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Dec
3

Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Confirm First Omicron Variant Case in New Jersey

Coronavirus “The Omicron variant is among us and we need to take steps to stop its spread. It is vital that residents remain as vigilant as possible as we await more information about the variant,” said Governor Murphy.

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Dec
3

This Week in New Jersey: December 3rd, 2021

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Dec
3

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Dec
3

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Legislation Making More Families Eligible for the State’s Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

Bill Action The legislation will make taxpayers with incomes of $150,000 or less per year who incur expenses for childcare and other household expenses eligible for the credit for starting in tax year 2021.

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Dec
2

Governor Murphy Announces Support For Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill Package in Current Legislative Session

Bill Action Thanks Speaker Coughlin for His Commitment to Posting the Legislative Package

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Nov
30

Governor Murphy Cuts Ribbon on Cramer Hill Waterfront Park

Budget and Spending The Landfill-Turned-Waterfront Park Will Be the Largest Park in City of Camden

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Nov
29

TRANSCRIPT: November 29th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Nov
26

This Week in New Jersey: November 26th, 2021

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Nov
26

Governor Murphy and Legislative Leadership Agree to Allocate $700 Million Towards Debt Avoidance and Investments in Health Care Institutions and Economic Growth

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Nov
23

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Clarifying Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government

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Nov
22

TRANSCRIPT: November 22nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Nov
20

Statement from Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Doses for All Adults

Coronavirus Effective immediately, all Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients are eligible for a booster dose six months after completing their primary two-dose series. All those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continue to be eligible to receive a booster dose two months after their primary dose.

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Nov
19

Statement from Governor Murphy on Build Back Better

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Nov
19

This Week in New Jersey: November 19th, 2021

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Nov
19

Governor Murphy Announces $75 Million for Emergent and Capital Maintenance School Construction Throughout New Jersey

Education All school districts will receive a portion of the $75 million, which will be administered by the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA). Of the $75 million, $50 million will be distributed to New Jersey’s 31 SDA districts and $25 million will be distributed to regular operating districts.

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Nov
18

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Agriculture Announces $10 Million Distribution for Food Banks

Other The funds were provided to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture through a Memorandum of Understanding with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and will be allocated through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

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Nov
18

ICYMI: Acting AG Bruck Announces $12 Million in Grant Funding to Reduce Gun Violence and Support Victims

Law & Justice Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck today announced that the Department of Law & Public Safety is making available $12 million in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support crime victims, including $10 million to support Community-Based Violence Intervention (CBVI) Programs—the largest single investment in such programs in New Jersey’s history.

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Nov
18

Governor Murphy Breaks Ground On New ShopRite Grocery Store Project in Atlantic City

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Nov
16

Governor Murphy Announces $400 Million in Capital Facilities Funding to Support New Jersey’s Higher Education Sector

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Nov
16

Governor Murphy Joined By Commissioner Caride, Federal Officials, and Navigators Urge Residents to Explore Affordable Health Insurance Options at Get Covered New Jersey

Health Open Enrollment is the One Time of Year to Select A Health Plan With Record Levels of Financial Help Available, Majority of Consumers Receiving Financial Help Can Find a Plan for $10 a Month or Less

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Nov
15

TRANSCRIPT: November 15th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Nov
12

This Week in New Jersey: November 12th, 2021

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Nov
11

Governor Murphy Announces Historic Acquisition of Former Rail Line and Intent to Create New 9-Mile Linear State Park & Transitway

Transportation Connecting the communities of Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, Secaucus, and Jersey City, the park will also provide a new pedestrian route and protect our environment by providing residents with a new and convenient method to reach their destinations without the use of a car.

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Nov
11

On Veteran’s Day, Governor Murphy, DMAVA Commissioner Brigadier General Dr. Lisa Hou, and Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman Announce Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

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Nov
10

Statement by Governor Murphy on Senate President Steve Sweeney's Concession

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Nov
10

ICYMI: Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits Additional $120 Million to Reduce Overdose Deaths in U.S.

Health Five new states – Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin – will join Michigan and Pennsylvania in program expansion as overdose deaths increase during COVID-19 pandemic

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Nov
10

Governor Murphy Advances Climate Action to Secure New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today announced a series of climate actions to further secure New Jersey’s clean energy future and protect residents, the economy, and the environment from the worsening impacts of climate change.

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Nov
9

Governors Murphy, Hochul, and Lamont Announce Agreement on Federal Funding Awarded to the Region's Public Transportation Systems

Transportation Relief Funding Provided for Transit Agencies Including NJ TRANSIT, MTA, and Connecticut Department of Transportation Will Help Offset Pandemic-Related Revenue Losses

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Nov
8

Governor Murphy Establishes Asian American Pacific Islander Commission

Bill Action TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A-5737/S-3763 into law establishing the Asian American Pacific Islander Commission within the Department of State. The commission is charged with developing policies to address the social and economic needs of the growing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in New Jersey. Under this new law, the commission will be required to submit an annual to the Governor and the Legislature about the commission’s activities.

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Nov
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating New Jersey Department of Health Building as “Judith M. Persichilli Building” in Honor of Commissioner

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S3984/A5933) designating the New Jersey Department of Health State office building in Trenton as the “Judith M. Persichilli Building” in honor of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. The building is named in honor of Commissioner Persichilli’s past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Nov
8

TRANSCRIPT: November 8th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Nov
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Promoting Transparency on the New Jersey Drug Utilization Review Board

Health Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A-277/S-2035) that requires public members of the New Jersey Drug Utilization Review Board to submit disclosures of financial interests and involvement in pharmaceutical distributors, manufacturers, or benefits managers.

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Nov
8

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Nov
6

Statement by Governor Murphy on the House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Statements The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill delivers billions of dollars for the Gateway Program, the largest critical infrastructure project in the United States, bringing commuters the relief that they deserve.

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Nov
5

This Week in New Jersey: November 5th, 2021

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Nov
5

Governor Phil Murphy Announces $10 Million in Funding for Phase 3 of Sustain & Serve NJ Program

Coronavirus Additional Funding Brings Total to $45 Million for Program on Track to Purchase 4.5 Million Meals from Over 400 Restaurants Across All NJ Counties

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Nov
3

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Nominations of Georgette Castner and Evelyn Padin for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

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Nov
1

TRANSCRIPT: November 1st, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Nov
1

Governor Murphy Lifts Storm-Related State of Emergency

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Nov
1

ICYMI: Open Enrollment Period for Get Covered New Jersey Begins Nov. 1, With Record Levels of Financial Help Available to Make Health Insurance More Affordable

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Oct
29

This Week in New Jersey: October 29, 2021

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Oct
28

ICYMI: NJBPU Awards 165 MW of Community Solar to 105 Projects in Pilot Year 2

Environment All Projects will Benefit Low-to-Moderate-Income & Historically Underserved Communities

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Oct
28

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Joins AFSCME President Lee Saunders as He Recieves COVID-19 Booster Shot

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy lent his support to national public employee leader, Lee Saunders, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) who received his COVID-19 booster shot at the Henry J. Austin Health Clinic in Trenton on Thursday morning.

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Oct
28

Statement from Governor Murphy on Build Back Better Framework

Statements "Congratulations to President Biden on securing a framework for historic investments in working and middle class American families.

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Oct
28

First Lady Tammy Murphy, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Announce Medicaid Expansion for New Moms 365 Days Postpartum

First Lady New Jersey Becomes Second State in the Nation and First in the Region to Provide Medicaid Expansion to Improve Maternal and Infant Health and Decrease the Racial Disparity in Birth Outcomes

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Oct
27

TRANSCRIPT: October 27th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Oct
27

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Oct
27

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Nomination of Philip Sellinger as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey

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Oct
26

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Confirmation of Karen William

Statements “Judge Williams has led a distinguished career and is well-respected throughout South Jersey and beyond. I know that she will serve the people of New Jersey with integrity, honor, and fairness, and I look forward to her many future years on the District Court bench.”- Governor Murphy.

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Oct
26

Governor Murphy and NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti Announce $161 Million in FY 22 Municipal Aid Grants to 541 Municipalities

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2022 Municipal Aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Murphy Administration’s Commitment to Communities.

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Oct
25

From the White House: Remarks by President Biden on Build Back Better and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Speech NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex Kearny, New Jersey

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Oct
25

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Nor’easter Storm

Speech Executive Order No. 272 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.

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Oct
25

President Biden and Governor Murphy Break Ground on the Portal North Bridge

Speech The Portal North Bridge, which is part of the larger Gateway Program, will greatly reduce gridlock caused by critical operation and maintenance issues of the existing 110-year-old swing bridge and improve service, reliability and capacity for rail travel between New Jersey and New York City.

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Oct
25

Remarks by Governor Murphy on the Portal North Bridge Event with President Biden

Speech NJ TRANSIT Meadowlands Maintenence Complex, Kearny
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Oct
22

This Week in New Jersey: October 22nd, 2021

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Oct
22

Governor Murphy Announces Newark’s Designation as a Transit Village

Transportation The state’s Transit Village Initiative connects designated municipalities with a task force comprising state agencies that help implement mixed-use development and Complete Streets accommodations near transit facilities.

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Oct
21

Governor Murphy Recognizes 11th New Class of NJ TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers

Transportation The addition of this new class with 14 graduates means NJ TRANSIT has succeeded in adding 127 new locomotive engineers to its roster since Governor Murphy took office in 2018.

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Oct
20

TRANSCRIPT: October 20th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Oct
20

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for State Contracted Employees

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 271, which requires new and potential state contractors to demonstrate that all of their employees who enter, work at, or provide services in any state agency location are fully vaccinated or otherwise undergo weekly testing.

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Oct
20

ICYMI: New Jersey to Invest $634M to Enhance Medicaid Services for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities

Budget and Spending Feds Approve Department Plan to use American Rescue Plan Matching Funds to Strengthen Home and Community-based Services

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Oct
20

Governor Murphy Announces Over $100 Million Investment in Urban Parks, Playgrounds, and Open Spaces Across New Jersey

Budget and Spending “With these investments, we will take another significant step toward ensuring all New Jersey communities have access to recreational opportunities and enjoy the benefits of natural resource conservation”- Governor Murphy.

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Oct
19

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Concerning Polling Locations at Schools

Law & Justice Governor Murphy and State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an administrative order which facilitates the safe operation of polling locations at schools for the November 2nd, 2021 General Election.

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Oct
19

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Confirmation of Christine O’Hearn

Statements “I congratulate Judge O’Hearn on this tremendous accomplishment and I know that she will serve the people of New Jersey with honor and distinction,” - Governor Murphy.

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Oct
18

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of General Colin Powell

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities through Friday, October 22, 2021 to honor the passing of General Colin Powell.

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Oct
18

TRANSCRIPT: October 18th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Oct
18

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Oct
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Enabling E-ZPass Charge Push Notifications

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S-1654) which requires the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) to provide electronic push notifications for New Jersey E-ZPass customers.

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Oct
18

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Expands the Number of State Navigators and Announces $4 Million Investment in Organizations to Assist With Health Insurance Enrollment

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Oct
18

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of General Ray Odierno

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to honor the passing of four-star general and New Jersey native General Raymond Thomas Odierno.

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Oct
15

This Week in New Jersey: October 15th, 2021

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Oct
15

Governor Murphy Breaks Ground on Route 9/Main Street Roadway Improvement Project

Transportation Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Assistant Commissioner of Planning, Multimodal and Grants Administration Michael Russo, and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac today broke ground on a Middlesex County project to improve the Route 9/Main Street intersection.

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Oct
15

Governor Murphy Announces Executive Staff Transition with Appointments of Christine Guhl-Sadovy as Cabinet Secretary and Dennis Zeveloff as Deputy Chief Policy Advisor

Appointments “Through Christine’s experience serving within the government and championing causes to promote equity, her ability to bring people together and drive priorities that are critical to New Jerseyans make her the right fit for this position,” - Governor Murphy.

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Oct
14

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Assemblyman George Richardson

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, October 15, 2021, to honor the passing of Assemblyman and civil rights leader George Richardson.

