobs

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today unanimously adopted an expanded minimum wage policy for JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports that will bring the wages of thousands of airport workers to $19/hour by 2023.

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Sep
27

Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey’s First Step Toward Free Community College

Education

Governor Phil Murphy announced today that approximately 13,000 qualifying students will be able to attend one of 13 community colleges free of tuition and educational fees in the spring semester that starts in January 2019.

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Sep
27

Governor Murphy to Lead Economic Mission Trip to Germany and Israel

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy will embark on a nine-day economic mission to Germany and Israel, departing the night of October 15 and returning the afternoon of October 24, 2018.

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Sep
27

ICYMI: Treasurer Muoio Welcomes Moody’s “Credit Positive” Statement on Health Benefits Savings Announced Last Week

Economy & Jobs

State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio welcomed news that Moody’s Investors Service has deemed the health benefits savings agreement the Murphy Administration announced last week a “credit positive” for the State of New Jersey.  

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Sep
26

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating NJ State Capital Partnership to Help Aid Trenton’s Revitalization

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order establishing the New Jersey State Capital Partnership, an initiative designed to harness state support and resources to spur economic development in Trenton and help chart a new course for New Jersey’s capital city.

 

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Sep
25

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Adopts Regulations for SALT Charitable Contributions for Municipalities and Taxpayers

Other

From the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs: 

On May 4th, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that authorized municipalities, counties, and school districts in New Jersey to establish charitable funds to be used for a wide range of public purposes that allow property owners a tax credit of up to 90 percent of their total donation.

 

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Sep
25

ICYMI: AG Grewal Files Amicus Brief Defending Constitutionality Of Hawaii Law Limiting Public Carry of Firearms

Law & Justice

From the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General: 

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal last night filed an amicus brief defending the constitutionality of a Hawaii law that prevents individuals from carrying a firearm openly in public unless they can demonstrate an individualized need to do so.

 

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Sep
24

Governor Murphy Files Nominations

Other

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nominations today, which require the advice and consent of the State Senate.

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Sep
21

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on the Resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino

Statements

“With the resignation of Sheriff Saudino, we can now begin the process of restoring faith in the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office after so much of it was so quickly eroded. ..."

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Sep
21

From the New Jersey Department of Health: 

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Awarded $30.6 Million To Fight Opioid Crisis

Health

The Murphy Administration announced today that New Jersey will receive three federal grants totaling $30.6 million to fight the opioid crisis through initiatives aimed at preventing overdoses, and expanding treatment and recovery services.

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Sep
20

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Unveils Atlantic City Transition Report

Economy & Jobs

From the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Review Team Recommends Steps for Continuing Progress in City and Provides Framework for Shared Prosperity

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Sep
20

Governor Murphy Announces New Job Training Program for Culinary and Hospitality Industry in Atlantic City

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today announced a new full-time job training program, in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and UNITE HERE Local 54.

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Sep
20

Statement from Governor Murphy on the One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Weather

One year ago today, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, upending lives with the same ease with which it destroyed homes and crippled infrastructure.

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Sep
20

Governor Murphy Encourages International Research Universities to Create Global Footprint in New Jersey

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has reached out to more than 20 of the world’s leading international research universities to encourage them to create a global footprint in New Jersey. 

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Sep
18

New Jersey Leaders Applaud Historic Health Care Savings Agreement

Health

These changes are a great example of the win-win outcomes we can achieve when labor is viewed as a partner in progress and not an opponent.

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Sep
18

Governor Murphy Announces $20.6 Million in Preschool Expansion Aid to 31 School Districts

Education

Funding Will Provide Access to High-Quality Pre-K Education for More Than 2,000 Children

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Sep
17

New Jersey Environmental Stakeholders, Advocates Applaud Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Opening of Largest Single-State Offshore Wind Solicitation in the Country

Environment

Governor Murphy’s leadership is clearing the path to make New Jersey an engine for growth in the clean energy economy.

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Sep
17

Governor Murphy Files Nomination

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nomination today, which requires the advice and consent of the State Senate.

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Sep
17

Governor Murphy Marks 10 Year Anniversary of 2008 Financial Crisis by Announcing Plan to Require NJ Financial Industry to Put Customers' Interests First

Other

NJ Would Be Among First States to Adopt “Uniform Fiduciary Standard”

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Sep
17

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Opens Largest Single-State Offshore Wind Solicitation in the Country

Other

Historic action follows Governor Murphy’s 3,500 MW Solicitation Schedule Announcement

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Sep
17

Murphy Administration Announces Major Health Care Savings Agreement

Health

State and Local Governments Will Realize Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Savings Over Next Two Plan Years from Adoption of Medicare Advantage for Both SHBP (State Health Benefits Program) and SEHBP (School Employees’ Health Benefits Program) Retirees and the Introduction of a New Plan Focused on In-Network Care.

 

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Sep
16

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on the Passing of Former New Jersey Treasurer Cliff Goldman

Statements

Under state Treasurer Cliff Goldman, New Jersey was a national model for fiscal responsibility and long-term thinking, with a AAA bond rating and a healthy surplus that allowed us to think big.

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Sep
16

From the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities: 

***Media Advisory***

ICYMI: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to Consider Largest Single-State Offshore Wind Solicitation in the Country at Monday Meeting

Other

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) will consider an Order at its September 17 monthly meeting that would open an application window for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity.

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Sep
13

Acting Governor Oliver Files Nominations

Appointments

Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver filed the following judicial and board nominations. The nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.

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Sep
13

Governor Murphy’s State Health Benefits Task Force to Host Three Public Listening Sessions

Health

First session is September 20 in Hamilton

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Sep
13

Governor Murphy Announces Nine Communities Selected to Receive Innovation Challenge Planning Funds

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) will award $100,000 each to nine communities to advance plans to strengthen their local innovation ecosystems through the pilot round of the Innovation Challenge.

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Sep
13

Acting Governor Oliver Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Assemblyman Peter Barnes, Jr.

Executive Orders

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver today has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in honor of Assemblyman Peter Barnes, Jr. on Friday, September 14, 2018. 

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Sep
12

Governors Welcome New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to the Wind & Solar Energy Coalition

Environment

From the Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition:
The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition today welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as the Coalition’s newest member.

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Sep
11

Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan Advise New Jerseyans to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Weather

Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan today advised New Jerseyans to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Florence. The Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the conditions of the hurricane and are working with counties to address any storm related needs.

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Sep
10

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Remembrance of September 11

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today has ordered that U.S and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, almost 700 of whom were residents of New Jersey, who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. 

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Sep
8

Kathleen Frangione To Serve as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Appointments

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe is traveling outside of the state for the month of September.

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Sep
7

Governor Murphy Announces Opening of Four New or Renovated Schools this September

Education

As many students return to school this week, Governor Phil Murphy applauds the efforts of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) to provide New Jersey’s schoolchildren with access to safe, secure and modern learning centers.

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Sep
7

Governor Murphy Announces Impact of New Jersey’s Actions to Stabilize Health Insurance Market

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that aggressive actions taken by his administration to stabilize the health insurance market in New Jersey will result in an overall average rate decrease of 9.3 percent in the individual market for 2019.

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Sep
6

Governor Murphy and Speaker Coughlin Tout Support for $15 Minimum Wage

Economy & Jobs

Recognizing the need for working families to receive livable wages, Governor Phil Murphy and Speaker Craig Coughlin today toured Elijah’s Promise and expressed their support for a $15 minimum wage.

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Sep
5

ICYMI: DEP TO INCREASE NONLETHAL BEAR MANAGEMENT TACTICS AS FALL BEAR HUNTING SEASON APPROACHES

Environment

The Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will increase and enhance nonlethal management of black bears.

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Sep
5

New Jersey DOH Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Department of Health has received 146 applications from 106 organizations to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Applicants had to identify the region of the state where they would like to operate an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC).

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Sep
4

GOVERNOR MURPHY APPOINTS TED STEPHENS AS ACTING ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today appointed Theodore “Ted” Stephens II to serve as the Acting Essex County Prosecutor. Ted will be formally nominated to serve as Essex County Prosecutor later this month, a position that will require confirmation by the state Senate.

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Sep
4

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Executive Orders

The State of Emergency declared in Executive Order No. 33
(2018) is terminated effective at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time,
on September 4, 2018.

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Aug
31

Governor Murphy Unveils New Department of Agriculture Efforts to Promote New Jersey Wine

Jobs and the Economy

Governor Murphy today toured the Amalthea Cellars Winery in Atco with Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher as part of the push to educate and connect consumers to state-grown wines.

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Aug
31

Statement from Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal on Ruling in Texas et al v. United States of America

Statements

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today released the following joint statement after a Texas court denied a motion by the State of Texas for a preliminary injunction in a case concerning the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Aug
31

Governor Murphy Celebrates Opening of Vineland’s New Lincoln Avenue Middle School

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted the State’s commitment to educating New Jersey’s youth as he celebrated the opening of the new Lincoln Avenue Middle School in Vineland.  The school is one of four new or renovated facilities the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) is opening this September.

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Aug
31

Governor Murphy Hails Teligent’s Investment in New Jersey’s Innovation Economy

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today praised the multi-million-dollar investment and expansion of Teligent, Inc., during ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Buena-based specialty generic pharmaceutical firm.

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Aug
30

ICYMI: State Police Urges Responsible Driving on Land and Water this Labor Day Weekend

Law & Justice

The official end of summer is upon us, which means many will take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to head to the Jersey shore and other vacation destinations for one last balmy getaway. 

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Aug
28

Governor Murphy Praises Passaic County Technical Institute’s Investment in New Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy

Education

Governor Murphy is committed to expanding STEM education in New Jersey, investing in the “Computer Science for All” initiative, providing support for STEM early college programs, and promoting paid STEM internships to encourage and provide greater access to science education opportunities for students across the Garden State. 

