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Oct
6

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Betty McElmon Elementary School to Highlight Funding for Preschool Programs

Education The programs in these districts will use the funding to implement full-day preschool programs that are inclusive of children with special needs, offer small class sizes, and have both a certified teacher and an aide.

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Oct
6

ICYMI: EPA Recognizes WaterSense Partners Promoting Water Efficiency, Cost-Savings, including New Jersey American Water

Education The programs in these districts will use the funding to implement full-day preschool programs that are inclusive of children with special needs, offer small class sizes, and have both a certified teacher and an aide.

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Oct
6

Governor Murphy Highlights Funding for Preschool Programs & Announces First Phase of Universal Preschool Strategic Plan

Education The programs in these districts will use the funding to implement full-day preschool programs that are inclusive of children with special needs, offer small class sizes, and have both a certified teacher and an aide.

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Oct
5

Governor Murphy Announces Groundbreaking of Hoboken Connect Project

Budget and Spending Highlights $176 million in Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Committed to Public Improvement Phase

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Oct
4

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Amending State Child Tax Credit, Allowing for NJ Taxpayers to Receive Relief a Year Sooner

Bill Action Amendment Provides for Child Tax Credit to Become Available in 2022 Tax Year

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Oct
3

Governor Murphy Announces Launch of Statewide Clean Buildings Working Group

Environment The Working Group, a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy (OCAGE) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), will serve as a cross-sector collaborative of stakeholders and experts in industry, government, building science, organized labor, environmental justice, and workforce development... .

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Oct
3

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Unveils New, First-in-the-Nation Statewide Student Mental Wellness Support Infrastructure Proposal

Health In response to the sharp increase in rates of depression, anxiety, and stress facing New Jersey’s teens and young adults, Governor Phil Murphy and members of his administration announced today a new infrastructure for student and family support, the New Jersey Statewide Student Support Services (NJ4S) network, operated by the Department of Children and Families.

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Sep
30

This Week in NJ - September 30th, 2022

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Sep
30

Governor Murphy & Treasurer Muoio Welcome Moody’s Decision to Upgrade New Jersey’s Outlook to Positive

Reports TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today welcomed news that Moody’s Investors Service has joined the other three major credit rating agencies in upgrading New Jersey’s outlook from stable to positive.

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Sep
29

Governor Murphy Announces Nominations to the New Jersey State Board of Education

Education TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced his nominations of Mary Bennett, Dr. Kwanghee Jung, and Dr. Claudine Keenan to the New Jersey State Board of Education. Their nominations will be sent to Senate for confirmation.

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Sep
29

Governor Murphy to Send New Jersey National Guard to Florida to Support Relief Efforts After Catastrophic Hurricane Ian Hits the State

Weather TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has authorized 135 New Jersey National Guardsmen for deployment to Florida to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall yesterday as a Category 4 storm. In addition, 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to assist in the hurricane storm response.

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Sep
28

Governor Murphy Dedicates New Jersey Department of Health Building in Honor of Commissioner Persichilli

Health TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today joined State officials, public employees, and health care professionals in a ceremony to dedicate the New Jersey Department of Health’s office building in Trenton as the “Judith M. Persichilli Building.”

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Sep
26

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Governor Florio

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags fly at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from sunrise on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 until sunset on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in recognition and remembrance of former Governor Jim Florio.

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Sep
26

Statement from Governor Murphy on Former Governor Florio’s Passing

Statements “Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down. He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes...

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Sep
23

This Week in NJ - September 23, 2022

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Sep
23

ICYMI: New Division Formed in AG’s Office to Prevent Violence by Bringing Together Victim Services and Violence Intervention Strategies

Law & Justice Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a new division has been formed in the state Attorney General’s Office designed to prevent future violence by better addressing the needs of crime victims and trauma survivors.

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Sep
23

Governor Murphy Highlights $49 Million Train Station Upgrades as Part of $814 Million Infrastructure Investments through Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund

Transportation Middlesex County Will Manage Design and Construction of New Brunswick Train Station Renovations, Focus on Customer Experience Improvements

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Sep
23

Governor Murphy Recommends Changes to Bill Regarding Performance-Based Assessments

Bill Action TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed S896, which prohibits the State Board of Education from requiring the completion of a Commissioner of Education-approved performance-based assessment as a condition of eligibility for a certificate of eligibility with advanced standing or certificate of eligibility.

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Sep
22

Governor Murphy Nominates Raymond Santiago as Monmouth County Prosecutor

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today nominated Raymond Santiago to serve as Monmouth County Prosecutor. Santiago’s nomination will be submitted to the Senate for confirmation, and he will assume the role of Acting Prosecutor on Friday, October 7.

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Sep
22

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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

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Sep
22

Governor Murphy Sends Aid to Puerto Rico in Wake of Devastating Hurricane Fiona

Other New Jersey State Troopers and Others Will Deploy to the Island to Help in Recovery Efforts

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Sep
21

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Offshore Wind Goal to 11,000 MW by 2040

Executive Orders Governor Murphy Also Unveils Council on the Green Economy Report and Action Plan for Cultivating Green Workforce

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Sep
20

New Jersey’s State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change

Other The Murphy Administration today announced that New Jersey is among the first states to produce a comprehensive report on the impacts of climate change on human health and communities by adding a human health supplement to its New Jersey Scientific Report on Climate Change.

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Sep
16

This Week in NJ - September 16, 2022

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Sep
16

Statement from Governor Murphy in Response to DeSantis Stunt Exploiting Venezuelan Migrants

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Sep
15

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host Family Festival in Newark to Address Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

First Lady Newark Family Festival is a continuation of series of festivals held statewide as a part of her Nurture NJ initiative

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Sep
15

Governor Murphy Signs Joint Resolution Designating April 13 as Borinqueneer’s Day

Bill Action TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a joint resolution (AJR147) designating April 13 as Borinqueneer’s Day in New Jersey. The signing marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, as the state honors the achievements, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

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Sep
15

Governor Murphy Signs Joint Resolution Establishing Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey

Bill Action TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a joint resolution (AJR63) designating the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month. Irish-American Heritage Month will recognize the contributions of Irish Americans to the economic prosperity and culture of the State of New Jersey.

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Sep
15

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Increase Annual Payments from State to Certain New Jersey Veterans with Disabilities

Bill Action TRENTON – In recognition of increases to the cost of living over the past few decades and in honor of New Jersey’s veterans, Governor Phil Murphy today signed bill A-1477 to increase annual payments from the State to veterans with certain disabilities resulting from their wartime service.

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Sep
15

Governor Murphy Announces Greenway Acquisition, Expanded Open Space for New Jersey Communities

Health NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the acquisition of a nine-mile former rail line, which will be converted into a new State park connecting eight Essex and Hudson County communities – Jersey City, Secaucus, Kearny, Newark, Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair.

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Sep
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action TRENTON – Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills and resolutions into law:

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Sep
14

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

Education TRENTON - The New Jersey State Board of Education today voted to return full local control to the Jersey City Board of Education, ending more than 30 years of state control of district operations.

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Sep
14

REMARKS: Judge Douglas Fasciale Delivers Remarks at Nomination Announcement

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Sep
14

Governor Murphy Announces Intention to Nominate Judge Douglas M. Fasciale to Serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court

Law & Justice Nomination Upholds Tradition of Partisan Balance on the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Sep
14

REMARKS: Governor Murphy Announces Nomination of Judge Douglas Fasciale As Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Sep
12

Fitch Delivers New Jersey’s Third Major Credit Rating Upgrade this Year

Property Taxes Rating Agency Also Maintains the State’s Outlook at Positive

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Sep
12

Murphy Administration and Legislative Leaders Encourage Eligible Homeowners & Renters to Apply for Historic Property Tax Relief through New ANCHOR Program

Property Taxes Application Instructions Being Mailed to Thousands of Residents; Also Available Online & By Phone

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Sep
12

Governor Phil Murphy Visits Ridge High School to Highlight Historic Investments in K-12 Funding

Education Governor Phil Murphy today visited Ridge High School in the Bernards Township Public School District to highlight his commitment to New Jersey’s education system.

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Sep
9

This Week in NJ - September 9, 2022

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Sep
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Combat Food Insecurity Among New Jersey Students

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills todaythat will help combat food insecurity among students across the state. Together, the laws will help ensure equitable access to resources that simultaneously benefit children’s nutrition and support work families’ financial stability.

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Sep
9

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

Executive Orders Today, Governor Phil Murphy ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from sunset on Friday, September 9, 2022, until sunrise on Monday, September 12, 2022, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, of whom almost 700 were New Jersey residents, that were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Sep
8

First Lady Tammy Murphy Highlights Significant Investments in Maternal and Infant Health Initiatives

Health Maternal and Infant Health Initiatives will Receive Over $58 Million in FY2023 Budget to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Eliminate Racial Disparities

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Sep
8

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Statements New Jersey joins the international outpouring of sympathy for our friends across the United Kingdom who mourn her passing.

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Sep
8

Governor Murphy and DOE Announce Over $26 Million to Expand High-Quality Preschool in 27 School Districts

Education Today’s announcement builds on Governor Murphy’s long-term commitment to early education and the eventual goal of providing universal preschool to every three- and four-year-old in New Jersey.