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Oct
14

Governor Phil Murphy Celebrates Groundbreaking of Historic Research, Education and Innovation Hub in New Brunswick

Economy & Jobs “The addition of the medical school and research facility will make this a one-of-a-kind facility and the medical and scientific breakthroughs made here will be felt for generations.” - Governor Murphy

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Oct
13

TRANSCRIPT: October 13th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Oct
13

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Partnership with NJ 211, Uber, and Lyft to Continue to Provide Rideshare Service to Residents Who Were Impacted by COVID-19 and Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida Governor Phil Murphy today announced $300,000 in additional funding towards a continued partnership with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft in conjunction with United Way Worldwide and NJ 211 to provide access to free and discounted rideshare services to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida and who are unable to obtain another vehicle due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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Oct
13

Murphy Administration Announces Additional Child Care Investments to Support Working Families, Child Care Workers, & Providers

Budget and Spending Plan Will Help Eligible Families with Child Care Costs, Provide Bonus Pay to Workers, and Support Providers with Grants

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Oct
13

Governor Murphy Announces Executive Staff Transition with Appointments of Christine Guhl-Sadovy as Cabinet Secretary and Dennis Zeveloff as Deputy Chief Policy Advisor

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointments of Christine Guhl-Sadovy as Cabinet Secretary and Dennis Zeveloff as Deputy Chief Policy Advisor at the Governor’s Office. Guhl-Sadovy currently serves as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) President Joseph L. Fiordaliso.

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Oct
12

Murphy Administration Releases Final Climate Change Resiliency Strategy to Protect New Jersey’s Communities, Environment, and Infrastructure from Climate Change

Environment The Climate Change Resilience Strategy outlines six state priorities to guide state and local government climate action and includes over 100 recommendations to strengthen New Jersey against climate impacts, including sea-level rise, chronic flooding, rising temperatures, and more frequent and intense storm events.

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Oct
12

ICYMI: DCA Notifies Households with Overdue Electric and Natural Gas Bills that Utility Relief Is Available

Budget and Spending Letters Mailed Out Today to Approximately 350,000 Households Eligible for Assistance; DCA Urges Households that Receive a Letter to Immediately Apply for Help

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Oct
12

Governor Murphy and NJ TRANSIT Announce Portal North Bridge Project Construction Award

Transportation Governor Murphy today announced that the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors has approved a contract with Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge.

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Oct
8

Governor Murphy Announces Tropical Storm Ida FEMA Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance is Extended to Cape May County

Tropical Storm Ida Local Government Entities and Certain Non-Profits in FEMA-Approved Cape May County May Receive Reimbursement for Certain Storm Response Costs

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Oct
8

This Week in New Jersey: October 1, 2021

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Oct
8

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Addressing Duplications of Benefits in Expenditures of American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 267, which proactively addresses the risks associated with duplication of benefits among state, county, and local programs funded with American Rescue Plan State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

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Oct
8

ICYMI: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Memorandum of Understanding Between New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Reciprocal Sharing of Crime Gun Data

Law & Justice We applaud today’s announcement by the Governors of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut that the states’ law enforcement agencies will share crime gun data across state lines to bolster law enforcement operations and improve public safety.

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Oct
7

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Oct
7

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Education Launches Resources to Help Schools Teach Climate Change Across K-12 Classrooms

Education The NJDOE establishes the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS), which determine what schools are required to teach in nine content areas across each grade level.

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Oct
7

Governor Phil Murphy, Governor Kathy Hochul, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf to Share Crime Gun Data in Effort to Prevent Gun Violence and Enhance Public Safety

Law & Justice New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share crime gun data in an effort to prevent gun violence and enhance public safety.

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Oct
6

TRANSCRIPT: October 6th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Oct
6

ICYMI: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Increase Pay for New Jersey’s Poll Workers for the November 2021 General Election

Executive Orders Yesterday’s Order also waives the restriction that limits poll workers to serving only within the county in which they reside.

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Oct
6

$10.2 Million in CARES Act Funding to be Allocated to NJRA Small Business Lease – Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy announced today that an additional $10.2 million in support has been allocated to the Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP).

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Oct
5

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Increase Pay for New Jersey’s Poll Workers for the November 2021 General Election

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 266, which will increase the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increase pay during the early voting period by a commensurate hourly rate

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Oct
5

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Combat Age Discrimination in New Jersey

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A681 into law, which expands the scope of the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) by providing protections against age discrimination by employers.

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Oct
4

TRANSCRIPT: October 4th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Oct
1

This Week in New Jersey: October 1, 2021

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Oct
1

Governor Murphy Announces Winners of 2021 Governor’s Cups and Best of Show Among New Jersey Wineries

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy today announced the 2021 Governor’s Cups and Best of Show winners among New Jersey wineries. The featured winners were selected from the 2021 Garden State Wine Growers Association competition and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute.

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Oct
1

Spending From Filmmaking Expected to Exceed $500 Million in 2021

Economy & Jobs The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced today that overall in-state production spending from filmmaking will exceed half a billion dollars in 2021, following a very busy spring and summer and an unprecedented amount of production taking place this fall.

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Sep
30

Murphy Administration Unveils Youth Mental Health One-Stop Resource Website

Coronavirus New Web Tool Has Resources for Youth, Parents and Educators

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Sep
30

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Combat Food Insecurity in New Jersey

Bill Action During Hunger Action Month, Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law a comprehensive legislation package aimed at combatting food insecurity, reaffirming his commitment to end hunger in New Jersey.

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Sep
30

Governor Murphy Celebrates Fiserv’s New Hub in Berkeley Heights

Jobs and the Economy Governor Phil Murphy, along with company representatives and local and state elected officials, today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new Fiserv office in Berkeley Heights

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Sep
29

TRANSCRIPT: September 29nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
29

ICYMI: At 28.63 Percent, New Jersey’s Pension Fund Far Surpasses any Returns in the Last Two Decades

Budget and Spending At today’s meeting of the State Investment Council, Treasury’s Division of Investment reported that New Jersey’s Pension Fund generated a final, unaudited return of 28.63 percent for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2021, far surpassing any annual return on record for the last 20 years, as well as the 7.3 percent statutory assumed rate of return for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021).

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Sep
29

Governor Murphy Announces Fiserv Will Build New Hub In Berkeley Heights

Jobs and the Economy Project Will Bring 1,927 New Jobs and Over $105 Million Investment to New Jersey

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Sep
28

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Sep
28

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Jayné Johnson as Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Executive Orders Governor Also Signs Sweeping Legislative Package to Bolster Diversity Within Law Enforcement

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Sep
27

El Gobernador Murphy anuncia el programa de incentivo Return and Earn

Jobs and the Economy NJDOL proporcionará $500 a los nuevos contratados y cubrirá el 50% de los salarios durante el período de capacitación mientras la economía se recupera de la pandemia de COVID-19

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Sep
27

Governor Murphy Announces Return and Earn Incentive Program

Jobs and the Economy NJDOL to provide $500 to new hires, cover 50% of wages during training as economy recovers from Covid-19 pandemic

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Sep
27

TRANSCRIPT: September 27th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
27

Statement from Governor Murphy on PennEast’s Decision to Cease Development of Pipeline Through New Jersey

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Sep
27

Governor Murphy Breaks Ground on New Perth Amboy High School

Education “This school will not only relieve overcrowding in Perth Amboy Public Schools, but also provide a state-of-the-art facility that will foster learning and success for Perth Amboy students.” - Governor Murphy.

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Sep
24

ICYMI: Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Approval of Pfizer Booster Dose

Coronavirus To find a vaccination site and book an appointment online, visit covid19.nj.gov/finder or call the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.

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Sep
24

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Sep
24

Governor Murphy Announces over a Dozen New Appointments to New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Appointments The new appointments represent a diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated leadership, care and expertise in the field of Holocaust education.

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Sep
22

TRANSCRIPT: September 22nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
21

Governor Murphy Announces First Approval Under Emerge Job Creation Tax Credit Program

Property Taxes Project Will Bring 357 New Jobs to New Jersey

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Sep
21

Governor Murphy Announces First Approval Under Emerge Job Creation Tax Credit Program

Property Taxes Project Will Bring 357 New Jobs to New Jersey

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Sep
21

IFA Delegation Tours MetLife Stadium and Other Venues in Advance of 2026 FIFA World Cup Site Selection

Other Joint Bid with New Jersey and New York Among 17 U.S. cities being considered

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Sep
20

TRANSCRIPT: September 20th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
20

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Child Care Center Personnel

Executive Orders All Child Care Centers Will Have Until November 1 to Come Into Full Compliance with the Vaccine or Testing Requirement

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Sep
18

ICYMI: Survivors in Warren County Can Now Apply for FEMA Assistance

Tropical Storm Ida Today, Warren County was designated for Individual Assistance. The county will now join the previously designated counties of Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union.

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Sep
18

ICYMI: Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli

Coronavirus Yesterday, the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (FDA VRBPAC) recommended an emergency use authorization (EUA) to provide for a Pfizer booster dose at 6 months after the primary series to Pfizer vaccine recipients who are 65 or older or are at high risk of severe Covid-19.

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Sep
17

This Week in New Jersey: September 17, 2021

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Sep
17

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Extended Rulemaking Deadlines to Expire

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 263, which provides for the expiration of extensions of Department of Environmental Protection rulemaking deadlines that were instituted in Executive Order No. 127 (2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sep
16

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Pediatric Cancer Bills, Increasing Investment in Pediatric Cancer Research

Bill Action The legislation (S1431) establishes the “Pediatric Cancer Research Fund” and establishes an advisory board within the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research for disbursement of monies deposited in the fund and provides voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns for pediatric cancer research.

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Sep
16

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Sep
16

Governor Murphy Announces Agreement to Establish U.S. Headquarters in Newark for the HAX Startup Development Program Focused on Industrial Tech and Decarbonization

Economy & Jobs The partnership will bring 2,500 new jobs and millions in follow-on investment in decade ahead

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Sep
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Increase Transparency of Higher Education Costs

Education Governor Phil Murphy today signed S1877 into law, requiring public and independent institutions of higher education to provide a financial aid “shopping sheet” each year to every enrolled student.

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Sep
16

Governor Murphy Announces Commitment to Universal Pre-K for New Jersey

Education Governor Also Announces $17 Million in Funds to Bring High-Quality Pre-K to 19 More School Districts

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Sep
15

TRANSCRIPT: September 15th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
15

ICYMI: Acting AG Bruck: New Jersey Files Amicus Brief Supporting U.S. Department of Justice Challenge to Texas Ban on Abortions

Law & Justice Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced today that New Jersey has joined a multi-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent lawsuit seeking to prevent Texas from effectively banning most abortions in the state.

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Sep
14

ICYMI: Successful NJBPU Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Expends Funds Ahead of Schedule, Moving State Closer to Electric Vehicle Goal

Environment Incentives Provided to Nearly 9,000 EVs in Less than Two Years

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Sep
14

Governor Murphy Establishes Wealth Disparity Task Force

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Sep
13

TRANSCRIPT: September 13th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
13

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida One Additional Fatality Statewide. One Person from Passaic County Remains Missing.

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Sep
13

ICYMI: First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Release Third NJ Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care

First Lady Report Card Highlights Improved Cesarean Delivery Rates Across New Jersey

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Sep
13

Governor Murphy Announces Winners of the Future of Work Accelerator Open Innovation Challenge

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced winners selected for the New Jersey Future of Work Accelerator program - the result of a national call for applications for innovations designed to promote worker rights, worker safety, and lifelong learning.

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Sep
11

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida Two Additional Fatalities Statewide, One Person from Passaic County Remains Missing

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Sep
11

ICYMI: UPDATE: Survivors in Morris County Can Also Now Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

Tropical Storm Ida Today, Morris County was designated for Individual Assistance. This county now joins previously designated counties Passaic, Somerset, Gloucester, Union, Mercer, Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson.

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Sep
11

Remarks by Governor Murphy on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks September 11, 2021 Empty Sky Memorial, Jersey City

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Sep
10

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Resignation of Raymond M. Pocino from the Boards of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Statements Yesterday, after close to two decades of serving New Jersey commuters and drivers, Raymond M. Pocino resigned from the Boards of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

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Sep
10

This Week in NJ: September 10th, 2021

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Sep
10

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observation of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Executive Orders U.S and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, of whom nearly 750 were New Jersey residents, that were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks

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Sep
10

Governor Murphy Announces Applications for $75.6 Million to Further Enhance Career and Technical Education in County Vocational-Technical School Districts and County Colleges

Education These grants are supported by $500 million in bonds authorized by the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act (“Bond Act”), which New Jersey voters approved in November 2018.

