Governor Phil Murphy

Press Releases

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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
Apr
9

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

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Apr
8

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

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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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
Apr
1

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

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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) Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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, Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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). Read More
Mar
24

Governor Murphy Appoints Charles Barker to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Appointments Policy Staffer for Senator Booker to Serve as Final Commission Member Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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) Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
Mar
4

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Appointments New Members Will Begin the Work of Reforming the Board Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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

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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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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.” Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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.” Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
Jan
14

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

Transportation President & CEO Kevin Corbett Signs Full Funding Grant Agreement
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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

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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... . Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Announces All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning on 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 Read More
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. Read More
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

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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. ..." Read More
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

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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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
Jan
4

TRANSCRIPT: January 4th, 2021 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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4

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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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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