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Sep
7

ICYMI: Acting AG Platkin Launches New Dashboard Detailing Information on Police Internal Affairs Investigations Statewide

Law & Justice Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today made a wealth of information about police agencies’ internal affairs investigations available online, in a searchable dashboard capable of filtering data by law enforcement agency, the types of allegations involved, and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken.

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Sep
7

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Bill Establishing Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey

Bill Action NEWARK – In a room at the historic City of Newark’s Public Library, surrounded by state and local officials, as well as activists, Governor Phil Murphy today signed bipartisan bill A2677.

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Sep
6

New Jersey Students Enter First School Year With K-12 Climate Change Education

Education In June of 2020 First Lady Tammy Murphy announced that the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted her initiative to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education across its K-12 academic standards.

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Sep
2

This Week in NJ - September 2nd, 2022

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Sep
2

Governor Murphy and Health Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters that Target Omicron Variant for Everyone Ages 12 and Older

Coronavirus This updated version of COVID-19 boosters offers stronger protections against severe illness and death from Omicron sub-variants.

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Sep
1

Governor Murphy Proposes Bipartisan Legislation to Confront the Unjust Taxation of New Jersey Residents by Other States

Property Taxes Proposals Would Provide Taxpayer Relief, Address Forgone Revenue, and Provide Grants to Incentivize In-State Employment

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Sep
1

Governor Murphy Highlights Investments in Resilient Communities on One Year Anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida More than $900 Million, New Resource Directory Will Support Short- and Long-term Recovery

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Aug
31

Governor Murphy Announces Creation of Online Portal & Advisory Council to Receive Input from Members of Public, Stakeholders on Use of Opioid Settlement Funds

Executive Orders Administration Commemorates Overdose Awareness Day & Continues its Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis in New Jersey

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Aug
30

Governor Murphy Unveils Statewide School Security Initiative

Economy & Jobs $6.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Will Further Strengthen Efforts to Protect Students and Teachers

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Aug
29

Statement from Governor Murphy on US Supreme Court Brief on the Waterfront Commission

Statements “I am thrilled that the United States has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing that New Jersey has the right to withdraw from the Waterfront Commission and that New York’s lawsuit should be rejected.

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Aug
29

ICYMI: NJDOT and Legislative Leaders Announce Route 129 Pedestrian Safety Improvement project in Trenton

Economy & Jobs First-in-the-nation technology part of plan to reduce red light running crashes

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Aug
29

ICYMI: Treasury Announces Gas Tax Rate Will Decrease by 1.0 Cent Effective October 1

Economy & Jobs 2016 Law Mandates Adjustments to Ensure Funding for Critical Infrastructure Projects

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Aug
29

Governor Murphy Highlights Direct State Investments into Atlantic City

Economy & Jobs Atlantic City will Receive $43 Million in Municipal Aid in FY2023 Budget & Over $16.6 Million in Additional FY2022 Transitional Aid

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Aug
26

ICYMI: N.J. Vaccine Sites Now Offering Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Option for Adolescents

Coronavirus The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 through 17 is now available in New Jersey, giving parents another vaccine option as children head back to school.

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Aug
26

This Week in NJ - August 26th, 2022

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Aug
26

ICYMI: Acting AG Platkin: ABC Issues Special Ruling to Allow Third-Party Delivery Services to Deliver Package Goods and Cocktails to NJ Customers’ Doorsteps

Economy & Jobs "Third-Party Delivery Permit" Promotes E-Commerce to Benefit Businesses and Customers

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Aug
25

ICYMI: La Exención del Impuesto Sobre las Ventas para el Regreso a Clases de NJ Hace que los Suministros Esenciales Sean Más Asequibles para Padres, Maestros y Estudiantes

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Aug
25

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Facilitating and Expanding Pro Bono Legal Representation for the State

Executive Orders The Order will also make the State’s outside counsel procurement process consistent with the State’s overall contract procurement process.

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Aug
23

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4.9 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Business Development in South Amboy, New Jersey

Budget and Spending This project will provide the infrastructure needed to advance three industrial redevelopment projects, including the construction of two warehouse distribution centers.

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Aug
23

Governor Murphy Visits Passaic City to Highlight Nearly $2 Billion Budget Investment for School Infrastructure

Budget and Spending Funding Allocated Will Support High-Quality Education and Learning Environment

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Aug
22

ICYMI: NJOHSP Adds Monkeypox (hMPXV) Update to Disinformation Page

Health The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness updated its disinformation portal web page last week to incorporate monkeypox (hMPXV) disinformation trends circulating on the internet.

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Aug
19

This Week in NJ - August 19th, 2022

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Aug
19

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

Budget and Spending Decision Marks Fifth Outlook Upgrade Since Enactment of FY 2022 Budget

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Aug
18

Statement from Governor Murphy on Senator Ronald Rice's Retirement from the New Jersey Senate

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Aug
18

Governor Murphy Highlights State Investments in Local Communities, Infrastructure with Visit to Paterson

Budget and Spending Paterson Will Receive Over $50 Million from FY2023 Budget and an Additional $10 Million Toward Capital Projects

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Aug
18

ICYMI: NJ’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Makes Essential Supplies More Affordable for Parents, Teachers & Students

Education The 10-day sales tax holiday, which runs Saturday, August 27 through Monday, September 5, will make school supplies and other essential items more affordable for families and educators.

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Aug
18

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden

Executive Orders New Jersey flags fly at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, August 19, 2022, in remembrance and recognition of former Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden

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Aug
18

Governor Murphy, Acting AG Platkin Announce Publication of Division on Civil Rights FAQs to Prevent Discrimination Related to hMPXV (“Monkeypox”)

Health The FAQs issued today address frequently asked questions about discrimination and harassment related to human hMPXV, commonly known as the “monkeypox” virus, and the protections that New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) affords to those infected with hMPXV.

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Aug
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Employees During Changes in Ownership of Health Care Entities

Bill Action The bill requires any change in control to be made via a contract or agreement between the parties, that preserves the wages, benefits, and employment status of current employees.

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Aug
17

ICYMI: DCA Opens Public Comment Period for Hurricane Ida Recovery Action Plan and Announces Two Public Hearings

Budget and Spending Action Plan Details How State Proposes to Utilize $228 Million in Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for Hurricane Ida Recovery

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Aug
17

Governor Murphy Announces Nomination of Jennifer Davenport to Waterfront Commission

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he will nominate Jennifer Davenport to be New Jersey’s representative on the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. The nomination, which is subject to Senate confirmation, will be formally submitted at the Senate’s next quorum.

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Aug
17

Governor Murphy, NJ CEO Council, & Social Finance Launch New Jersey Pay It Forward Program to Prepare Students for Good-Paying Jobs in Health Care, IT, and Clean Energy

Education First-in-Nation Program Will Provide Zero-Interest, No-Fee Loans to Enable Students to Train for Family-Sustaining Careers and Power NJ’s Economy

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Aug
16

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Signing of the Inflation Reduction Act

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Aug
15

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting Routine COVID-19 Testing Requirements for School Districts, Child Care Settings, and State Contractors

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Aug
12

This Week in NJ - August 12th, 2022

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Aug
12

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Aug
12

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver and Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccine Sites

Health Recent FDA Action on Monkeypox Vaccine Administration Will Further Expand Access

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Aug
9

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Drives Toward Zero Transportation Emissions Future with $10.8 Million Investment

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Aug
9

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Urges NJ Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water to Avoid Worsening Water Supply Conditions

Environment Murphy Administration is urging residents and businesses to conserve water as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state.

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Aug
9

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden's Enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022

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Aug
8

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and Acting AG Platkin Announce $10 Million in Federal Funds to Support Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs that Reduce the Cycle of Gun Violence in Communities

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Aug
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Aug
5

Governor Murphy Signs Package of Bills Targeting Predatory Financial Practices

Bill Action “These bills will set new standards for financial service providers to abide by, giving our consumers the protection they need from certain deceptive actors. " - Governor Murphy

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Aug
5

Governor Murphy Requests Independent Investigation into New Jersey City University’s Finances and Operations by State Comptroller

Budget and Spending This request follows public reports that NJCU has gone from a $108 million surplus in 2014 to a $67 million deficit today, with another $156 million in debt.

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Aug
4

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Establishment of Electric School Bus Program

Bill Action Up to $45 million over three years will fund the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure across the state.

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Aug
4

Governor Murphy Announces Mark Dinglasan as Director of the Office of the Food Security Advocate

Appointments The Office of the Food Security Advocate will coordinate the administration of the State’s food insecurity programs, advocate for the food insecure, and develop new policy initiatives to combat hunger and facilitate greater access to food relief programs.

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Aug
3

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Extending Permissions for Outdoor Dining to Support Restaurant Industry

Bill Action The permissions were set to expire November 30, 2022 but will now be extended by two additional years to support the food and beverage industry, patrons, and local communities by facilitating opportunities to serve customers outdoors.