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Sep
9

Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Elected, Union, Environmental, and Private Sector Leaders Break Ground on the New Jersey Wind Port

Economy & Jobs Nation’s First Purpose-Built Offshore Wind Port Positions New Jersey as a Hub for the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

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Sep
8

TRANSCRIPT: September 8th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
8

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida No Additional Fatalities Statewide, Death Toll Remains at 27
Four People Remain Missing – Three in Passaic County and One in Essex County

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Sep
8

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Charges Toward an Electric Vehicle Future, Including New Effort to Encourage EV Charging Infrastrucutre in Every New Jersey Municipality

Environment Reducing transportation emissions, which comprise more than 40 percent of the state’s climate pollution, is a key component of Governor Murphy’s plan for achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

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Sep
8

Governor Murphy Announces Partnership With Uber and Lyft to Provide Ride Service to Residents Who Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida Over the next two weeks, New Jersey residents who lost a vehicle and need help accessing essential services can text NJIDARIDE to 898-211 to request a Lyft or Uber ride. Those without access to a smartphone can dial 2-1-1 from any phone line.

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Sep
7

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives to Tropical Storm Ida

Executive Orders The U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 through Friday, September 10, 2021.

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Sep
7

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida No Additional Fatalities Statewide, Death Toll Remains at 27
Four People Remain Missing – Three in Passaic County and One in Essex County

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Sep
6

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida No Additional Fatalities Statewide, Death Toll Remains at 27

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Sep
6

Governor Murphy Announces FEMA Major Disaster Declaration for Six New Jersey Counties Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida

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Sep
6

ICYMI: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves New Jersey Disaster Declaration

Tropical Storm Ida Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida from September 1 to September 3, 2021.

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Sep
5

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida No Additional Fatalities Statewide

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Sep
4

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida Governor Phil Murphy today provided an update on preliminary fatalities and New Jerseyans who have been reported missing as a result of Tropical Storm Ida.

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Sep
3

This Week in NJ: September 3rd, 2021

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Sep
3

Governor Murphy Provides Update on Preliminary Fatalities from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida At Least Six People Reported Missing Since Wednesday - Three in Passaic County, Two in Somerset County, and One in Essex County

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Sep
3

Governor Phil Murphy Announces $10 Million in Financial Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida Interim assistance will provide grants up to $5,000 to storm-impacted businesses/non-profits with up to 50 employees

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Sep
1

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida Executive Order No. 259 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.

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Sep
1

TRANSCRIPT: September 1st, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Sep
1

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Berkeley Township Beach Patrol Lifeguard Keith Pinto

Executive Orders The U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, September 3, 2021.

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Sep
1

Governor Murphy and Department of Education Announce Grants Addressing School Safety and Lead Remediation in Schools

Education . These grant programs will provide critical resources to schools and help them comply with Alyssa’s Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:41-10, and support lead remediation efforts.

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Sep
1

ICYMI: DCA Surpasses Milestone of Disbursing More Than $200 Million in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance; Ranks Third in the Nation Among State Programs for Assistance Distribution

Coronavirus Department Also Launches Eviction Prevention Program to Help Even More New Jersey Households in Need Get Assistance

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Aug
31

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Establish the “Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program”

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S3654 into law establishing the “Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program.” The program is charged with identifying outstanding educators who have shown a commitment to furthering student knowledge on the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country, and the contributions of African Americans to our society.

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Aug
31

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Nicholas R. Felice

Executive Orders U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

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Aug
31

On Overdose Awareness Day, Murphy Administration Expands Naloxone Distribution and Brings Overdose Data to Action

Health The New Jersey Department of Health signed two standing orders to drastically expand access to naloxone, the lifesaving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, which will more easily enable all licensed pharmacists to dispense any form of an opioid antidote to any individual or entity without an individual prescription ...

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Aug
30

TRANSCRIPT: August 30th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Aug
30

Statement by Governor Murphy on Fatal Lightning Strike in Berkeley Township

Statements “Our hearts are with the family and friends of the young lifeguard killed by today’s horrific lightning strike on the beach in Berkeley Township, and we pray for a full recovery for those injured. I’ve spoken to Mayor Carmen Amato and offered the full support and assistance of our administration during this difficult time.”

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Aug
27

Statement by Governor Murphy on Updated Financial Plan for the Hudson Tunnel Project

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Aug
27

This Week in NJ: August 27th, 2021

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Noreen Giblin as Deputy Chief Counsel and Director of the Governor’s Authorities Unit

Appointments “Noreen’s experience and expert knowledge of state government is unparalleled,” said Governor Murphy. “She has proven herself time and time again, whether in overseeing our Cabinet throughout one of the most difficult and challenging moments in our state’s history or her service at the BPU.

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Establishes Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance

Executive Orders The U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021 ... .

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Aug
27

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Servicemembers & Innocent Civilians Killed in Terrorist Attack in Kabul

Executive Orders The U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021 ... .

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Aug
27

Murphy Administration and NJ TRANSIT Advance Newark Penn Station Redesign

Economy & Jobs Request for Proposals (RFP) Seeks Designs That Will Restore Newark Penn Station and Continue Newark’s Ongoing Revitalization and Economic Growth

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Aug
24

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Aug
24

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing School and Small Business Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program Fund

Bill Action 75% of Fund Dedicated to Schools, 25% of Fund Dedicated to Women and Minority Owned Small Businesses.

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Aug
24

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Cape May Beach Patrol Lifeguard Norman V. Inferrera, III

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, August 27, 2021 to honor Cape May Beach Patrol Lifeguard Norman V. Inferrera III, who passed away at the age of 16 following a tragic accident while on-duty.

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Aug
24

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing the Garden State C-PACE Program

Bill Action The program will facilitate the funding of clean and renewable energy infrastructure at commercial properties throughout the state, furthering the Administration’s commitment to battling climate change.

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Aug
24

Governor Murphy Signs “Timothy J. Piazza’s Law”

Bill Action New Law Will Require Public Schools and Higher Education Institutions to Implement Anti-Hazing Policies

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Aug
23

ICYMI: Treasury Announces Gas Tax Rate Will Decrease by 8.3 Cents Effective October 1

Economy & Jobs After a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and consultation with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, the Department of the Treasury announced on Tuesday that New Jersey’s gas tax rate will decrease by 8.3 cents per gallon beginning October 1 to comport with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the State’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) program.

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Aug
23

TRANSCRIPT: August 23rd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Aug
23

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel

Executive Orders Governor Murphy Also Announces Vaccination and Testing Policy for All State Workers All Preschool to Grade 12 Settings and State Entities Will Have Until October 18, 2021 to Come Into Full Compliance With the Vaccine or Testing Requirement

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Aug
23

Photo Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Tropical Storm Henri Damaged Area in Monroe Township

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Aug
20

This Week in NJ: August 20th, 2021

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Aug
20

ICYMI: NJ DOBI Announces Grant Opportunity for Navigators to Assist New Jerseyans With Health Insurance Enrollment

HCAT The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance today announced it is now accepting applications for community organizations to serve as Navigators to assist residents with health insurance enrollment for the upcoming Open Enrollment Period and during 2022.

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Aug
20

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Wesley McWhite III as Director of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Other Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Wesley McWhite III as the Director of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Aug
20

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Aug
16

Acting Governor Oliver Signs Landmark Urban Enterprise Zone Reform Bill

Bill Action The legislation restores and revises the UEZ Program and appropriates $42.5 million in Zone Assistance Funds (ZAF) for FY22, bringing the program back to full operation after having been without a funding source for more than ten years.

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Aug
16

Governor Murphy Announces Brian Wilton to Serve as General Counsel for NJ TRANSIT

Appointments . Wilton has held wide-ranging responsibilities overseeing New Jersey’s various state authorities as Director of the Governor’s Authorities Unit since September 2018.

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Aug
13

This Week in NJ: August 13th, 2021

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Aug
12

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver & Treasurer Muoio Praise Fitch’s Decision to Upgrade New Jersey’s Credit Outlook to Positive

Budget and Spending All Three Major Rating Agencies Have Now Upgraded New Jersey’s Outlook after Enactment of FY 2022 State Budget

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Aug
12

Acting Governor Oliver Announces Murphy Administration’s Support of Legislation to Preserve and Expand Access to Harm Reduction Centers Statewide

Bill Action The legislation would also eliminate municipal authority to shutter syringe exchange programs, further strengthening the availability of evidence-based, public health services for vulnerable individuals.

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Aug
11

Acting Governor Oliver Signs Legislation Establishing Juvenile Justice Pilot Program

Bill Action This legislation appropriates $4.2 million in Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, for a total of $8.4 million over two years, to the Juvenile Justice Commission to assist with the process of reintegrating young people released from juvenile facilities back into their communities, aiming to prevent initial and/or repeated involvement with the youth justice system.

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Aug
10

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Honoring Late State Senator and Superior Court Judge Peter Barnes III

Bill Action Legislation Renames Dismal Swamp as the Peter J. Barnes III Wildlife Preserve

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Aug
9

TRANSCRIPT: August 9th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Aug
6

This Week in NJ: August 6th, 2021

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Aug
6

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings

Executive Orders This requirement aims to strengthen protection against the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations throughout the state.

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Aug
6

Governor Murphy Cuts the Ribbon on the Largest Film Studio in New Jersey

Economy & Jobs Cinelease Studios, Caven Point is the First Purpose-Built Studio in the State

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Aug
6

Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Beginning of 2021-2022 School Year

Executive Orders Joined by educators, medical professionals, parents, and school administrators, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that all students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

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Aug
6

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, August 9, 2021 to honor AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who passed away on Thursday.

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Aug
5

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Allow Caregivers to Make Alternative Child Care Arrangements for Their Children

Bill Action  This new law will help streamline the process to allow parents and guardians to designate alternative caregivers temporarily without going to court.   

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Aug
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Aug
5

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Statements “I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of my friend, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. America’s and New Jersey’s working families have lost one of their most steadfast and dedicated allies. Organized labor has lost one of its most powerful voices.

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Aug
5

El gobernador Murphy firma amplio proyecto de ley de asistencia para servicios públicos y prevención de desalojos de viviendas

Budget and Spending La DCA ha entregado más de $100 millones en asistencia federal para el pago de alquileres

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Aug
4

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Updating Evictions Moratorium to Align With Legislation Signed Earlier Today

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 249, which updates the moratorium on evictions established under Executive Order No. 106 (2020) to be aligned with legislation signed into law earlier today (S-3691).

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Aug
4

Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Housing Eviction Prevention and Utility Assistance Bill

Bill Action . The legislation (S-3691) appropriates an additional $500 million for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) and $250 million for utility assistance, both programs administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

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Aug
4

ICYMI: Governor Murphy & Treasurer Muoio Welcome S&P’s Decision to Upgrade New Jersey’s Credit Outlook to Positive

Budget and Spending In a statement issued yesterday, S&P Global Ratings said “The outlook revision reflects our view that the decisions made by the state on how to spend surplus revenues in fiscal years 2021 and 2022 could position New Jersey to materially improve its long-term liability profile.”

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Aug
3

Joint Statement from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee

Statements “We are appalled at the findings of the independent investigation by the New York Attorney General. Governor Cuomo should resign from office.”

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Aug
3

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of New Jersey Affected by Flash Flooding

Budget and Spending New Jersey businesses and residents affected by flash flooding on July 12, 2021 may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Affected residents and businesses in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer and Warren counties are eligible for assistance.

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Aug
2

TRANSCRIPT: August 2nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Aug
2

Governor Murphy Announces Vaccine Requirement for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings

Coronavirus Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required to Curb the Risk of COVID-19

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Jul
30

This Week in NJ: July 30, 2021

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Jul
30

Governor Murphy Highlights Budget Funding for Toms River Field of Dreams

Budget and Spending Fully-Accessible Community Complex Will Be the Only Recreational Facility in New Jersey Developed Specifically to Include Individuals with Disabilities

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Jul
29

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Legislation to Improve New Jersey’s Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

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Jul
28

Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Strongly Recommend Masking in Indoor Settings with Increased Risk

Coronavirus “Our metrics are trending in the wrong direction, and new data suggests the Delta variant is more transmissible even among vaccinated individuals, which is why we are making this strong recommendation."

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Jul
27

ICYMI: On National New Jersey Day, Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey Turnpike Authority to Rename Nine Garden State Parkway Service Areas after New Jersey Icons and Hall of Fame Inductees

Transportation “This is the first part of an extended statewide exhibition of New Jersey heroes throughout our state. - Governor Phil Murphy.

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Jul
26

TRANSCRIPT: July 26th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jul
23

This Week in NJ: July 23rd, 2021

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Jul
23

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jul
23

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Civics Instruction in Schools

Bill Action Under the legislation, the New Jersey Center for Civic Education at Rutgers University will be directed to prepare civics curriculum guidelines for local school boards, ensuring that middle and high school students study the values and principles underlying the American system of constitutional democracy, the function of government, and the role of a citizen in a democratic society.

