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Jul
23

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Resignation of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez

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Jul
22

ICYMI: New Jersey Now Offering Students Free One-on-One FAFSA Completion Consultations

Education Current and prospective New Jersey college students who still need to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the September 15, 2024 deadline for State financial aid can now access one-on-one support from financial aid professionals.

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Jul
22

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law.

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Jul
22

Governor Murphy Signs "Louisa Carman Medical Debt Relief Act”

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Louisa Carman Medical Debt Relief Act which will help New Jersey families avoid falling into medical debt and protect individuals from predatory medical debt collectors.

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Jul
19

This Week in NJ - July 19th, 2024

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Jul
19

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Releases Groundbreaking Plan to Better Protect Health and Welfare of Residents From the Effects of Extreme Heat

Health As New Jersey becomes progressively hotter, the Murphy Administration today released a groundbreaking plan that sets specific actions to be taken by agencies across state government to protect the health and welfare of residents from the impacts of extreme heat caused by a changing climate

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Jul
19

Statement from Governor Murphy on Global Technology Outage Involving CrowdStrike and Microsoft

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Jul
17

ICYMI: Human Services and Community Affairs Commissioners Announce Developers Can Apply for $95M to Build ‘Healthy Homes’ for NJ FamilyCare Members

Other Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman and Community Affairs Commissioner Jacquelyn A. Suárez today announced developers can apply for funding to provide affordable housing for NJ FamilyCare members.

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Jul
16

Statement by Governor Murphy on Guilty Verdict in the Trial of Senator Bob Menendez

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Jul
16

ICYMI: AG Platkin, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Proposed Rules Requiring Healthcare Professionals to Undergo Bias Training to Improve Quality of Maternal Care in New Jersey

Health Advancing ongoing efforts to address pronounced racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes in New Jersey, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced proposed rules aimed at eliminating biases that negatively impact the quality of care delivered by health care providers to women of color during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum, and neonatal periods.

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Jul
12

This Week in NJ - July 12th, 2024

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Jul
12

ICYMI: Governors Meet with President Zelenskyy at NGA Summer Meeting

Other The nation’s Governors met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday.

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Jul
12

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin Announce Grant Recipients for Community Crisis Response Teams

Other Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that organizations in Camden City, Newark, Paterson, and Trenton have been selected to receive grant funds to support the creation of local Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT) Pilot Programs.

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Jul
10

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of SCI Executive Director Chadd Lackey

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Jul
10

ICYMI: NJ TRANSIT Awarded $99 Million Grant From the FTA to Expand Electric Bus Infrastructure

Transportation The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that it has awarded a $99.5 million grant to NJ TRANSIT to modernize the 31-year-old Meadowlands Bus Garage in Secaucus to accommodate electric buses, consistent with the agency’s Zero-Emission Bus Transition Plan.

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Jul
10

ICYMI: RetireReady NJ Launches Statewide Retirement Savings Program, Offering New Option for Private Sector Workers to Plan for the Future

Jobs and the Economy Millions of employees in New Jersey will now have the ability to save for a secure retirement through the launch of RetireReady NJ.

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Jul
10

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Law & Justice TRENTON – Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law.

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Jul
9

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Former Assemblyman Mike Arnone

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Jul
9

Governor Murphy Announces Departure of Chief of Staff Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and Names Tim Hillmann as New Chief of Staff

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced that his Chief of Staff Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti will transition to a new role as a senior advisor to the Governor.

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Jul
8

ICYMI: Gateway Development Commission Secures Full Funding for Hudson Tunnel Project

Transportation The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) today signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for $6.88 billion in federal funding for the Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP) and closed on Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loans from the Build America Bureau totaling $4.06 billion to fund the local share of the project.

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Jul
5

This Week in NJ - July 5th, 2024

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Jul
3

Governor Murphy Unveils AI Tool For State Employees and Training Course For Responsible Use

Other Building on his nation-leading AI training initiative for New Jersey’s State workforce, Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of the NJ AI Assistant, a generative AI-powered platform for New Jersey State employees, along with the roll out of one of the nation’s first comprehensive generative AI (GenAI) training programs for State employees

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Jun
29

This Week in NJ - June 29th, 2024

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Jun
28

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Establish Menstrual Hygiene and Diaper Benefit Programs

Bill Action Department of Human Services to Receive $2.5 Million Appropriation to Administer Essential Benefits

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Jun
28

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Increasing Respite Care Service Hours Funded Through Department of Children and Families

Budget and Spending Legislation Will Aid Caregivers of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Jun
28

Governor Murphy Signs Fiscal Year 2025 Budget into Law

Budget and Spending Budget Provides Significant Property Tax Relief, the Highest Level of School Funding in History, A Fourth Consecutive Full Pension Payment, and a New Dedicated Funding Stream for NJ TRANSIT. $6.1 Billion Surplus to Help Weather Future Financial Challenges

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Jun
28

Statement from Governor Murphy on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Latest Power Grab by Overruling Chevron Doctrine

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Jun
27

Governor Murphy Announces Departure of Major General Lisa J. Hou and Intent to Nominate Colonel Yvonne L. Mays as Next Adjutant General and Commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Other Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intent to nominate Colonel Yvonne L. Mays as the next Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) following the departure of Major General Lisa J. Hou, D.O.

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Jun
24

Statement from Acting Governor Way on New Reproductive Freedom and Health Legislative Package

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Jun
20

This Week in NJ - June 20th, 2024

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Jun
20

Murphy Administration Launches New Interactive Website to Track Billions in Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments

Budget and Spending The Murphy Administration today announced the launch of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Formula Funding Tracker, an interactive website that will provide insight into how federal BIL funds, and state matching dollars, are being used statewide and measure the progress and impact of BIL-funded projects.

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Jun
19

Governor Murphy Launches Historic Clemency Initiative

Executive Orders Executive Order Includes Standards for Expedited Consideration and Establishes Advisory Board to Provide Objective Review of Pardons and Commutations. For Access to Application Materials for Executive Clemency, Visit NJ.Gov/Clemency.

