Governor Phil Murphy

Press Releases

Jan
17

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing Statewide Goals and Incentives for Increased Use of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

Bill Action The bills, which will codify into state law the basic protections for health care consumers that are part of the Affordable Care Act, include protections for no-cost preventative care and contraception, prohibit exclusions for pre-existing conditions, allow children to stay on their parents’ plan until age 26, and incorporate mental health and maternity care as part of essential benefits, among others. Read More
Jan
10

This Week In New Jersey: January 17, 2020

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package Protecting the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey

Bill Action “At a time when the Affordable Care Act is under siege by the Trump Administration and being challenged in the courts, New Jersey has a responsibility to protect and provide access to high-quality, affordable health care for all of our residents,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Jan
15

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Bolster Security Funding for At Risk Non-Profit Organizations

Bill Action Governor Also Signs Legislation to Classify Certain Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism Read More
Jan
15

Governor Murphy Announces “Jobs NJ: Developing Talent to Grow Business in the Garden State”

Jobs and the Economy New Plan Outlines Initiatives to Ensure All Career-Seeking New Jerseyans Have the Education and Training Necessary to Access High-Quality Employment and Ensure Businesses and Employers Can Quickly and Efficiently Fill Their Talent Needs Read More
Jan
14

In 2020 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Recommits to a Stronger and Fairer New Jersey that Works for Every Family

Speech Governor Prioritizes Making Smart Investments in the Middle Class, Restoring Fiscal Responsibility, and Changing the Culture of Trenton Read More
Jan
14

Governor Murphy Delivers State of the State Address

Speech "Building a New Jersey that Works for Every Family" Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Vetoes Bill to Exempt Certain School Districts from 2% Property Tax Cap

Bill Action "Before middle-class property taxpayers have to again take it on the chin, we should be asking our wealthiest residents to pay their fair share through a millionaire’s tax,” said Governor Murphy Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Fight New Jersey’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

Bill Action “In New Jersey, we are committed to improving the health and safety of every mother and child,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Mandating Comprehensive Disclosure and Transparency Requirements for Civil Asset Forfeiture

Bill Action "New Jersey law enforcement agencies currently have no permanent statutory requirement to disclose civil asset forfeitures,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Jan
11

First Lady Tammy Murphy Hosts Family Festival in Jersey City to Fight New Jersey’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

Other On Saturday, January 11, First Lady Tammy Murphy hosted 2,100 mothers, fathers, grandparents, and others involved in taking care of a child at her sixth Family Festival in Jersey City. Read More
Jan
10

This Week In New Jersey: January 10, 2020

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Jan
9

Two Murphy Administration Cabinet Members Confirmed

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today applauded the confirmation of two key cabinet members to his Administration. The Senate confirmed Marcus O. Hicks, Esq. as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Judith M. Persichilli as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring the Removal of Obstructive Vegetation Near Railroad Crossings

Bill Action “Vegetation can pose a serious hazard to passenger and commercial train traffic, as well as those crossing railroad tracks,” said Governor Murphy. “This legislation will improve safety on our railroads and hold railroad operators responsible for removal of obstructive vegetation at our many railroad crossings.” Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enhance Student-Athlete Safety

Bill Action “School sports are a longstanding part of the fabric of our state,” said Governor Murphy. “By enacting these measures today, we are making sure that student-athletes have the resources and protections to enjoy school sports programs safely.” Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Allowing Municipalities to Enter Properties to Perform Lead Service Line Replacements

Bill Action “This law equips cities and towns with a crucial tool in combatting the nationwide issue of lead in water.” Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs “Paul’s Law” to Aid Students with Seizure Disorders

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S4141, also known as “Paul’s Law”, which will authorize parents or guardians to request the use of an individualized health care plan for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders. The law is named after Paul St. Pierre, a 13-year-old boy from Maple Shade who has epilepsy and advocated for the legislation. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy today signed A3979, also known as the Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act. This Act will make it easier for incarcerated parents to keep in touch with their family members and specifically improve prison conditions for incarcerated pregnant women. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Prohibiting Possession, Sale, Trade, and Distribution of Shark Fins

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2905, which will prohibit the sale, trade, distribution, or offering for sale of shark fins, as well as the possession of any shark fin that is separated from a shark that is caught and released. The law will prevent the highly cruel practice of separating shark fins from sharks and releasing them back into the water. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Announces Preliminary 2019 Year-End Opioid Statistics and Highlights Administration-Wide Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in New Jersey

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced preliminary 2019 year-end opioid statistics for New Jersey and reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive, multi-pronged collaboration across several state departments and agencies. Read More
Jan
6

Governor Murphy Announces First Round of Applications for Library Construction Bond Act

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of the first round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act. The Act, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to support public libraries providing modern and technologically efficient library facilities. Read More
Jan
3

Joint Statement from Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Regarding Anti-Semitic Content on Facebook Group “Rise Up Ocean County”

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Jan
3

This Week In New Jersey: January 3, 2020

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Jan
3

Statement by Governor Murphy on Oppressive Policies Toward Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India

Statements The new year is supposed to be a time full of promise and hope, but for millions of Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India living under authoritarian policies, promise and hope are in short supply. Read More
Jan
3

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Sergeant 1st Class Michael Goble

Executive Orders . “Our thoughts are with Sergeant 1st Class Goble's family and friends. May we all honor his service by endeavoring through our lives to represent the values for which he gave his life.” Read More
Jan
2

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Appropriating $9.5 Million for Family Planning Services

Bill Action Legislation Replaces Federal Funding for Family Planning Providers Impacted by Title X Gag Rule Read More
Jan
1

Governor Murphy Marks Statewide Minimum Wage Increase to $11/Hour

Economy & Jobs Rise in Minimum Wage to $11/Hour Directly Benefits Nearly 200,000 New Jerseyans Read More