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Jul
22

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Supporting Veterans and Servicemembers

Bill Action Legislative Package Supports Veterans Seeking Higher Education, Expands Access to Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption, and Establishes an Annual Grant Program for Institutions Offering Substantial Veterans Services

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Jul
22

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jul
22

Governor Murphy Signs Package of Bills Advancing New Jersey as National Leader in Lead Poisoning Prevention

Bill Action Legislation Will Require Regular Inspections for Lead Paint Hazards in Residential Rental Properties and Replacement of Lead Service Lines

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Jul
21

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Atlantic City Council’s Vote to Close the City’s Only Syringe Access Program

Statements “I am deeply disappointed by the Atlantic City Council’s decision to close the city’s syringe access program. This action will endanger some of the city’s most at-risk residents and contradicts my Administration’s comprehensive, data-driven strategy to end the opioid crisis...

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Jul
21

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Signs Small Business Relief Legislation and Holds a Discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses, Joined by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg,

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Jul
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide $135 Million in Small Business Relief

Bill Action Brings EDA Total to More than $700 Million in Direct Small Business Relief Since the Start of the Pandemic

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Jul
20

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Updating Procedures Related to the National Incident Management System

Executive Orders “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we must always be looking for ways to improve procedures as it relates to overseeing large-scale responses to serious and often unanticipated events. This executive order will bring NJOEM’s practices in alignment with updated FEMA guidance.” - Governor Murphy.

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Jul
19

TRANSCRIPT: July 19th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jul
19

Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Appointment of State Senator Chris A. Brown, Esq. to the Department of Community Affairs' Division of Local Government Services

Appointments Brown will Serve as Senior Advisor for Atlantic City Affairs and Spearhead State Initiatives in Atlantic City

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Jul
16

This Week in NJ: July 16th, 2021

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Jul
13

ICYMI: Governor Murphy & Treasurer Muoio Applaud Moody’s Decision to Upgrade New Jersey’s Credit Outlook to Positive

Other TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today applauded the decision by Moody’s Investors Service to upgrade the outlook for New Jersey’s general obligation bonds from stable to positive.

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Jul
13

Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Highlight Historic Housing Affordability and Housing Security Investments in FY2022 Budget

Budget and Spending The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) Budget—which Governor Murphy signed this month—and other actions taken by the Governor commit to over $200 million in new and expanded State investments that will support the Murphy Administration’s comprehensive housing affordability strategy.

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Jul
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Elevating Strangulation Assault to a Second Degree Crime

Bill Action “Research has shown that strangulation is often one of the strongest red flags for predicting future homicides of victims of domestic violence. This legislation recognizes the seriousness of strangulation assault and gives us the tools necessary to hold people accountable for their actions.” - Governor Murphy

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Jul
12

TRANSCRIPT: July 12th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jul
12

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Camden Mayor Gwendolyn Faison

Executive Orders “Mayor Faison provided stability and civility to Camden City Hall during a time of great upheaval,” said Governor Murphy. “As the first woman to serve as Mayor of Camden, Gwendolyn was a trailblazer and a role model to future generations. She will be greatly missed.”

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Jul
12

Governor Murphy, Secretary Bridges Announce Awardees of Nearly $30 Million to Address COVID-19 Impacts on Postsecondary Students

Coronavirus TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the State Plan for Higher Education and address the impacts of COVID-19 on postsecondary students.

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Jul
9

This Week in NJ: July 9th, 2021

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Jul
9

Governor Murphy Signs Bills to Advance New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future

Bill Action Legislation will Increase Solar Development and Facilitate Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure throughout the State

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Jul
8

Murphy Administration Enforces Strong Building Codes and Multi-Unit Housing Inspections Across the State

Other State of New Jersey Has Among the Highest Building Code Standards in the Nation

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Jul
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect New Jersey Workers, Employers From Unlawful Misclassification

Bill Action Through today’s action, a new Office of Strategic Enforcement and Compliance within the Department of Labor (DOL) will be created and DOL will create a database to track payroll projects, critical steps to tracking and eliminating misclassification.

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Jul
7

TRANSCRIPT: July 7th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jul
7

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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

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Jul
6

ICYMI: NJBPU Launches Year 2 of Popular Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Environment Beginning Today, Customers Can Receive up to $5,000 Incentive at the Point of Purchase

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Jul
2

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jul
2

This Week in NJ: July 2nd, 2021

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Jul
2

Governor Murphy Highlights Aspects of Legislation Allowing for the Termination of the Public Health Emergency Effective as of July 4

Coronavirus Because Executive Order No. 192 (2020) is not specified in the legislation as continuing beyond July 4, 2021, masking, social distancing, and other health and safety protocols originally set forth in Executive Order No. 192 (2020) will no longer be mandatory across businesses and facilities, regardless if they are open to the public or not.

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Jul
2

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Address New Jersey’s Opioid Epidemic

Bill Action The six bills focus on overdose prevention by expanding low-barrier access to naloxone and bridges to medication assisted treatment; strengthens public health data; and builds resiliency among children and families impacted by the opioid crisis.

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Jul
2

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Award Schools with Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Grants

Education The grants will fund school security, water infrastructure improvements, and enhancement of career and technical education (CTE) in county vocational-technical school districts and county colleges

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Jul
1

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Appropriating $100 Million for Child Care Provider and Workforce Assistance

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S3990) appropriating $100 million in American Rescue Plan funds to the Department of Community Affairs to support child care providers and the child care workforce through a number of initiatives, including providing grants for facilities improvements, business technical assistance, workforce development supports, and a study of the child care landscape in the state.

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Jul
1

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jul
1

Governor Murphy, DOBI Commissioner Caride Highlight Success of Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period and Urge New Jerseyans to Get Covered

Health There is Still Time to Sign Up for ACA Coverage at Get Covered New Jersey and Benefit from Historic Savings

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Jun
30

TRANSCRIPT: June 30th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Allowing Hospitals to Construct Housing and Provide Wrap-Around Services for Individuals Who Are Experiencing Homelessness or Housing Insecurity

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S1676/A3326, allowing hospitals to construct housing and provide wrap-around services for individuals who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action TRENTON - Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law.

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Jun
30

ICYMI: NJBPU Approves Nation’s Largest Combined Offshore Wind Award to Atlantic Shores and Ocean Wind II

Environment Second Solicitation Award Advances State Toward Clean Energy Goals While Creating Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Economic Benefits

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy Announces Andrew Bruck to Serve as Acting Attorney General

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Jun
29

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Appropriating $20 Million to the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund

Bill Action The Special Needs Housing Trust Fund provides capital financing to create supportive housing and community residences for individuals living with special needs.

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Jun
29

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Departure of Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

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Jun
29

Governor Murphy Signs Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act into Law

Budget and Spending Fiscally Responsible Plan includes a Record Pension Payment, Sizable Surplus, Substantial Debt Reduction, and Long-Term Economic Investments
Budget Makes New Jersey More Affordable by Delivering Historic Levels of School Funding, Substantial Tax Relief, and Aid to Small Businesses

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Jun
29

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
28

TRANSCRIPT: June 28th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
28

Governor Murphy, Acting Commissioner Allen-McMillan, and Commissioner Persichilli Announce 2021-2022 School Year Guidance

Education Governor Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today announced a series of coordinated recommendations and guidance documents to assist school districts and educators as they develop local reopening plans for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Jun
25

This Week in NJ: June 25th, 2021

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Jun
24

Governor Murphy Takes Action On Legislation

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Jun
24

ICYMI: Modia Butler Named CRDA Board Chairman

Statements Modia Butler has been named Chairman of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Board as announced by Governor Phil Murphy.

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Jun
24

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Launch Mini Family Festival Series to Address Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

First Lady As part of her Nurture NJ initiative, First Lady Tammy Murphy today launched a series of Mini Family Festivals aimed at connecting families with state, county, and local programs and resources to address New Jersey’s maternal and infant health crisis.

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Jun
23

TRANSCRIPT: June 23rd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
22

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Agreement: Powering Recovery Through Historic Investments

Budget and Spending In the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, Governor Murphy and the Legislature worked in partnership to meet the State’s current and future obligations, make New Jersey more affordable, provide relief for residents and small businesses impacted by the pandemic, and invest in long-term economic growth.

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Jun
22

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Speaker Coughlin on the Future of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority

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Jun
22

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Speaker Coughlin Announce Agreement on Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposals to Make Higher Education and Retirement More Affordable

Budget and Spending Today, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced further agreements in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget that will invest in New Jersey’s long-term economic growth by making college more attainable and retirement more affordable.

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Jun
22

Governor Murphy Signs Package of Legislation to Provide $235 Million in Small Business Relief

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Jun
21

TRANSCRIPT: June 21st, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
21

Governor Murphy and Leading New Jersey CEOs Launch New Jersey Pay It Forward to Support Post-Pandemic Career Seekers

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey CEO Council, a coalition of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from some of the state’s largest and most widely-recognized companies, announced today that they are launching the New Jersey Pay It Forward Program.

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Jun
21

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Coughlin, Senate Budget Chair Sarlo, and Assembly Budget Chair Pintor Marin Announce Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Agreement on Key Tax Relief Measures

Budget and Spending Today, Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Coughlin, Senate Budget Chair Sarlo, and Assembly Budget Chair Pintor Marin announced an agreement on key middle-class tax relief and property tax relief measures in the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget.

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Jun
18

This Week in NJ: June 18th, 2021

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Jun
18

On Juneteenth, Governor Murphy Announces Leadership of Wealth Disparity Task Force

Other PATERSON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride, Rutgers University President Dr. Jonathan Holloway, and Council of New Jersey Grantmakers President and CEO Maria Vizcarrondo will lead the Governor’s Wealth Disparity Task Force. They will be joined by additional government officials, academic researchers, and faith and community leaders to be announced at a later date.

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Jun
18

Governor Murphy Commemorates Juneteenth By Signing the "Fair Chance in Housing Act"

Bill Action TRENTON – During New Jersey’s first commemoration of Juneteenth as an official state and federal holiday, Governor Murphy today signed legislation (S250/A1919) barring landlords from asking about criminal history on housing applications in most instances. By signing the legislation — known as the “Fair Chance in Housing Act” — Governor Murphy is furthering his commitment to taking action to dismantle systemic racial disparities that have been allowed to exist for too long in New Jersey.

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Jun
18

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Naming of New Department of Health Building for Commissioner Judy Persichilli

Health NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today announced that the new Department of Health building in Downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, in honor of her past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jun
18

Governor Murphy Marks Milestone Achievement of Fully Vaccinating 4.7 Million Individuals Who Live, Work, or Study in New Jersey Ahead of June 30th Goal

Coronavirus NEWARK– Returning to University Hospital, the location of New Jersey’s first COVID-19 vaccination on December 15, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state has hit its ambitious goal of fully vaccinating 4.7 million individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey nearly two weeks before its original target date of June 30th.

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Jun
16

TRANSCRIPT: June 16th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Offering an Additional Year of Special Education to Students with Disabilities

Education Building on his commitment to ensuring a high-quality education for all New Jersey students, Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S3434/A5366) to offer an additional year of public education and related services to students with disabilities.

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Jun
14

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Ending Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs, Establishes Six-Month Grace Period for All Customers

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Jun
14

TRANSCRIPT: June 14th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
13

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Candy Straight

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Jun
11

This Week in NJ: June 11th, 2021

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Jun
11

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, and N&N Barber Shop Owner Hugea Newman Participate in a Roundtable Discussion on Boosting Vaccine Confidence Among Black Men, Visit Pop-up Barber Shop Vaccination Site

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Jun
11

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
11

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Creating COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4004 wGR/S2410, which would create the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities.

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Jun
11

Governor Murphy Announces Milestone for Latest Class of NJ TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers

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Jun
10

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Confirmation of Zahid N. Quraishi

Statements I congratulate the newest member of the federal bench for the District of New Jersey, Judge Zahid Quraishi, on becoming the first Muslim federal judge in our nation’s history.

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Jun
9

TRANSCRIPT: June 9th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
8

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Confirmation of Julien Xavier Neals

Statements TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today released the following statement following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Julien Xavier Neals to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a vote of 66-33.

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Jun
8

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Private First Class Dalton Beals

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Jun
7

TRANSCRIPT: June 7th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
7

Governor Murphy Announces Intention to Close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

Law & Justice The Murphy Administration today also released an investigative report prepared by former State Comptroller Matt Boxer and the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP on cell extractions at the facility that occurred on January 11, 2021.

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Jun
4

This Week in NJ:June 4th, 2021

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Jun
4

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Former Assemblyman Webster 'Dan' Todd, Jr.