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Jun
18

Statement from Governor Murphy on President Biden’s Executive Order Granting Work Permits for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

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Jun
17

Governor Murphy Establishes Advisory Commission on Advancing LGBTQIA+ Youth Equity and Inclusion in Schools

Education At this evening’s annual Pride Month celebration held at Drumthwacket, Governor Phil Murphy announced the signing of Executive Order No. 361 establishing the Advisory Commission on Advancing LGBTQIA+ Youth Equity and Inclusion in Schools.

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Jun
17

ICYMI: New Student Loan Redemption Program to Support Home and Community-Based Workers

Education As part of a continued effort to improve and expand the home and community-based services workforce, the Department of Human Services, Department of Children and Families, and the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority today announced a new student loan redemption program to benefit health care, behavioral health, and social services professionals serving those with medical needs, behavioral and/or mental health conditions, and disabilities.

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Jun
14

This Week in NJ - June 14th, 2024

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Jun
14

Statement by Governor Murphy on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Garland v. Cargill

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Jun
14

Governor Murphy Establishes Task Force to Support Responsible Gaming

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 360 establishing a Responsible Gaming Task Force responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the Governor’s Office and to the Attorney General regarding reforms to support responsible gaming and to address problem gambling in New Jersey.

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Jun
14

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Unveils Proposal to Spur Transit-Oriented Development and Bolster NJ TRANSIT

Transportation The Murphy Administration today unveiled a legislative proposal that would direct the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to purchase up to $100 million in property from NJ TRANSIT to help expand commuter hubs across the state and meet a variety of critical needs.

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Jun
14

Governor Murphy Announces Assad Akhter and Rob Field as Deputy Chiefs of Staff

Other Governor Phil Murphy today announced that current Senior Director for Government Affairs Assad Akhter and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Rob Field will both serve as Deputy Chiefs of Staff.

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Jun
13

Statement by Lieutenant Governor Way on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine & Danco Laboratories v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine

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Jun
13

Statement by Governor Murphy on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine & Danco Laboratories v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine

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Jun
12

ICYMI: Aspire Tax Credits Add to State Support for Major Film Studio Project in Bayonne

Economy & Jobs The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved tax credits under the Aspire Program for 1888 Studios in Bayonne.

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Jun
10

John Jay Hoffman Delivers Remarks at New Jersey Supreme Court Nomination Announcement

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Jun
10

Governor Murphy Announces Intention to Nominate John Hoffman to Serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court

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Jun
10

Governor Murphy Announces Intention to Nominate John Jay Hoffman to Serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court

Other Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intention to nominate John Jay Hoffman to the New Jersey Supreme Court to fill the seat of Associate Justice Lee A. Solomon, who reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on August 17, 2024.

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Jun
7

This Week in NJ - June 7th, 2024

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Jun
7

ICYMI: Jacquelyn A. Suárez Sworn In as Department of Community Affairs Commissioner

Appointments The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs today formally announced Jacquelyn A. Suárez as Commissioner of the Department. Following her confirmation by the New Jersey State Senate, Commissioner Suárez becomes the 19th person to lead DCA since its inception in 1967 and the Department’s first Hispanic Commissioner.

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Jun
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law.

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Jun
5

Statement by Governor Murphy on Governor Hochul’s Decision to Pause the Implementation of Congestion Pricing

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Jun
4

Governor Murphy and Maj. Gen. Hou Remember Fallen NJ National Guard Members

Statements Governor Phil Murphy and Major General Lisa Hou, the Adjutant General of the New Jersey National Guard and the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, today issued statements in remembrance of four New Jersey National Guard members who were killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom 20 years ago.

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Jun
3

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Mandating Access to Periodic Cancer Screenings for Firefighters

Bill Action Governor Murphy today signed legislation that mandates access to periodic cancer screening examinations for firefighters who are not enrolled in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), but who are eligible for enrollment in the SHBP by public employment.

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May
31

This Week in NJ - May 31st, 2024

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May
31

Governor Murphy Announces Opening of Union County Veterans Service Office, Finalizing Push to Establish Office in All 21 Counties

Budget and Spending With the grand opening of the Union County Veterans Service Office, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that all New Jersey veterans and their families now have in-county access to a dedicated Veterans Service Office (VSO), which provide life-changing services through the state and federal government.

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May
30

CYMI: Human Services Releases Age-Friendly Blueprint, Announces Grant Program to Help Communities Implement Strategies to Make NJ More Age-Friendly

Economy & Jobs Blueprint provides recommendations to help communities become more inclusive, allow residents to age in place

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May
30

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Justice Alan B. Handler

Executive Orders The New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, May 31 in recognition and in mourning of former New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice Alan B. Handler.

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May
28

Murphy Administration Announces Developments in Offshore Wind Industry

Statements NJBPU advances fifth offshore wind solicitation and will take a pause on pursuing the second state agreement approach.

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May
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Alan Handler

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May
24

This Week in NJ - May 24th, 2024

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May
24

Governor Murphy Highlights Fiscal Year 2024 Boardwalk Preservation Fund Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Education Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Phil Murphy today visited the Asbury Park Boardwalk to highlight the Boardwalk Preservation Fund program from the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget.

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May
24

Governor Murphy and Civil Service Chair Allison Chris Myers Announce Second Year of Governor’s Fellows Program

Education Governor Murphy and Civil Service Chair Allison Chris Myers announced a second year of the Governor’s Fellows Program, a State employment program designed to offer a pathway to recent graduates and emerging professionals interested in pursuing a career in public service.

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May
23

ICYMI: During Preeclampsia Awareness Month and Maternal Mental Health Month, NJ DCF Takes Action to Expand Family Connects NJ

Health Coinciding with the recognition of National Preeclampsia Awareness Month and Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, and as part of the Phase II rollout of the Family Connects NJ initiative – the state’s Universal Nurse Home Visitation program.

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May
22

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law.

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May
21

Governor Murphy and Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Su Highlight New, Easy-to-Use Online Unemployment Insurance Application

Jobs and the Economy Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Acting Secretary Julie A. Su, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, and New Jersey State Chief Innovation Officer Dave Cole today highlighted the successful launch of a new online Unemployment Insurance (UI) initial application, completely remodeled with the goal of improving user accessibility.