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Aug
28

Governor Murphy Touts American Dream Investment in New Jersey’s Economy

Economy & Jobs

Recognizing the economic significance of the American Dream project to the State and New Jersey’s working families, Governor Phil Murphy today visited with construction workers at the three million square foot entertainment, retail and dining complex.

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Announces Nominations

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Extends Period Lowering U.S. and New Jersey Flags for Senator John McCain

Executive Orders

The flags will be lowered tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, and will continue to be lowered through Sunday, September 2, 2018, when Senator McCain is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Executive Orders

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bill into law upon the Legislature's concurrence with the Governor's recommendations:  

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Aug
25

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Senator John McCain

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in honor of Senator John McCain on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, on what would have been the Senator’s 82nd birthday. 

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has conditionally vetoed the following bills:


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Aug
25

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Senator John McCain

Transportation

“During my time as Ambassador to Germany, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Senator John McCain well...

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Aug
25

Governor Murphy Signs School Seat Belt Legislation to Safeguard Students

Transportation

PARAMUS – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation requiring certain school buses to be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts.

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Aug
24

From the New Jersey Department of Transportation:

ICYMI: Murphy Administration announces $161 million in FY19

Transportation

County Aid Funding will help make infrastructure improvements on the local level


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Aug
24

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

TRENTON - Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law:

A542 (Mazzeo, Lagana, Andrzejczak, Zwicker, Land, Benson, Downey/Ruiz/Bateman) - Requires certain schools to maintain supply of opioid antidotes and permits emergency administration of opioid antidote by school nurse or trained employee.

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Aug
23

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

Statements

“New Jersey has led the charge against President Trump’s unfair and arbitrary cap on the SALT deduction, which was nothing more than a tax hike on working and middle-class families.

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Aug
23

Governor Murphy Signs "Jake’s Law"

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy signed A2187 into law. Known as “Jake’s Law,” the bill incentivizes counties to build inclusive playgrounds for children and adults with disabilities.

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Aug
23

Statements from Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet on the Use of Federal Funds to Purchase Firearms for Educators

Education

“Arming our teachers is illogical and dangerous," said Governor Phil Murphy. "When I signed legislation to enact common-sense gun laws in our state, my goal was to protect children and families and keep guns out of our classrooms.

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Aug
22

ICYMI: AG Grewal Directs Unprecedented Cooperation By N.J. Law Enforcement In Combating Firearms Trafficking

Law & Justice

Requires Law Enforcement to Share Information on Distributors and Purchasers of Firearms Used in Crimes in New Jersey

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Aug
21

ICYMI: Department of Banking and Insurance Investigating NRA-Sponsored Carry Guard Insurance for Potential Violations of State Law

Law & Justice

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is investigating the marketing and sale in New Jersey of insurance sponsored by the National Rifle Association for potential violations of state insurance laws.

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Aug
21

Statement from Governor Murphy on Trump Administration's Proposal to Undermine Clean Power Plan

Statements

Across our state, New Jerseyans are experiencing the destructive effects of climate change first-hand. I have met and spoken with residents who have been impacted by flash floods and severe storms, and must now look to rebuild their homes and lives following damage and devastation.

 

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Aug
20

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Close State Lands to 2018 Bear Hunt

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to close all public lands under the Department’s jurisdiction to bear hunting for the 2018 season.

 

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Aug
17

ICYMI: New Jersey’s July Revenue Collections on Target as New Fiscal Year Gets Underway

Budget and Spending

The Department of the Treasury reported that July revenue collections are on target as the new fiscal year gets underway, with collections for the major taxes totaling $2.030 billion, up $149.0 million, or 7.9 percent, compared to last July. 

 

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Aug
17

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy earlier today signed the following bills into law:

AJR-125/SJR-85 (Quijano, Jimenez/Pou, Cruz-Perez) - Designates June 20th annually as “World Refugee Day” in New Jersey

 

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Aug
17

Governor Phil Murphy Visits Route 495 Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

Transportation

Governor Phil Murphy today surveyed the long overdue Route 495 rehabilitation project, which will close one lane of Route 495 in each direction, limiting roadway capacity beginning this evening. Overall, the project will restore the structural integrity of the bridge, extend the service life of the span for an estimated 75 years, and minimize the need for emergency repairs.

 

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Aug
16

ICYMI: Department of Banking and Insurance Announces Federal Approval of Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver to Create Reinsurance Program

Health

From the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
Reinsurance Program Projected to Lower Premiums By 15 Percent

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Aug
16

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and NJDOE Announce 2018-19 County Teachers of the Year

Education

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) recognized 21 teachers as the 2018-19 County Teachers of the Year in an awards ceremony at Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, NJ.

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Aug
16

ICYMI: Employment Advances in July

Economy & Jobs

Private-sector employment continued to expand in July while the state’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend, edging lower for a fourth consecutive month by 0.1 percentage point to 4.2 percent. The July rate represents the lowest statewide unemployment rate since July 2007, according to preliminary estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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Aug
16

NJ TRANSIT, Departments of Labor and Education and Office of Higher Education Form Partnership to Address Training Needs for Locomotive Engineers

Economy & Jobs

NJ TRANSIT Board Chair and NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced a partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor, New Jersey Department of Education and the Office of Higher Education, to launch a training initiative to address NJ TRANSIT’s acute need for locomotive engineers by establishing training programs that allow for new and incumbent workers of varying skills to meet ongoing workforce needs across multiple positions.

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Aug
16

Statement from Governor Murphy on Lifting Residency Requirements for New NJ TRANSIT Hires

Statements

“The lack of NJ TRANSIT-certified engineers is a crisis in itself – one that has left countless thousands of commuters stranded by cancelled trains. Hiring new NJ TRANSIT employees, particularly skilled and fully trained engineers, is an absolute necessity to provide reliability and stability to commuters.

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Aug
15

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Legislation Re-Establishing Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology

Economy & Jobs

Continuing his commitment to strengthen the Garden State’s innovation economy and better connect industry and academia, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Assembly Bill 3652, re-establishing the former New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology as the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology.

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Aug
14

ICYMI: Route 495 lane closures to begin Friday as rehabilitation of the Bridge over Route 1&9/Paterson Plank Road begins

Other

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today strongly urged motorists who take Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel to adjust their travel plans to avoid severe traffic congestion expected for the next two-and-a-half years, as necessary lane closures begin to rehabilitate the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen.

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Aug
14

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Communities with Opportunities for Valuable Public-Private Partnerships

Bill Action

P3 Legislation Allows Flexibility and Collaboration for Community-Focused Improvements and Job Creation

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Aug
14

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Flood-Impacted Counties

Executive Orders

Directive Will Allow Resources to Be Focused on Hard-Hit Areas of Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean & Passaic

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Aug
13

Governor Murphy Names Beth Simone Noveck as New Jersey’s First Chief Innovation Officer

Economy & Jobs

Deepening his commitment to New Jersey’s innovation economy, Governor Phil Murphy today named New Jersey native Beth Simone Noveck as the State’s first Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). The move further advances the Governor’s promise to spur and expand innovation across the Garden State and within State government.

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Aug
10

ICYMI: Angel Investors Inject Nearly $39 Million into New Jersey Innovation Ecosystem in First Half of 2018

Other

Investors infused nearly $39 million into New Jersey’s innovation economy through the State’s Angel Investor Tax Credit Program during the first six months of 2018, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced today.

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Aug
10

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed the following bills into law:

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Aug
10

Bill Signings

Bill Action

The Governor has acted on the following bills today:

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Aug
10

Governor Murphy Joins New Jersey State Police to Dedicate Highway in Honor of State Trooper Marc K. Castellano

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today joined Acting New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan and NJSP troopers for a ceremony designating a portion of Interstate Highway Route 195 in Howell as “State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway.” Castellano, who lived in Howell, died in 2010 in the line of duty after a driver struck him while passing on the motorway. 

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Aug
7

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Senator Bill Schluter

Other

“Bill Schluter stood for the right kind of politics, whether it be in the Senate, the Assembly, or in his public life in general. A tireless advocate for ethics and good governance, and for campaign finance laws that protect the integrity of our elections, he was never afraid to take on the politically tough fights. The greatest tribute those of us in public office can pay is to seek to live up to his example. Tammy and I send our condolences to Nancy and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and Bill’s many friends, including all who served alongside him throughout his career.”

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Aug
6

ICYMI: President Barack Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard to Receive 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award

Other

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today announced its 2018 Ripple of Hope laureates: 44th  President of the United States Barack Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard.  Laureates were selected for their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.

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Aug
1

AG, DEP Announce “New Day” for N.J. Environmental Enforcement; State Files Six Major Lawsuits Focused on Contaminated Properties

Environment

State Files First New Lawsuits Seeking Damages for Harm to Natural Resources in Ten Years

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Aug
1

EDA Creates New Office of International Trade and Investment to Drive Economic Growth

Economy & Jobs

In support of Governor Phil Murphy’s stronger and fairer economic agenda, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today announced it has created a new Office of International Trade and Investment (OITI) ...

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Jul
31

AG Grewal Joins Fight Against Administration’s Proposed Title X Rule Restricting Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

Law & Justice

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has joined a multi-state coalition of Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to healthcare by imposing unconstitutional restrictions on the Title X program.  

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Jul
31

Murphy Administration Launches Community College Innovation Challenge

Education

Community college students in New Jersey may be able to attend free of tuition and fees in the spring semester of 2019, if their college applies and is selected to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge, a new pilot program launched today. New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education and the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) have invited the state’s 19 community colleges to submit an application for the program.