Statements “Tammy and I, and our children, send our condolences to Dan’s wife Barbara, and their children, as well as to Governor Whitman. Dan had the spirit of a renaissance man, and we will cherish the stories he told of his adventures. We will miss him greatly.”

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Jun
4

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation and Executive Order Ending COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Jun
4

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Laurie Doran as Acting Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

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Jun
3

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
3

Statement from Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on the Passage of Legislation Enabling the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Jun
2

TRANSCRIPT: June 2nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jun
2

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, Congressman Josh Gottheimer and State and Local Officials Visit Bergenfield Elementary School

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Jun
2

Governor Murphy, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona Visit Bergenfield High School to Highlight Importance of In-Person Learning

Education Governor Murphy has also required all schools to provide full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year, with no remote learning option available.

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Jun
1

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Clarifying In-Home Personal Care Services Can Resume

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Jun
1

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Visit the Camden County Police Department to Mark First Day of Body-Worn Camera Mandate

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Jun
1

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Visit the Camden County Police Department to Mark First Day of Body-Worn Camera Mandate

Law & Justice 487 Law Enforcement Agencies Statewide Will Receive Grants to Purchase BWCs New Attorney General Directive Requires a Broader Range of Officers to be Equipped with BWCs

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May
28

Governor Murphy, Department of Education, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Announce Initial Round of Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Projects

Education The Murphy Administration is recommending $317.2 million in awards for initial round of SOCFBA; The projects will now go to the Legislature for final approval

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May
28

Governor Murphy, Congressman Frank Pallone Highlight “Shots at the Shore” to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations over Memorial Day Weekend

Health Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone today announced the “Shots at the Shore” vaccination program to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations over Memorial Day Weekend.

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May
28

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Biden Administration’s Joint Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Hudson Tunnel Project

Statements “The release of today’s Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on the Hudson Tunnel Project is a significant milestone for the Gateway Program. This long-awaited step brings us much closer to beginning the critical work of constructing the new Hudson Tunnel.

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May
27

Governor Murphy Releases Report on New Jersey’s Response to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in 2020

Health Governor Murphy Also Announces New Public Data Dashboard from the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner

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May
26

TRANSCRIPT: May 26th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
26

Governor Murphy Announces Updated Guidance for Businesses, Non-Profits, and Indoor Workplaces

Executive Orders Employers bringing employees back to the physical worksite must continue to follow all applicable portions of Executive Order No. 192, including notifying employees of on-site exposure and performing health screenings of employees entering the worksite. 

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May
26

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Joseph "J.P." Miele

Statements "J.P. Miele was a dedicated public servant whose commitment to the people and State of New Jersey spanned more than five decades. A successful businessman and advocate for modern and efficient transportation networks, J.P. served on the boards of the New Jersey Highway Authority and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the latter of which he vice-chaired.

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May
25

Statement by Governor Murphy on the One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd's Murder

Statements "One year ago today, George Floyd was murdered, and the ensuing calls for justice following his death galvanized our nation. While some measure of justice was ultimately delivered for George Floyd and his family, it does not bring him, nor the many other victims of injustice, back. He, and they, should all be alive today.

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May
25

Governor Murphy Visits Lockheed Martin Facility in Moorestown to Highlight the Addition of 400 New Jobs by 2023

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy today visited Lockheed Martin’s Moorestown facility to highlight the company’s planned expansion and the addition of nearly 400 jobs over the next two years.

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May
24

TRANSCRIPT: May 24th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
24

Governor Murphy Lifts Major COVID-19 Restrictions, Moves Forward with Most Significant Reopening Steps to Date

Coronavirus With Key COVID-19 Benchmarks Achieved, Governor Murphy Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate, Removes Social Distancing Requirements and Gathering Limits Among Others. Changes Effective in Two Phases – On Friday, May 28 and Friday, June 4

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May
23

Statement from Governor Murphy on Mass Shooting in Cumberland County

Statements “Since late last night, the New Jersey State Police and county and local law enforcement in Cumberland County have been investigating the horrific mass shooting at a large house party in Fairfield Township that attracted hundreds of party-goers. ..."

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May
21

This Week in NJ: May 21st, 2021

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May
21

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Roman Kent

Statements "His children, Jeffery and Susan, and their families, including his grandchildren and great-grandchild, in whom he took extraordinary pride, will be in our prayers tonight, which is also the Jewish Sabbath. May Roman’s memory be a blessing to all who knew him, and to the whole world.”

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May
21

Governor Murphy, Congressman Gottheimer Highlight Nearly $190 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Capital Projects Including Broadband Expansion in New Jersey

Budget and Spending The funding for broadband expansion will be drawn from an overall pool of nearly $190 million in funding for capital projects, which was secured with the advocacy and assistance of most of New Jersey’s federal delegation.

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May
21

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Announce “Grateful for the Shot” Vaccination Events to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy in a Trusted, Fun, and Community Atmosphere

Coronavirus “Grateful for the Shot” is part of “Operation Jersey Summer”, the statewide public awareness campaign aimed at vaccinating all eligible individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey against COVID-19.

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May
19

Governor Murphy Announces New Incentives to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations, Including Free Entrance to State Parks and Free Wine at Participating Wineries

Coronavirus Incentives Include Free State Parks Vax Pass, Free Wine at Participating New Jersey Wineries, and Dinner with the Governor and First Lady

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May
18

Murphy Administration, Mercer County Executive Hughes, Trenton Mayor Gusciora, and RPM Development Break Ground on 150-170 South Broad Street and the Historic Van Sciver Building in Trenton

Budget and Spending Historic Van Sciver Building Will Become a State-of-the-Art Mixed-Use Building with Underground Parking, a Public Plaza, and Premier Residential Amenities

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May
18

ICYMI: NJBPU and DCA Announce “Utility Assistance Week”

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May
17

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Eliminating Mask Requirement in Outdoor Public Spaces

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May
17

TRANSCRIPT: May 17th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
17

Governor Murphy Announces Lifting of Travel Advisory

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May
17

Governor Murphy Announces That Schools Will Be Required to Provide Full-Time, In-Person Instruction Beginning Fall 2021

Statements “With our health metrics trending decisively in the right direction, the significant progress we have made in our vaccination effort, and vaccines now available to those as young as 12, we are in a position to get our students back into the classroom full-time come fall. ..." -Governor Murphy

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May
16

Statement from UFCW International President Marc Perrone

Statements "New Jersey frontline grocery workers have put their lives on the line daily to make sure families have the food they need during this pandemic. Governor Murphy's is showing the leadership New Jersey workers need by keeping the state's mask mandate in place. ..."

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May
14

This Week in NJ: May 14th, 2021

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May
14

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month

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May
13

Gobernador Murphy anuncia nombramientos para la Comisión Bilateral New Jersey - Puerto Rico

Appointments La Comisión se estableció de conformidad con una ley que el gobernador Murphy aprobó en enero del 2020 para promover la interconexión entre los puertorriqueños que viven en Nueva Jersey y en la isla.

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May
13

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission

Appointments The Commission, which was established under legislation signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020, will build upon the Administration’s efforts to promote interconnectivity between Puerto Ricans living in New Jersey and on the island.

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May
13

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Implementing Second Phase of COVID-19 Restriction Easing

Environment Governor Phil Murphy last night signed Executive Order No. 239, moving forward with the COVID-19 restriction easing announced last week.

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May
12

TRANSCRIPT: May 12th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
12

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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May
12

Murphy Administration to Highlight Infrastructure Investments Aimed at Addressing Climate Change and Economic Development During National Infrastructure Week

Environment “Major investments in smart, future-focused infrastructure projects are at the nexus of economic growth, diversifying the workforce, creating good paying jobs, and making our communities more resilient from the adverse effects of climate change.” - Governor Murphy

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May
11

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Maternal Health Care Professionals to Undergo Explicit and Implicit Bias Training

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S703/A1079, requiring all health care professionals who provide perinatal treatment and care to pregnant persons at a hospital or birthing center undergo explicit and implicit bias training.

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May
11

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Improving Notification of Elevated Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S968/A2836) that will require public water systems to provide notice of elevated lead levels in drinking water to customers and local officials and require landlords to notify tenants of elevated lead levels.

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May
11

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Animals from Trunk Fighting

Bill Action Trunk fighting is defined as two or more animals fighting each other that could lead to possible death(s). With this new law, those who are in violation will be subject to a third-degree animal cruelty felony and/or fined up to $5,000 for each offense. 

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May
11

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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May
11

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Advisory Board of the Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointments of Tess Borden, Carolyn Chang, and former Superior Court Judge Edward Neafsey to the Advisory Board of the Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson.

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May
10

TRANSCRIPT: May 10th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
10

Governor’s State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force Releases Final Report: Improving Health Outcomes and Managing Costs

Health Report Identifies Opportunities for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Recurring Savings

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May
7

This Week in NJ: May 7th, 2021

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May
7

Governor Murphy Announces $275 Million in Relief for Small Businesses and Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Economy & Jobs The new small business funding, proposed by the Governor’s Office and agreed upon by legislative leadership, will fulfill existing Phase IV small business grant requests made to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).

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May
6

Governor Murphy and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge Host Groundbreaking for Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project in Hoboken

Appointments Resilient Infrastructure Project Made Possible by $230 Million in Superstorm Sandy Recovery Funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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May
5

TRANSCRIPT: May 5th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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May
5

Governor Murphy Strengthens COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities Legislation to Include Additional Members

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed A4004/S2410, which would create the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities.

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May
5

ICYMI: NHL Names Jared M. Maples Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer

Appointments From the National Hockey League (NHL) 

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May
4

Governor Murphy Announces Inaugural Future of Work Accelerator to Spur Innovations that Improve Worker Economic Security and Well-Being

Economy & Jobs The project will be led by the New Jersey State Office of Innovation, in partnership with the RSA’s Future of Work program and The Workers Lab. 

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May
4

Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey Department of Education Grants to Create Computer Science Learning Hubs Throughout State

Education The Expanding Access to Computer Science: Professional Learning Grants will help Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick create hubs that will provide high-quality professional learning for educators and resources for school districts to increase computer science opportunities for students.

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May
3

TRANSCRIPT: May 3rd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
3

ICYMI: New Jersey Becomes 9th State Accepted into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Other Initiative Aims to Make Communities Supportive & Accessible Places to Live for People of All Ages

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May
3

Governor Murphy Nominates Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Appointments Colonel Hou, who has served in the position since October 2020 in an interim capacity, will be the first Asian American and first female Adjutant General in the state’s history.

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May
3

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Assist Families of Troopers Who Died as a Result of 9/11

Bill Action “I am proud to sign this legislation and support survivors of the Troopers who served valiantly in the ruins of the World Trade Center,” - Governor Murphy.

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May
3

With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

Coronavirus Changes Include Removal of All Percentage Capacity Limits for Indoor and Outdoor Businesses, Lifting of Prohibition on Indoor Bar Seating, and Removal of Outdoor Gathering Limit. Changes Effective in Two Phases – On Friday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 19

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May
3

Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo and Governor Lamont Announce Significant Easing of Covid-19 Pandemic Restrictions on Businesses, Gatherings and Venues

Coronavirus “With our COVID-19 numbers, particularly hospitalizations, trending decisively in the right direction and our vaccination goals within reach, now is the time to take major steps to reopen our economy and loosen both indoor and outdoor gathering and capacity restrictions," - Governor Murphy.

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Apr
30

This Week in NJ: April 30th, 2021

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Apr
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Apr
30

Marking National Mental Health Awareness Month, Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Cover Expenses for Adolescent Mental Health Screenings

Bill Action “The effects and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has put the mental health of our adolescents at risk, and it’s critical now more than ever to keep the well-being of our youth at the forefront of our post COVID-19 recovery,” said Governor Murphy.

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Apr
30

ICYMI: NJEDA, in partnership with Nurture NJ and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Issues Request for Information Seeking Input on the Establishment of a Trenton-Based Center Dedicated to Maternal & Infant Health

Respondents Encouraged to Submit Ideas About New Center to Address Racial Disparities and Inequities in Care & Outcomes for Mothers and Infants

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Apr
30

Governor Murphy Breaks Ground on New NJ TRANSIT Lyndhurst Station

Bill Action New $31.5 Million Facility Replaces 107-Year-Old Station as NJ TRANSIT’s Customer-Focused Capital Program Continues to Advance

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Apr
29

Governor Murphy Signs the Healthy Terminals Act

Bill Action Legislation Expands Access to Livable Wages and Affordable Health Care for Newark Liberty International Airport Workers

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Apr
28

Statement by Governor Murphy on President Biden's Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Statements “Tonight the President put forward a plan for American families as ambitious as the nation itself. As we prepare for our post-pandemic future, the American Families Plan would ensure that all families have the economic, educational, and health security necessary to more fully be part of that future. 

