07/23/2021Under 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.
07/22/2021Legislative 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
07/22/2021Legislation Will Require Regular Inspections for Lead Paint Hazards in Residential Rental Properties and Replacement of Lead Service Lines
07/21/2021“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...
07/21/2021Brings EDA Total to More than $700 Million in Direct Small Business Relief Since the Start of the Pandemic
07/20/2021“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.
07/19/2021Brown will Serve as Senior Advisor for Atlantic City Affairs and Spearhead State Initiatives in Atlantic City
07/13/2021TRENTON – 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.
07/13/2021The 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.
07/13/2021“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
07/12/2021“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.”
07/12/2021TRENTON – 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.
07/9/2021Legislation will Increase Solar Development and Facilitate Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure throughout the State
07/8/2021State of New Jersey Has Among the Highest Building Code Standards in the Nation
07/8/2021Through 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.
07/7/2021TRENTON - Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law:
07/6/2021Beginning Today, Customers Can Receive up to $5,000 Incentive at the Point of Purchase
07/2/2021Because 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.
07/2/2021The 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.
07/2/2021The 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
07/1/2021Governor 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.
07/1/2021There is Still Time to Sign Up for ACA Coverage at Get Covered New Jersey and Benefit from Historic Savings
06/30/2021Governor 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.
06/30/2021TRENTON - Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law.
06/30/2021Second Solicitation Award Advances State Toward Clean Energy Goals While Creating Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Economic Benefits
06/29/2021The Special Needs Housing Trust Fund provides capital financing to create supportive housing and community residences for individuals living with special needs.
06/29/2021Fiscally Responsible Plan includes a Record Pension Payment, Sizable Surplus, Substantial Debt Reduction, and Long-Term Economic Investments
06/28/2021Governor 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.
06/24/2021Modia Butler has been named Chairman of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Board as announced by Governor Phil Murphy.
06/24/2021As 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.
06/22/2021In 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.
06/22/2021Today, 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.
06/21/2021Governor 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.
06/21/2021Today, 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.
06/18/2021PATERSON – 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.
06/18/2021TRENTON – 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.
06/18/2021NEWARK – 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.
06/18/2021NEWARK– 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.
06/16/2021Building 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.
06/11/2021Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4004 wGR/S2410, which would create the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities.
06/10/2021I 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.
06/8/2021TRENTON – 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.
06/7/2021The 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.
06/4/2021“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.”
06/2/2021Governor 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.
06/1/2021487 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
05/28/2021The 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
05/28/2021Governor 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.
05/28/2021“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.
05/27/2021Governor Murphy Also Announces New Public Data Dashboard from the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner
05/26/2021Employers 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.
05/26/2021"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.
05/25/2021"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.
05/25/2021Governor 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.
05/24/2021With 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
05/23/2021“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. ..."
05/21/2021"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.”
05/21/2021The 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.
05/21/2021“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.
05/19/2021Incentives Include Free State Parks Vax Pass, Free Wine at Participating New Jersey Wineries, and Dinner with the Governor and First Lady
05/18/2021Historic Van Sciver Building Will Become a State-of-the-Art Mixed-Use Building with Underground Parking, a Public Plaza, and Premier Residential Amenities
05/17/2021“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
05/16/2021"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. ..."
05/14/2021Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month
05/13/2021La 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.
05/13/2021The 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.
05/13/2021Governor Phil Murphy last night signed Executive Order No. 239, moving forward with the COVID-19 restriction easing announced last week.
05/12/2021“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
05/11/2021Governor 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.
05/11/2021Governor 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.
05/11/2021Trunk 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.
05/11/2021Governor 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.
05/10/2021Report Identifies Opportunities for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Recurring Savings
05/7/2021The 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).
05/6/2021Resilient Infrastructure Project Made Possible by $230 Million in Superstorm Sandy Recovery Funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
05/5/2021Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed A4004/S2410, which would create the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities.
05/5/2021From the National Hockey League (NHL)
05/4/2021The 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.
05/4/2021The 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.
05/3/2021Initiative Aims to Make Communities Supportive & Accessible Places to Live for People of All Ages
05/3/2021Colonel 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.
05/3/2021“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.
05/3/2021Changes 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
05/3/2021“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.
04/30/2021“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.
04/30/2021Respondents Encouraged to Submit Ideas About New Center to Address Racial Disparities and Inequities in Care & Outcomes for Mothers and Infants
04/30/2021New $31.5 Million Facility Replaces 107-Year-Old Station as NJ TRANSIT’s Customer-Focused Capital Program Continues to Advance
04/29/2021Legislation Expands Access to Livable Wages and Affordable Health Care for Newark Liberty International Airport Workers
04/28/2021“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.
04/28/2021The 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.
04/28/2021Governor 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.