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Aug
2

ICYMI: NJDEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Competitive Grants and Resilience/Stormwater Utility Feasibility Technical Assistance Grants

Environment As part of its comprehensive efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced it is seeking applications for $10 million in grants

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Aug
2

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Aug
1

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring NJ Public Schools to Develop Threat Assessment Teams

Bill Action This law will take effect immediately for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Aug
1

Governor Murphy and U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, Alongside NJ TRANSIT and Federal and State Officials, Officially Break Ground on New Portal North Bridge Construction

Economy & Jobs Governor Murphy and U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, Alongside NJ TRANSIT and Federal and State Officials, Officially Break Ground on New Portal North Bridge Construction

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Jul
29

This Week in NJ - July 29th, 2022

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Jul
29

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jul
29

Murphy Signs Legislation Awarding a Second Round of Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Grants to Schools

Bill Action The grants will fund improvements to and enhancements of career and technical education (CTE) programs in county vocational-technical school districts (CVSD) and county colleges throughout the State

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Jul
29

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Protect Students from Unsustainable Debt After Completing Post-Secondary Job Training

Bill Action New Consumer Protection Law Will Ensure Tuition at Career-Oriented Higher Educational Programs Can be Affordably Repaid with the Expected Wages in the Occupations Students Trained For

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Jul
28

Governor Murphy Signs Voting Reform Package to Strengthen New Jersey Elections

Bill Action TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today reaffirmed his commitment to securing access to voting rights by signing a series of bills to strengthen New Jersey’s elections. Today's signings build on reforms to expand democracy enacted during the Murphy Administration, including automatic voter registration and in-person early voting.

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Jul
28

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and N.J. Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccination Sites in Camden, Bergen Counties

Health Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced two additional vaccination sites for monkeypox in Camden and Bergen counties.

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Jul
28

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Launches Naloxone Distribution Program

Health The Murphy Administration today announced that the Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a Naloxone Distribution Program [t.e2ma.net] in partnership with the Department of Health and the Office of the Attorney General.

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Jul
26

Governor Murphy Announces James Sarkos as Acting Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department

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Jul
26

ICYMI: Acting AG Platkin Announces Major Settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox & Roach LP over Allegations of Race-Based ‘Redlining’ in Lending Practices in the Camden Area

Other The landmark settlement announced today requires Trident to create an $18.4-million fund to provide individual subsidies of up to $10,000 per qualified applicant in support of home purchase, refinance, and home improvement loans for owner-occupied homes in majority-minority neighborhoods.

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Jul
26

ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs

Environment Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Solar Energy Careers in Underserved Areas; New Digital Platform Will Make Reliable Solar Power More Accessible

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Jul
26

Governor Murphy Highlights Direct Investments into New Jersey’s Communities with Visit to Camden

Budget and Spending Camden Area Will Receive $180 Million from FY2023 Budget and an Additional $24 Million Towards Capital Projects

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Jul
26

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Encourages New Jersey Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water

Environment The DEP will continue to monitor water supplies very closely and advise the public, local governments, and water systems as appropriate.

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Jul
25

Governor Murphy Launches Year Three of Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Incentive Program and Unveils New Residential EV Charger Program

Environment Announces Second Round Grantees and Launches Application Window for Clean Fleet, EV Tourism, and Multi-Unit Dwelling Charger Programs

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Jul
23

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Assemblyman Ron Dancer

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Jul
22

This Week in NJ - July 22nd, 2022

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Jul
21

ICYMI: Expanding College Access and Affordability for New Jersey Students, Higher Education Student Assistance Authority Board Increases Tuition Aid Grant Amounts for Academic Year 2022-2023

Education The Board's decision will implement the nearly $478 million in TAG funding that Governor Murphy and the State Legislature provided in the FY23 budget.

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Jul
21

Statement from Governor Murphy on the House Passage of Contraception Rights Bill

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Jul
21

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Safer America Plan

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Jul
21

Governor Murphy Signs Police Licensing Program Bill Into Law

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2742/A4194 into law, establishing a police licensing program for all New Jersey law enforcement officers.

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Jul
21

ICYMI: Private-Sector Employment in June Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

Statements Preliminary estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey increased by 9,800 jobs in June to reach a seasonally adjusted level of 4,212,800. Over the first six months of the year, New Jersey employers have added 96,000 jobs, for an average monthly gain of 16,000.

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Jul
20

Statement from Governor Murphy on House Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

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Jul
19

Governor Murphy and New Jersey Health Commissioner Outline Expanded Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility, Availability

Health Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine and the State’s distribution plan for the 2,700 available doses.

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Jul
18

Governor Murphy Applauds Biden-Harris Administration in Discussing Importance of State Protections for Reproductive Rights

Statements New Jersey has codified reproductive rights into state law and taken additional steps to both protect and expand access to abortions.

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Jul
18

ICYMI: NJ Wind Port Achieves Key Milestone with Board Approval for Major Land Purchase

Environment he New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Board (NJEDA) has approved the purchase of a 109.4-acre property which will enable the planned expansion of the NJ Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek, Salem County.

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Jul
15

ICYMI: Speaker Coughlin Highlights Mental Health Care Crisis Response Investments Ahead of 9-8-8 Launch

Health FY23 State Budget Appropriated $28.8 Million for Crisis Response

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Jul
15

This Week in NJ - July 15th, 2022

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Jul
15

First Lady Tammy Murphy Begins Term as Chair of National Governors Association’s Governors’ Spouses’ Program

First Lady Unveils This Year’s Program Initiative “Creating a National Model to Tackle the Maternal and Infant Health Crisis”

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Jul
15

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks at National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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Jul
15

Governor Murphy Unveils “Strengthening Youth Mental Health” Initiative as National Governors Association Chairman

Health The National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting marked the beginning of Governor Murphy’s term as NGA Chairman ... .

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Jul
13

Acting Governor Oliver Highlights Housing Affordability Funding in Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

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Jul
11

ICYMI: New Law Establishing the New Jersey Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program Aims to Improve Access to Affordable Health Coverage for Residents

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Jul
8

This Week in NJ - July 8th, 2022

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Jul
8

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

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Jul
8

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Reminds Residents that the State Rental Assistance Program Waiting List Opens on Monday, July 11

Budget and Spending Waiting List starting Monday, July 11, 2022 through Friday, July 22, 2022. Pre-applications will be accepted to enter a lottery for the statewide SRAP program in the Elderly, Family, Disabled, and Homeless categories.

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Jul
8

CYMI: 30 New Jersey Nonprofits to Receive $17.5 Million in Grants Through New Phase of NJEDA Program Supporting Restaurants and Families in Need

Economy & Jobs Sustain & Serve NJ Program on Track to Purchase Five Million Meals from 430+ New Jersey Restaurants

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Jul
7

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces More Than $2.4 Million in Local Government Grant Awards in 2022 for Shared Services Initiatives

HCAT These grants, totaling $2.478 million, will help local governments pursue shared services initiatives to reduce taxpayer costs and enhance services.

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Jul
7

ICYMI: NJDOL Commissioner Announces New Maternity Coverage Tool to Guide Expecting Parents on Available Leave Benefits

HCAT Developed through a collaboration between the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey State Office of Innovation, the tool helps expecting parents plan when and how to take their maternity leave.

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Jul
7

ICYMI: No More State Sales Tax for New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Patients

Property Taxes As of Saturday, July 1 New Jersey residents enrolled in the state’s Medicinal Cannabis Program will not pay state sales tax on cannabis and cannabis products purchased at a permitted medicinal dispensary.

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Jul
7

ICYMI: The Murphy Administration Applauds Advancement of New Development Near Hoboken Terminal

Budget and Spending Hoboken City Council Approves Redevelopment Agreement For Long Stalled Project To Bring New Office Space, Retail and Affordable Housing Near Hoboken’s Historic Train Station Along With Other Infrastructure Improvements

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Jul
7

ICYMI: New Jersey State Police Begins Accepting Applications

Jobs and the Economy Applications will be accepted online starting today, July 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 2, 2022. All eligible men and women are encouraged to apply.

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Jul
6

ICYMI: Governors to Convene for National Governors Association Summer Meeting

Education WASHINGTON – The nation’s Governors will meet in Portland, Maine, to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to leading policy issues including computer science education/cybersecurity, economic recovery, infrastructure and youth mental health care.

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Jul
6

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Education Announces $40 Million in Funding Available to Expand High-Quality Preschool into More School Districts

Education Governor Murphy Provides Opportunity for Additional Districts to Apply for State Funded Preschool

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Jul
5

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks on Gun Safety Package 3.0

Speech Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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Jul
5

Governors Murphy and Hochul Sign Gateway Program’s Phase One MOU for the Portal North Bridge & Hudson Tunnel Projects

Other Phase One of the Gateway Program is funded by a combination of federal and local sources

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Jul
5

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Following the Death of Dr. Anthony M. Villane, Jr.

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Jul
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jul
5

Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Gun Safety Package 3.0 to Continue the Fight Against Gun Violence

Bill Action Since taking office in 2018, Governor Murphy has been a champion of bold, commonsense gun reform, and signed significant gun safety packages in June 2018 and July 2019.

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Jul
1

This Week in NJ - July 1st, 2022

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Jul
1

Statement from Governor Murphy, Senate President Scutari, Speaker Coughlin, Senator Ruiz, and Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson

Statements "Our working families need the relief of the state Child Tax Credit and it has been our full intention to give it to them as they file their 2022 tax returns. We are committed to working together to clarify this in law."

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Jul
1

Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton to Join Biden-Harris Administration

Appointments Latrecia “Trish” Littles-Floyd, current NJ MVC Security, Investigations, and Internal Audit Director, and former Lieutenant Colonel in the New Jersey State Police, will serve as Acting Chief Administrator beginning July 1.