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Apr
28

TRANSCRIPT: April 28th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
28

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Summer Youth Overnight and Day Camps for the 2021 Season

Executive Orders The Executive Order requires all overnight and day camps to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols outlined in guidance issued today by the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Apr
28

Governor Murphy Announces the “Your Voice, Your Shot” Video Contest

Health Governor Phil Murphy today announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest which urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated.

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Apr
27

Governor Murphy, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, NJDOT Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Congressman Tom Malinowski, and Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani Break Ground on Route 206 Road Widening Project in Hillsborough

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Apr
26

Statement from Governor Murphy on the 2020 Census Apportionment Results

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 apportionment results for the U.S. House of Representatives:

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Apr
26

TRANSCRIPT: April 26th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
26

Governor Murphy Announces Loosening of COVID-19 Restrictions

Coronavirus Changes Will Include Higher Outdoor Gathering Limits, Increased Capacity at Outdoor Venues and Indoor Catered Events, and Guidance for Graduations and Proms

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Apr
23

This Week in NJ: April 23rd, 2021

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Apr
23

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Nomination of Sue Fulton as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

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Apr
23

Governor Murphy, DOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Ship Bottom Mayor William Huelsenbeck, and Stafford Township Mayor Gregory Myhre Break Ground on Final Phase of Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project

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Apr
22

Governor Murphy Announces NJ TRANSIT’s Completion of Full Locomotive Engineer Roster

Transportation NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Locomotive Engineers to its Roster Since Governor Murphy Took Office, Bringing Total Active Roster of Engineers to 393

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Apr
22

On Earth Day, Murphy Administration Releases State's First Climate Change Resilience Strategy

Environment Draft Strategy Will Strengthen New Jersey’s Communities and Infrastructure Against Adverse Effects of Climate Change

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Apr
21

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Remain at Half-Staff Until Interment in Honor of Vice President Walter Mondale

Executive Orders U.S. and New Jersey flags remain at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities until sunset on the day of interment, consistent with federal law and directives, to honor the life and work of former Vice President Walter Mondale.

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Apr
21

TRANSCRIPT: April 21st, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide $10 Million to Support Food Banks in New Jersey

Bill Action This funding will be distributed to seven New Jersey food banks in order to continue providing families with food assistance during the pandemic.   

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Apr
21

Governor Murphy Joins Group of Bipartisan Governors Calling on President Biden to Move Quickly Toward a Zero-Emissions Transportation Future

Transportation The letter requests that the Biden administration set stricter emission and sales standards on light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, provide states with funding for charging infrastructure and fleet turnover, enhance new and existing tax credits for zero-emission vehicle sales, and restore emission standards that were lost during the past four years of the Trump administration.

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Apr
20

Statement from Governor Murphy on Today’s Guilty Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin

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Apr
20

Governor Murphy Highlights Garden State Guarantee Initiative to Provide Two-Years Tuition-Free at New Jersey’s Four-Year Public Colleges and Universities

Education “Since day one, we’ve taken meaningful steps toward addressing college affordability and attainability for students at all income levels,” - Governor Murphy.

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Apr
19

TRANSCRIPT: April 19th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to the State Ethics Commission

Appointments Governor Murphy today announced the appointments of Babatunde P. Odubekun, Stephanie Brown, Patricia C. Morgan, and Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr., to the State Ethics Commission.

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Signs Bills Strengthening How Law Enforcement Agencies in New Jersey Manage Sexual Assault Cases

Bill Action These bills direct law enforcement agencies to allocate additional resources to sexual assault cases, increase training for prosecutors on how to manage these cases, and change reporting structures to ensure that survivors are properly notified about their cases.

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Assist LGBTQ+ Veterans

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy signed S2815, which directs the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs (DMAVA) to assist former Armed Forces service members who were denied an honorable discharge due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Applauds Attorney General Grewal’s Sweeping Directive Effectively Eliminating Mandatory Minimums for Non-Violent Drug Offenses

Bill Action Rejects Legislation that Would Have Eliminated Mandatory Prison Time for Corrupt Elected Officials and Bad Actors in Law Enforcement That Violate the Public Trust

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Apr
16

This Week in NJ: April 16th, 2021

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Apr
16

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Apr
15

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

Executive Orders The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended in 2020 on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, September 25, October 24, November 22, and December 21, and again in 2021 on January 19, February 17, and March 17.

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Apr
15

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointments of Jennifer Chuang, Robert Nixon, Nicola Bocour, and Timmy Oh to the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission.

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Apr
15

Governor Murphy Unveils Sweeping Gun Safety Package

Law & Justice Package Includes Proposals to Require Firearms Safety Training, Mandate Safe Storage of Firearms, Raise the Minimum Age to Purchase Long Guns to 21, and Establish Electronic Ammunition Sales Recordkeeping

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Apr
15

Governor Murphy Announces Nominations for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners

Appointments Governor Murphy today announced his intent to nominate Michelle Richardson, Dana Martinotti, and Robert Menendez, Jr. to the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Governor also announced his intent to re-nominate Commissioner Kevin McCabe.

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Apr
14

TRANSCRIPT: April 14th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
14

Governor Murphy Announces New State and Federal Financial Help to Drastically Lower Health Insurance Costs; For First Time Ever, Savings Extended to Higher Income Levels

Health State Urges Residents to Enroll or Update their Plans at Get Covered New Jersey, As New Financial Help Becomes Available On April 15; Nine out of 10 residents enrolling on the marketplace will qualify for financial help

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Apr
14

Governor Murphy Nominates Shawn LaTourette as New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner

Appointments LaTourette has served as Acting Commissioner of the Department since Catherine R. McCabe announced her retirement in January 2021.

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Apr
14

Governor Murphy Announces Sweeping Set of Appointments to New Jersey – Israel Commission

Appointments 77 Members Appointed on 73rd Israeli Independence Day

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Apr
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $10 Million in Relief to Child Care Providers

Bill Action Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses

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Apr
13

ICYMI: Statement from New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli

Coronavirus Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New Jersey Department of Health this morning paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine across all vaccination sites in the state.

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Apr
12

TRANSCRIPT: April 12th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
12

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $15 Million in Aid to Small Businesses and Non-Profits

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law A-A5446, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey.

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Apr
9

This Week in NJ: April 9th, 2021

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Apr
9

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action TRENTON - Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law:A-5373/S-3596 (Moen, Verrelli, Reynolds-Jackson/Beach, Pou) - Allows county board of elections to determine location of certain ballot drop boxes under certain circumstances.

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Apr
9

Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal Release Recommendations of Interagency Working Group on Body Worn Cameras

Law & Justice AG’s Office is administering $58 million grant program for police departments to purchase body worn cameras, which must be worn by all uniformed patrol officers by June 1

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Apr
9

Statement by Governor Murphy on Major Gateway Project Milestone

Statements “The Biden Administration’s announcement of the impending May completion date for the Hudson Tunnel Project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision is a major step towards relief for New Jersey commuters.

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Apr
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $35 Million in Aid to Restaurants

Bill Action Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses

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Apr
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $15 Million in Aid to Arts and Cultural Venues

Bill Action Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses

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Apr
7

Governor Murphy Announces Clarification of Gathering Limit for Certain Indoor Sports Activities and Removal of Restrictions on Self-Service Food at Retail Businesses

Coronavirus TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an administrative order which adjusts gathering limits for non-professional and non-collegiate indoor sports activities.

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Apr
7

TRANSCRIPT: April 7th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
6

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Elizabeth Seaport COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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Apr
6

Governor Murphy Marks Beginning of Testing for NJ TRANSIT Dual-Power Locomotives

Transportation First of 25 New Locomotives Prepares for Entry into Service, Increasing Mechanical Reliability and Operational Flexibility

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Apr
5

TRANSCRIPT: April 5th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
5

Governor Murphy Announces New COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

Coronavirus The restrictions follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.

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Apr
5

Governor Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16 and Older Will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination on April 19

Coronavirus New Jersey is on track to meet Governor Murphy’s goal of fully vaccinating 4.7 million adults by June 30.

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Apr
2

This Week in NJ: April 2nd, 2021

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Apr
2

New Jersey-led Coalition of States Sends Letter to Biden Administration Calling for Elimination of SALT Cap

Property Taxes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and Hawaii Governor David Ige Join Governor Murphy in Calling on Elimination of the Trump-era Punitive Measure

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Apr
1

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $25 Million in Small Business Aid

Bill Action Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses

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Mar
31

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action TRENTON – Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law: S-3252 w GR/A-5089 (Vitale)

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Mar
31

TRANSCRIPT: March 31st, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
31

Statement by Governor Murphy on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

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Mar
30

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing In-Person Early Voting in New Jersey

Bill Action Historic Legislation Continues Murphy Administration’s Commitment to Expanding Access to Democracy

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Mar
30

El gobernador Murphy destaca la iniciativa Cobertura para Todos los Niños que proporciona seguro médico a todos los niños de Nueva Jersey

Health Cerca de 90.000 niños que no tienen seguro tendrán acceso a cobertura de atención médica a través de esta iniciativa

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Mar
30

Governor Murphy Highlights Cover All Kids Initiative to Provide All New Jersey Kids with Health Insurance

Health Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative

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Mar
30

Statement by Governor Murphy on President Biden's Nominations of Magistrate Judge Zahid Quraishi and Julien Neals to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

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Mar
29

AVISO DE PRENSA: El Gobernador Murphy Visitara Passaic Para Discutir ‘Cover All Kids’

Health El presupuesto del Gobernador Murphy apoya $20 millones que se utilizaran para ayudar a niños que no tienen beneficios de salud inscribirse. El programa—Cover All Kids o Cobertura para todos los Niños—se implementará durante varios años para llegar a quienes actualmente no son elegibles para la cobertura, incluidos los niños indocumentados.

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Mar
29

Governor Murphy Extends Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Allowing More New Jerseyans To Benefit from New Financial Help Under American Rescue Plan

Jobs and the Economy Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the enrollment period to sign up for health insurance through Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, has been extended until the end of the year,

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Mar
29

Governor Murphy Announces Increased Outdoor Gathering Limits and Increased Capacity for Large Venues

Jobs and the Economy Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 234, which will increase outdoor gathering limits and increase capacity for seated events at large venues.

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Mar
29

Governor Murphy Applauds Biden Administration for Advancing New Jersey Ocean Wind Project

Jobs and the Economy Governor Phil Murphy today applauded the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s issuance of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to advance Ocean Wind, Ørsted’s 1,100 MW offshore wind project 15 miles off the coast of New Jersey.

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Mar
29

TRANSCRIPT: March 29th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy Announces Nomination of Tracy Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

Appointments Thompson has led the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in an acting capacity since March 2018. Her nomination, which will be formally submitted during the next Senate quorum, will go to the State Senate for their advice and consent. - Governor Phil Murphy

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Mar
26

This Week in NJ: March 26th, 2021

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy Expands Eligibility for New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Coronavirus Expansion Includes Individuals Ages 55-64, Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Higher Education Workers, and Other Frontline Essential Workers and High-Risk Groups

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy, Biden Administration Announce New Federal Pilot Community Vaccination Center in Newark

Appointments Major Vaccination Site Will Vaccinate 6,000 Individuals Daily at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility at the New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Mar
24

TRANSCRIPT: March 24th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy Announces Stimulus Payment Protection for New Jerseyans Receiving Federal Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic

Budget and Spending “We want residents who have received their federal stimulus funds to be able to put it to use as they deem necessary. I am pleased that 50 banks and credit unions have signed on to our agreement to protect these federal payments being received by New Jerseyans from being garnished for past debts or overdrawn accounts.” - Governor Murphy.

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Mar
24

Press Pool Coverage: First Lady Tammy Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, and Tiki Barber Visit Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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Mar
24

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Health Releases Updated COVID-19 School Recommendations

Coronavirus The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) today released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs).

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy Appoints Charles Barker to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Appointments Policy Staffer for Senator Booker to Serve as Final Commission Member

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Mar
23

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, and Congressman Kim Hold Roundtable Discussion on Rise in Bias Incidents in New Jersey

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, and U.S. Congressman Andy Kim today held a roundtable discussion on bias and hate crimes, one week after a shooting rampage in Atlanta, Georgia that left eight dead, including six Asian women.