 

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Jul
30

AG Grewal Files Lawsuit to Prevent Imminent Release of Printable - Gun Computer Files

Law & Justice

AG Grewal Also Tells Web-Hosting Company That Website Will Be Violating Law

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Jul
27

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Authorizing Monitor for University Hospital

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the state Health Commissioner to install a monitor to review expenditures and assess the level of care provided at University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution.

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Jul
26

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating Highway in Honor of State Trooper Marc K. Castellano

Other

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed A3749 into law, which designates the portion of Interstate Highway Route 195 in the Township of Howell as “State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway.”  Howell is where Trooper Castellano lived and gave his life in the line of duty.

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Jul
26

AG Grewal Demands That Gun Developer Halt Plans to Publish Printable-Gun Computer Files; Threatens Imminent Legal Action

Law & Justice

Acting to protect New Jersey residents from an emerging threat to public safety, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today sent a “cease and desist” letter to a firearm developer that plans to publicly release computer files on August 1 that would enable individuals to create firearms using a 3-D printer.

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Jul
26

AG Grewal Calls On U.S. Supreme Court to Prevent Companies from Using Fastest Growing Greenhouse Gas Contributor

Law & Justice

Acting again to protect New Jersey residents from the harmful effects of climate change, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined other states in calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that opened the door for widespread use of super-polluting chemicals known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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Jul
26

AG Grewal Challenges Federal Government’s Inadequate Review of Natural Gas Pipelines

Law & Justice

Arguing that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has failed to protect the public interest when approving natural gas pipelines, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today called on FERC to consider the impact of new pipelines on increasing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to climate change.

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Jul
26

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed the following bill into law:

A4225 (Benson, Bucco, Quijano/Cryan) – Revises effective dates of various provisions of P.L.2017, c.331 concerning animal cruelty law enforcement. 

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Jul
25

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy

Statements

“I’m outraged by the abhorrent and xenophobic comments made earlier today mocking Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on “The Dennis & Judi Show” on New Jersey 101.5. Hate speech has no place in New Jersey, and it does not belong on our airwaves. Station management must now hold the hosts accountable for these intolerant and racist comments.”

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Jul
25

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Increases Utility Storm Response Requirements After March Nor’easters

Weather

Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) voted unanimously to accept the findings of an investigative report conducted in direct response to the March 2018 nor’easters that left hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents without power..

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Jul
25

Governor Murphy Announces Tools to Spur Innovation and Growth of High-Tech Firms

Jobs and the Economy

Governor Phil Murphy today announced two important tools - the Incubator and Collaborative Workspace Rent Initiative (ICWRI) and a modernized Research and Development (R&D) tax credit -  to support new and established high-tech companies in growing the Garden State’s Innovation Economy.

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Jul
24

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Historic Legislation to Modernize and Equitably Distribute School Funding in New Jersey

Education

Making a historic investment in the education of New Jersey’s school children, Governor Phil Murphy today signed landmark legislation to fully and fairly fund public school districts in the Garden State.

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Jul
23

Acting Governor and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Sheila Y. Oliver released the following statement regarding today’s house collapse on Broad Street in Hamilton Township, Mercer County:

Statements

“The State continues to closely monitor the situation in Hamilton Township and is availing all appropriate resources and experts to the investigation who will work to identify the cause of the house collapse. We are deeply saddened that one person has lost her life, and we extend our sincerest wishes for a full recovery to the survivors. We thank the members of the New Jersey State Police Urban Search and Rescue team, which assisted with manpower and equipment in the immediate aftermath, as well as the dozens of firefighters and first responders who arrived on the scene to assist with the rescue efforts.”

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Jul
23

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Today, Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the following bills:

S1057 (Van Drew, Gopal/Houghtaling, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Taliaferro) - Requires EDA, in consultation with Department of Agriculture, to establish loan program for certain vineyard and winery capital expenses.

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Jul
20

Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey’s Participation in National Governors Association’s Smarter States, Smarter Communities Initiative

Other

Program Promotes Digital Technology Innovation

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Jul
20

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

TRENTON - Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law:

AJR44 (Vainieri Huttle, Chiaravalloti, McKnight/Bateman, Singleton) - Designates June 4 of each year as "Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day" in New Jersey.

S332 (Cruz-Perez/Taliaferro, Gusciora, Jones) - Authorizes impoundment of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes for certain crimes and offenses.

S1974 (Beach, Cruz-Perez/Zwicker, Mukherji) - Requires petitions of nomination of candidates for State, county, school, or municipal elective public office to include functioning e-mail addresses therefor.

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Jul
20

Governor Murphy Formally Creates State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force, Appoints Commissioner Carole Johnson as Chair

Health

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 31, formally creating the State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force that he announced at the end of May. He also appointed Carole Johnson, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, as Chair of the Task Force.

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Jul
20

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

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Jul
19

Governor Murphy Announces Contract Agreement with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) New Jersey Council 63

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced a contract agreement between the State of New Jersey and AFSCME New Jersey Council 63, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The agreement spans the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019 and covers approximately 6,500 employees.

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Jul
17

AG Grewal Sues Over Federal Cap on SALT Deduction; Complaint Seeks to Invalidate “Drastic” Federal Tax Law

Law & Justice

Acting to protect New Jersey residents in the face of an unprecedented and harmful change to the federal tax code, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today joined three other states in suing the Trump Administration over its $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT).

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Jul
16

New Opportunity Zone Program Focus of Investors Symposium With Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Other

Over 200 investors, economic developers and business and community leaders joined Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Senator Cory Booker today for an Investors Symposium on the new federal Economic Opportunity Zone Program.

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Jul
16

Murphy Administration Seeking Up to Six New Dispensaries to Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana

Health

The Murphy Administration today announced it is seeking up to six new applicants to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries — two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey. 

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Jul
13

Murphy Administration Moves Forward to Fully and Fairly Fund New Jersey’s Public Schools

Education

Taking significant steps to begin the process of fully and fairly funding New Jersey school districts, the Murphy Administration today released new school funding distribution totals based on increased appropriations and modernizations made to the school funding formula.

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Jul
12

Treasurer Muoio Unveils Health Benefit Measures Designed to Keep Premiums in Check, Yield Significant Annual Cost Savings

Health

State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today laid out a framework for several initial state health benefit cost-saving measures underway by the Murphy Administration that are projected to yield significant annual savings for taxpayers, while upholding the state’s commitment to public employees.

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Jul
12

Next Edition of “Ask Governor Murphy” Airs Monday, July 16 on WBGO, WHYY and WNYC

Other

The next "Ask Governor Murphy” program, the statewide, live call-in show produced by public radio stations WBGO in Newark, WHYY in Philadelphia, and WNYC in New York, is scheduled to air on Monday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

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Jul
11

From the New Jersey Department of Health: 
NJ Agencies Awarded $4.7 Million to Improve Black Infant, Maternal Mortality

Health

Healthy Women, Healthy Families’ Initiative Targets Health Disparities

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Jul
10

Murphy Administration Takes First Steps Toward Transition Away From PARCC

Education

The Murphy Administration today announced the first steps in transitioning away from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and toward a new generation of statewide testing by issuing a report, detailing proposals for draft regulations and other upcoming changes in the 2018-19 school year. 

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Jul
6

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting at the Capital Gazette

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of the five victims of the recent mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. 

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Jul
5

Governor Murphy Announces Teva Pharmaceuticals to Locate US Headquarters in New Jersey

Jobs and the Economy

Governor Phil Murphy announced today that Teva Pharmaceuticals USA will locate its U.S. headquarters in Parsippany-Troy Hills, supporting more than 1,000 high-wage jobs in New Jersey, including the transfer and creation of more than 800 positions. Teva, a leading pharmaceutical company headquartered globally in Israel, had also considered several other locations to house its U.S. headquarters and commercial operations.

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Jul
3

Governor Phil Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed the following bills into law:

S-396/A-3840 (Pennacchio, Corrado/Armato, Mazzeo, Freiman) - Forbids members of the State Investment Council from voting on transactions concerning investment with which a member has certain financial or familial conflicts and requires removal for violations thereof

 

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Jul
3

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Transfer PFRS Management

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Senate Bill No. 5 after the Legislature concurred with recommendations made by the Governor to the bill.

 

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Jul
3

Governor Murphy Signs the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Senate Bill No. 122, the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act, after the Legislature concurred with recommendations that he made to the bill.

 

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Jul
3

Governor Murphy Signs Bills Expanding Rights and Protections for New Jersey’s LGBTQ Community

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed three bills that will provide critical protections to New Jersey’s LGBTQ community. Senate Bill No. 478 will allow for the issuance of amended birth certificates for people who have undergone a change in gender, Senate Bill No. 493 will allow gender identity to be reflected on death certificates, and Senate Bill No. 705 will establish a Transgender Equality Task force.

 

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Jul
2

Medicinal Marijuana Program Grows by 10,000 Patients Since Start of Murphy Administration

Health

25,000 Patients Now Participating

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Jul
1

Governor Murphy Signs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget into Law

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed the following bills and signed them into law after the Legislature concurred with the Governor’s recommendations:...

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Coughlin Reach Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Agreement

Budget and Spending

Agreement Provides Sustainable Funding Sources through Millionaires Tax and Corporate Business Tax Surcharge

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Jun
29

New Funding for Portal North Bridge and Project Sponsor for Hudson Tunnel Project are Major Steps Forward for Vital Projects

Statements

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy

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Jun
28

Governor Phil Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed the following bill into law: S1968/A3619 (Pou/Wimberly, Mukherji, Sumter) 

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Jun
27

Governor Phil Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed the following bill into law: S2747/A4201 (Gopal, Sarlo/Pintor Marin)

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Jun
27

N.J. Officials Respond to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Labor Unions, Explain How State Will Protect Workers Going Forward

Other

Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Labor Commissioner Rob Asaro-Angelo responded today to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says public sector workers need not pay their “fair share” of dues to the unions that represent public sector employees.