04/26/2021Governor 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:
04/26/2021Changes Will Include Higher Outdoor Gathering Limits, Increased Capacity at Outdoor Venues and Indoor Catered Events, and Guidance for Graduations and Proms
04/22/2021NJ 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
04/22/2021Draft Strategy Will Strengthen New Jersey’s Communities and Infrastructure Against Adverse Effects of Climate Change
04/21/2021U.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.
04/21/2021This funding will be distributed to seven New Jersey food banks in order to continue providing families with food assistance during the pandemic.
04/21/2021The 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.
04/20/2021“Since day one, we’ve taken meaningful steps toward addressing college affordability and attainability for students at all income levels,” - Governor Murphy.
04/19/2021Governor Murphy today announced the appointments of Babatunde P. Odubekun, Stephanie Brown, Patricia C. Morgan, and Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr., to the State Ethics Commission.
04/19/2021These 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.
04/19/2021Governor 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.
04/19/2021Rejects Legislation that Would Have Eliminated Mandatory Prison Time for Corrupt Elected Officials and Bad Actors in Law Enforcement That Violate the Public Trust
04/15/2021The 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.
04/15/2021Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointments of Jennifer Chuang, Robert Nixon, Nicola Bocour, and Timmy Oh to the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission.
04/15/2021Package 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
04/15/2021Governor 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.
04/14/2021State 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
04/14/2021LaTourette has served as Acting Commissioner of the Department since Catherine R. McCabe announced her retirement in January 2021.
04/14/202177 Members Appointed on 73rd Israeli Independence Day
04/13/2021Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses
04/13/2021Out 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.
04/12/2021Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law A-A5446, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey.
04/9/2021TRENTON - 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.
04/9/2021AG’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
04/9/2021“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.
04/9/2021Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses
04/8/2021Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses
04/7/2021TRENTON – 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.
04/6/2021First of 25 New Locomotives Prepares for Entry into Service, Increasing Mechanical Reliability and Operational Flexibility
04/5/2021The restrictions follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.
04/5/2021New Jersey is on track to meet Governor Murphy’s goal of fully vaccinating 4.7 million adults by June 30.
04/2/2021New 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
04/1/2021Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses
03/31/2021TRENTON – Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law: S-3252 w GR/A-5089 (Vitale)
03/30/2021Historic Legislation Continues Murphy Administration’s Commitment to Expanding Access to Democracy
03/30/2021Cerca de 90.000 niños que no tienen seguro tendrán acceso a cobertura de atención médica a través de esta iniciativa
03/30/2021Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative
03/29/2021El 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.
03/29/2021Governor 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,
03/29/2021Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 234, which will increase outdoor gathering limits and increase capacity for seated events at large venues.
03/29/2021Governor 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.
03/26/2021Thompson 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
03/26/2021Expansion Includes Individuals Ages 55-64, Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Higher Education Workers, and Other Frontline Essential Workers and High-Risk Groups
03/26/2021Major Vaccination Site Will Vaccinate 6,000 Individuals Daily at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
03/24/2021“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.
03/24/2021The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) today released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs).
03/24/2021Policy Staffer for Senator Booker to Serve as Final Commission Member
03/23/2021Governor 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.
03/23/2021Jewish history, and RBG, shaped Rachel Wainer Apter’s path to New Jersey’s top court
03/22/2021Statement from the North Jersey Board of Rabbis (NJBR) and the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC)
03/22/2021Murphy nominates another remarkable woman to New Jersey’s highest court
03/19/2021The 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.
03/17/2021Governor 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.
03/17/2021Executive Order No. 231 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act.
03/15/2021The 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.
03/15/2021As Prepared for Delivery
03/15/2021As Prepared for Delivery
03/15/2021As Prepared for Delivery
03/15/2021Wainer Apter, Director of the Division of Civil Rights, Clerked for the Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
03/11/2021The 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.
03/11/2021These changes will go into effect on Friday, March 19th at 6:00 a.m., aligned with increases in capacity in Connecticut and New York.
03/10/2021All public schools report that students have technology needed to access their classroom remotely
03/10/2021New 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
03/9/2021Governor Murphy visited the St John the Baptist Cathedral community vaccination site where he was met by Monsignor Gino Silva.
03/9/2021Legislation Authorizes Foreclosure Mitigation Interventions, Including the Bulk-Purchase of Non-Performing Mortgages through HMFA
03/9/2021“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.
03/9/2021According to the “Best States” rankings, New Jersey has the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.
03/8/2021$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
03/5/2021Today’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.
03/4/2021New Members Will Begin the Work of Reforming the Board
03/4/2021Governor Murphy Also Proposes Bill Package on Overdose Prevention and Recovery Resilience
03/3/2021Governor 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.