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May
20

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Allow Pharmacists to Provide Hormonal Contraceptives to Patients Without a Prescription

Health Advancing New Jersey’s commitment to protecting reproductive rights and expanding access to reproductive health care, Governor Murphy today announced several actions by the State which together have the effect of authorizing qualified pharmacists to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives to patients without a prescription.

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May
17

This Week in NJ - May 17th, 2024

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May
17

Acting Governor Way Takes Action on Legislation

Law & Justice Today, Acting Governor Way signed the following bill into law.

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May
14

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Providing Support to School Districts Seeing Reductions in School Funding Aid

Education Governor Phil Murphy today signed two bills offering flexibility and relief to school districts across New Jersey as they work to finalize their 2024-2025 school budgets.

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May
14

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of New Jersey State Police Trooper Marcellus E. Bethea

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 358, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15 in recognition and in mourning of New Jersey State Police Trooper Marcellus E. Bethea.

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May
10

This Week in NJ - May 10th, 2024

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May
10

Governor Murphy, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce First-in-Nation Suite of Reforms to Build Resilience to Coastal Flooding and Better Protect Communities from Climate Change Impacts

Other Governor Phil Murphy and Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette today announced the Administration’s intent to modernize a suite of DEP regulations to better protect New Jersey communities from coastal flooding, sea-level rise, and other public health and safety risks that are increasing due to climate change.

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May
8

ICYMI: NJEDA Board Designates New 1888 Studios in Bayonne as First Film-Lease Partner Facility

Other The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today designated 1888 Studios in Bayonne, developed by Togus Urban Renewal, LLC, as a Film-Lease Partner Facility.

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May
8

ICYMI: NJEDA Board Approves MOU to Purchase Land in Downtown Trenton for Future Maternal and Infant Health and Innovation Center

Other The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Trenton Board of Education (BOE) and the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) to purchase property in downtown Trenton as the future home of the Maternal and Infant Health and Innovation Center (MIHIC).

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May
7

Governor Murphy Announces Personnel Transitions Within Department of Health and Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Other Governor Phil Murphy today announced senior-level personnel transitions within the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC).

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May
7

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces Free, 24/7/365 Digital Mental Health Services Secured for New Jersey College Students through April 2026

Health Today, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way and Secretary of Higher Education Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D., announced New Jersey college students will have free, 24/7/365 access to teletherapy, crisis connection and wellness programming through the remainder of the Murphy Administration.

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May
7

Governor Murphy Announces Proposed Fintech Accelerator in Hoboken

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based firm and innovation platform known for connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, and government agencies, have launched an accelerator hub known as the Fintech Accelerator at Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ FAST).

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May
6

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Awards $2 Million in Teacher Climate and Culture Innovation Grants

Budget and Spending The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) today announced the award of nearly $2 million in grant funding designed to enhance teacher climate and culture by supporting districts in developing and implementing strategies to reclaim teacher time.

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May
5

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of New Jersey State Trooper Marcellus Bethea

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May
4

First Lady Tammy Murphy Hosts 20th Nurture NJ Family Festival with Event Held in Elizabeth

First Lady First Lady Tammy Murphy today hosted a Nurture NJ Family Festival in Elizabeth, connecting over 3,500 families with essential state, county, and local resources including services for expectant and new moms, health care, housing support, food assistance, child care and more.

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May
3

This Week in NJ - May 3rd, 2024

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May
3

Governor Murphy Issues Writ for Special Election to Fill the Seat of U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Other Governor Phil Murphy today issued a writ of election to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District created by the passing of Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. on April 24, 2024.

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May
2

ICYMI: New Jersey to Get Over $123 Million for Lead Pipe Replacement to Advance Safe Drinking Water

Budget and Spending Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $123.1 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help New Jersey identify and replace lead service lines, preventing exposure to lead in drinking water.

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May
2

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law.

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May
2

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks at Funeral Service for Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

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May
1

Governor Murphy Announces Support for Allowing Formerly Incarcerated Persons to Serve on Juries

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy today spoke at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's 25th Anniversary Gala to discuss his Administration’s continued commitment to empowering communities of color across New Jersey.

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May
1

ICYMI: DCA Awards Funds for Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in New Jersey

Economy & Jobs Total of $14.8 Million Awarded to 21 Nonprofit Organizations to Benefit the Neighborhoods They Serve

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May
1

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation Codifying State Certification Program for LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses

Statements Signed by the Governor in May of 2022 alongside the Pride Chamber of Commerce, Executive Order No. 295 underscored that LGBTQ+ businesses are a crucial part of the state’s economic health and growth and are encouraged to conduct business in New Jersey.

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May
1

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Education Announces $33 Million to Fund Preschool Facilities Expansion Projects

Education The $33 million is made available through the second round of Universal Preschool Facilities Expansion Grants funding

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May
1

ICYMI: First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host 20th Family Festival in Elizabeth

Statements The Elizabeth Family Festival will serve as a one-stop-shop for state, county, and local care, support, and resources including services for expectant and new moms, health care, housing support, food assistance, child care, and more.

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May
1

ICYMI: Lincoln University Honors The Late-NJ Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver During Alumni Reunion Weekend | May 3–5

Statements Lincoln University is proud to announce a special tribute to the late Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver (Class of ’74), an esteemed alumna of the institution.

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Apr
30

Governor Murphy Cuts the Ribbon at HAX Flagship U.S. HQ in Newark

Economy & Jobs NJ’s Strategic Innovation Center will support 100 new companies over next five years, generating at least 2,500 new jobs

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Apr
29

ICYMI: New Research Finds Hudson Tunnel Project Will Generate 95,000 Jobs, $19.6 Billion In Economic Activity

Economy & Jobs Analysis of three initial contracts totaling $1 billion demonstrates vast economic benefits for the entire Hudson Tunnel Project

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Apr
26

This Week in NJ - April 26th, 2024

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Apr
26

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of United States Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 357, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, when services will be held to remember and celebrate the life of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

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Apr
26

New Jersey to Receive Over $156 Million through U.S. EPA’s Solar for All Program

Environment Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) President Christine Guhl-Sadovy today announced that New Jersey has been selected to receive $156.1 million in federal funding to make affordable clean energy more accessible across the Garden State.