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Jun
27

Governor Murphy: Continued Funding of Newark's Vital Community Investments at Risk Without Sustainable Revenue Sources

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today underscored the significance of having a budget built on sustainable, reliable, and recurring revenues rather than the Legislature’s budget plan, which is based on short-term gimmicks, phantom savings and is nearly $1 billion short of achieving the administration’s target ending fund balance.

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Jun
26

AG Grewal Sues Federal Government over Border Tactics; Complaint Cites Refusal of Asylum Seekers, Separation of Families

Law & Justice

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined a lawsuit today challenging the federal government’s border enforcement policies, including its refusal to accept immigrants seeking asylum and its “cruel and unlawful” practice of forcibly separating families.  

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Jun
26

Governor Murphy: NJ TRANSIT’s Failures Stem from Years of Bad Budgeting

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today cautioned that the Legislature’s recently passed budget may impact the long-term viability of key infrastructure investments intended to turnaround NJ TRANSIT.

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Jun
25

Governor Murphy: Analysis by Treasury Shows the Legislature’s Budget Is Nearly $1 Billion Short

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that after a thorough review of the Legislature’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget, the Treasury Department found the plan to be nearly $1 billion short.

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Jun
22

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Child Marriage Ban into Law

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Senate Bill No. 427, which prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from marrying or entering into a civil union. New Jersey is now the second state in the nation to ban child marriage under all circumstances. 

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Jun
22

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver Honored by National Governing Institute

Other

New Jersey’s first African American Lieutenant Governor selected for annual program highlighting extraordinary elected women

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Jun
21

Attorney General Grewal Announces Plans to Challenge Federal Family Separation Policy, Failure to Reunite Families

Law & Justice

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State of New Jersey will file a lawsuit in the coming days to challenge the federal government’s family separation policy.  

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Jun
21

Governor Murphy Announces Plans to Return the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Back to the Department of Human Services

Other

Governor Phil Murphy will today deliver to the Legislature his reorganization plan to transfer the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) from the Department of Health (DOH) to the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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Jun
20

Governor Murphy: Sustainable, Recurring Revenues Required to Fully Fund Our Public Schools

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today cautioned there would be no agreement on fully funding our public schools or modernizing New Jersey’s School Funding Formula until the State has sustainable recurring revenues to support schools on the path to full funding.

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Jun
19

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Prevent State Resources from Being Used to Separate Families of Immigrants

Executive Orders

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to prohibit any state resources from being used to assist the Trump administration’s policy of separating the families of immigrants.

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Jun
19

Governor Murphy: Without Sustainable Revenues, NJ TRANSIT Turnaround at Risk

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today warned that unless New Jersey enacts a budget based on sustainable revenues, the plan to overhaul NJ TRANSIT could be in jeopardy, as the state would be without the steady source of funding needed to ensure safe and reliable train and bus service over the long term.  

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Jun
18

NJBPU Convenes Inaugural 2019 Energy Master Plan Committee

Other

100% Clean Energy by 2050: Building a Clean Energy Economy

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Jun
18

Governor Phil Murphy Designates Bog Turtle as State Reptile

Other

Today, Governor Murphy, joined by students at Riverside Elementary School, Senator Kip Bateman, and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, signed legislation S1925 (Bateman/Zwicker, Murphy, Freiman) into law to designate the Bog Turtle as New Jersey’s State Reptile.

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Jun
18

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Trump Administration's Forced Separation of Migrant Children from their Families at the U.S. Border

Statements

"For centuries, America has been a refuge for those seeking freedom and yearning for a better life. President Trump has turned this promise on its head."

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Jun
18

Governor Murphy Vows Veto of Legislature’s Proposed Budget

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today pledged to veto the budget proposal being pushed by the Legislature, citing the plan’s reliance on temporary one-shot and “two-shot” sources of revenue, unverifiable savings, and a projected yawning year-end budget deficit.

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Jun
15

Statement from Governor Murphy on Budget Negotiations

Budget and Spending

“For the past eight years, Governor Christie cut irresponsible budget deals that weakened New Jersey’s economy and hurt our middle class, resulting in 11 credit downgrades. These budgets shortchanged permanent priorities like NJ TRANSIT and our public schools by resorting to short-term gimmicks.

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Jun
15

Governor Murphy Lauds New Jersey Funding Agreement for the Gateway Program

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today hailed a financing agreement reached between NJ TRANSIT and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide up to $600 million in funding for the Gateway Program, a critical regional and nationally significant infrastructure project that includes both the Portal Bridge and Hudson Tunnel projects.

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Jun
15

Governor Phil Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Yesterday, Govenor Murphy signed the following bill into law:

A-3122wGR/S-871 (Burzichelli, Murphy, Mazzeo/Sweeney) - Allows certain joint insurance funds to make certain investments and to form certain investment programs; authorizes school districts and local units of government to deposit public funds into multiple federally-insured accounts.

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Jun
14

Coalition of Coastal Governors Demands Congress Reject Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act Legislation

Other

A coalition of governors from New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia, today sent a letter to Congress opposing the “Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters” Act, specifically calling on congressional leaders to reject the legislation, which imposes an undue burden on states aiming to preserve the economies and environments that depend on their shorelines.

 

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Jun
13

Governor Murphy Toughens New Jersey’s Gun Laws by Signing Safety Measures to Protect Children and Families

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed a package of common-sense gun safety bills that make New Jersey among the states with the strongest and most formidable gun laws in the nation. More than 2,000 shootings occur annually in New Jersey, with around 500 firearm-related deaths each year. 

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Jun
13

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on United Bid 2026 Award

Statements

Today, Governor Phil Murphy released the following statement regarding the United Bid 2026 Award: "I’m thrilled that the United Bid, a joint effort by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has been selected to host the FIFA 2026 World Cup and look forward to the next step in the process in which specific venues from these countries will be selected to host tournament games.

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Jun
12

Governor Murphy Praises Cease and Desist Letter to Ghost Gun Manufacturers

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today applauded the cease and desist actions undertaken by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to thwart ghost gun manufacturers from shipping their products into New Jersey. Ghost guns, which are illegal in New Jersey, are untraceable because they are unserialized firearms.

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Jun
12

AG Grewal Sends “Cease and Desist” Letters Warning “Ghost Gun” Makers to Stop Advertising, Selling in New Jersey

Law & Justice

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today sent “cease and desist” letters to “ghost gun” manufacturers throughout the United States, ordering them to stop advertising and selling partially-built firearms – including assault weapons – in New Jersey.

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Jun
12

Governor Murphy Announces EDA Action to Spur Innovation in New Jersey’s Communities

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today praised the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for its creation of an Innovation Challenge that gives eligible communities the opportunity to receive funds for plans that strengthen their local innovation ecosystems.

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Jun
11

Governor Murphy Signs Sports Betting Legislation

Bill Action

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.

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Jun
11

FEMA Approves Governor Murphy’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following March Nor’Easter

Other

Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the March 6 to March 7, 2018 winter storm was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Declaration helps alleviate the financial burden created by the storm by making millions in local disaster response expenditures in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties eligible for federal reimbursement.

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Jun
9

Governor Murphy Joins Governors Nationwide in Bipartisan Call for Passage of the STATES Act

Health

Governor Phil Murphy and 11 governors of both parties across the nation penned a joint letter to federal leadership, firmly expressing their support for the passage of the “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES)” Act, a bill introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO). Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is a co-sponsor of the bill.

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Jun
8

Governor Murphy Names Christopher J. Rein as State’s New Chief Technology Officer

Economy & Jobs

Rein will oversee the NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT) and its more than 600 employees. He will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic policies, information security standards and requirements for all State departments and agencies.

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Jun
8

Expanding Opportunity through Apprenticeship: Innovation Strategies in the Northeast

Economy & Jobs

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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Jun
8

Governor Murphy Advances Plans for New Jersey Apprenticeship Network to Spur Economic Development and Educational Attainment for New Jerseyans

Economy & Jobs

Advancing further steps to spur growth and prepare New Jersey’s workforce for the 21st century economy, Governor Phil Murphy today announced his vision for the New Jersey Apprenticeship Network (NJAN), a proposal included in his Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

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Jun
7

Six Murphy Administration Cabinet Members Confirmed

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today applauded the confirmation of six key cabinet members to his management team. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have these six stellar individuals leading key departments across state government,” said Governor Murphy.

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Jun
4

Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes Assembly Bill No. 3122

Bill Action

Today, Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed Assembly Bill No. 3122:

A3122 (Burzichelli, Murphy, Mazzeo/Sweeney) - Allows certain joint insurance funds to make certain investments and to form certain investment programs; authorizes school districts and local units of government to deposit public funds into multiple federally-insured accounts

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Jun
1

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Consumers From Out-of-Network Health Services

Health

Protecting consumers against surprise bills for out-of-network health services, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Assembly Bill No. 2039, which makes changes to several elements of New Jersey’s health care delivery system. These improvements include transparency and enhanced consumer protections, the creation of an arbitration system and cost containments for out-of-network services. 

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May
31

Governor Murphy Joins Governors Nationwide to Protect Women’s Healthcare Against Trump Administration’s Title X Restrictions

Health

Governor Phil Murphy and 13 governors across the nation today penned a joint letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, firmly expressing their support for Title X. Title X is the only federal grant program ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and preventive health services for individuals.