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Mar
23

ICYMI: The Forward on Governor Murphy's Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter

Appointments Jewish history, and RBG, shaped Rachel Wainer Apter’s path to New Jersey’s top court

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Mar
22

TRANSCRIPT: March 22nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
22

ICYMI: Over 100 Bergen County Rabbis Support Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court

Statements Statement from the North Jersey Board of Rabbis (NJBR) and the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC)

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Mar
22

ICYMI: Star-Ledger Editorial Board on Governor Murphy's Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter

Appointments Murphy nominates another remarkable woman to New Jersey’s highest court

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Mar
19

This Week in NJ: March 19th, 2021

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Mar
19

Governor Murphy, Treasurer Muoio, Senator Paul Sarlo, and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin Announce Extension to State Income Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

Property Taxes The extension was made under the authority of the Department of Treasury’s Director of the Division of Taxation. Formal guidance will be provided in the coming days.

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Mar
19

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, and State and Local Officials Visit St. Matthew AME Church Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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Mar
19

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, and State and Local Officials Visit NJ TRANSIT COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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Mar
18

Jewish Federations of New Jersey Announce Support for Governor Murphy's Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
17

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Outdoor Interstate Youth Sports Competitions

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order 232, which will rescind the current prohibition on outdoor interstate youth competitions, effective 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19.

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Mar
17

TRANSCRIPT: March 17th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
17

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

Appointments Executive Order No. 231 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act.

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Mar
17

Support Continues to Grow for Governor Murphy's Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter

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Mar
16

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Community-Based Vaccination Site in Newark and Observes Airport Workers and School Support Staff Being Vaccinated

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Mar
16

New Jersey Leaders Continue to Support Governor Murphy's Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter

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Mar
15

More New Jersey Leaders Applaud Governor Murphy’s Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
15

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

Budget and Spending The LCBA, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to improve public library facilities across the state in order to ensure the well-being and success of New Jersey residents.

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Mar
15

New Jersey and National Leaders Support Nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
15

REMARKS: Governor Murphy on Announcement of Intention to Nominate Rachel Wainer Apter As Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
15

REMARKS: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver on Announcement of Intention to Nominate Rachel Wainer Apter As Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
15

Remarks by Rachel Wainer Apter on Her Nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
15

Governor Murphy Announces Intention to Nominate Rachel Wainer Apter to Serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court

Appointments Wainer Apter, Director of the Division of Civil Rights, Clerked for the Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Mar
12

This Week in NJ: March 12th, 2021

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Mar
12

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits CHEMED COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Lakewood

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Mar
11

ICYMI: Free Meals Available For All Students Through September

Education The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue to receive free nutritious meals this summer when schools are out of session. These flexibilities are now available through Sept. 30, 2021.

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Mar
11

Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits for Indoor Businesses and Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Executive Orders These changes will go into effect on Friday, March 19th at 6:00 a.m., aligned with increases in capacity in Connecticut and New York.

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Mar
10

ICYMI: Department of Education Announces NJ Schools Have Bridged the ‘Digital Divide’

Education All public schools report that students have technology needed to access their classroom remotely

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Mar
10

TRANSCRIPT: March 10th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
10

Governor Murphy & Governor Cuomo Announce Indoor Dining in New Jersey and NYC Will Expand to 50 Percent Capacity Beginning March 19

Coronavirus New Jersey Currently at 35 Percent Capacity for Indoor Dining New York City Currently at 35 Percent for Indoor Dining; Rest of New York State at 75 Percent

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Mar
9

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral Community Vaccination Site in Paterson

Press Pool Coverag Governor Murphy visited the St John the Baptist Cathedral community vaccination site where he was met by Monsignor Gino Silva.

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Mar
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Authorizing Comprehensive Programs to Address Mortgage Distress In New Jersey

Bill Action Legislation Authorizes Foreclosure Mitigation Interventions, Including the Bulk-Purchase of Non-Performing Mortgages through HMFA

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Mar
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating March 9th of Each Year as “COVID-19 Heroes Day”

Bill Action “It is my honor to sign this bill recognizing the heroic efforts of those who have been serving on the front lines. These heroes have brought us to this moment where we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.” - Governor Murphy.

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Mar
9

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Anniversary of Robert Levinson's Disappearance in Iran

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Mar
9

Governor Murphy's Commitment to Education Lands New Jersey the Nation's Top Education Ranking

Education According to the “Best States” rankings, New Jersey has the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.

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Mar
8

TRANSCRIPT: March 8th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
8

ICYMI: Murphy Administration’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Stabilizes Housing for More than 15,000 Households

Coronavirus $91.75 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) Expended for Temporary Rental Assistance for Low- to Moderate-Income Households Experiencing a Substantial Reduction in Income During the Pandemic, Including the Homeless or Those at Risk of Homelessness

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Mar
8

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Retirement of Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia from the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Mar
6

Statement by Governor Murphy on Senate Passage of the American Rescue Act

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Mar
6

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, NJEA President Marie Blistan, Congressman Donald Norcross, Congressman Tom Malinowski, Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, and Acting Department of Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan Mark the Start of New Jersey's Teacher Vaccination Effort

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Mar
5

This Week in NJ: March 5th, 2021

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Mar
5

Governor Murphy, New Jersey Commissioners of the Gateway Development Commission, Congressional Delegation Members, and NJ TRANSIT Leadership Mark the First Meeting of the Fully Constituted Gateway Development Commission

Transportation Today’s meeting of the Gateway Development Commission is the first meeting with all of New Jersey and New York Commissioners seated, and marks a new era of cooperation with the federal government on improving the commuting experience for the people of New Jersey.

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Mar
4

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Appointments New Members Will Begin the Work of Reforming the Board

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Mar
4

Governor Murphy Reaffirms Commitment to End the Opioid Epidemic, Releases Final 2020 Year-End Overdose Death Data

Health Governor Murphy Also Proposes Bill Package on Overdose Prevention and Recovery Resilience

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Utility Shutoff Moratorium Through June 30, 2021

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 229, extending a moratorium preventing New Jersey residents from having their utilities disconnected through at least June 30, 2021.

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Mar
3

TRANSCRIPT: March 3rd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Clarifying Wedding Receptions Can Operate at Increased Capacity

Bill Action Governor Also Announces Overnight Camps Can Resume for Summer Season

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Signs “LGBTQI+ Senior Bill of Rights” Legislation

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S2545) to establish specific rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, undesignated/non-binary, questioning, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) older adults and people living with HIV in long-term care facilities.

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Mar
2

Governor Murphy Joins New Jersey’s Age-Friendly Statewide Leadership Summit to Highlight Key Investments for Senior Citizens in Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal

Health Governor Phil Murphy today joined New Jersey’s Age-Friendly Statewide Leadership Summit to highlight key investments that benefit New Jersey’s senior citizens in his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) budget proposal.

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Mar
1

TRANSCRIPT: March 1st, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
1

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
1

Governor Murphy Announces Members of Health Care Affordability Advisory Group

Coronavirus The Advisory Group’s objective is to advise the Health Care Affordability Interagency Workgroup, Chaired by the Director of the Office of Health Care Affordability and Transparency, Shabnam Salih, on the development and implementation of health care cost growth benchmarks.

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Mar
1

Governor Murphy Announces Expansion of Eligibility for New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Coronavirus Expansion Includes Educators, Childcare Workers, Transportation Workers, and Other Frontline Essential Workers and High-Risk Groups

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Feb
26

TRANSCRIPT: February 26th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
26

This Week in NJ: February 26th, 2021

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Feb
26

First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits ShopRite of Marlboro COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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Feb
26

Governor Murphy, White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Chair Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Announce Second Phase of Community-Based Vaccination Partnership for Underserved Communities

Coronavirus Ten Community-Based Vaccination Sites Will Vaccinate Over 34,000. ResidentsNew Sites Located in Camden, Jersey City, Newark, Orange, and Pleasantville

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Feb
26

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Legislation to Permanently Establish the Community College Opportunity Grant Program

Education Fulfilling his promise to make tuition-free community college a reality, Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4410, permanently establishing the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG), which will allow qualified students to attend any New Jersey community college without tuition or educational fees.

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Feb
25

New Jersey Leaders Applaud Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal

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Feb
25

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Appointments to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Appointments Maria Del Cid, William Wallace, and Sam Delgado to be Appointed to the CRC, Joining Commission Chair Dianna Houenou and Krista Nash

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Feb
25

Governor Murphy and Acting Department of Education Commissioner Allen-McMillan Visit Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Fair Lawn to Discuss Historic Pre-K Through 12 Investments in Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal

Budget and Spending FY2022 budget would invest $18.1 billion in New Jersey’s public schools. Budget would increase K-12 education aid by $578 million and increase pre-K funding by $50 million

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Feb
24

TRANSCRIPT: February 24th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
24

Governor Murphy Visits First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens Community-Based Vaccination Site

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Feb
24

Governor Murphy, Secretary Bridges Announce $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Second Round of Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Funds to Address Challenges Exacerbated by Pandemic

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Feb
24

Governor Murphy Announces Members of the New Jersey Council on the Green Economy

Environment The Council, which was established under Executive Order No. 221, will be overseen by the Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, and serve to develop a blueprint for expanding the green economy and building a diverse workforce to support the Administration’s clean energy and climate goals.

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Feb
23

Governor Murphy Lifts Storm-Related State of Emergency

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Feb
23

Governor Murphy Visits Iglesia Pentecostal Assemblies Community-Based Vaccination Site

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Feb
23

Governor Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Budget: Investing in a Stronger, Fairer, and More Resilient Post-Pandemic New Jersey

Budget and Spending Proposal Includes First Full Pension Payment in More than 25 Years, Highest Level of School Funding Ever, Robust Tax Relief, and a $200 Million Small Business Relief Initiative

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Feb
23

Governor Murphy Delivers FY2022 Budget Address

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Feb
23

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of New Jersey Superior Court Judge and Former State Senator Peter Barnes III

Coronavirus Peter Barnes III proudly continued his family’s legacy of service – a legacy which began with his father, the legendary FBI agent and longtime Assemblyman for whom we was named.

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Feb
22

TRANSCRIPT: February 22nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
22

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Angioplasty Procedures

Bill Action “This law will allow for more hospitals to provide angioplasty services and ensure that those living in lesser populated areas of state are still able to take advantage of these preventative measures.”

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Feb
22

Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits for Religious Services and Large Sports and Entertainment Venues, and Spectators for Collegiate Sporting Events

Executive Orders Additionally, limited spectators will be allowed at collegiate sporting events, mirroring last week’s announcement on youth sporting events.

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Feb
22

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Adult-Use Cannabis Reform Bills Into Law

Bill Action “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act”) and decriminalizing marijuana and hashish possession (A1897). The Governor also signed S3454, clarifying marijuana and cannabis use and possession penalties for individuals younger than 21 years old.

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Feb
21

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

Executive Orders “Tammy and I were extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Gerry Cardinale, a true public servant,” - Governor Murphy.

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Feb
20

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Senator Gerry Cardinale

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Feb
19

Statement from Governor Murphy on Confirmation of Dr. Brian Bridges as the Secretary of Higher Education

Statements “I’m incredibly proud that the Senate has unanimously confirmed Dr. Brian Bridges as the next Secretary of Higher Education.

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Feb
19

TRANSCRIPT: February 19th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
19

This Week in NJ: February 12th, 2021

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Feb
19

Governor Murphy Clarifies Procedures for Upcoming Elections

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy clarified the procedure for conducting school and fire district elections in municipalities where they will occur simultaneously on April 20th. Through this executive order, these municipalities will be able reconcile the differences with regard to ballot, location, and hours for each respective election.

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Feb
19

Governor Murphy, Acting Commissioner Allen-McMillan Announce “The Road Forward” Initiative to Mitigate Challenges to Students, Educators, and School Districts Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Education Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan today announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey students and educators.

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Feb
18

Statement from Governor Murphy on Senator Chris Brown's Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

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Feb
18

Governor Murphy to Deliver Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Address

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Address will stream online and via social media at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, reaffirming the Governor’s vision for a stronger, fairer, and more resilient economy as we emerge from the pandemic.

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Feb
17

TRANSCRIPT: February 17th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
17

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

Coronavirus “Extending the public health emergency allows the Department of Health to continue its vaccination efforts, including prioritizing high-risk individuals, promoting adequate staffing at vaccination sites, and overseeing second dose administration,” - Governor Phil Murphy.

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Feb
17

Statement from Governor Murphy on Secretary Buttigieg’s Decision to Rescind Trump-Era Funding Policy

Budget and Spending Getting the Gateway Program done is of critical importance to our economic future and to the lives of the thousands of commuters who deserve safe and modern infrastructure.

