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Jun
25

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

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Jun
24

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

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Jun
24

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

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Jun
24

This Week in NJ - June 24th, 2022

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Jun
24

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jun
24

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

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

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Jun
24

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

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Jun
23

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

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

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Jun
23

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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

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Jun
23

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

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Jun
22

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

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

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Jun
21

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

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Jun
18

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

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

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Jun
18

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

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

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Jun
17

This Week in NJ - June 17th, 2022

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Jun
17

Ocean Wind 1 Reaches Critical Milestone in Federal Review Process

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

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Jun
17

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

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

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Jun
16

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

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

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Jun
15

Governor Murphy Announces Dennis Zeveloff as Chief Policy Advisor

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

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Jun
15

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

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

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Jun
14

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

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

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Jun
13

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

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

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Jun
12

Statement from Governor Murphy on Bipartisan Senate Gun Safety Agreement

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

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Jun
10

This Week in NJ - June 10th, 2022

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Jun
9

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

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

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Jun
9

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

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

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Jun
8

ICYMI: Six New Jersey Schools Recognized For Innovative Climate Action

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

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Jun
8

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

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

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Jun
7

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Vote on June 7

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Jun
4

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

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

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Jun
4

Acting Governor Scutari Signs Law Allowing Alcohol Consumption in Pedicabs

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

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Jun
3

This Week in NJ - June 3rd, 2022

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Jun
1

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

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

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Jun
1

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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

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May
31

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

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

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May
31

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

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

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May
27

This Week in NJ - May 27th, 2022

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May
27

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

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May
26

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

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

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May
26

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

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

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May
26

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

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

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May
25

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

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

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May
25

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

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May
25

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

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

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May
25

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

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May
25

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

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

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May
24

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

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

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May
24

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

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

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May
24

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

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

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May
23

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

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

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May
20

This Week in NJ - May 20th, 2022

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May
20

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

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

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May
18

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

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

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May
18

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

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

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May
17

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

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

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May
17

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

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

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May
16

Governor Murphy Announces Nominations of Burlington County and Atlantic County Prosecutors

Statements Also Renominates Jennifer Webb-McRae as Cumberland County Prosecutor

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May
16

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

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

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May
16

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

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

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May
16

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks in Response to Nationwide Gun Violence

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May
13

This Week in NJ - May 13th, 2022

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May
12

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

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

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May
12

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Jack McGreevey

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May
12

Governor Murphy Visits Somerville to Highlight ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

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

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May
11

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

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

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May
10

Acting Governor Oliver Announces Release of Youth Justice Task Force Report

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

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May
10

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

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May
9

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

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

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May
9

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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

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May
6

This Week in NJ - May 6th, 2022

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May
6

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

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

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May
5

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

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

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May
5

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

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

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May
3

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

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

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May
3

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

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

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May
3

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

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May
2

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

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Apr
29

This Week in NJ - April 29th, 2022

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Apr
29

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

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Apr
29

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

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Apr
28

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

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

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Apr
27

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

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

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Apr
26

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

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

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Apr
26

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

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Apr
26

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

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

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Apr
26

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

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

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Apr
25

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

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

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Apr
25

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

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

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Apr
21

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

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

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Apr
21

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

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

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Apr
19

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

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Apr
18

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

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

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Apr
14

This Week in NJ - April 14, 2022

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Apr
13

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

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

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Apr
13

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

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

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Apr
13

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

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Apr
13

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

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

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Apr
13

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

Economy & Jobs Fund Will Drive Investment and Cultivate Entrepreneurship

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Apr
13

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

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

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Apr
13

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Apr
13

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

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Apr
12

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

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

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Apr
11

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

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

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Apr
9

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

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Apr
8

This Week in NJ - April 8th, 2022

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Apr
8

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

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Apr
7

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

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Apr
7

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

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Apr
6

New Jersey Establishes Telework Pilot Program for State Employees

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

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Apr
6

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

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

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Apr
1

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

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

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Mar
31

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

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

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Mar
31

Statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna

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

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Mar
30

Murphy Administration Releases Plan to Improve Health Care Affordability

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

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Mar
30

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Mar
29

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

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

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Mar
29

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

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Mar
28

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

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

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Mar
28

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

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

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Mar
25

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

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

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Mar
25

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

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

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Mar
25

This Week in NJ - March 25th, 2022

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Mar
25

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

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Mar
24

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

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

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Mar
25

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

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Mar
24

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

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Mar
24

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

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

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy Announces NJ TRANSIT Board Nominations and Appointments