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May
31

Governor Murphy to Renominate Justice Anne M. Patterson to the New Jersey Supreme Court

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intention to renominate Associate Justice Anne M. Patterson to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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May
31

Governor Murphy Nominates Amy M. Rosen to Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Board of Commissioners

Appointments

"Amy Rosen brings nearly two decades of transportation experience and a reputation as an effective, entrepreneurial leader of urban transit systems to the Port Authority Board of Commissioners," said Governor Phil Murphy.

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May
31

Governor Murphy Establishes State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force

Health

The rising cost of health benefits continues to be one of the largest cost drivers for the state of New Jersey and local governments. With stakeholders collectively acknowledging that change is necessary, Governor Phil Murphy today announced he will begin tackling the issue with the formation of the State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force.

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May
30

Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes Senate Bill No. 122

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed Senate Bill No. 122, the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act, which provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for expenses incurred as part of the production of certain films and digital media content.

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May
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has signed the following bills into law: ...

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May
29

Governor Murphy Announces Initiatives to Spur Development of New Jersey’s Innovation Economy

Economy & Jobs

To re-ignite the promise of New Jersey’s innovation economy, Governor Phil Murphy today announced two initiatives – the STEM Loan Forgiveness Program and the NJ Career Accelerator Internship Program – to encourage individuals in STEM fields to make a long-term commitment to building and maintaining a career in New Jersey. The initiatives were part of the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget message.

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May
25

Governor Murphy Spotlights Critical Transportation Infrastructure Investments Ahead of Busy Summer Shore Season

Transportation

Marking the official opening of the summer Shore season, Governor Phil Murphy today praised the completion of the Route 37 Mathis Bridge rehabilitation project as one of many vital infrastructure investments made to roads and bridges in the region.

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May
23

ICYMI: AG Grewal to IRS: Stop “Playing Politics” With SALT Tax Guidance - or Face a Legal Challenge

Statements

Attorney General Asks IRS to Withdraw Proposal that Would Upend New Jersey’s Charitable Deduction Tax Credit Law

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May
23

Praise for Governor Murphy’s Actions to Advance New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

Other

Environmentalists, businesses and elected officials from across the state expressed their praise for Governor Murphy’s actions to establish New Jersey’s leadership in the clean energy economy.

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May
23

Governor Murphy Signs Measures to Advance New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

Executive Orders

Bolstering his commitment to New Jersey’s energy future, Governor Phil Murphy today signed several legislative initiatives to establish New Jersey’s leadership in the clean energy economy. Governor Murphy also signed an executive order directing the development of an updated Energy Master Plan (EMP) for the state to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

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May
22

Governor Phil Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Trooper Brian McNally

Executive Orders

“We are incredibly saddened by the passing of State Trooper Brian McNally,” said Governor Murphy. “Brian was a loving son and brother who not only served our state, but also our country as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Our state will feel his loss deeply. We offer our condolences to the McNally family during this difficult time.”

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May
21

Governor Murphy Marks Completion of Turnpike Interchange 14A Improvements

Transportation

$172 Million Project to Ease Traffic Congestion for Commuters

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May
18

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Route 80 Bus Accident

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, May 21, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of the two victims who have passed away due to Thursday's Route 80 school bus accident. 

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May
17

Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo Announce Completion of New Goethals Bridge

Economy & Jobs

Westbound Span Complete, Marking First New Port Authority Bridge To Open Since 1931
$1.5 Billion Twin Span, Cable-Stayed Crossing Will Provide An Easier, Safer Ride And Less Congestion For The 32 Million Travelers Who Use It Each Year.

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May
17

La Vice-Gobernadora Sheila Oliver y el Gobernador Ricardo Rosselló Nevares Anuncian Publicación del Informe de la Comisión de Ayuda Para Puerto Rico

Reports

La vice-gobernadora Sheila Oliver anunció hoy que ya se publicó el informe de la Comisión de Nueva Jersey de Ayuda para Puerto Rico y que el mismo está disponible para el público. Dicho informe contiene recomendaciones para el esfuerzo continuo de Nueva Jersey de ayudar a los más de 30,000 puertorriqueños desplazados que permanecen en el estado después del paso del huracán María.

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May
17

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver and Governor Ricardo Rosselló Announce Release of Puerto Rico Relief Commission Report

Reports

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today announced that the New Jersey Commission on Puerto Rico Relief’s report has been released and is now available to the public, outlining recommendations for New Jersey’s ongoing effort to assist the over 30,000 displaced Puerto Ricans who remain in the state following Hurricane Maria.

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May
17

Governor Phil Murphy Instructs Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council to Develop Innovation Economy Strategic Plan

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today announced he is directing the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council to create a Strategic Plan for reclaiming New Jersey’s innovation economy.

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May
16

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following bill into law: A-1114/S-1918 (Downey, Houghtaling, Mukherji/Ruiz, Gopal).

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May
15

Readout of Thunderstorm Briefing

Statements

Governor Murphy has been briefed by senior officials on today’s thunderstorms affecting New Jersey and is closely monitoring the situation in consultation with his cabinet and senior staff.

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May
15

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Proposed Federal Farm Bill

Statements

Today, Governor Phil Murphy released the following statement regarding the proposed Federal Farm Bill.

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May
15

Address at the Center for American Progress 2018 Ideas Conference

Speech

Thank you,Winnie Stachleberg, for that introduction.

Thank you, as well, Neera Tanden, for your leadership in bringing together this conference today. Talk about a day laden with star-power – and then here’s me. I’m honored to be here.

Here’s what separates me from some on this program … I’m not running for president.

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May
15

Governor Murphy Announces State to Assume Greater Control of ACA Marketplace in NJ

Health

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state will take over the plan management functions of the Affordable Care Act marketplace for the upcoming 2019 enrollment period, assuming greater control over the health exchange in New Jersey.

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May
14

ICYMI: April Revenue Collections Flat, but Year-to-Date Revenues Remain on Target

Other

The Department of the Treasury on Monday reported that April revenue collections for the major taxes were essentially flat compared to last April, up by only 0.3 percent.  Year-to-date, total revenues are tracking close to the FY 2018 aggregate target, increasing $1.338 billion, or 5.9 percent.

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May
14

Governor Murphy Signs Resolution Marking Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Statements

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, Governor Phil Murphy today signed a resolution recognizing the historic significance of the occasion, as well as the social, cultural and economic ties between New Jersey and Israel.

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May
14

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Ban on Sports Betting

Statements

Today, Governor Phil Murphy released the following statement following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA: “I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court finally side with New Jersey and strike down the arbitrary ban on sports betting imposed by Congress decades ago.

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May
11

EDA Board Action Advances Murphy Administration’s Vision for State’s Innovation Economy

Economy & Jobs

The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today approved two actions to help nurture the growth of the State’s innovation economy. Echoing the priorities set by Governor Murphy, the Board authorized an agreement with the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) to advance development of “The Hub” in downtown New Brunswick, and a venture fund investment that will support growth-stage, software and technology-enabled companies in New Jersey.

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May
10

Governor Murphy Nominates Tracy Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor of the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today nominated Tracy Thompson to become insurance fraud prosecutor of the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, a position which is subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.

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May
10

Governor Murphy Nominates Patrick Callahan as Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his nomination of Colonel Patrick J. Callahan to serve as the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.

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May
10

Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes Senate Bill No. 5

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed Senate Bill No. 5, which transfers management of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS) from the Division of Pensions and Benefits in the Department of the Treasury to the Board of Trustees of the PFRS.

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May
9

New Jersey Hosts Inaugural Meeting of "States for Gun Safety" Coalition

Law & Justice

New Jersey today hosted a first of its kind meeting bringing together key officials from New Jersey and nearby member states of the “States for Gun Safety” coalition

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May
9

Governor Murphy Signs Financial Aid Equity Legislation

Bill Action

New Jersey Becomes Ninth State to Support Tuition and Financial Aid Equity for DREAMers

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May
8

Governor Murphy Announces Release of GUNStat Report

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick Callahan announced today that the first GUNStat Report, which provides the public with monthly and quarterly reports of gun-crime statistics, has been released and is now available to the public on the Office of the Attorney General and New Jersey State Police websites.

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May
7

Murphy Administration Announces Vo-Tech Partnership Grants

Statements

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) today announced that nearly $3 million in New Jersey’s County Vocational School District Partnership grants will be distributed among seven school districts.

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May
7

GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY APPOINTS BILL CASTNER AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE GOVERNOR ON FIREARMS

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Bill Castner as Senior Advisor to the Governor on Firearms for the state of New Jersey. 

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May
4

Governor Murphy Names Bipartisan Shared Services Czars

Appointments

Advancing his commitment to make local governments work smarter and more efficiently, Governor Phil Murphy today named Nicolas W. Platt, former Mayor of Harding Township, and Jordan Glatt, former Mayor of Summit, as co-shared services czars for the State of New Jersey. 

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May
4

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Preserve Property Tax Deductibility for New Jersey Taxpayers

Property Taxes

Protecting New Jersey taxpayers from an increase in the federal income tax as a result of the Trump Administration’s cap on the state and local tax deduction (SALT), Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation allowing municipalities to establish charitable funds where taxpayers can donate in return for a property tax credit. 

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May
3

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Establishing Task Force on Employee Misclassification

Executive Orders

“The exploitation of workers is not only unethical – it is illegal,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “In New Jersey, we promote fairness, fight against discrimination, and work to end unfair labor practices. I am proud to take this step forward to end a practice that creates an unfair advantage over companies that play by the rules and hurts our working families.”

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May
3

Murphy Administration Releases Total State Cost of Contract Settlement with the Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO

Other

Today, the Murphy Administration released the total projected state cost of its recent contract settlement with the Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO:

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May
2

New Jersey Solar Industry Exceeds 90,000 Projects Completed

Other

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced today that New Jersey's solar industry has hit a substantial milestone by surpassing 90,000 solar projects completed across the Garden State, totaling more than 2.4 GW of installed solar energy.