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Jul
1

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Reproductive Health Care Providers and Out-of-State Residents Seeking Reproductive Services in New Jersey

Bill Action “While others throughout the country are revoking a woman’s right to reproductive freedom, New Jersey will continue to defend this fundamental right in our state,” - Governor Murphy.

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
30

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Supreme Court’s Decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

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Jun
30

Governor Murphy Signs Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Act into Law

Budget and Spending The FY2023 budget builds on the historic progress made over the last four years, maintaining the Governor’s commitment to prioritizing affordability, while delivering record tax relief and making transformative one-time investments.

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Jun
25

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Enactment of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

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Jun
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on House Passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

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Jun
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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Jun
24

This Week in NJ - June 24th, 2022

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Jun
24

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
24

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing State Departments and Agencies to Identify Gun Violence Prevention Measures

Executive Orders Announces Intention to Work with Legislature to Expand Sensitive Locations Where Firearms are Prohibited

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Jun
24

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks on the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

Speech Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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Jun
23

ICYMI: WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:
Praise for President Biden’s Strategy to Boost Offshore Wind Energy, Cut Costs, and Create Jobs

Environment Today at the White House, President Biden joined Governors and senior officials from 11 East Coast states, along with leaders from labor unions and the offshore wind industry, to launch a new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership.

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Jun
23

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the following bill: A-1455/S-1596 (Lopez, Dancer, DeAngelo/Beach) – CONDITIONAL

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Jun
23

Statement from Governor Murphy on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

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Jun
22

Governor Murphy, Senate President Scutari, Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Speech The back-to-school sales tax holiday builds on the $2 billion ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program announced last week and other affordability measures that the Governor expects to see in the enacted budget.

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Jun
21

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks at New Jersey Acting Attorney General Platkin's Summit on Combatting Bias, Hate, and Violence

Speech Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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Jun
18

ICYMI: N.J. Department of Health Announces Probable Case of Monkeypox; Risk to New Jerseyans Remains Low

Health A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a North Jersey individual on June 18.

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Jun
18

Statement from Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli on Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months Through 5 Years

Coronavirus On June 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age and the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age.

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Jun
17

This Week in NJ - June 17th, 2022

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Jun
17

Ocean Wind 1 Reaches Critical Milestone in Federal Review Process

Environment Draft Environmental Impact Statement released for project estimated to generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits for New Jersey

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Jun
17

Leaders Express Support as New York/New Jersey Selected as Host City for 2026 FIFA World Cup™

Other FIFA Names New York/New Jersey a Host City for What Will be Largest FIFA World Cup™ in History

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Jun
16

New York/New Jersey Selected as a Host City for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

Other FIFA Names New York/New Jersey a Host City for What Will be Largest FIFA World Cup™ in History, as 48 Teams Play in Tournament Across the U.S., Canada and Mexico

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Jun
15

Governor Murphy Announces Dennis Zeveloff as Chief Policy Advisor

Appointments The Chief Policy Advisor oversees wide-ranging policies of the Governor’s Office and Executive Branch.

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Jun
15

Governor Murphy, Senate President Scutari, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, Announce Historic $2 Billion Property Tax Relief Program

Property Taxes ANCHOR Expansion Builds on Program Announced Earlier This Year, Making Over 2 Million Rebates Available to New Jersey Residents

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Jun
14

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces Pilot Program to Assist Children and Families Affected by Addiction

Health New “Child Trauma Response Initiative” to be Implemented in Cumberland, Monmouth, and Union Counties Will Be Financed with Opioid Settlement Funds

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Jun
13

Governor Murphy Announces Justin Braz as New Jersey Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner

Appointments Braz will also serve as New Jersey Department of Transportation Chief of Staff

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Jun
12

Statement from Governor Murphy on Bipartisan Senate Gun Safety Agreement

Statements “The bipartisan Senate agreement on a framework for national gun safety legislation is a positive first step in restoring sanity to our national dialogue and should be drafted and passed as quickly as possible.

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Jun
10

This Week in NJ - June 10th, 2022

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Jun
9

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Maria Del Valle Koch as Director and Chief Judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation

Appointments “The fair treatment and safety of all of New Jersey’s employees is of the utmost importance to this administration. Under Director Del Valle Koch’s leadership, the Division of Workers’ Compensation is in good hands.” - Governor Murphy.

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Jun
9

Governor Hochul and Governor Murphy Announce Major Step Toward Modernization of Penn Station

Transportation Governor Hochul's plan calls for the transformation of Penn Station into a modern, spacious, light-filled facility that is easy to navigate, while also revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood to prioritize the public realm and social services, invest in affordable housing, increase transit access and shared streets, and create a pedestrian-friendly streetscape.

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Jun
8

ICYMI: Six New Jersey Schools Recognized For Innovative Climate Action

Environment Atlantic City Electric, Exelon, the Drumthwacket Foundation, and Sustainable Jersey honored six student teams for their NJ Student Climate Challenge action projects, which offer innovative approaches to help address the ongoing issue of climate change.

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Jun
8

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Barry Moscowitz as Acting Director of Administrative Law

Appointments This appointment comes after the June 1, 2022, retirement of Acting Director Ellen S. Bass.

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Jun
7

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Vote on June 7

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Jun
4

Acting Governor Scutari Declares First Saturday in June National Trails Day in New Jersey

Health The executive order seeks to increase the use of trails and open green space in New Jersey, which will in turn provide public health benefits for communities of all abilities, races, ethnicities, and incomes.

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Jun
4

Acting Governor Scutari Signs Law Allowing Alcohol Consumption in Pedicabs

Health “This new law will allow our local small businesses such as pedicabs to compete and continue to prosper within the hospitality industry,” said Senator Gopal. “Pedicabs are mom-and-pop small businesses and our support for this growing small-business sector is important.”

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Jun
3

This Week in NJ - June 3rd, 2022

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Jun
1

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces $47.3 Million in FY2022 Local Bridges Fund Grants

Transportation Each county to receive $1 million plus additional funds based on deck area

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Jun
1

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action A-3670/S-1887 (Verrelli/Beach) - Changes deadline for filing of acceptance by successful write-in candidate for primary election to on or before the seventh day following certification of election results

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May
31

Governor Murphy, Department of Education & Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Announce Second Round of Proposed Career and Technical Education Projects to Receive Funding Under Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act

Education The goal of the proposed projects will be to improve and expand career and technical education (CTE) programs throughout the state.

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May
31

ICYMI: NJDOT Announces $19.6 Million in Federal Grants for the Safe Routes to School Program

Transportation The SRTS is a federally-funded program to increase pedestrian safety among motorists and schoolchildren.

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May
27

This Week in NJ - May 27th, 2022

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May
27

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend at the Absecon Lighthouse

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May
26

Statement from Governor Murphy Applauding the Confirmation of 11 Superior Court Judges

Statements “The exemplary and highly qualified judges confirmed by the Senate will make significant contributions to our state’s judiciary, and I am especially proud that the majority of today's slate of 11 new judges are from diverse communities.

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May
26

Governor Murphy Announces Free Entry to State Parks Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Budget and Spending “Presented in our FY2023 budget, the bold steps we have taken toward a more affordable Garden State will ensure access to our state parks for everyone – residents and visitors alike,” - Governor Murphy.

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May
26

First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Launch of Connecting NJ to Better Support Families

Law & Justice The launch includes a rebrand and new website for the first-of-its-kind system formerly known as Central Intake

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May
25

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Recognition of the Lives Lost at Robb Elementary School in Texas

Executive Orders "Yesterday's tragedy is not one we can or ever will forget. 21 innocent people - most of whom were young children just beginning their lives - were lost in a senseless act of gun violence that never should have been able to happen," - Governor Murphy.

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May
25

Statement from Governor Murphy on Bipartisan Confirmation of U.S. District Court Judge Evelyn Padin

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May
25

El gobernador Murphy insta a la aprobación de una reforma integral de la seguridad de las armas tras el tiroteo en la escuela primaria de Uvalde

Law & Justice "Desde Uvalde hasta Búfalo, las recientes tragedias han reafirmado que, en ausencia de una reforma sustantiva, ninguna comunidad es inmune a la epidemia de la violencia con armas de fuego", dijo el gobernador Murphy.

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May
25

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks Reaffirming Commitment to Comprehensive Gun Safety Reform in Wake of Uvalde School Shooting

Law & Justice Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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May
25

Governor Murphy Urges Passage of Comprehensive Gun Safety Reform in Wake of Uvalde Elementary School Shooting

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy renewed his call today for the passage of the comprehensive gun safety legislative package that he initially proposed in April 2021

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May
24

Murphy Administration Announces Action to Seek Appointment of a Receiver at Woodland Behavioral & Nursing Center Due to Health, Safety Concerns

Health TRENTON – Over concerns about residents’ health and safety, Governor Phil Murphy, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, and Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced that the State has filed an action in Superior Court seeking a court order to appoint a receiver at Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center at Andover.

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May
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Statements “Today, in the wake of last week’s shooting in Buffalo, yet another horrific and unacceptable act of gun violence took the lives of 14 innocent children at an elementary school in Texas.

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May
24

ICYMI: NJMVC Wins International Award for Partnership with the Office of First Lady Tammy Murphy

First Lady Mobile Unit Visits at First Lady’s Family Festivals Recognized with 2022 AAMVA Award

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May
23

Governor Murphy, U.S. Department of Education Leaders Highlight Efforts to Improve Access to Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Employees

Environment New Federal Policy Expanding Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Will Help Tens of Thousands of New Jersey Borrowers by Canceling the Balance of Their Federal Student Loans

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May
20

This Week in NJ - May 20th, 2022

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May
20

ICYMI: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Earns 2022 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

Environment Trenton, NJ.—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is proud to announce it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. 

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May
18

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to New Jersey Asian American and Pacific Islander Commission

Appointments The announcement comes during AAPI Heritage Month, which is an annual celebration that recognizes the cultural and historical contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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May
18

Governor Murphy and Acting Attorney General Platkin Announce Proposed Legislation Establishing Statewide Police Licensing Program

Bill Action The bill would require all law enforcement officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed as officers in the State of New Jersey.

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May
17

Governor Murphy Activates Price Gouging Laws & Outlines Steps Taken by the Administration to Address National Baby Formula Shortage

Executive Orders Department of Health Releases Guidance for Families Affected by Shortage

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May
17

ICYMI: Great Point Studios and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Partner with Lionsgate to Open 12 Acre TV and Film Complex in Newark, New Jersey

Jobs and the Economy Lionsgate Newark Studio will be the first purpose-built studio in New Jersey specifically constructed for TV and film production.

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May
16

Governor Murphy Announces Nominations of Burlington County and Atlantic County Prosecutors

Statements Also Renominates Jennifer Webb-McRae as Cumberland County Prosecutor

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May
16

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Resignation of Joe Sanzari from the Waterfront Commission

Statements I nominated Joe Sanzari as New Jersey’s Commissioner to the Waterfront Commission to ensure our state’s transition to a new governing agency at our ports would be in capable hands.

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May
16

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program Alongside First Responders and Elected Officials

Statements $10 million in federal funds will support the provision of protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment for New Jersey firefighters

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May
16

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks in Response to Nationwide Gun Violence

Statements Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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May
13

This Week in NJ - May 13th, 2022

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May
12

ICYMI: EPA to Award $6.5 Million to Address Contaminated Sites in New Jersey

Statements Today, the Biden Administration through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is awarding $254.5 million in Brownfields Grants to 265 communities, including four grants totaling $6.5 million across New Jersey.

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May
12

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Jack McGreevey

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May
12

Governor Murphy Visits Somerville to Highlight ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today visited Somerville to further highlight the ANCHOR (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters) Property Tax Relief Program.

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May
11

Governor Murphy Renews Efforts to Secure Reproductive Rights and Bolster Access to Reproductive Health Care in New Jersey

Statements With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade – a decision that would have significant consequences for reproductive rights throughout the country – Governor Phil Murphy today announced renewed efforts to secure abortion rights and bolster access to reproductive health care in New Jersey.

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May
10

Acting Governor Oliver Announces Release of Youth Justice Task Force Report

Law & Justice Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver today announced the release of the Youth Justice Task Force Report, which was issued by the Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in New Jersey (“Task Force”).

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May
10

Statement from Governor Murphy on the New Jersey Supreme Court Granting Sundiata Acoli Parole

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May
9

ICYMI: Governor Murphy & Human Services Commissioner Adelman Announce $10 Million in New Grants to Support Summer Youth Camps

Other As part of the Murphy Administration’s ongoing efforts to bolster services for families with children, Governor Phil Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced that $10 million in grants will be available for summer youth camps to help cover operational expenses and provide financial assistance to eligible families.

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May
9

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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

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May
6

This Week in NJ - May 6th, 2022

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May
6

Governor Murphy and Governor Hochul Nominate Kris Kolluri as CEO of the Gateway Development Commission

Appointments Kolluri will be considered by the Gateway Development Commission’s Board at its next upcoming meeting, anticipated on May 16.

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May
5

ICYMI: NJEDA Has Provided Nearly $5.5M in Grants to Over 230 Small Businesses Through Main Street Recovery Program Since October

Appointments NJEDA to Launch Additional Financing Tool for Micro Businesses Next Month

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May
5

Governor Murphy Names Terry Schuster to Lead the Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson

Appointments The office is directed to collect and analyze data, hold public hearings, and make systemic findings and recommendations for reform.

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May
3

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Enabling State Certification of Businesses as LGBTQ+-Owned

Executive Orders Certification, which will be free of charge, would expand access to public and private contracting opportunities and enable businesses to proudly identify as LGBTQ+-owned in their advertising.

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May
3

Governor Murphy, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner LaTourette Announce New Investments in Flood Protection

Speech $50 Million Expansion of Blue Acres Buyout Program For Ida-Impacted Communities and $10 Million in Community Stormwater Assistance

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May
3

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks on News Reports of Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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May
2

ICYMI: AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler to Hold Roundtable with Workers from UFCW Local 360 Cannabis Division and Starbucks Employees with Workers United, Joined By Governor Murphy and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Presdient Charles Wowkanech

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Apr
29

This Week in NJ - April 29th, 2022

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Apr
29

ICYMI: BeiGene Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing and Clinical R&D Center at the Princeton West Innovation Campus in New Jersey

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Apr
29

Governor Murphy and Acting Attorney General Platkin Announce $10 Million Investment in License Plate Recognition Technology to Combat Rise in Auto Thefts Fueling Violent Crime in New Jersey

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Apr
28

Governor Phil Murphy Announces New Jersey’s Agreement with Ørsted to Marshal the Ocean Wind Project

Economy & Jobs New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Ørsted Offshore North America for New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, Ocean Wind 1. Ørsted, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind, is partnering with PSEG on the Ocean Wind 1 project.

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Apr
27

ICYMI: New Jersey’s $95 Billion Pension Fund Unveils Emerging Managers Program to Diversify Portfolio, Build the Next Generation of Investment Talent

Economy & Jobs The Murphy Administration today officially unveiled a new Emerging Managers initiative being launched by the Department of the Treasury’s Division of Investment in order to further diversify the private markets portfolio for the State of New Jersey’s roughly $95 billion pension fund, including the first proposed investment of up to $250 million under the new program.

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Apr
26

ICYMI: NJDMAVA Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Cohen Military Family Clinic, University of Pennsylvania

Other The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Pennsylvania to provide an additional no-cost mental health care resource for Active Duty members, New Jersey National Guard members, Reservists, veterans and their families – including spouses/partners and children.

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Apr
26

New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research Establish Global Partnership to Advance First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture NJ Initiative

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Apr
26

Murphy Administration Announces Nearly $12.8 Million in Additional Federal Funding for Home Energy Assistance Program

Other The Murphy Administration today announced that New Jersey has received an additional $12.77 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program, which is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

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Apr
26

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Ørsted Host Expert Panel Discussion Highlighting Renewable Energy Projects

Other New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Ørsted, the global leader in renewable energy, today hosted an expert panel discussion highlighting the importance of renewable energy projects. The panel discussed the immediate need to accelerate renewal energy project to ensure energy security.

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Apr
25

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Applegreen Announce $126 Million Investment in New Jersey, including New Headquarters and Significant Jobs Boost for the Garden State

Other New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Applegreen, one of the largest on-highway service plaza operators in the United States and Europe, today announced an investment worth $126 million in the state of New Jersey, delivering hundreds of skilled new jobs to the Garden State over the coming years.

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Apr
25

Governor Phil Murphy and Choose New Jersey Sign Historic Memorandums of Understanding with Ireland's Top Tech Universities and Incubator

Other Governor Phil Murphy, alongside Choose New Jersey President & CEO Wesley Mathews, today celebrated the signing of three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between New Jersey academic and real estate entities with top Irish tech universities and a prominent startup accelerator.

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Apr
21

Governor Murphy, Speaker Coughlin, and Assemblywoman Lopez Join NJ TRANSIT in Breaking Ground on Significant Renovations to Perth Amboy Train Station

Budget and Spending Renovations will include the construction of two new high-level platforms, four new elevators, and additional ramps and stairs to provide greater access to the station’s platforms.

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Apr
21

Governor Murphy Marks Historic Opening Day of Adult-Use Recreational Cannabis Sales in New Jersey

Other The commencement of the adult-use recreational cannabis market represents another step forward in New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to create a new cannabis industry that continues to prioritize medical marijuana patients and advance social justice initiatives.

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Apr
19

Governor Murphy Renews Call for Legislature to Pass Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill Package First Unveiled in April 2021

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Apr
18

Governor Murphy, Acting Attorney General Platkin, and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Callahan Announce Additional Class of State Police Troopers in Fiscal Year 2023

Law & Justice With over 100 enlisted NJSP troopers becoming eligible for retirement by October 2022 and an additional 108 becoming eligible in 2023, training and graduating two new classes of troopers in FY2023 will help the State Police maintain adequate staffing levels to fulfill its responsibilities.

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Apr
14

This Week in NJ - April 14, 2022

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Apr
13

ICYMI: Adult-use cannabis sales set to begin in New Jersey

Health NJ-CRC to give ATCs approval to begin recreational sales on April 21

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Apr
13

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan, and U.S. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Visit Pre-K Classroom in Boonton, Governor Murphy Has Coffee with Local Pre-K Mothers

Education The officials toured a preschool academy housed in Boonton High School visiting classrooms and taking part in some drawing activities with the students. Murphy later went to the Boonton Coffee Co. café for a roundtable discussion with four local pre-k mothers.