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Apr
26

Governor Murphy Celebrates Earth Week by Laying Out New Landmark Solar Investments, Putting New Jersey One Step Closer to Achieving 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

Environment Governor Phil Murphy today celebrated the culmination of Earth Week by unveiling a slew of new solar initiatives that will boost accessibility across the board and make solar more affordable for residents than ever before, bolstering New Jersey’s momentum and reaffirming its commitment to achieve 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.

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Apr
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

Speech “Tammy and I are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of our friend, and a steadfast champion for the people of New Jersey, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. ..."

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Apr
23

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law.

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Apr
23

ICYMI: Treasury Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Debt Report

Budget and Spending TRENTON, NJ – the Fiscal Year 2023 Debt Report, released this week by the Department of the Treasury.

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Apr
19

This Week in NJ - April 19th, 2024

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Apr
19

ICYMI: DCA Announces More Than $34 Million in Resilient Communities Program Grant Awards

Budget and Spending The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced the award of $34.47 million in Resilient Communities Program grants to 10 local governmental entities to help them make public infrastructure more resilient to current and future natural disasters.

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Apr
18

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Way Announce Rajpal Bath as Inaugural Executive Director of the New Jersey-India Commission

Other Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way today announced Rajpal (Raj) Bath as the inaugural Executive Director of the New Jersey-India Commission. With a robust background in community engagement and advocacy, Raj brings a wealth of experience to this critical role.

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Apr
17

ICYMI : ועדת ניו ג'רזי-ישראל מעסיקה את ג'וש ברלינר כמנכ"ל

Other טרנטון (TRENTON ) – המושל פיל מרפי (Phil Murphy ) וסגנית המושל טאהשה ווי (Tahesha Waya ) הודיעו היום על העסקתו של ג'וש ברלינר (Josh Berliner ) כמנכ"ל ועדת ניו ג'רזי-ישראל .

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Apr
17

ICYMI: New Jersey-Israel Commission Hires Josh Berliner as Executive Director

Other Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way today announced the hiring of Josh Berliner to serve as Executive Director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission.

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Apr
16

ICYMI: Final Required Documents for Full-Funding Grant Agreement Submitted to FTA, GDC Announces at Board Meeting

Budget and Spending The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) announced at its April board meeting today that it has submitted all documents required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to reach a Full-Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for $6.88 billion in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program funding for the Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP).

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Apr
15

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin, and New Jersey State Police Announce a Nearly 70% Reduction in Expungement Backlog

Other Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), and the Division of Criminal Justice today announced a 117% increase in processed final expungement orders from 2022 to 2023 and a nearly 70% reduction in the number of pending applications from its peak.

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Apr
15

ICYMI: NJEDA Establishes New Jersey Green Bank to Advance Climate Goals

Environment Last week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved the creation of the New Jersey Green Bank (NJGB), which will make investments in the clean energy sector that will help advance the state’s efforts to make an equitable transition to 100 percent clean energy.

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Apr
12

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin Announce $12 Million in Funding for Community Crisis Response Teams

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that up to $12 million in funding will be made available to establish the Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT) Pilot Program.

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Apr
12

This Week in NJ - April 12th, 2024

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Apr
12

ICYMI: NJBPU’s Digital Equity Plan is Accepted by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Other The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce – National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) on the State’s Digital Equity Plan, bringing fast speed internet one step closer to all New Jerseyans.

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Apr
12

ICYMI: NJEDA Board Approves Anchor Tenants for Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center

Health The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved three anchor tenants to lead the Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center (MIHIC) in Trenton.

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Apr
11

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Law & Justice Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law.

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Apr
5

This Week in NJ - April 5th, 2024

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Apr
3

ICYMI: Gateway Development Commission Announces EarthCam Installation to Provide Daily Updates on Tonnelle Ave Construction

Transportation As part of its commitment to public engagement and information throughout the Hudson Tunnel Project's construction, the Gateway Development Commission (GDC) today announced the installation of an EarthCam panoramic camera at the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge and Utility Relocation Project.

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Apr
2

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Speaker Coughlin, Mayor Busch Highlight New Jersey Economic Development Authority Resources to Support Arts and Culture

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Apr
2

Governor Murphy, Speaker Coughlin, Mayor Busch Highlight New Jersey Economic Development Authority Resources to Support Arts and Culture

Economy & Jobs Governor Murphy today joined Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Mayor Jonathan Busch to tour the historic Forum Theatre in Metuchen, highlighting the resources available to support the arts and New Jersey’s downtowns.

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Apr
1

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on the Passing of Former Essex County Executive Peter Shapiro

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Mar
28

This Week in NJ - March 28th, 2024

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Mar
28

ICYMI: The NJ State Library Has Received Over $34 Million in Federal Funding to Invest in Capital Improvements at Community Facilities Statewide

Other The New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University, is pleased to announce the launch of its Community Center Digital Connect program, a community resilience project that will address disparities in access to education, employment, and health services by investing in capital improvements at community facilities across the state.

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Mar
28

Joint Statement from Governor Hochul and Governor Murphy on Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions Following the Collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge

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Mar
27

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

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Mar
27

Statement from Governor Murphy on MTA Board Approval of Congestion Pricing Tolling Scheme

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Mar
27

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Announce Appointment of Lisa Asare As President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Authority

First Lady First in the Nation Maternal and Infant Health Cabinet Member in Governor Murphy’s Cabinet

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Mar
26

Governor Murphy Signs Law Reauthorizing New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund for Five More Years

Transportation Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation renewing the State’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) for five more years, which will invest billions to modernize and maintain New Jersey’s statewide transportation infrastructure, while providing additional capital funding for NJ TRANSIT, supporting local and county projects to alleviate the burden on local taxpayers, and creating thousands of good-paying union jobs.