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May
2

Governor Murphy Names Marcus Hicks as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Correction

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today named Marcus O. Hicks as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Hicks replaces Gary M. Lanigan upon his retirement, who has led the department since March 2010.

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May
2

Governor Murphy Signs Expansive Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Other

The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that it will award $4.3 million in grant funding as part of intensified efforts to decrease disparities in birth outcomes and reduce black infant mortality.

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May
1

Governor Murphy Backs Newly Approved CWA Contract

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today praised the ratification of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO, contract that begins July 1, 2015 and expires June 30, 2019. The contract covers approximately 35,000 workers employed by the Executive Branch under the Administrative/Clerical, Professional, and Supervisory bargaining units. The State costs have been accounted for in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

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May
1

Murphy Administration Announces NJ Medicinal Marijuana Program Now Serving 20,000 Patients

Health

The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that it will award $4.3 million in grant funding as part of intensified efforts to decrease disparities in birth outcomes and reduce black infant mortality.

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Apr
30

DOH Announces $4.3 million to Reduce Disparities in Birth Outcomes and Black Infant Mortality

Health

The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that it will award $4.3 million in grant funding as part of intensified efforts to decrease disparities in birth outcomes and reduce black infant mortality.

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Apr
25

GOVERNORS MURPHY, CUOMO, MALLOY, RAIMONDO, BAKER, CARNEY AND ROSSELLÓ ANNOUNCE NATION’S FIRST REGIONAL GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

Law & Justice

Key Initiative of New Jersey's Historic Anti-Gun Violence Multi-State Agreement Between New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Puerto Rico

Partnership Will Collect and Analyze Data Across Multiple Disciplines on Public Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence to Better Inform Policymakers Nationwide

Fills Void Left by Federal Government's 1996 Ban on Federally-Funded Gun Violence Research

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Apr
25

Building a Stronger and Fairer New Jersey: An Address by Governor Murphy Marking 100 Days in Office

Speech

Good morning, and thank you all for being here.

Today, I’m wearing my track shoes for a very specific reason.

Last fall, we had a healthy debate about how to move New Jersey forward. And the election sent a clear message – be bold, not timid.

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Apr
24

Governor Murphy Signs Historic, Sweeping Equal Pay Legislation

Other

Fulfilling his commitment to fight gender inequity and support equal pay for women in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law the most sweeping equal pay legislation in America. 

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Apr
23

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on the day of the upcoming General Assembly session scheduled for May 7, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green. 

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Apr
23

New Jersey Commission on Puerto Rico Relief Pens Letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Extend Existing Moratorium for Foreclosures on FHA-Backed Mortgages

Other

The New Jersey Commission on Puerto Rico Relief today penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to extend the current existing moratorium on Federal Housing Administration-backed mortgages.

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Apr
23

Governor Murphy Budget Provides Relief for NJ TRANSIT Bus Customers

Transportation

Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted some of the benefits that additional state investment in NJ TRANSIT will provide for hundreds of thousands of bus riders statewide.  The commitment includes additional bus operators and improvements in on-time performance.

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Apr
20

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order To Address Environmental Justice Issues in New Jersey’s Urban Communities

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), with support from other state agencies, to develop guidance on how all state departments can incorporate environmental justice considerations into their actions.

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Apr
20

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Legislation into Law to Protect Property Taxpayers

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following bill into law:

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Apr
20

Governor Phil Murphy Appoints Hester Agudosi as Chief Diversity Officer of New Jersey

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Hester H. Agudosi, Esq. as Chief Diversity Officer of the state of New Jersey

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Apr
20

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Protect New Jersey’s Coast from Perils of Offshore Drilling

Environment

Taking swift action to ensure the environmental health and safety of the state’s coast and shoreline, Governor Phil Murphy today signed bipartisan legislation that bans offshore oil and gas exploration and its production in New Jersey’s ocean waters.

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Announces Paul Aronsohn to Lead the Office of the Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Appointments

Gov. Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Paul Aronsohn to head up the newly created Office of the Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, serving as the administration’s lead advocate and ally for New Jersey residents in need of critical services ranging from early childhood through adulthood.

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Apr
19

Statement from Lieutenant Governor Oliver on the Passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Statements

“From the very first day I walked into the Assembly in 2004, Jerry Green was there to offer words of encouragement and wisdom honed from his years of service to his district and county, and our entire state. His quiet demeanor and understated humor hid a giant of the Legislature who was unafraid to go to the mat for his constituents and the values of equality, fairness, and opportunity he held deep within himself.  

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Apr
19

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Statements

"Tammy and I are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green, whose advocacy and love for Union County and his home of Plainfield was unquestioned.

 

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Apr
18

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of former First Lady, Barbara Bush. 

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Apr
18

Governor Murphy Underscores Commitment to Bolster Higher Education Assistance

Other

Emphasizing his commitment to making higher education more affordable for New Jersey students, Governor Phil Murphy further outlined his goals during a roundtable discussion at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. 

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Apr
18

NJ Division of Taxation Extends Filing Deadline until Midnight Tonight to Mirror IRS Decision

Other

Following the Internal Revenue Service’s lead, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Taxation announced Wednesday that it is providing taxpayers with an additional day to file and pay their taxes.

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Apr
17

Statement from Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Statements

"Barbara Bush was a devoted mother and grandmother, a loving wife, and distinguished First Lady. America's matriarch, she set an example for the nation with her warmth and love of family, while championing the cause of literacy for Americans of all ages.

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Apr
17

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Legislation Expanding Voter Registration and Protecting Voting Rights

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law one of the most expansive Automatic Voter Registration policies in the nation, strengthening and enhancing voting rights for eligible New Jersey residents.

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Apr
16

Statement by Governor Murphy on Gun Safety Legislation Passed by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Statements

I applaud the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee for taking action to pass common sense gun legislation, a critical step to keeping New Jersey’s children and families safer.

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Apr
16

Governor Phil Murphy Announces Nominations and Appointments

Other

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nominations and appointments

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Apr
16

Governor Murphy Takes Steps to Reduce Outsourcing of Atlantic City Operations

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced measures his administration is taking to reduce the outsourcing of certain Atlantic City operations. The next steps are part of a review and recommendation process undertaken in February. 

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Apr
14

Governor Murphy Declares April 14th as Bon Jovi Day

Other

Today, in honor of Bon Jovi's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Governor Murphy has declared April 14th as Bon Jovi Day: 

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Apr
12

ICYMI: Muoio Becomes Second Woman In New Jersey History to be Confirmed as State Treasurer

Appointments

Governor Murphy’s nomination for State Treasurer – Elizabeth Maher Muoio – became just the second woman in New Jersey history to be confirmed to the cabinet post after receiving official confirmation from the State Senate on Thursday.

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Apr
12

Governor Murphy and Lt. Governor Oliver to Revive Main Street New Jersey and Neighborhood Preservation Program

Other

Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver today announced plans to restore funding for two of the Department of Community Affairs’(DCA) innovative neighborhood improvement programs – Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) – to strengthen the economic vigor of New Jersey’s downtown areas and to encourage private investment in some of the state’s hard-pressed communities.

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Apr
11

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation into Law to Strengthen Student Safety

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following bill into law:

S-414/A-3381 (Pennacchio, Bucco, Ruiz /Downey, Webber, Lampitt, Lagana) - Requires school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and contracted service providers to review employment history of prospective employees who will have regular contact with students to ascertain allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct

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Apr
9

Governor Murphy Lauds Federal Approval of 169 Opportunity Zones in New Jersey

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the United States Department of Treasury has approved his 169 recommended designations for Opportunity Zones throughout the Garden State. The Opportunity Zone Program is designed to drive long-term capital investments into low-income rural and urban communities.

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Apr
9

Governor Murphy Designates April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following resolution:

AJR-93/SJR-218(Greenwald, Mukherji, Murphy, Coughlin/Sweeney, Diegnan, Kean) - Designates April of each year as “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.” 

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Apr
9

Governor Phil Murphy Discusses the Benefits of Early Childhood Education During Pre-K Visit in Jamesburg

Education

Governor Murphy today touted the benefits of investments in early education as he toured preschool classrooms at JFK Elementary School in Jamesburg.

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Apr
6

Governor Murphy Recommends Jerry Zaro as New Gateway Development Corporation Trustee

Transportation

Governor Phil Murphy announced today that he is recommending to the Board of the New Jersey Transit Corporation the appointment of Jerry Zaro to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC), filling the seat of Trustee Richard H. Bagger, who has recently resigned his position on the Board.

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Apr
6

Governor, Attorney General Announce Actions to Keep Public Informed About Gun Crimes, Sources of Weapons

Other

Pointing to more than 500 gun deaths in New Jersey since 2016, Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced actions designed to increase public awareness about the effects of gun violence by providing regular reports to the public on gun crimes and the source states from which these crime guns are flowing.

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Apr
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Appointments

Governor Murphy announced that he has returned the following legislation to the Legislature with recommended changes:

A3382/S1971 (Freiman, Mazzeo, Downey/Sarlo) - Permits taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes

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Apr
5

Governor Murphy Nominates Senator Bob Gordon as BPU Commissioner

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today nominated Senator Bob Gordon to become a commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, a position that will require confirmation by the state Senate.

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Apr
5

Governor Murphy Details Plans for Tuition-Free Community College in New Jersey

Education

Recognizing that building a world-class education system is a critical investment in New Jersey’s future, Governor Phil Murphy today further outlined his plan for tuition-free community college during a roundtable discussion at Mercer County Community College.