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Feb
17

Governor Murphy Announces $250 Million Overhaul of the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden

Transportation Project Would Ultimately Replace the Existing Facility with an Expanded Multi-Purpose Transit Center

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Feb
16

Governor Murphy Announces $100 Million Investment in Clean Transportation Projects

Environment Governor Murphy Establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, Creates New Jersey Council on the Green Economy

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Feb
12

TRANSCRIPT: February 12th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
12

This Week in NJ: February 12th, 2021

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Feb
12

Governor Murphy Announces Community-Based Vaccination Partnership for Underserved Communities

Coronavirus 15,000 Residents to be Vaccinated in March in Houses of Worship and Community Sites

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Feb
12

Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order Allowing Limited Spectators at Youth Sporting Events

Executive Orders Executive Order No. 220, enables indoor and outdoor youth sporting events to allow parents or guardians to attend practices or competitions.

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Feb
11

Joint Statement by Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver, Former Chief Justice Deborah Poritz, and President of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Jiles Ship on the Urgent Need for Action to Eliminate Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent Drug and Property Offenses

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Feb
10

TRANSCRIPT: February 10th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
10

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Mary L. McLeod Bethune Life Center Community-Based Vaccination Site

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Feb
10

Statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna

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Feb
9

Governor Murphy, Treasurer Muoio Announce Plan to Follow Federal Government’s Lead to Enhance the Benefits of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Coronavirus For 2020 Tax Season, PPP Loans Will Be Tax Exempt and Expenses Will Be Tax Deductible

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Feb
9

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Matheny Medical and Educational Center Vaccination Clinic

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Feb
8

Governor Murphy Announces Health Insurance Signups In New Jersey Surpass Previous Two Years

Health Governor Phil Murphy today announced that health insurance signups through New Jersey’s new state-based marketplace surpassed the Open Enrollment Period for the previous two years in New Jersey

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Feb
8

TRANSCRIPT: February 8th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
8

Governor Murphy Highlights Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Credit, Launches Loan Program Supporting Brownfields Remediation

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted two programs that will support the transformation of contaminated brownfields into vibrant community assets.

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Feb
5

This Week in NJ: February 5th, 2021

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Feb
5

TRANSCRIPT: February 5th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
5

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Outdoor Dining

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will expand opportunities for outdoor dining in New Jersey.

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Feb
4

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Feb
4

Statement from Governor Murphy in Response to Criminal Charges, Including Official Misconduct, Arising Out of Edna Mahan Incident on January 11

Statements I am grateful to Attorney General Grewal for taking swift action and filing criminal charges in the wake of the horrifying incident at Edna Mahan on January 11, which resulted in severe injury to several inmates. - Governor Murphy

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Feb
4

Governor Murphy Launches New Jersey’s First Adverse Childhood Experiences Action Plan to Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma and Adversity

Health Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer today launched New Jersey’s first Adverse Childhood Experiences Action Plan, a comprehensive statewide strategy to prevent and reduce childhood trauma and adversity.

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Feb
3

TRANSCRIPT: February 3rd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
3

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25 Percent to 35 Percent for Certain Businesses

Executive Orders Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, Funerals, and Memorial Services

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Feb
2

First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Announce New Medicaid Initiatives to Help Improve Maternal & Infant Health

First Lady Medicaid Now Covers Doula Care & has Increased Payments to Certified Nurse Midwives Medicaid Will No Longer Pay for Non-Medically Necessary Early Elective Deliveries

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Feb
2

Governor Murphy Expands Small Business Lease Assistance Grant Program by $5 Million

Coronavirus The program, which has already allocated $10 million to roughly 1,000 businesses, assists small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Feb
1

Governor Murphy Announces State Offices and Vaccine Mega-Sites Will Remain Closed on Tuesday, February 2nd Due to Winter Storm Orlena

Weather New Jersey will remain under a state of emergency in response to the winter storm.

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Feb
1

Statement from Governor Murphy on State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.’s Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

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Jan
31

ICYMI: NJ Transit Announces Service Suspensions For Monday, February 1St

Weather All NJ TRANSIT buses, rail (except Atlantic City Rail Line), light rail and Access Link service will be temporarily suspended systemwide for the entire service day on Monday, February 1st due to the significant expected impacts of the snow storm. Service is suspended out of an abundance of caution for the safety of NJ TRANSIT customers and employees.

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency In Response to Expected Winter Storm

Weather State Offices Closed on Monday, February 1st for Non-Weather Essential Personnel All Six Vaccine Mega-Sites Closed Monday Due To Winter Storm NJ TRANSIT Will Temporarily Suspend All Service on Monday Except Atlantic City Rail Line Which Will Operate On A Regular Weekday Schedule

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Jan
29

TRANSCRIPT: January 29th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
29

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

Bill Action “It is essential that we shine a light on the devastation of human trafficking and I am proud to enact legislation that will strengthen our mission to raise public awareness surrounding this pervasive issue,” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
29

Joint Statement from the Offices of Governors Murphy, Mills, Raimondo, Sununu, Scott, Lamont, and Baker on Extending the Suspension of Interstate Youth Hockey

Coronavirus The states previously announced a regional suspension through at least January 31, 2021 due to coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities.

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Jan
29

Joint Statement from the Offices of Governors Murphy, Mills, Raimondo, Sununu, Scott, Lamont, and Baker on Extending the Suspension of Interstate Youth Hockey

Statements Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Maine Governor Janet Mills, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced an extension of the suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions for public and private schools and youth hockey leagues through at least March 31, 2021.

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Jan
29

This Week in NJ: January 29th, 2021

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Jan
28

Governor Murphy Announces Extension of Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period for Uninsured In New Jersey In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Following the Biden Administration’s health care action today, Governor Phil Murphy announced the State is extending the health insurance enrollment period for uninsured residents to sign up for coverage through Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jan
28

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Advancing Health Care Affordability Efforts

Coronavirus Order Directs Department of Banking and Insurance to Develop Plans for Health Care Cost Growth Benchmarks and Health Insurance Affordability Standards and Establishes Health Care Affordability Groups

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Jan
28

Governor Murphy Celebrates Completion of First Community Solar Project Energized in New Jersey

Law & Justice Project Marks Major Milestone in Environmental Justice by Expanding Access to Renewable Energy As Part of the Governor’s Commitment to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2050

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Jan
27

TRANSCRIPT: January 27th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
27

Governor Murphy Announces Former State Comptroller Matt Boxer to Conduct Independent Investigation Examining January 11 Incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

Law & Justice “I am sickened by the horrific reports of what happened at Edna Mahan on January 11. Let me be clear: every individual in state custody deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and we must always remember that female inmates have long been uniquely vulnerable to abuse.”

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Jan
26

Key Stakeholders and Advocates Come Out in Support of First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture NJ Maternal and Infant Health Strategic Plan

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Jan
26

Press Pool Coverage: First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Atlantic City Vaccine Mega-Site

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Jan
25

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order on Petition Requirements for Upcoming Elections, Including the June Primary Election

Executive Orders Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order on Petition Requirements for Upcoming Elections, Including the June Primary Election

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Jan
25

TRANSCRIPT: January 25th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
25

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Unveils Groundbreaking Plan to Eliminate Racial Disparities in New Jersey’s Maternal and Infant Mortality

First Lady This first-of-its-kind strategy will make New Jersey the safest and most equitable place in the nation to deliver and raise a baby.

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Jan
22

TRANSCRIPT: January 22nd, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
22

This Week in NJ: January 22nd, 2021

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Jan
22

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Burlington County Vaccine Mega-Site in Moorestown

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Jan
21

Statement by Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Appointment of Vinn White as Senior Advisor for Implementation at the U.S. Department of Transportation

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Jan
21

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
20

Governor Murphy Announces Division of Consumer Affairs Director Paul Rodríguez to Join Biden-Harris Administration

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Paul R. Rodríguez, Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, will be departing from his role and joining the Biden-Harris Administration.

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Jan
19

TRANSCRIPT: January 19th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
19

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

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Jan
18

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Returns to Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge to Witness Long-Term Care Residents and Staff Recieve Their Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Coronavirus The 103-year-old woman who last month became New Jersey’s first nursing home resident to receive a COVID-19 vaccine got her second and final shot Monday morning with Gov. Phil Murphy looking on.

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Jan
15

TRANSCRIPT: January 15th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
15

This Week in NJ: January 15th, 2021

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Jan
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
15

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Launches Middlesex County Megasite at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison

Statements Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Launches Middlesex County Megasite at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison

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Jan
14

Statement by Governor Murphy on President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan

Statements “President-elect Biden continues to show he understands that this moment calls us to bold leadership. Getting ourselves in front of this pandemic – and staying there – cannot be done piecemeal and it cannot be done through austerity. It requires bold and equitable investment in our people, in our states, and in our common future.

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Jan
14

Murphy Administration Celebrates Final Step Toward Construction of New Portal North Bridge

Transportation President & CEO Kevin Corbett Signs Full Funding Grant Agreement
Procurement Process to Construct the New Portal North Bridge Begins Immediately

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Jan
13

TRANSCRIPT: January 13th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy on New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg's Retirement

Statements Remarks from Governor Murphy's Tribute to Senator Weinberg at Today's Press Briefing

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Announces Shawn LaTourette as Acting Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Appointments LaTourette, currently the Department’s Deputy Commissioner, takes the helm from Catherine R. McCabe, who will retire from public service on January 15... .

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Announces All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning on January 14

Coronavirus Individuals Ages 16-64 with Certain Medical Conditions Also Eligible Beginning January 14

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Delivers 2021 State of the State Address January 12, 2021 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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Jan
12

In 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Reaffirms Commitment to Leading New Jersey Through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building a Stronger, Fairer, and More Resilient Economy for All

Statements Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the address was pre-recorded without an audience at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial and streamed on the Governor’s official social media channels

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Jan
11

TRANSCRIPT: January 11th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Implement New Policies for the 2020-2021 School Year

Executive Orders “Today’s executive order will provide sensible adjustments to support our school districts during this unprecedented time.” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
11

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Gloucester County Vaccine Megasite at Rowan College of South Jersey

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Jan
11

Statement by Governor Murphy on President-elect Biden's Appointment of Justin Dews as Deputy Associate Counsel to the President

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Announces Flags to Remain at Half-Staff Through the Day of Officer Brian Sicknick’s Interment

Executive Orders Copy of Executive Order No. 213

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Jan
9

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

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Jan
8

This Week in NJ: January 8, 2021

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Jan
8

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

Statements “Tammy and I send our deepest condolences to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends, as well as to his United States Capitol Police colleagues and the Guardsmen and Guardswomen he served alongside. We thank him for his service to our nation. ..."

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Jan
8

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Marks Start of COVID-19 Vaccination Effort for Sworn Law Enforcement and Fire Professionals

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Marks Start of COVID-19 Vaccination Effort for Sworn Law Enforcement and Fire Professionals

Coronavirus Morris County Regional Vaccination Center Now Open to Frontline Health Care Workers, Police and Fire First Responders

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Jan
7

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Economic Recovery Legislation

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, which will provide economic support for small businesses, while propelling New Jersey’s economic recovery and growth for much of the next decade.

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Jan
7

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
7

Murphy Administration Reminds New Jerseyans of Coverage Benefits for COVID-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus As New Jersey continues to scale up its statewide vaccination program, the Murphy Administration today reminded New Jerseyans that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available without cost sharing barriers.

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Jan
7

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Economic Recovery Legislation

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, which will provide economic support for small businesses, while propelling New Jersey’s economic recovery and growth for much of the next decade.

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Jan
7

Governor Murphy Signs the “Dominick Marino PFRS Enhanced Benefits for Surviving Spouses Act”

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Jan
7

Governor Murphy Announces Deployment of 500 National Guard Troops to Washington, D.C.

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Jan
6

TRANSCRIPT: January 6th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
6

Murphy Administration Announces the Return of Full Local Control to Paterson Public Schools

Education This is the second school district to be withdrawn from state control under the Murphy Administration. The State Board of Education returned full local control to Newark Public Schools in July 2020.

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Jan
5

Governor Murphy to Deliver 2021 State of the State Address

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Jan
5

Governor Murphy Commemorates Milestone for Latest Class of NJ TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers

Transportation NJ TRANSIT Maintains Critical Training of Locomotive Engineers throughout Pandemic to Improve Safety and Reliability for Customers

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Reduce UI Payroll Tax

Bill Action To continue supporting our small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy today signed A-4853/S-3011 to reduce businesses' UI contribution rate for a period of time.

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Jan
4

TRANSCRIPT: January 4th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Visits University Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Rutgers Medical School to Witness Frontline Health Care Workers Recieve their Second Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

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