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Mar
25

ICYMI: Port Authority Advances Plan To Transform Transit And Airport Access For Underserved Newark, Elizabeth Communities

Jobs and the Economy Board Authorizes $160 Million For Pedestrian Bridge Extension, Pick-up/Drop-off Area Adjacent to Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Station.

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Mar
22

This Week in NJ - March 22nd 2024

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Mar
22

Governor Murphy Announces Ed Wengryn as New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture

Other Governor Phil Murphy announced that Edward D. Wengryn will serve as the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, following his appointment by the State Board of Agriculture today.

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Mar
21

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Confirmation of U.S. District Court Judge Edward Kiel

Statements "Today’s confirmation of Edward Kiel as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey marks another outstanding addition to our federal judiciary."

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Affordable Housing Legislation

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed landmark affordable housing legislation to support towns in meeting their affordable housing obligations, building on his administration’s promise to create a stronger, fairer, and more affordable state for all New Jerseyans.

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Affordable Housing Legislation

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Mar
19

Governor Murphy Announces Eric Miller as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy

Environment Governor Phil Murphy today announced Eric Miller as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy with Policy Advisor Preethy Thangaraj now serving as Deputy Director.

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Mar
19

Governor Murphy Announces Margo Chaly to Lead the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Education Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Margo Chaly as Executive Director of New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA).

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Mar
18

Governor Murphy Applauds Senate for Confirming 12 New Superior Court Judges, Reducing Superior Court Vacancies to Under 40 for the First Time Since 2019

Law & Justice Today, the New Jersey Senate unanimously confirmed 12 Superior Court judges nominated by Governor Phil Murphy, marking 169 judges nominated and confirmed since the Governor Murphy took office.

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Mar
15

This Week in NJ - March 15th, 2024

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Mar
15

New Jersey Receives $25M in Federal Funding to Support Construction of Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center

Budget and Spending First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced the State of New Jersey was awarded $25 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury to support the construction of the Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center (MIHIC) in Trenton.

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Mar
15

New Jersey Receives Approval for $180 Million in Federal Funds to Support Critical Capital Projects

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of New Jersey has been approved for a total of nearly $180 million through the U.S. Treasury’s Capital Project Fund (CPF) to support a wide range of infrastructure projects that promote public health and safety, digital connectivity, and equitable access to critical services.

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Mar
14

ICYMI: AG Platkin Issues a Directive Formalizing the Office of Alternative and Community Responses Within Department of Law and Public Safety

Law & Justice Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a groundbreaking step forward in addressing how New Jersey’s law enforcement agencies respond to mental health and addiction crises by issuing an Administrative Directive to formally establish the Office of Alternative and Community Responses (OACR).

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Mar
14

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, Labor Commissioner Asaro-Angelo & Chief Innovation Officer Cole Announce Launch of My Career NJ

Other Governor Phil Murphy, Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, and State Chief Innovation Officer Dave Cole today announced the launch of My Career NJ, a new, interactive digital hub – accessible in English and Spanish – that centralizes personalized career resources.

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Mar
12

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy, Acting Commissioner Dehmer Announce $11 Million in Funding to Bring High-Quality Preschool to 16 School Districts

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Mar
12

Governor Murphy, Acting Commissioner Dehmer Announce $11 Million in Funding to Bring High-Quality Preschool to 16 School Districts

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Acting Commissioner of Education Kevin Dehmer at Millridge School in Secaucus to highlight the impact access to preschool is having on New Jersey families as part of his administration’s record investment to expand access to preschool statewide.

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Mar
11

Statement by Governor Murphy on Release of Independent and Comprehensive Review of the State's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mar
11

Governor Murphy Announces Release of Independent and Comprehensive Review of the State's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health The Governor's Office today released the independent review of the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar
8

This Week in NJ - March 8th, 2024

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Mar
8

Governor Murphy Announces Promotion of Natalie Hamilton to Press Secretary

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced one new promotion and one new hire within his communications team.

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Mar
7

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

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Mar
7

AG Platkin Issues Bias Incident Report for 2021 and 2022 and Releases 2023 Preliminary Bias Data

Other Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today the release of a report analyzing final bias incidents statistics in New Jersey in 2021 and 2022.

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Mar
7

The Festival Only Jersey Can Handle Is Back!

Other After an extraordinarily successful first year, which saw hundreds of thousands take part in the inaugural North to Shore in June 2023, the extraordinary event will return this June to kick off summer 2024 with another three-city, three-weekend celebration of the arts and ideas across New Jersey.

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Mar
5

Murphy Administration Awards $20 Million in American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grants to 353 Fire Departments in New Jersey

Law & Justice Grants Will Ensure Firefighters Have Proper Fire Protection, Cleaning, and Sanitization Equipment

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Mar
4

Governor Murphy Calls Out Congestion Pricing Scheme for Violating New York Law, Cutting Corners Once Again, and Evading Requirements for Proper Public Vetting

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy today formally submitted written comments on behalf of the State of New Jersey to the Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority (TBTA), which will set the tolls for New York City’s congestion pricing scheme.

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Mar
1

This Week in NJ - March 1st, 2024

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Mar
1

Murphy Administration, Offshore Wind Developers Detail Transformative Benefits of New Projects That Will Advance New Jersey’s 100% Clean Energy Goal

Environment The Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy today joined key State agencies and stakeholders to showcase the enormous environmental and economic benefits that will be produced by New Jersey’s most recent awarding of 3,700 MW of offshore wind capacity to the Attentive Energy 2 project and Leading Light Wind, a partnership between lead developer Invenergy and co-developer energyRe.

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Feb
29

Governor Murphy Highlights Record School Funding Increase in Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget Plan

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Education Commissioner Kevin Dehmer today visited Charles and Anna Booker Elementary School in Plainfield to highlight $11.7 billion in funding to support equal access to education and opportunity for students across New Jersey in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget plan.

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Feb
28

ICYMI: NJDOL Awards Nearly $8 Million in Grants to Support Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Budget and Spending The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has awarded $7.9 million in the most recent round of grant funding through the Growing Apprenticeship in Nontraditional Sectors (GAINS) and Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education (PACE) grant programs to foster the creation and expansion of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs throughout the state.

