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Feb
6

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Feb
6

Governor Murphy Signs "Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights" into Law

Bill Action This legislation significantly expands the rights and protections afforded to temporary workers, and was sent to the Governor's desk after the Legislature concurred with changes recommended by the Governor last September.

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Feb
6

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

Executive Orders The Legislature concurred with the Governor’s conditional veto of an earlier version of the legislation. The Governor recommended changes to ensure protections for agricultural or horticultural production on preserved farmland.

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Feb
4

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Death of American Aid Worker Pete Reed in Ukraine

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Feb
3

This Week in NJ - February 3rd, 2023

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Feb
3

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Allowing Special Occasion Events on Preserved Farmland

Bill Action The Legislature concurred with the Governor’s conditional veto of an earlier version of the legislation. The Governor recommended changes to ensure protections for agricultural or horticultural production on preserved farmland.

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Feb
2

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Feb
2

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

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Feb
1

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce More Than $38 Million Through Lead Remediation and Abatement Grant Program

Budget and Spending Funding Will Enable Nonprofit Organizations and Local Governments to Conduct Lead-Safe Repairs and Energy Efficiency Improvements For Thousands of New Jersey Residents and Children Exposed to Lead in their Households

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Jan
31

First Lady Murphy & Human Services Commissioner Adelman Announce Enhanced NJ FamilyCare Maternal Health Care Reimbursement

First Lady Rate Increases for Midwives, OBGYNs, Perinatal Care & Community Doulas Yet Another Step to Improve Birth Outcomes as Part of NurtureNJ

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Incentivize Decarbonization of Concrete Industry

Bill Action TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed bill S287, which provides corporation business tax (CBT) and gross income tax credits for costs of preparing environmental product declarations that assess the global warming potential of various concrete mixes and enable comparison of their environmental impacts.

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Jan
30

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Retirement of Senator Steve Oroho

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Jan
30

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Establishes January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Bill Action ” The day of recognition honors the legacy of Fred Korematsu, an American civil rights activist of Japanese heritage who fought against the wrongful incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II."

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Jan
27

This Week in NJ - January 27th, 2023

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Jan
27

Joint Statement by Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver on the Release of Video Footage in the Investigation of the Death of Tyre Nichols

Statements “We are horrified by the video footage released earlier today that showed Memphis police officers brutally and inhumanely beating Tyre Nichols. ..."

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Jan
26

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.1 Million for Boardwalk Upgrades to Support Tourism in Wildwood, New Jersey

Budget and Spending This project will support boardwalk structural repairs, including timber replacement, electrical upgrades and lighting fixtures, as well as ADA compliant ramps, stairs and beach access, in a region with a significant tourist economy.

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Jan
26

Murphy Administration Announces Availability of $350 Million for School Construction Projects throughout New Jersey

Education Starting January 30, over 550 Regular Operating Districts (ROD) will be eligible to apply for a grant, made possible through legislation signed in 2022, to address critical operational building needs – including school facilities projects, emergent needs, and capital maintenance requirements.

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Jan
25

ICYMI: Governors Murphy, Polis Join Forces to Tackle Youth Mental Health Crisis

Health "From small towns to big cities, parents, children, and educators are confronting this struggle in their everyday lives. We need a comprehensive approach to not only connect young people with resources, but empower parents and teachers to identify signs of mental health challenges and provide positive support. ... " - Governor Murphy

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Jan
24

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Expands Capacity of New Jersey's Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Through Student Loan Repayment Incentive

Education The Murphy Administration today announced that the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is now accepting applications for the Behavioral Healthcare Provider Loan Redemption Program. The purpose of the program is to help recruit and maintain a qualified workforce of behavioral healthcare professionals in order to further Governor Phil Murphy's ongoing goal of expanding access to mental health care on behalf of New Jersey residents.

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Jan
24

Film Production in New Jersey Once Again Smashes Record

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced today that overall in-state production spending from filmmaking exceeded $650 million dollars in 2022, besting the previous record of $500 million set for 2021. The announcement came at the outset of a series of meetings in California between Governor Murphy and the film, TV, and technology industries.

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Jan
23

ICYMI: CSIT Awards $1.275 Million to 17 New Jersey Startups Focused on Supporting Maternal & Infant Health

Health TRENTON – The Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) Board on Friday awarded a combined $1.275 million in grants to 17 startups to accelerate the development of technologies, products, and services that support maternal and child wellbeing.

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Jan
22

Statement from Governor Murphy on Mass Shooting During Lunar New Year Celebration in Monterey Park, California

Statements “When any community cannot gather to celebrate without fear of being the victim of the next mass shooting, we have lost our way. All of New Jersey stands firmly with the AAPI community in Monterey Park...

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Jan
20

This Week in NJ - January 20th, 2023

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Jan
20

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and AG Platkin Announce Recipients of $10 Million in Federal Funds to Continue the State’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced 11 recipients of a combined $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds allocated for the continued support of the New Jersey Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (NJHVIP).

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Jan
20

Governor Murphy Announces Planning for New 2024 Energy Master Plan

Environment “After five years of bold climate action in New Jersey, we must not only assess our progress to date, but renew our commitment to a clean energy economy while taking stock of the breadth of resources at our disposal,” - Governor Murphy.