03/3/2021Governor Also Announces Overnight Camps Can Resume for Summer Season
03/3/2021Governor 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.
03/2/2021Governor 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.
03/1/2021The 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.
03/1/2021Expansion Includes Educators, Childcare Workers, Transportation Workers, and Other Frontline Essential Workers and High-Risk Groups
02/26/2021Press Pool Coverage
02/26/2021Ten Community-Based Vaccination Sites Will Vaccinate Over 34,000. ResidentsNew Sites Located in Camden, Jersey City, Newark, Orange, and Pleasantville
02/26/2021Fulfilling 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.
02/25/2021Maria Del Cid, William Wallace, and Sam Delgado to be Appointed to the CRC, Joining Commission Chair Dianna Houenou and Krista Nash
02/25/2021FY2022 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
02/24/2021Press Pool Coverage
02/24/2021Second Round of Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Funds to Address Challenges Exacerbated by Pandemic
02/24/2021The 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.
02/23/2021Press Pool Coverage
02/23/2021Proposal 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
02/23/2021Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
02/23/2021Peter 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.
02/22/2021“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.”
02/22/2021Additionally, limited spectators will be allowed at collegiate sporting events, mirroring last week’s announcement on youth sporting events.
02/22/2021“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.
02/21/2021“Tammy and I were extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Gerry Cardinale, a true public servant,” - Governor Murphy.
02/19/2021“I’m incredibly proud that the Senate has unanimously confirmed Dr. Brian Bridges as the next Secretary of Higher Education.
02/19/2021Governor 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.
02/19/2021Governor 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.
02/18/2021Governor 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.
02/17/2021“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.
02/17/2021Getting 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.
02/17/2021Project Would Ultimately Replace the Existing Facility with an Expanded Multi-Purpose Transit Center
02/16/2021Governor Murphy Establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, Creates New Jersey Council on the Green Economy
02/12/202115,000 Residents to be Vaccinated in March in Houses of Worship and Community Sites
02/12/2021Executive Order No. 220, enables indoor and outdoor youth sporting events to allow parents or guardians to attend practices or competitions.
02/9/2021For 2020 Tax Season, PPP Loans Will Be Tax Exempt and Expenses Will Be Tax Deductible
02/8/2021Governor 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
02/8/2021Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted two programs that will support the transformation of contaminated brownfields into vibrant community assets.
02/5/2021Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will expand opportunities for outdoor dining in New Jersey.
02/4/2021I 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
02/4/2021Governor 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.
02/3/2021Executive 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
02/2/2021Medicaid Now Covers Doula Care & has Increased Payments to Certified Nurse Midwives Medicaid Will No Longer Pay for Non-Medically Necessary Early Elective Deliveries
02/2/2021The program, which has already allocated $10 million to roughly 1,000 businesses, assists small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
02/1/2021New Jersey will remain under a state of emergency in response to the winter storm.
01/31/2021All 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.
01/31/2021State 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
01/29/2021“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.
01/29/2021The 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.
01/29/2021Today, 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.
01/28/2021Following 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.
01/28/2021Order 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
01/28/2021Project 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
01/27/2021“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.”
01/25/2021Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order on Petition Requirements for Upcoming Elections, Including the June Primary Election
01/25/2021This first-of-its-kind strategy will make New Jersey the safest and most equitable place in the nation to deliver and raise a baby.
01/20/2021Governor 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.
01/18/2021The 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.
01/15/2021Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Launches Middlesex County Megasite at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison
01/14/2021“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.
01/14/2021President & CEO Kevin Corbett Signs Full Funding Grant Agreement
01/13/2021Remarks from Governor Murphy's Tribute to Senator Weinberg at Today's Press Briefing
01/12/2021LaTourette, currently the Department’s Deputy Commissioner, takes the helm from Catherine R. McCabe, who will retire from public service on January 15... .
01/13/2021Individuals Ages 16-64 with Certain Medical Conditions Also Eligible Beginning January 14
01/12/2021Due 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
01/11/2021“Today’s executive order will provide sensible adjustments to support our school districts during this unprecedented time.” - Governor Murphy.
01/10/2021Copy of Executive Order No. 213
01/8/2021“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. ..."
01/8/2021Morris County Regional Vaccination Center Now Open to Frontline Health Care Workers, Police and Fire First Responders
01/7/2021Governor 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.
01/7/2021As 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.
01/7/2021Governor 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.
01/6/2021This 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.
01/5/2021NJ TRANSIT Maintains Critical Training of Locomotive Engineers throughout Pandemic to Improve Safety and Reliability for Customers
01/4/2021To 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.
01/4/2021Press Pool Coverage
Central point of information on COVID-19 federal fund allocations, programs, awards, and expenditures by federal awarding agency, State Department, and State program.
Governor Phil Murphy announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,”to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery.
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