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Apr
13

Governor Murphy Delivers Keynote Address at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s “ReNew Jersey Business Summit”

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Apr
13

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Clarifying COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Workers in Health Care and Congregate Settings

Coronavirus A covered worker is considered “up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations” if they have received a primary series, which consists of either a 2-dose series of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine and the first booster dose for which they are eligible, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Apr
13

ICYMI: NJEDA Board Approves Creation of New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund

Economy & Jobs Fund Will Drive Investment and Cultivate Entrepreneurship

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Apr
13

ICYMI: Everytown Taps New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’S Communications Director To Lead Public Affairs Division

Appointments Mahen Gunaratna To Bring His State Government, Electoral, and Capitol Hill Experience to Nation’s Largest Gun Safety Organization

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Apr
13

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Apr
13

Statement from Governor Murphy Regarding New Jersey’s Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Student Learning Standards

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Apr
12

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host Mini Family Festival in Burlington City in Celebration of Black Maternal Health Week

First Lady The Mini Family Festival serves as a one-stop-shop for care, support, resources, and relief while continuing Nurture NJ’s mission to reduce maternal and infant mortality and ensure equitable care among women and children of all races and ethnicities.

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Apr
11

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver, and Congressman Kim Visit Moorestown to Highlight $335 Million Affordable Housing Production Fund

Budget and Spending AHPF Will Fund the Construction of Over 3,300 Affordable Units Statewide

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Apr
9

Statement from Governor Murphy on Yesterday’s Series of Criminal Acts in Lakewood

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Apr
8

This Week in NJ - April 8th, 2022

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Apr
8

Governor Murphy Nominates Zenon Christodoulou and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg as New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioners

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Apr
7

Governor Murphy Nominates Cari Fais as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

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Apr
7

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court

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Apr
6

New Jersey Establishes Telework Pilot Program for State Employees

Other New Program Will Not Impact In-Person Services at New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development or Motor Vehicle Commission

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Apr
6

Governor Murphy and Treasurer Muoio Announce Launch of NJ FinLit - a Free Financial Wellness Platform - to Help New Jersey Residents Rebuild from the Pandemic, Plan for the Future

Coronavirus The site offers customized, personalized, and reportable solutions for residents across the socio-economic spectrum

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Apr
1

Governor Murphy and Department of Education Allocate $18 Million for Additional Special Education Services for Students with Disabilities Impacted By COVID-19 School Disruptions

Education “This initiative aims to be responsive to students with disabilities who need additional time in school to provide the skills they need to be successful upon graduating. We will continue to engage in comprehensive outreach efforts to ensure that we reach all students who are in need of these services.” - Governor Phil Murphy.

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Mar
31

ICYMI: S&P Issues New Jersey’s Second Credit Rating Upgrade in Less Than a Month

Other Citing S&P Global Ratings today raised its rating on New Jersey's general obligation (GO) bonds to ‘A-' from 'BBB+' with a stable outlook, its first upgrade for New Jersey since 2005.

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Mar
31

Statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna

Statements “This afternoon, as part of a regularly-scheduled testing regime, Governor Murphy took a rapid antigen test that came back positive for COVID-19.

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Mar
30

Murphy Administration Releases Plan to Improve Health Care Affordability

Bill Action The Health Care Affordability, Responsibility and Transparency (HART) Program’s plan sets targets for health care leaders to meet in regards to health care costs, in an effort to slow the unsustainable rate of growth.

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Mar
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
29

ICYMI: DCA Awards Record Amount of Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program Funding to Benefit 19 Neighborhoods Across New Jersey

Budget and Spending The nonprofit organizations will use the funding to implement revitalization plans that address housing and economic development, as well as complementary activities such as social services, recreation programs, employment training, and open space improvements.

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Mar
29

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of IFPTE Local 195 President Tim Rudolph

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Mar
28

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Appropriating $25 Million for Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing Projects Impacted by Natural Disasters

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S-1802) to appropriate $25 million to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) for its Capital Improvement and Assistance Program to support the rehabilitation of eligible affordable housing properties that have been impacted by natural disasters or other emergent circumstances.

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Mar
28

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating March 8th as International Women’s Day in New Jersey

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (AJR140) permanently designating March 8th as “International Women’s Day” in New Jersey.

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Mar
25

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Extend Prohibition on Utility Shutoffs for Certain Residential Customers

Bill Action “As New Jersey continues on our road to recovery, we must provide ongoing support to residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation will keep the lights on and water running for families who are still making their way through the process of obtaining assistance from our state.” - Governor Phil Murphy

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Mar
25

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Increase Pay for New Jersey’s Election Workers

Bill Action The bill increases the compensation of election workers from $200 per day to $300 per day and appropriates $7,000,000 to the Department of State.

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Mar
25

This Week in NJ - March 25th, 2022

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Mar
25

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Senator Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Munoz Visit Chatham High School

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Executive Orders U.S. and New Jersey flags remain at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities until Sunday, March 27, 2022, to honor the passing of Secretary Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.

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Mar
25

Governor Murphy, Senator Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Munoz Visit Chatham High School to Highlight School Funding Increases in Governor’s Proposed Budget Plan

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Mar
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Block New Jersey’s Withdrawal from the Waterfront Commission

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy, Governor Hochul, Governor Baker, and Governor Lamont Announce Multi-State Partnership with Major Hydrogen Ecosystem Partners to Propose a Clean Regional Hydrogen Hub

Environment “Clean hydrogen technology also has the potential to improve net greenhouse gas emissions and harmful air pollutant impacts. Joining together with our regional partners will allow us to build a strong coalition for the development of clean hydrogen technology and cultivate economic growth and opportunity for New Jersey.” - Governor Murphy

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy Announces NJ TRANSIT Board Nominations and Appointments

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intention to nominate Carlos A. Medina, Esq, Kiabi Carson, and Evan Weiss to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors. The Governor will also directly appoint Rashonda Brown and Karen Thomas to serve on the board.

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Mar
24

ICYMI: DCA Reaches Important Milestone: Fully Disburses Its Original Allocation of $625 Million in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance

Budget and Spending Because of its Very High Performance in Distributing Rental Aid, DCA Receives Additional $44 Million to Help More Renter Households; This Is the Second Additional Award Received by DCA

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Mar
22

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Biden Administration’s Allocation of Ida Disaster Recovery Funding

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Mar
22

ICYMI: Agreement Reached on New Jersey Plan to Exit Decades-Old Child Welfare Lawsuit

Law & Justice State and Plaintiffs Agree that Children and Families are Well Served by Transformed System

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Mar
22

Governor Murphy and Acting Attorney General Platkin Oppose New York’s Last-Minute Effort to Prevent New Jersey’s Withdrawal from the Waterfront Commission

Environment Under State Law, New Jersey Will be Withdrawing From the Waterfront Commission Compacton March 28, 2022

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Mar
18

This Week in NJ - March 18th, 2022

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Mar
17

Statement from Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli on Global COVID Case Rise

Economy & Jobs We are closely watching the recent rise in global COVID numbers and, given both previous trends with regard to spread and our location as an international nexus for travel and trade, we do anticipate that we will eventually see an increase in the number of cases in New Jersey.

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Mar
17

ICYMI: NJ Department of Banking and Insurance Directs Regulated Entities to Fully Comply with U.S. Sanctions on Russia and Belarus

Other Advises Insurance Companies, Financial Institutions to Safeguard Systems Against Increased Cyber Risks, Among Other Actions

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Mar
17

Governor Murphy Announces Appointment of Sean M. Pattwell as Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Appointments Pattwell will lead the CRDA in it’s mission to facilitate community-oriented redevelopment in Atlantic City. Mr. Pattwell was unanimously approved by the CRDA’s Board of Directors on March 15.

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Mar
17

Governor Murphy to Lead Economic Mission Trip to Ireland

Economy & Jobs Four-Day, Two-City Trip Will Strengthen Economic Ties and Promote Business Investments in New Jersey

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Mar
11

This Week in NJ - March 11th, 2022

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Mar
11

Governor Murphy and Acting Attorney General Platkin Announce New Jersey Set to Receive $641 Million from Settlements with Opioid Distributors and Manufacturers

Health Funding Will Support State and Local Responses to Combating the Opioid Epidemic

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Mar
10

Governor Murphy and the New Jersey-Israel Commission Announce Significant Expansion of Economic Relations from 2020 to 2021

Economy & Jobs New Data Shows Annual New Jersey-Israel Trade Valued at $1.55B; Strong Growth Despite Global Economic Turbulence

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Mar
10

ICYMI: NJEDA Takes Steps to Advance Development of Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton

Health NJEDA to Enter into Memorandum of Understanding with Kean University to Facilitate Community Engagement for Center

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Mar
10

Governor Murphy Highlights FY2023 Budget Plan to Increase K-12 School Aid by $650 Million, Expand Pre-K, and Fund School Construction

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan visited James Monroe Elementary School in Edison today to highlight the nearly $19.2 billion to support New Jersey schools reflected in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget plan.

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Mar
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Prohibiting Government Dealings With Businesses Associated with Russia or Belarus

Bill Action The signing of this bipartisan legislation follows Governor Murphy’s executive order requiring all state agencies to review their authority to suspend or revoke licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications of businesses that invest directly in companies owned or controlled by the government of Russia, Belarus, or its instrumentalities.

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Mar
9

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Nomination of Dr. Shereef Elnahal as Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Statements “Everyone who has worked with Shereef, myself included, knows that President Biden has made the right choice in asking him to serve as Under Secretary for Health for the Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. ..."

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Mar
8

Governor Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget – “The Opportunity State: Stronger, Fairer, More Affordable”

Budget and Spending Budget Provides Robust Property Tax Relief, Record Level of School Funding, and One-Year Moratorium on Certain Fees; Increased Investments in Affordable Housing, Higher Education, and Economic Growth; Continues Path of Fiscal Responsibility with Another Full Pension Payment of $6.82 Billion, Additional $1.3 Billion to Reduce Debt;Record Surplus of $4.2 Billion – Nearly Twice the Size of Last Year’s Proposed Surplus

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Mar
8

Governor Murphy Delivers Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Address

Budget and Spending Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
"The State of Opportunity: Stronger, Fairer, More Affordable”

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Mar
8

Special Guests to Join First Lady Tammy Murphy at Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Address

Budget and Spending This year, several New Jerseyans will join First Lady Tammy Murphy in the Assembly Chambers as special guests. These guests embody the values and spirit that Governor Murphy highlights in his speech. Importantly, a number of Ukrainian American community leaders from New Jersey will be in attendance.

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Mar
4

This Week in New Jersey: March 4th, 2022

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Mar
4

TRANSCRIPT: March 4th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
4

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Executive Orders At his final COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Phil Murphy announced the signing of Executive Order No. 292, which lifts the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in addition to the statewide school and daycare mask mandate, effective on Monday, March 7.

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Mar
4

ICYMI: New Jersey Ranks in Top 10 States for VC Dollars Invested

Executive Orders In this latest ranking, New Jersey jumped three spots from where it stood at #12 in 2020, and seven spots from #16 in 2013. New Jersey’s share of the Northeast market also grew, by 1.4 percentage points in 2021 to 5.5 percent.

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Unveils ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

Executive Orders The ANCHOR (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters) Property Tax Relief Program is part of the Governor’s FY2023 Budget Proposal, which will be unveiled next week.

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Unveils ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

Executive Orders The ANCHOR (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters) Property Tax Relief Program is part of the Governor’s FY2023 Budget Proposal, which will be unveiled next week.

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Mar
2

Governor Murphy Directs All State Agencies to Identify Actions to Prevent State Resources From Supporting the Russian Government

Executive Orders Governor Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 291, which requires all state agencies to review their authority to suspend or revoke licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications of businesses that invest directly in companies owned or controlled by the government of Russia, Belarus or its instrumentalities.

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Mar
2

ICYMI: Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades New Jersey General Obligation Debt to A2 Credit Rating

Property Taxes The program will provide financial assistance to low-income households to reduce the balances they have on their residential water and wastewater bills.

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Mar
2

ICYMI: Application Period Now Open for Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Jobs and the Economy The program will provide financial assistance to low-income households to reduce the balances they have on their residential water and wastewater bills.

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Mar
2

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Updating and Clarifying COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Covered Workers at Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings

Coronavirus EO No. 290 aligns state timelines with updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on optimal intervals between first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination series, in addition to other updates.

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Mar
1

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Statements “Tonight, President Biden put forward a bold and broad vision to build a better America and prove that we are stronger than the challenges we face.

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Mar
1

Murphy Administration Announces More Than $16 Million in Affordable Housing Trust Fund Awards

Economy & Jobs The fund is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and provides financial assistance for the development of different types of affordable housing projects to create stronger, fairer communities in which people can afford to live.

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Feb
28

Governor Murphy Announces Fifth Consecutive Year Without an NJ TRANSIT Fare Hike

Transportation Also Announces Plans to Install Wi-Fi on all NJ TRANSIT Buses
Highlighting Customer-Facing Improvements in Performance, Reliability, Safety & Technology, the Agency’s Turnaround Continues

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Feb
25

This Week in New Jersey: February 25th, 2022

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Feb
25

Governor Murphy Announces Communications Team Staffing Changes

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Feb
24

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and DOBI Commissioner Caride Announce Record Health Insurance Sign-Ups During Open Enrollment, Introduce Effort to Further Expand Health Care Access for NJ Residents

Week in NJ New Jersey Residents at Certain Incomes Can Now Enroll Year-Round In Free or Nearly Free Coverag Residents with a Qualifying Life Event Also Have Options to Get Covered

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Feb
18

This Week in New Jersey: February 18th, 2022

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Feb
17

Governor Murphy Announces the New Jersey State Future of Work Task Force’s Roadmap and Recommendations on the Impact of Technology on Workers in New Jersey

Jobs and the Economy The Task Force’s 19 core recommendations underscore the State’s need to invest in policies, platforms, and programs that respond to both the challenges and the opportunities technology creates to foster worker rights, worker safety, and lifelong learning.

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Feb
16

TRANSCRIPT: February 16th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
16

Governor Murphy Announces Foreclosure Prevention Funding to Support New Jersey Communities and Residents

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Feb
16

ICYMI: Murphy Administration announces $5.9 million in FY 2022 Bikeway grants to fund projects that improve quality of life

Appointments 11 grants will advance local projects in several counties

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Feb
16

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Board of Trustees

Appointments Academics, Medical Doctors, Longtime Prison Reform Activist, Transgender Rights Activist, and Justice-Involved Person to Comprise All-Female Board

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Feb
14

Governor Murphy, Senator Singleton, Senator Vitale, Senator Pou and Assemblyman McKeon Announce Support for Bill Package to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable

Appointments This comprehensive legislative package reaffirms Governor Murphy’s commitment to making high-quality health care more affordable and more accessible to all New Jerseyans.

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Feb
14

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

Appointments Doran, who has served as Acting Director since June 2021, will assume the role as the first female Director in the office’s history.

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Feb
11

This Week in New Jersey: February 11th, 2022

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Feb
10

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Navy Seaman Kyle Mullen

Executive Orders TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags remain at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, February 11, 2022 to honor U.S. Navy Seaman Kyle Mullen.

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Feb
10

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

Coronavirus Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, the Public Health Emergency will expire after 30 days, unless renewed. State COVID-19 metrics will be reevaluated at the time of expiration to determine if an extension will be needed.

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Feb
9

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Judge Barbara A. Curran

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags remain at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Thursday, February 10, 2022 to honor the passing of Judge Barbara A. Curran.

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Feb
9

Governor Murphy, Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora Announce Grant for Trenton MOVES Autonomous Vehicle-Based Urban Transit System Project

Transportation The grant to the City of Trenton will support the planned start up and eventual deployment of 100 Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) that will provide an on-demand automated transit system to serve the 90,000 residents of Trenton.

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Feb
7

TRANSCRIPT: February 7th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
7

Governor Murphy Announces That Universal School Mask Mandate Will Be Lifted Effective March 7

Coronavirus Governor Will Also Extend the Statewide Public Health Emergency 

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Feb
4

Governor Murphy Lifts Storm-Related State of Emergency

Executive Orders The storm-related State of Emergency declared on January 28, 2022 has been lifted, effective today at 5:00 p.m. 

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Feb
4

New Jersey and National Leaders Support Nomination of Matt Platkin as Attorney General

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Feb
4

This Week in New Jersey: February 4th, 2022

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Feb
3

New Jersey and National Leaders Support Nomination of Matt Platkin as Attorney General

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Feb
3

Governor Murphy Announces Matt Platkin to Serve as New Jersey Attorney General

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Feb
3

Governor Murphy Nominates Matt Platkin as Attorney General

Appointments Platkin served as Chief Counsel to the Governor from January 2018 to October 2020. His nomination will now go to the Senate for confirmation. Platkin will assume the role of Acting Attorney General on Monday, February 14, 2022.

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Feb
2

TRANSCRIPT: February 2nd, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy and Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti Announces $3.8 Million in FY 2022 Transit Village Grants

Transportation Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez Scaccetti today announced $3.8 million in FY 2022 Transit Village grants to help municipalities advance transit-oriented development projects that reduce reliance on vehicles and encourage usage of mass transportation.

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Jan
28

ICYMI: NJ Transit Service Information for Saturday, January 29

Weather All Bus Service, River LINE and Access Link Will Be Temporarily Suspended Saturday, January 29 Due to Winter Storm

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Jan
28

This Week in New Jersey: January 28st, 2022

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Jan
28

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Storm

Weather Commercial Vehicle Restrictions in Place on Multiple Interstate Highways Beginning 5:00 P.M. Tonight

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Jan
28

ICYMI: NJ Transit Readies for the Upcoming Winter Storm

Weather Systemwide Cross Honoring in Effect on Saturday, Regular Weekday and Weekend Service will Operate Friday and Saturday as Conditions Warrant

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Jan
27

Governor Murphy and Acting Attorney General Bruck Announce $7 Million Investment in Gunshot Detection Technology and Other Police Equipment to Reduce Gun Violence

Law & Justice Murphy Administration Also Announces 25 Grant Recipients of $8.2 Million in Community-Based Violence Intervention Funding, the Largest Such Program in State History

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Jan
24

TRANSCRIPT: January 24th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
24

Murphy-Oliver Administration Announces New Program for Struggling Homeowners

Coronavirus Over $325 million of federal funding to provide financial assistance and counseling for homeowners financially impacted by COVID-19

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy Announces Intent to Nominate Sarah Adelman as New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner

Appointments “Sarah stepped into the role of Acting Commissioner amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and her leadership has successfully guided the New Jersey Department of Human Services throughout this challenging year,” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
21

This Week in New Jersey: January 21st, 2022

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Jan
21

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

Budget and Spending All Four Rating Agencies Have Now Upgraded New Jersey’s Outlook Following Responsible Budget Actions

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Jan
20

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Federal Transit Administration Awarding the Gateway Program a “Medium-High” Rating

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Jan
20

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Launches Development of $1 Billion Water Infrastructure Investment Plan

Jobs and the Economy Governor Phil Murphy today applauded Ralph Lauren’s selection of Clifton, New Jersey-based manufacturer, Better Team USA, to assemble and manufacture the Opening Ceremony parka for the 2022 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams.

