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New Jersey Reacts to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order Establishing Regulatory Principles


“We applaud Governor Murphy for issuing an Executive Order improving government transparency and engaging people directly affected by policy changes. These regulatory principles are a great step towards building a thriving New Jersey and making our state a place everyone can afford to call home.”-- Staci Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ

"Sound environmental and public health regulations are the cornerstone of progressive policymaking. A big thanks to Governor Murphy for strengthening the state's ability to keep New Jersey's kids healthy and its air and water clean.” -- said Rob Duffey, interim Director of New Jersey Working Families

“This executive order will provide the state with the independence and flexibility necessary to move key progressive priorities forward. Under the Christie administration, the state made it as hard as possible for departments and agencies to promote environmental protection, public health, social services, and much more. Now, these new guiding principles will allow rules and regulations to better reflect the values and priorities that benefit all New Jerseyans.”  -- Brandon McKoy, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective

"With Governor Murphy's Executive Order 63 reversing Christie's harmful environmental rollbacks, this Administration is making it possible for New Jersey to exceed weaker federal standards once again, which is critical to the health and safety of all of New Jersey's families and businesses. We are impressed at the transparency in the stakeholder process with the environmental community to create these new safeguards. Governor Murphy's action builds on his commitment to make New Jersey stronger and fairer, and make us the greenest state in America." -- Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters