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Governor Phil Murphy

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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

Economy & Jobs

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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

Coronavirus

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Delivers Second Inaugural Address

Speech "New Jersey: The Opportunity State"
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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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

Economy & Jobs

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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

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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

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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

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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