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Feb
27

Governor Murphy Delivers Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Address

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Feb
27

Governor Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2025 State Budget: “Making New Jersey the Best Place to Raise a Family”

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy delivered his seventh annual budget address on Tuesday, outlining spending priorities for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY2025) that build on the Administration’s commitment to ensuring that New Jersey remains the best place to raise a family.

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Feb
27

First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Special Guests for Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Address

Budget and Spending On Tuesday, February 27, Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his Fiscal Year 2025 (FY2025) budget address, detailing the Murphy Administration’s financial commitments for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Feb
26

ICYMI: Governor Murphy, AG Platkin: Brady Report Shows Our Gun Laws Are Working

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today hailed a new national report from Brady showing that, for two years in a row, none of New Jersey’s firearms dealers were cited by the federal government for selling the most crime guns, a typical indicator of gun violence and gun trafficking.

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Feb
24

Statement from Governor Murphy on the 2nd Anniversary of the War in Ukraine

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Feb
23

This Week in NJ - February 23rd, 2024

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Feb
23

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces $100 Million in Boardwalk Preservation Fund Grant Awards

Budget and Spending The Murphy Administration today announced the award of $100 million in Boardwalk Preservation Fund grants to 18 municipalities to assist them in addressing the most critical and necessary capital needs of boardwalks in their communities.

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Feb
22

ICYMI: EPA $19 Million Grant Will Put Clean School Buses on the Streets of New Jersey

Environment The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is transforming how New Jersey children get to school, accelerating the transition to zero-emission vehicles and producing cleaner air for our communities. That is the message delivered today by EPA Chief of Staff Olivia Glenn, Senator Cory Booker and other congressional and local leaders at Jose Marti STEM Academy in Union City, N.J.

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Feb
16

This Week in NJ - February 16th, 2024

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Former Senator and Assemblyman Paul J. Contillo

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 355, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, February 16, 2024 in recognition and in mourning of former New Jersey Senator and Assemblyman Paul J. Contillo. Senator Contillo passed away at age 94 on Tuesday, February 6, leaving behind his loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Announces Allocation of $95 Million from New Jersey’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund

Health Governor Phil Murphy today announced the allocation of over $95 million from New Jersey’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund to support critical programs tackling the opioid crisis.

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Feb
14

ICYMI: New Jersey Surpasses Milestone of 100 Cannabis Dispensaries Open

Economy & Jobs Just three years shy of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s (NJ-CRC) establishment and just under two years into adult-use (recreational) sales, the agency’s dispensary directory now lists 102 medicinal and recreational cannabis dispensaries across the state.

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Feb
14

ICYMI: NJ TRANSIT Named as One of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes

Transportation For the fourth straight year, NJ TRANSIT has been recognized by Forbes as one of the best places to work.

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Feb
12

ICYMI: El Gobernador Murphy y la Vicegobernadora Way Anuncian a Arianna Mouré como Directora Ejecutiva de la Comisión de Nueva Jersey Puerto Rico

Appointments El Gobernador Phil Murphy y la Vicegobernadora Tahesha Way han anunciado hoy a Arianna Mouré como Directora Ejecutiva de la Comisión de Nueva Jersey Puerto Rico.

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Feb
12

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Way Announce Arianna Mouré as Executive Director of New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way today announced Arianna Mouré as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission.

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Feb
9

This Week in NJ - February 9th, 2024

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Feb
6

ICYMI: First Lady Tammy Murphy, Acting Health Commissioner Baston Unveil NJ Report Card on Hospital Maternity Care

Health First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Kaitlan Baston today released the New Jersey Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care.

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Feb
6

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Establishing the New Jersey-India Commission

Executive Orders The commission will be charged with advancing bilateral trade and investment and encouraging economic development in both New Jersey and India.

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Feb
4

Governor Murphy and Mayor Adams Celebrate New York New Jersey Selection as Host for Biggest Sporting Event in World History: FIFA World Cup 26™ Final

Economy & Jobs New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New York City Mayor Eric Adams celebrated today’s announcement that the Host Region of New York New Jersey (NYNJ) was awarded the rights to host the FIFA World Cup 26™ Final and seven other matches throughout the tournament at New York New Jersey Stadium (MetLife Stadium) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Feb
2

This Week in NJ - February 2nd, 2024

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Feb
2

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Sergeant William Rivers

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 353, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 in honor of United States Army Reserve Sergeant William Jerome Rivers.

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Feb
2

ICYMI: Project to Build a New Midtown Bus Terminal Takes Major Step Forward with Publication of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Release of Revised Project Plan

Transportation The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday announced the publication by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Midtown Bus Terminal replacement and released revised project plans in response to feedback from key stakeholders, including commuters and the surrounding community.

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Feb
1

ICYMI: Human Services Announces Expanded Income Eligibility Limits for Prescription Drug Assistance Programs, Efforts to Get More Eligible New Jerseyans to Apply for Savings

Health Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced that income limits for the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and the Senior Gold Prescription Discount drug assistance programs have increased by $10,000, making more older adults and individuals with disabilities eligible to save on prescription drug prices.

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy, AG Platkin Announce New Jersey Has Filed SCOTUS Brief to Protect Access to Reproductive Medications

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced that New Jersey joined the amicus brief, led by the State of New York, in support of the FDA and Danco Laboratories in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Food and Drug Administration, et al., v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, which threatens to restrict or eliminate access to reproductive medications, like mifepristone, that have been the standard of care for most abortions and miscarriage management.

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy Announces Dave Cole as New Jersey State Chief Innovation Officer

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced Dave Cole as Chief Innovation Officer.

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Announces Christopher Porrino to Chair the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced that former Attorney General Christopher Porrino will Chair the New Jersey Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission.

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Jan
29

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Death of Sergeant William Rivers

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Jan
29

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Plainfield Firefighter Marques Hudson

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 352, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, February 2, 2024 in honor of Firefighter Marques Hudson.

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Jan
29

First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture NJ Family Festival Serves Over 1,500 People in Passaic

Other PASSAIC – First Lady Tammy Murphy marked her 19th successful Nurture NJ Family Festival at the Dayton Ave Educational Campus in Passaic on Saturday, January 27.