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Apr
4

Governor Murphy Announces That Ørsted Will Establish Atlantic City Office and Begin Local Hiring

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy today announced at the Offshore Wind Partnering Forum that Ørsted, a global leader in offshore wind, will open an office in Atlantic City next month. Today’s announcement demonstrates the company’s commitment to the state of New Jersey and in helping to support the Murphy Administration’s clean energy goals.

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Apr
3

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassination

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The flags will be lowered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

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Apr
3

Governor Murphy Reaffirms Support for Federal Fuel Emissions Standards, Will Sign Multi-State Agreement on Clean Vehicles

Statements

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to initiate a rulemaking process to weaken federal vehicle fuel emissions standards, Governor Phil Murphy today reaffirmed New Jersey’s strong support for the current standards.

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Apr
3

Governor Murphy Advances $100 Million Commitment to Tackle New Jersey’s Opioid Crisis

Health

Strategy Provides Multi-Pronged, Coordinated Approach

Governor Phil Murphy today outlined his public health plan to commit $100 million from his Fiscal Year 2019 budget to address the burgeoning opioid epidemic in New Jersey through a strategic, coordinated multi-agency effort.  Overdose deaths have surged in New Jersey as more than 2,200 Garden State residents died between 2016 and 2017.

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Apr
2

Governor Murphy Swears-In Three Members of Cabinet Leadership Team

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today administered the oath of office to three members of his cabinet – Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale as Adjutant General of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Dr. Shereef Elnahal as Commissioner of the Department of Health; and Carole Johnson as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. 

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Mar
29

Governor Murphy Signs Resolution into Law

Other

Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has signed the following resolution:

AJR-105/SJR-218(Downey, Murphy, Chiaravalloti/Gopal, Madden) - Designates March of each year as "Professional Social Work Month".

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Mar
29

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Youth Volunteers to Help Sandy Recovery Efforts

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today reinstated an executive order implementing Sandy Recovery efforts where youth volunteers can help rebuild homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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Mar
29

NJ State Investment Council Announces Sale of Holdings in Manufacturers of Automatic & Semi-Automatic Arms for Civilian Use

Other

Division of Investment Exercises its Fiduciary Responsibilities to Act in the Best Interest of Plan Participants, Based on the Merits of the Investment

The Department of the Treasury on Friday formally announced that the New Jersey Division of Investment has sold its holding of all investments in manufacturers of automatic and semi-automatic weapons for civilian use.

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Mar
29

Governor Phil Murphy Announces the Creation of the New Jersey Apprenticeship Network

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today announced plans to create the New Jersey Apprenticeship Network, a new path for state residents to enter high-skilled careers through paid apprenticeships that may include college credit.

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Mar
28

Governor Murphy's Detailed Budget Book For Fiscal Year 2019 Now Available Online

Budget and Spending

Acting Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced Wednesday that Gov. Murphy’s Detailed Budget book for FY 2019 is now available online through the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Management and Budget website.

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Mar
27

New Jersey to Join Multi-State Lawsuit Challenging Citizenship Question on 2020 U.S. Census

Law & Justice

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey will join a multi-state coalition in suing the federal government to block the inclusion of a proposed citizenship question in the 2020 decennial Census. 

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Mar
27

Attorney General Grewal Announces New Leadership at the Division of Consumer Affairs

Appointments

New Focus on Filling the Void Left By Federal Pullback of Consumer Protection Regulation

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that Governor Murphy will nominate Paul R. Rodriguez to serve as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, the lead state agency charged with protecting consumers’ rights, regulating the securities industry, and overseeing 47 professional boards.

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Mar
27

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on the Trump Administration’s Changes to the U.S. Census

Statements

“By injecting a citizenship question into the Census, the Trump administration is seeking to sow fear among immigrant communities and inject uncertainty into what should be a non-partisan process. 

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Mar
27

Murphy Administration Expands Patient Access to Medical Marijuana, Lowers Fees For Patients and Caregivers

Health

Reforms Include Approving New Medical Conditions for Treatment and Allowing Current Dispensaries to Open Satellite Locations

Governor Phil Murphy today announced major reforms to New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. Reforms include the addition of medical conditions, lowered patient and caregiver fees, allowing dispensaries to add satellite locations, and proposed legislative changes that would increase the monthly product limit for patients, and allow an unlimited supply for those receiving hospice care.

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Mar
26

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Passage of Gun Safety Bills Through General Assembly

Law & Justice

The energy of the tens of thousands of New Jerseyans this past weekend demanding action on gun safety continues today...

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Mar
26

NJ Board of Public Utilities Takes Action to Ensure Utilities Pass Federal Tax Savings on to Customers

Other

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today approved sixteen Orders that will help New Jersey utilities provide savings for customers in accordance with the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency declared on March 20, 2018 has been lifted. 

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Mar
24

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on March for Our Lives and Pending Gun Safety Measures in the New Jersey Legislature

Statements

Across our state and our nation, young people made it clear they will no longer accept excuses when it comes to passing commonsense laws that will keep our schools, and, indeed, entire communities, safe from gun violence.

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Mar
23

Murphy Budget Focuses on Modernizing NJ Medicaid

Other

New benefits for autism spectrum disorders, diabetes, Hepatitis C, and family planning services; Implements waiver to expand opioid use disorder treatment

The proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget unveiled by Governor Murphy last week includes several actions to update and modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid Program.

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Mar
23

Governor Murphy Signs Resolution into Law

Other

Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has signed the following joint resolution:

AJR-55/SJR-39 (Benson, Murphy/Weinberg) - Designates March of each year as "Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month"

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Mar
22

Port Authority Board Approves Proposed Minimum Wage Increase for Thousands of Airport Workers

Economy & Jobs

Proposal Would Raise Minimum Wage for All Workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty to $19/hour by 2023; $2 Increase for Workers at Newark This Year  

60-Day Public Comment Period to Begin in Early April and Conclude in Early June Ahead of Final Vote

Raising Wages Improves Security by Reducing Turnover and Allowing for Better Training – Complements Initiatives to Transform and Modernize Airports

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Mar
22

Governor Murphy Submits Recommended Opportunity Zones to U.S. Treasury

Economy & Jobs

Investments have the potential to create long-lasting economic change in the State

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the Department of Community Affairs has submitted recommendations for Opportunity Zones to the United States Department of the Treasury.

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Mar
21

Governor Murphy Declares State Offices Open Tomorrow

Weather

The Governor has declared that all States Offices will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. All employees should arrive at their regularly scheduled reporting time.

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Mar
21

New Jersey State Police Lifts Commercial Vehicle Travel Ban

Weather

From the New Jersey State Police:  Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced the commercial vehicle travel ban will be lifted effective tonight at midnight, 12:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22.

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Mar
21

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Omnibus Spending Bill

Statements

"I am pleased to see that the federal omnibus spending bill contains hundreds of millions of dollars in funding that can be used for the Portal Bridge and the Gateway tunnel. ..."

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Mar
20

New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Travel Ban

Weather

From the New Jersey State Police: Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel ban due to the anticipated severity of the impending nor’easter.

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Weather

Governor Phil Murphy today declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's anticipated nor’easter, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts. Executive Order No. 17 declares the state emergency across all 21 counties in the state, and allows for the extension of resources into other parts of the state as the storm continues to impact New Jersey.

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Announces Selection of Judicial Advisory Panel

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his selection of seven individuals to serve on the Judicial Advisory Panel which advises the Governor on judicial nominations.

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Mar
20

New Jersey Reacts to Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Other

Editorial boards and columnists from across New Jersey applauded Governor Phil Murphy’s bold budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The Governor’s proposed budget puts New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future through investments in education, mass transit, and working families.

 

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Outlines How $242 Million in New Funding for NJ TRANSIT Will Help Reinvent Agency

Statements

No Fare Hike for NJ TRANSIT Commuters in Fiscal Year 2019

Additional State Investment Nearly Triple Last Year’s Funding Level

Funding Will Benefit Bus and Rail Maintenance and Operations, Allow for Hiring of

New Bus Drivers and Train Conductors

 

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Mar
19

Governor Murphy Announces New Vision for New Jersey's Economic Future

Jobs and the Economy

City-Owned Site to be Positioned as a New Center for Innovation and Research

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Mar
16

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Today’s Commuter Delays on the Portal Bridge, Importance of Fully Funding the Gateway Program

Statements

This morning, thousands of New Jersey commuters were late for work and needlessly stuck on trains due to early morning malfunctions involving the opening of the century-old Portal Bridge.

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Mar
15

Murphy Administration’s Proposed Budget Sets Course for Fully Funding State School-Aid Formula

Education

Spending plan bolsters funding for Preschool

Governor Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation.

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Mar
13

New Jersey Reacts to Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Budget and Spending

Elected officials and advocates from across New Jersey lauded Governor Phil Murphy’s fiscal year 2019 budget, delivered today. The Governor’s proposed budget puts New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future through investments in education, transit, infrastructure, environmental initiatives, and working families. The budget also prioritizes fairness for all by significantly increasing public employee pension contributions, raising the property tax deduction cap under the state's income tax, eliminating corporate tax loopholes, and creating a millionaire’s tax to ensure everyone pays their fair share.

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Mar
13

Governor Murphy Introduces First Budget, Moving New Jersey Towards a Stronger and Fairer Future

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today presented his budget for fiscal year 2019 – a plan to promote critical priorities including education, mass transit, and tax fairness to make New Jersey stronger and fairer.

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Mar
13

Governor Murphy's FY 2019 Budget Address

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Mar
13

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency declared on March 6, 2018 has been lifted. New Jersey residents can resume normal activity but are still directed to use caution when navigating roads, especially due to ongoing inclement weather and continued snow melting.