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Jan
19

Governor Murphy Announces Legislative Package to Ensure Fiscal Accountability at Public Institutions of Higher Education

Education The bills will also ensure that the board members of these institutions receive ongoing training to ensure that they are equipped to adequately manage the fiscal operations of our public institutions of higher education.

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Jan
18

Governor Highlights Expanded Eligibility for NJ FamilyCare Health Care Coverage as Administration Continues Efforts to Cover All Kids

HCAT As of January 1, 2023, children under the age of 19 whose families meet income eligibility requirements are now able to obtain Medicaid coverage regardless of their immigration status.

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Jan
17

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces Federal Approval of Action Plan to Distribute Hurricane Ida Recovery Funds

Tropical Storm Ida State Will Allocate $228 Million in Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds to Address Housing Needs, Resilient Infrastructure Projects, and Other Critical Recovery Initiatives

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Jan
13

This Week in NJ - January 13th, 2023

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Jan
13

El gobernador Murphy anuncia la ampliación del plazo para los inquilinos y propietarios de viviendas con el propósito de solicitar el Programa de alivio de impuestos a la propiedad ANCHOR

Property Taxes Los solicitantes ahora tienen hasta el 28 de febrero de 2023 para reclamar hasta USD 1,500 en alivio.

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Critical Reproductive Health Care by Removing Prescription Requirement for Self-Administered Hormonal Contraceptives

Bill Action The bill (S-275) will allow New Jersey pharmacists to dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives to patients without requiring a prescription.

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Jan
12

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Legislators, Mayors, and Advocates Applaud Governor Murphy’s 2023 State of the State Address

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Establishing New Jersey Siblings’ Bill of Rights

Bill Action Bill Supplements the Child Placement Bill of Rights, Will Focus on the Importance of Maintaining Sibling Relationships in the Child Welfare System

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Announces Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to Become Second Major Tenant at New Jersey Wind Port

Environment Company plans to create more than 200 new, skilled jobs in Salem County

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Jan
10

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Announces Extended Deadline for Renters and Homeowners to File for ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

Property Taxes The new application deadline is being extended to February 28, 2023, giving taxpayers an extra month to apply.

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Jan
10

In 2023 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Shares Vision for Shaping the “Next New Jersey”

Speech Governor Highlights Efforts to Protect Residents, Grow the Economy, Secure the Middle Class, and Improve Affordability. Details Proposals to Modernize State’s Liquor License Laws, Shape Economic Incentives to Address New Workforce Reality, Implement First-in-the-Nation Naloxone Initiative, Extend ANCHOR Deadline, and Preserve Boardwalks Up & Down the Jersey Shore

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State Address

Speech Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
"Building the Next New Jersey"

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Jan
10

First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces 2023 State of the State Address Special Guests

First Lady This year, several New Jerseyans, including leaders from the Ukrainian community, will join First Lady Tammy Murphy in the Assembly Chamber as her special guests. Each of these individuals, with their aspirations, accomplishments, and resilience, were chosen because they represent values, policies, and themes to be addressed by the Governor in his speech.

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Jan
9

Governor Murphy Announces Cybersecurity Directive to Prohibit Use of High-Risk Software on State Devices

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of New Jersey has issued a cybersecurity directive to prohibit the use of high-risk software and services, including TikTok, on State provided or managed devices.

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Jan
9

Governor Murphy Announces Cybersecurity Directive to Prohibit Use of High-Risk Software on State Devices

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of New Jersey has issued a cybersecurity directive to prohibit the use of high-risk software and services, including TikTok, on State provided or managed devices.

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Jan
6

This Week in NJ - January 6th, 2023

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Feb
6

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

Executive Orders The U.S. and New Jersey flags will fly at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, to honor and remember Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

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Jan
5

ICYMI: EPA Announces $500 Million Loan to Modernize Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure in New Jersey

Budget and Spending Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $500 million loan to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to modernize wastewater and drinking water systems serving over 10 million people throughout New Jersey.

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Jan
5

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Speed Up Construction Permitting Process, Makes Progress on Efforts to Build More Affordable Housing in New Jersey

Budget and Spending Announces More than $19 Million in Additional Spending for Nearly 80 Affordable Housing Units Across the State

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation Establishing First in the Nation K-12 Information Literacy Education

Education Legislation will Direct the New Jersey Department of Education to Develop New Jersey Learning Standards in Information and Media Literacy

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation Establishing First in the Nation K-12 Information Literacy Education

Education Legislation will Direct the New Jersey Department of Education to Develop New Jersey Learning Standards in Information and Media Literacy

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Jan
4

Murphy Administration Announces Funding to Support Facility and Security Upgrades for Reproductive Health Care Providers

Health The Murphy Administration today announced funding for reproductive health care providers as part of Governor Phil Murphy’s ongoing efforts to expand protections for and access to reproductive health care in New Jersey. The funding includes zero-percent interest loans for upgrades at reproductive health care facilities and grants for security enhancements.

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Jan
3

New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Increases to Over $14/Hour for Most Employees

Health “Putting our minimum wage on a clear path to $15 an hour and setting us among the nation’s leading states remains one of my proudest moments,” said Governor Murphy. “This increase will ensure that hundreds of thousands of hardworking people across our state are paid a wage that allows them to provide for their families and live with greater dignity. ..."

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