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

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Mar
24

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

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

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Mar
22

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

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Mar
22

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

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

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Mar
22

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

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

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Mar
18

This Week in NJ - March 18th, 2022

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Mar
17

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

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

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Mar
17

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

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

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Mar
17

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

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

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Mar
17

Governor Murphy to Lead Economic Mission Trip to Ireland

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

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Mar
11

This Week in NJ - March 11th, 2022

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Mar
11

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

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

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Mar
10

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

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

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Mar
10

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

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

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Mar
10

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

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

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Mar
9

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

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

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Mar
9

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

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

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Mar
8

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

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

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Mar
8

Governor Murphy Delivers Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Address

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

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Mar
8

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

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

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Mar
4

This Week in New Jersey: March 4th, 2022

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Mar
4

TRANSCRIPT: March 4th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
4

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

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

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Mar
4

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

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

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Unveils ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

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

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Unveils ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

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

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Mar
2

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

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

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Mar
2

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

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

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Mar
2

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

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

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Mar
2

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

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

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Mar
1

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

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

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Mar
1

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

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

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Feb
28

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

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

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Feb
25

This Week in New Jersey: February 25th, 2022

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Feb
25

Governor Murphy Announces Communications Team Staffing Changes

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Feb
24

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

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

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Feb
18

This Week in New Jersey: February 18th, 2022

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Feb
17

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

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

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Feb
16

TRANSCRIPT: February 16th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
16

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

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Feb
16

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

Appointments 11 grants will advance local projects in several counties

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Feb
16

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

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

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Feb
14

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

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

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Feb
14

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

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

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Feb
11

This Week in New Jersey: February 11th, 2022

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Feb
10

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

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

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Feb
10

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

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

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Feb
9

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

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

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Feb
9

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

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

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Feb
7

TRANSCRIPT: February 7th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Feb
7

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

Coronavirus Governor Will Also Extend the Statewide Public Health Emergency 

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Feb
4

Governor Murphy Lifts Storm-Related State of Emergency

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

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Feb
4

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

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Feb
4

This Week in New Jersey: February 4th, 2022

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Feb
3

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

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Feb
3

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

Speech Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

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Feb
3

Governor Murphy Nominates Matt Platkin as Attorney General

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

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Feb
2

TRANSCRIPT: February 2nd, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
31

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

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

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Jan
28

ICYMI: NJ Transit Service Information for Saturday, January 29

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

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Jan
28

This Week in New Jersey: January 28st, 2022

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Jan
28

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Storm

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

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Jan
28

ICYMI: NJ Transit Readies for the Upcoming Winter Storm

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

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Jan
27

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

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

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Jan
24

TRANSCRIPT: January 24th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
24

Murphy-Oliver Administration Announces New Program for Struggling Homeowners

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

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Jan
24

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

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

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Jan
21

This Week in New Jersey: January 21st, 2022

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Jan
21

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

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

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Jan
20

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

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Jan
20

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

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

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Jan
20

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

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

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Jan
20

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

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

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Jan
19

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

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

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Jan
18

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

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Delivers Second Inaugural Address

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

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
18

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

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

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Jan
18

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

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

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Jan
18

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

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

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Jan
18

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

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

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Jan
18

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

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

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Jan
18

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

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

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Jan
17

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Visits Passaic Firefighters

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

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Jan
14

This Week in New Jersey: January 14th, 2022

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Jan
14

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
14

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

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

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Jan
14

Governor Murphy Lifts Storm-Related States of Emergency

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

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Jan
13

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

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

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Jan
13

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

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

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Jan
13

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

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Jan
12

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

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Jan
12

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
12

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

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

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Jan
12

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

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

Speech Remarks as Delivered
“Resilient and Moving Forward”

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Jan
11

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

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

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Jan
11

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

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Jan
11

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

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

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Jan
11

Governor Murphy Applauds Confirmation of Seven Superior Court Judges

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

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Jan
10

TRANSCRIPT: January 10th, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
10

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

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

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
10

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

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

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enshrine Marriage Equality into State Law

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

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Age-Appropriate School Security Drills

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

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Jan
7

This Week in New Jersey: January 7th, 2022

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Jan
6

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Storm

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

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Jan
6

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

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

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Jan
6

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

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

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Jan
6

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

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

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Jan
6

Governor Murphy Announces Expanded Income Eligibility for Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

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Jan
5

Governor Murphy to Deliver 2022 State of the State Address

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

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Jan
3

TRANSCRIPT: January 3rd, 2022 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Jan
3

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

Coronavirus From the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Jan
2

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

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

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Jan
2

First Lady Tammy Murphy Tests Positive for COVID-19

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

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Jan
1

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

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

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Jan
1

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

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

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