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Mar
10

Governor Murphy Calls JCP&L’S Storm Excuses “Embarrassing and Unacceptable”, Prepares to Exercise Executive Authority Under Declared State of Emergency

Other

Today, Governor Murphy slammed JCP&L for its slow response to Wednesday’s storm. Over 50,000 JCP&L customers continue to be without power.

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Mar
9

Governor Phil Murphy Sends Letter to U.S. Department of Interior Opposing Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Other

DEP Analysis Calls For State and Region To Be Excluded From Proposal Due to Numerous Technical Flaws

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Mar
9

Readout of Call Between Governor Phil Murphy and FirstEnergy President and CEO Chuck Jones

Other

Earlier today, Governor Murphy spoke over the phone with Chuck Jones, President and CEO of FirstEnergy Corp., the parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), about power restoration efforts following the recent snow storms in New Jersey.

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Mar
9

Governor Phil Murphy Deploys Mobile Hospital to Devastated U.S. Virgin Islands

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the deployment of a mobile hospital to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to support a hospital that was severely damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Mar
8

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on the Passing of Robert C. Sweeney

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Mar
8

Governor Phil Murphy Directs BPU Investigation Into Storm Response

Weather

Calls utilities’ response to winter storms unacceptable

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Mar
7

Governor Murphy Declares Two-Hour Delayed Opening for State Offices

Weather

 

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Mar
6

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency at 8 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's anticipated nor’easter.

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Mar
2

New Jersey Prepares in Advance of Nor'easter

Weather

From the New Jersey Emergency Management Section:

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Mar
1

Governor Murphy Walk to Washington Dinner Remarks

Speech

Address at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 81st Annual Congressional Dinner.

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Feb
27

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former New Jersey State Senate President Carmen A. Orechio

Executive Orders

Trenton - Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, March 2, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of former three-time Mayor of Nutley and New Jersey State Senate President Carmen A. Orechio.

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Feb
27

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order establishing the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council. Under the executive order, the Council will be directed to provide the Governor with economic advice and recommendations for stimulating job growth and workforce development in New Jersey.

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Feb
26

Governor Murphy Announces Massachusetts, Delaware and Puerto Rico Join "States for Gun Safety" Coalition to Combat the Gun Violence Epidemic

Other

Multi-State Coalition Now Represents Over 35 Million Americans

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Feb
26

ICYMI: Governor Murphy Notifies RGGI Governors of New Jersey's Commitment to Rejoining Climate-Change Compact

Environment

Following up on his pledge to advance New Jersey as a national leader in addressing global warming, Governor Phil Murphy has formally notified governors of states that belong to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of his administration’s commitment to rejoining the regional climate-change compact.

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Feb
22

Governors Murphy, Cuomo, Malloy, and Raimondo Announce “States for Gun Safety” Coalition to Combat the Gun Violence Epidemic

Statements

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo today announced the formation of the States for Gun Safety coalition, a new multi-state partnership to combat gun violence, and invited other states from across the nation to join the new effort.

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Feb
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation into Law

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following bills into law:

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Feb
21

Governor Murphy Announces $161 million in Municipal Aid Grants

Other

2018 grants will more than double last year’s total

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Feb
21

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Restoring $7.45 Million in Women’s Health Care Funding

Health

Governor Phil Murphy today signed a bill restoring $7.45 million in funding to Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities, the first legislation he has signed since taking office as New Jersey Governor. 

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Feb
20

Governor Murphy Announces State Efforts to Increase School Safety in New Jersey

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that his administration is making a coordinated effort with state law enforcement agencies and the New Jersey Legislature to improve school safety in the state in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

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Feb
20

Governor Murphy Appoints Cabinet Members to Lead the Department of Higher Education, Motor Vehicle Commission, and Civil Service Commission

Appointments

Governor Murphy’s Cabinet Appointees are Majority-Female, a first in New Jersey History 

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Parkland School Shooting

Executive Orders

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Parkland School Shooting.

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Jump Start NJ TRANSIT Turnaround

Transportation

Initial commuter relief plan addresses rail car shortages, increases replacement parts availability and accelerates hiring

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Feb
13

Tim Sullivan Named Chief Executive Officer of EDA

Appointments

The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today voted to approve Tim Sullivan as the Authority’s next Chief Executive Officer. 

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Feb
13

Governor Murphy, Majority Leader Greenwald Discuss Gun Violence Prevention Strategies

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today joined Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and representatives from gun safety organizations to discuss gun violence in New Jersey and reforms needed to ensure the safety of all New Jerseyans.

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Feb
12

El Gobernador Murphy Firma Una Orden Ejecutiva Creando Una Comisión Para Ayudar a Puerto Rico

Executive Orders

El Gobernador Phil Murphy firmó hoy una orden ejecutiva estableciendo una comisión para ayudar a Puerto Rico. La comisión, compuesta por 18 miembros, colaborará con agencias federales y estatales para acelerar el proceso que beneficiará a puertorriqueños desplazados en el estado de New Jersey, también examinará otras maneras en que el estado podría ayudar a la isla.

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Feb
12

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Commission on Puerto Rico Relief

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order establishing the Commission on Puerto Rico Relief, an 18-member commission that will collaborate with state and federal agencies to expedite processes benefiting displaced Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, as well as examine ways the state can aid the island.

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Feb
11

Governor Murphy Convenes the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission

Law & Justice

Announces Two Appointments to the Commission

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Feb
9

Governor Murphy Mobilizes Mayors to Implement Policies Providing Tax Relief in Their Municipalities

Property Taxes

Renews Pledge to Preserve Tax Deductions for New Jersey

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Feb
7

State of New Jersey Announces A 2 Hour Delayed Opening For State Offices On Wednesday, February 7

Weather

Delayed Opening Will Allow For Clearing Of Roadways And Less Hazardous Travel Conditions During Morning Commute

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Feb
5

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring All ISPs that Contract With New Jersey to Adhere to Net Neutrality Principles

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order mandating that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that do business with the State of New Jersey follow the principles of net neutrality, a critical step in securing a free and open Internet for state residents.

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Feb
2

ICYMI: New Jersey Attorney General Signs onto Multi-State Letter Opposing Federal Expansion of Offshore Drilling

Environment

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has joined a multi-state coalition opposing the federal government’s expansion of offshore drilling, signing on to a letter that highlights the ways oil and gas exploration off the New Jersey coast would have “devastating” economic and environmental effects.

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Feb
1

Governor Murphy Declares Support for Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he will join the Governors of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware in support of a ban on hydraulic fracturing –a process commonly called “fracking”—in the Delaware River Basin.

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Promote Offshore Wind Energy

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to fully implement the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) and begin the process of moving the state toward a goal of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy generation by the year 2030.

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Announces That New Jersey Will Withdraw From West Virginia v. EPA Lawsuit

Other

Attorney General Grewal Files Paperwork to Withdraw NJ From Case

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Nominates Kevin S. Corbett to Lead NJ Transit as New Executive Director

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the nomination of Kevin S. Corbett to serve as the Executive Director of NJ Transit, the beleaguered transportation agency relied upon by hundreds of thousands of New Jersey commuters. Governor Murphy is calling on NJ Transit’s board to take up the matter at its next meeting.

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Jan
29

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Congressman Frelinghuysen

Statements

“I want to thank Congressman Frelinghuysen for his more than 23 years of service to the people of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district. Public service runs deep in the Frelinghuysen family ...

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Jan
29

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing New Jersey to Reenter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order mandating that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Public Utilities begin the process of reentering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Jan
26

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal Announce Intention to Tighten Restrictions on Handgun-Carry Permits

Other

Will reverse previous administration policy that loosened restrictions

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Jan
26

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce the Release of Final Transition Committee Reports

Reports

The gubernatorial transition team assembled by Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today released its final reports, a reflection of ...

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy Selects Tim Sullivan to be Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Appointments

He is calling on the EDA Board to take up the matter at its next meeting.

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal Announce New Jersey Will Join Federal Lawsuit Protecting the Rights of Dreamers

Other

Swear in first Dreamer to be admitted to New Jersey State Bar Association

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Jan
23

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Policy

Executive Orders

Aims to Expand Access for New Jerseyans

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Jan
22

Attorney General Grewal to Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Labor Union Rights

Other

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will join New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and sign on to an amicus brief in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case, furthering the commitment of Governor Phil Murphy’s administration to building strong labor and supporting working people.

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Jan
22

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Audit of NJ Transit

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order mandating a full-scale audit of the beleaguered mass transit agency, ...

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Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Coordinate State ACA Enrollment Efforts

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order that will direct all state agencies that interact with the public to provide information regarding enrollment in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

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Jan
20

Readout of Bipartisan Call with Governor Murphy and Members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation

Other

Governor Murphy today convened a bipartisan call with members of the New Jersey congressional delegation on the impacts of the federal government shutdown.

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Jan
20

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Federal Government Shutdown

Statements

"Washington Republicans are playing political games with the health and well-being of New Jersey residents ...

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Jan
19

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing Performance Audit of EDA

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order today directing the State Comptroller’s Office to complete a performance audit of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s tax incentive programs.

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Jan
18

Statement from Governor Murphy on Newark’s Selection as a Finalist for Amazon’s HQ2

Statements

"Amazon’s announcement that Newark is among the finalists for ‘HQ2’ proves New Jersey’s amazing strengths and potential to once again be a global driver of technology and innovation ...

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order on ethics and convenes first cabinet meeting

Executive Orders

On the first full day after his Inauguration, Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order outlining the ethics and standards of the administration.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order Promoting Equal Pay, Gender Equity

Executive Orders

In First Executive Order, Governor Fulfills Key Campaign Pledge

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