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Jan
29

ICYMI: ANCHOR Program Distributes Historic Property Tax Relief to More Than 1.8 Million New Jerseyans

Property Taxes Over $2.1 billion was distributed to more than 1.8 million New Jersey homeowners and renters during the most recent ANCHOR program, making it the single largest property tax relief program in State history.

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Jan
29

Governor Murphy Announces Nomination of Kevin Dehmer as New Commissioner of the Department of Education

Education Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intention to nominate Kevin Dehmer to serve as the next Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE).

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Jan
26

This Week in NJ - January 26th, 2024

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Jan
26

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Plainfield Firefighter Marques Hudson

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Jan
26

Governor Murphy Announces Francis K. O’Connor to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Transportation Governor Phil Murphy today announced his intention to nominate Francis (Fran) K. O’Connor as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Jan
25

ICYMI: Indiana Firearms Dealer Will Stop Selling Large Capacity Magazines into New Jersey, Pay Penalty to Resolve Investigation into Illegal Online Sales

Law & Justice Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that an Indiana-based firearms dealer has agreed to stop advertising, offering for sale, and selling large capacity magazines (“LCMs”) to New Jersey residents, and prevent the ordering and shipping of its LCMs to any New Jersey addresses, in order to resolve allegations stemming from an undercover investigation conducted by the Division.

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy Ends Storm-Related State of Emergency

Weather Governor Phil Murphy today lifted the State of Emergency declared through Executive Order No. 350 on Monday, January 8, due to severe weather and the beginning of a series of winter storms across the state.

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Jan
23

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces $75 Million for Emergent and Capital Needs Projects in School Districts

Education The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) today announced $75 million to provide funding for emergent construction and capital needs in school districts throughout the state.

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Jan
23

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik

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Jan
23

First Lady Tammy Murphy, DCF Commissioner Beyer, State Legislators and Others Join Together to Celebrate Launch of Family Connects NJ

Health First Lady Tammy Murphy today hosted a roundtable discussion to celebrate Maternal Health Awareness Day.

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Jan
23

Murphy Administration Releases Statewide Disparity Study of Contracting Opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBE)

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy and Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio today announced the release of a comprehensive statewide disparity study examining public contracting opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned (MWBE) businesses.

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Jan
19

This Week in NJ - January 19th, 2024

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Jan
19

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and Treasurer Muoio Announce Retirement of Nearly $500 Million More in State Debt, Saving New Jersey Taxpayers $160 Million

Economy & Jobs Governor Phil Murphy and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced today that the Department of the Treasury has successfully completed the most recent effort to retire outstanding debt, saving taxpayers some $160 million and reducing the State’s total debt by almost $500 million.

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Jan
18

ICYMI: Two New Board Members Sworn into State Board of Education

Economy & Jobs “I am pleased that Mary and Jeanette have been officially sworn into the State Board of Education, and I look forward to seeing them further our mission of uplifting our best-in-the-nation public schools and ensuring every child in New Jersey has the opportunity to thrive academically,” - Governor Phil Murphy.

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Jan
18

ICYMI: NJEDA Names Inaugural New Jersey Innovation Fellows Cohort

Economy & Jobs The NJIF, a first-in-the-nation program, levels the playing field for first-time entrepreneurs by providing the funding and training needed to succeed. By supporting these 10 new, cutting-edge companies, New Jersey is firmly cementing itself as a national leader in innovation.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring High School Students to Complete Financial Aid Applications

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A1181/S2054 to make the completion of a financial aid application form a prerequisite to graduation for public high school and charter school students in New Jersey.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Protecting Consumer Data

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S332/A1971) protecting consumer privacy by requiring the notification to consumers of collection and disclosure of personal data by certain entities, including internet websites and online providers.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Support Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

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Jan
16

First Lady Tammy Murphy Celebrates Signing of Doula Access Bill

Bill Action Legislation Ensures Doulas’ Access to Hospitals and Birthing Facilities to Accompany Pregnant Mothers

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation Promoting Civic Engagement Among Students

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2304/A1271, passed with bipartisan support, permitting each public school student from grades 6 through 12 to have one State-excused absence per school year to be used for a civic event.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Workers’ Compensation Bill for Certain First Responders

Bill Action The bill amends current workers’ compensation law to add that a response to an emergency, including work that is sufficient to cause certain injuries or death, is compensable.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Overhauling New Jersey’s Liquor License Laws for the First Time in Nearly a Century

Bill Action New Law Will Inject Nearly 1,500 Licenses Back into the Market, Boost Accessibility, and Lift Restrictions on Breweries and Distilleries

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Access to School Meals for New Jersey Students

Bill Action Advancing efforts to eliminate food insecurity among New Jersey’s young learners, Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation expanding eligibility criteria under the Working Class Families Anti-Hunger Act, A5684/S4055.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Announces Filing of Amended Complaint Against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority in Congestion Pricing Lawsuit

Transportation Governor Phil Murphy today announced the State of New Jersey’s request to add constitutional claims against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and to add two individual plaintiffs to its congestion pricing lawsuit.

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Jan
12

This Week in NJ - January 12th, 2024

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Insurance Coverage for Infertility Care

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A5235/S3627 to expand health insurance coverage requirements for infertility services

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Clarifying Juveniles’ Rights to Attorney Representation

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Joint Resolution Designating Lunar New Year in New Jersey

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed a joint resolution AJR201/SJR111, designating the first new moon of the first month of the lunar calendar as Lunar New Year in New Jersey.

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Jan
12

El gobernador Murphy firma la legislación sobre derechos de los inmigrantes para fortalecer los derechos de los trabajadores y reconocer la diversidad de Nueva Jersey.

Bill Action TRENTON: El gobernador Phil Murphy firmó hoy una serie de proyectos de ley sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes para fortalecer los derechos de los trabajadores domésticos, promover el acceso lingüístico a los servicios y beneficios del gobierno y comprender con precisión la diversidad de las comunidades de Nueva Jersey, basándose en el compromiso de la administración Murphy de construir un estado más justo e inclusivo para todos.