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Jan
20

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Updating State Commission Charged with Facilitating Response Plans for Chemical Releases

Executive Orders Governor Murphy today signed an executive order updating the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), which is charged with facilitating local response plans for chemical release emergencies.

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Jan
20

Governor Murphy Applauds Selection of New Jersey Manufacturer Better Team USA for Ralph Lauren’s Opening Ceremony Jacket for the 2022 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Jobs and the Economy Governor Phil Murphy today applauded Ralph Lauren’s selection of Clifton, New Jersey-based manufacturer, Better Team USA, to assemble and manufacture the Opening Ceremony parka for the 2022 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams.

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Jan
19

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Strengthening COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in Health Care and Congregate Settings and Requiring COVID-19 Booster Doses

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 283, requiring covered workers at health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including having received a booster dose.

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Jan
18

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Federal COVID-19 Surge Testing Site

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Delivers Second Inaugural Address

Speech "New Jersey: The Opportunity State"
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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enhance Employment Opportunities and Training Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

Bill Action “Prioritizing the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace is a critical step forward in ensuring that our state is stronger and fairer for everyone. ..." - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Supporting Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces

Bill Action These bills will expand civil service preference for veterans, upgrade penalties for misrepresentation of members of the armed forces, ease public school access for dependents of armed forces members, and provide funding to support the commissioning of the new USS New Jersey.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Sexual Activity by Persons Infected with HIV

Bill Action “Repealing the outdated law will eliminate the stigma and fear associated with testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, encouraging more individuals to be proactive in learning about their health. This new law, coupled with advances in modern science and medicine, will bolster our efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New Jersey.” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Ensuring AAPI-Inclusive Curriculum is Taught in New Jersey Schools

Bill Action “By teaching students about the history and heritage of our AAPI community, we can ensure that the diversity of our state is reflected in our curriculum and create a more tolerant and knowledgeable future for New Jersey. I am proud to sign these bills into law.” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Expand Harm Reduction Efforts, Further Commitment to End New Jersey’s Opioid Epidemic

Bill Action These bills remove long-standing barriers to expanding access to harm reduction services and supplies at a critical time when a total of 3,081 New Jersey residents died from suspected drug overdoses in 2021. This package will build on investments included in the Governor’s budget in recent years to bring services to residents in need of access to clean syringes and prevent transmission of HIV and hepatitis, provide health screenings, and connect individuals to treatment, vaccination, education, and recovery supports.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Bill Action The program follows a successful three-year pilot program managed by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) which expired in 2020.

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Jan
17

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Passaic Firefighters

Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Eastside Firehouse in Passaic on Monday to commend firefighters for their heroism during Saturday's harrowing chemical plant fire.

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Jan
14

This Week in New Jersey: January 14th, 2022

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Jan
14

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
14

ICYMI: DOT Announces Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, New Jersey to Receive $1.14 Billion

Transportation More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide

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Jan
14

Governor Murphy Lifts Storm-Related States of Emergency

Weather Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the storm-related States of Emergency declared on January 2, 2022 and January 6, 2022 in Executive Order Nos. 278 and 279 have been lifted, effective today at 5:00 p.m.

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Allocating School Security Project Grants Under the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act”

Bill Action Governor Murphy yesterday signed legislation (A-6258/S-4309) that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in New Jersey school districts.

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Announces Nomination of Victoria Kuhn as Department of Corrections Commissioner

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced his nomination of Victoria Kuhn as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC). Kuhn has served as Acting Commissioner since June 2021.

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Historic Legislation to Expand and Protect Reproductive Freedom in New Jersey

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Bolstering The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
12

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

Other Governor Phil Murphy and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio praised the decision by Kroll Bond Rating Agency to upgrade the outlook for New Jersey’s general obligation bonds from stable to positive.

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Jan
12

Interior Department, Governor Murphy, and Governor Hochul Announce Historic Wind Energy Auction Offshore New York and New Jersey

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

Speech Remarks as Delivered
“Resilient and Moving Forward”

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Reinstates Public Health Emergency to Respond to Omicron Variant of COVID-19

Coronavirus Executive Order No. 280 declares a Public Health Emergency and restates the existing State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing state agencies and departments to utilize state resources to assist the State’s healthcare system and affected communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19 cases. Executive Order No. 281 continues Executive Orders Nos. 111, 112, and 207, allows Executive Orders Nos. 251, 252, 253, 264, and 271 to remain in effect, and extends various regulatory actions taken by the departments in response to COVID-19.

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Renominates Tahesha Way as New Jersey’s Secretary of State

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Jan
11

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

Appointments – As the 220th New Jersey Legislature begins, Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intention to renominate Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court to fill the vacant seat of Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, who retired on December 31 of last year.

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Applauds Confirmation of Seven Superior Court Judges

Appointments The Senate yesterday confirmed Joanne Cocchiola, Lori Grifa, MeLinda Hawkins Taylor, Heather V. Taylor, Linda Hynes, Jill S. Mayer, and Aldo Russo to the Essex, Burlington, and Camden vicinages.

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Jan
10

TRANSCRIPT: January 10th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Eliminate Certain Juvenile Justice Fines, Fees, and Costs

Bill Action “The imposition of fines and fees on justice-involved youth often falls disproportionately on minority and low-income families. I am proud to sign legislation that will further the rehabilitation goals of the juvenile justice system and make New Jersey stronger and fairer for everyone.” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Signs the Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act

Bill Action In addition to upgrading the penalty for all assaults on a motorbus or autobus operator, an operator’s supervisor, or a rail passenger employee, the bill enables NJ TRANSIT and other carriers to suspend or prohibit from ridership individuals who commit assaults against employees and ensures NJ TRANSIT and private bus companies equip all buses and trains with communications systems to quickly contact law enforcement in an emergency.

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enshrine Marriage Equality into State Law

Bill Action Marriage equality currently exists in New Jersey based on state and federal Court decisions. This new law demonstrates the Governor and Legislature’s commitment to protecting marriage equality by codifying it into New Jersey law.

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Age-Appropriate School Security Drills

Bill Action Among other requirements, the legislation prohibits the use of fake blood, real or prop firearms, or the simulations of gun shots or explosions in school security drills.

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Jan
7

This Week in New Jersey: January 7th, 2022

Week in NJ

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Jan
6

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Storm

Executive Orders Offices to Have Delayed Opening at 11:00 A.M. for Non-Weather Essential Personnel. Commercial Vehicle Restrictions in Place on Multiple Interstate Highways Beginning 10:00 P.M. Tonight

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Jan
6

Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey National Guard Deployment to Assist Long-Term Care Facilities

Coronavirus “This deployment will send members of our National Guard to long-term care facilities with staffing needs and will act to protect the health and safety of long-term-care residents while the Omicron variant surges throughout the nation. ..."

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Jan
6

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

Budget and Spending The Library Bond Act was approved by voters in 2017 and authorizes $125 million in state bonds for technology updates, building improvements, and other library projects across the state. The first round of funding, which allocated $87.5 million, was announced in January 2020.

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Jan
6

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Anniversary of the January 6 Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Statements "Tammy and I again offer our condolences to all those who suffered that day, and to the family of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, a New Jersey native who gave his life protecting the Capitol from violent insurrection. ..."

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Jan
6

Governor Murphy Announces Expanded Income Eligibility for Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

Health

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Jan
5

Governor Murphy to Deliver 2022 State of the State Address

Speech Governor Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, reaffirming his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class families, and building a stronger and more resilient post-pandemic economy.

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Jan
3

TRANSCRIPT: January 3rd, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

Coronavirus

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Jan
3

ICYMI: FEMA Registration Deadline Approaching Jan. 5 for New Jersey Ida Disaster Assistance

Coronavirus From the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Jan
2

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, and Ocean Counties in Preparation for Expected Winter Storm

Weather State Offices to Have Delayed Opening at 10:00 A.M. for Non-Weather Essential Personnel

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Jan
2

First Lady Tammy Murphy Tests Positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus First Lady Tammy Murphy tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. She is asymptomatic. Governor Murphy and the rest of the family have tested negative, and they will continue to test regularly in the coming days.

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Jan
1

ICYMI: Agreement Reached on New Jersey Plan to Exit Decades-Old Child Welfare Lawsuit

HCAT “This agreement signifies the meaningful progress the Department of Children and Families has made in fulfilling its duties to protect and support children and families throughout our state,” - Governor Phil Murphy.

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Jan
1

New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Increases to $13/Hour for Most Employees on January 1, 2022

Bill Action The increase is part of legislation signed by Governor Murphy in February 2019 that gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 for most employees.

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