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Immigrants’ Rights Legislation to Strengthen Workers’ Rights and Recognize the Diversity of New Jersey

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed a series of immigrants’ rights bills to strengthen rights of domestic workers, promote language access to government services and benefits, and accurately understand the diversity of New Jersey’s communities, building on the Murphy Administration’s commitment to building a fairer and more inclusive state for all.

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Jan
12

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Governor Murphy Signs Immigrants’ Rights Legislation on January 12, 2024

Bill Action Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills in a room packed with immigrant advocacy groups in the Statehouse in Trenton Friday.

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law.

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Seabrooks-Washington Community-Led Crisis Response Act

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law A-5326/S-4250, also known as the Seabrooks-Washington Community-Led Crisis Response Act.

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Jan
12

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing the Community Wealth Preservation Program

Bill Action Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill (A5664) during a private ceremony in his office at the Statehouse in Trenton Friday morning.

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing Community Wealth Preservation Program

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A5664/S4240, establishing a Community Wealth Preservation Program.

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Establish NJ State Parks and Open Space Foundation

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S1311/A594, which establishes the NJ State Parks and Open Space Foundation within the Department of Environmental Protection.

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Jan
9

In 2024 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Details Landmark Progress and Ambitious New Initiatives to Make New Jersey More Affordable for More Families

Other Governor Phil Murphy today delivered his 2024 State of the State Address at the State House in Trenton, his sixth since taking office.

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Jan
9

Governor Murphy Delivers 2024 State of the State Address January 9, 2024

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Jan
9

First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces 2024 State of the State Address Special Guests

Other On Tuesday, January 9, Governor Phil Murphy will deliver the 2024 State of the State Address, outlining his vision for making life more affordable for more families and building upon the administration’s progress in establishing New Jersey as the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

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Jan
8

Statement from Governor Murphy on Governor Dick Codey and Senator Sam Thompson Retiring After Half a Century of Service to the State

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Storm

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 in anticipation of severe storms causing hazardous weather conditions including heavy rain, high winds, and flash flooding.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Maintain Structural Integrity of Residential Housing

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2760/A4384, which puts in place additional procedures for inspecting, evaluating, and maintaining the structural integrity of certain residential housing structures across the state.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law.

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Jan
8

ICYMI: NJEDA Support Advances Growth of Artificial Intelligence Industry Companies in New Jersey

Economy & Jobs Following last month’s announcement by Governor Phil Murphy and Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will collaborate with Princeton University to establish a hub for Artificial Intelligence (AI), the AI industry continues to gain momentum in New Jersey heading into 2024.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Increasing Transparency in Online Gym Membership Cancellations

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A3892/S2952, streamlining gym membership cancellation policies and protecting consumers across New Jersey.

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Jan
8

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation on January 8th, 2024

Bill Action Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed four new laws during private ceremonies at his desk, surrounded by lawmakers and advocates, in his office at the Statehouse in Trenton.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Allowing Unions to File Wage Claims on Behalf of Workers

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S-1438/A-5794, which allows unions to file wage claim suits on behalf of workers in certain projects if the workers belong to the union or are unaffiliated with any union.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Access to Crucial Harm Reduction Supplies

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S3957) to expand access to life-saving harm reduction supplies, building on the Administration’s commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive approach.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing Sickle Cell Disease Pilot Program

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A4052) appropriating $10,200,000 to establish a three-year sickle cell disease pilot program.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Paving New Career Pathway in Education for New Jersey Veterans

Transportation Governor Murphy today signed S2764/A4361 to establish a four-year “VETeach Pilot Program” within the Department of Education.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Demands Information from Bus Companies Transporting Migrants from Texas

Transportation Governor Phil Murphy today sent a letter to several charter bus companies with connection to transporting recent migrants from Texas and/or Louisiana to transit sites in New Jersey.

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Jan
8

Media Advisory: Governor Phil Murphy to Deliver 2024 State of the State Address

Other Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2024 State of the State Address in the Assembly Chamber at the New Jersey State House at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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Jan
5

This Week in NJ - January 5th, 2024

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Jan
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Media Advisory: Governor Phil Murphy to Deliver 2024 State of the State Address

Other Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2024 State of the State Address in the Assembly Chamber at the New Jersey State House at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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Jan
5

Governor Murphy Announces Resilience Funding to Assist Homeowners Impacted by December Flooding

Budget and Spending Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has instructed the State Hazard Mitigation Team to earmark $10 million in Fiscal Year 2024 FEMA “Swift Current” resilience funding to aid homeowners who were heavily impacted by flooding in December, particularly in the Passaic River Basin.

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Instruction on Grief to be Taught in New Jersey Schools

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S3330/A5015, which requires school districts to provide instruction on grief as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Community Solar Energy Program

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4782/S3123 to further strengthen New Jersey’s community solar program – expanding access to clean energy and lowering utility costs for New Jersey households.

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Signs New Voter Empowerment Act

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed the “New Voter Empowerment Act” allowing any registered voter who is 17 years of age by the time of a primary election to vote in that primary if they turn 18 years old on or before the next general election.

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Way, AG Platkin, and Colonel Callahan Announce Historic Low in Gun Violence with Fewest Shooting Victims Recorded Since Tracking Began in 2009

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Tahesha L. Way, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, and New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan today announced a significant milestone in public safety.

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Jan
3

Statement by Governor Murphy on Shooting Outside Masjid Muhammad Mosque in Newark

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Jan
2

ICYMI: Paterson Police Department Announces Significant Reduction in Violent Crime in 2023 Year-End Crime Data Reporting

Reports The Paterson Police Department today released its preliminary year-end crime reporting numbers for calendar year 2023.

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Jan
2

Media Advisory: Governor Phil Murphy to Deliver 2024 State of the State Address

Statements Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2024 State of the State Address in the Assembly Chamber at the New Jersey State House at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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Jan
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Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Louisa Carman

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Jan
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Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Way, Senate President Scutari, and Speaker Coughlin on New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Surpassing $15/Hour

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