State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy

Press Releases

Mar
26

Governor Murphy, Secretary of Higher Education Smith Ellis Announce Vision for a Student Bill of Rights, New Plan for New Jersey Higher Education

Education

Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis today announced the release of “Where Opportunity Meets Innovation: A Student-Centered Vision for New Jersey Higher Education,”

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Mar
25

Statement from Governor Murphy on Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

Statements

“Allowing terminally ill and dying residents the dignity to make end-of-life decisions according to their own consciences is the right thing to do. I look forward to signing this legislation into law.”

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Mar
22

This Week in New Jersey: March 22, 2019

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Mar
22

ICYMI: Booker Statement on New Jersey’s Efforts to Legalize Marijuana

Statements

“New Jersey is the first state in the country to couple decriminalizing marijuana with strong criminal justice reform measures to redress the decades of immense harm  inflicted by an unfair system. ..."

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Mar
22

Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey to Transition to State-Based Exchange

Law & Justice

Effort to Advance ACA Infrastructure and Protections in NJ

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Mar
21

ICYMI: New Jersey Leaders Advocate for Marijuana Legalization and Expungement Legislation

Law & Justice

"I want to speak to those who might be on the fence. I don’t know if you have been arrested for marijuana. Please, get on the right side, so we can make history, so that our young men and women can get on with their lives. It all depends on that vote Monday. Please, we need your help. This Governor is working hard, with the legislature, to make a difference. We need your vote Monday, so our family members can begin to live again."  

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Mar
21

First Lady Tammy Murphy and Department of Environmental Protection to Launch Social Media Campaign to Promote Environmental Protection Tips

First Lady

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are launching #GoGreenNJ, a social media campaign to promote simple tips that New Jerseyans can do at home to help protect the environment and reduce the impacts of climate change.

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Mar
21

Governor Phil Murphy Announces NJ TRANSIT Board Nominations

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nominations today to the NJ TRANSIT Corporation Board. 

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Mar
21

Governor Murphy, Former Governor Kean Hold Roundtable Discussion with Students at William Paterson University Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

Education

Governors Highlight Continued Support, Boost in Funding to Help Low-Income Students Graduate

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Highlights New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund to Attract Venture Capital, Support New Jersey-Based Startups

Environment

“The New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund is a bold new idea that will connect New Jersey startups with the funding they need to grow and foster a vibrant innovation ecosystem while generating new revenues for the State. It is a true win-win for businesses and New Jersey taxpayers.”

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Mar
19

Governor Murphy Highlights NJ TRANSIT Investments in Safety, Reliability

Transportation

Governor Murphy’s previous budget increased investment in NJ TRANSIT by $167 million, a 118 percent increase from the previous administration’s last year.

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Mar
18

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law ... .

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Mar
18

Governor Murphy Visits Fort Lee to Highlight Increased School Funding in Proposed Budget

Education

“Fort Lee is just one example of many school districts where state funding failed to keep pace with a rapidly growing community, forcing the district to make tough choices as the number of students grew while the budget did not. By putting our school districts on a level playing field, we can ensure that all of New Jersey children have the tools they need to succeed.”

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Mar
15

Readout of Meeting Between Governor Phil Murphy and Governor Ricardo Rosselló

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today visited Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico at La Fortaleza, the Governor’s residence in San Juan. During the meeting, the two discussed a number of issues... .

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Mar
15

This Week In New Jersey: March 15, 2019

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Mar
14

Murphy Administration Adds 25,500 Patients, 400 Doctors to Medicinal Marijuana Program

Health

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) has reached another milestone, adding 25,500 new patients, nearly 1,000 caregivers and 412 doctors since Governor Murphy took office.

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Mar
13

At Trenton Nurture NJ Roundtable, First Lady Touts Investments in Governor’s Proposed Budget to Combat Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

Health

First Lady Tammy Murphy today held a roundtable discussion at Children’s Futures in Trenton to highlight $1 million in funding in Governor Murphy’s proposed budget to provide doula care service to expectant mothers on Medicaid.

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Mar
12

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal Expand Efforts to Inform Public About Gun Crimes by Releasing Data on Firearms Manufacturers

Law & Justice

The Governor Also Joins the Efforts of ‘Do Not Stand Idly By’

From the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

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Mar
12

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, Senator Scutari, and Assemblywoman Quijano Announce Agreement on Broad Outlines of Legalization of Adult-Use Marijuana

Law & Justice

Agreement Reached on Tax Rate, Regulatory Structure, and Expungement Provisions

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Mar
11

ICYMI: Governor Murphy Highlights New Jersey’s Readiness to Support Robust Opportunity Zone Activity

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy used today’s New Jersey Opportunity Zone Summit to demonstrate the State’s preparedness for attracting investment to the 169 Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities spread across New Jersey's 21 counties.

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Mar
11

Governor Phil Murphy Proposes Renewed Brownfields Tax Credit as Part of Incentives Reform Package

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy today proposed a renewed Brownfields Redevelopment tax credit program as part of his vision for incentives reform.

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Mar
08

This Week in New Jersey: March 8, 2019

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Mar
08

ICYMI: Bayonne Recieves Full Pre-K Funding

Education

This week the Bayonne Board of Education received notice that they will receive over $7.8 million from the New Jersey Department of Education that will allow them to offer full-day pre-k in September 2019.

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Mar
08

New Jersey Mayors and Elected Officials Applaud School Funding in Governor Murphy’s Proposed Budget

Education

Mayors and elected officials from across New Jersey today lauded Governor Murphy’s plan to boost school funding in his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

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Mar
08

Governor Murphy Announces Historic Levels of School Funding as High School Graduation Rate Reaches Record High

Education

Agreement Yields $70.4 Million in Sustainable Health Care Savings If Adopted by All Bargaining Units 

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Mar
7

Murphy Administration Announces Tentative Contract Agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) New Jersey, AFL-CIO

Budget and Spending

Agreement Yields $70.4 Million in Sustainable Health Care Savings If Adopted by All Bargaining Units 

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Mar
6

Governor Murphy Highlights NJ TRANSIT Investments, Progress

Budget and Spending

The Governor’s FY2020 Budget Includes an Increase of $100 Million in the State General Fund Subsidy for the Agency and a Commitment to No Fare Hikes Based on its Passage

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Mar
05

New Jersey Reacts to Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget:
A Blueprint for the Middle Class

Speech

The Governor’s proposed budget lays out a plan to put New Jersey on a responsible path forward through over $1.1 billion in sustainable savings and support for our middle class through targeted investments in NJ TRANSIT, school funding, social services, and property tax relief.

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Mar
05

Governor Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2020 Budget:
A Blueprint for the Middle Class

Speech

Budget Includes More than $1.1 Billion in Sustainable Savings, Including Approximately $800 Million in Health Care Savings. Through These Savings, Governor’s Budget Makes Unprecedented Investments in the Middle Class, Including NJ TRANSIT, School Funding, and Property Tax Relief



 

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Mar
05

Special Guests to Join First Lady Tammy Murphy at Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address

First Lady

This year, nine New Jerseyans will join First Lady Tammy Murphy in the Assembly Chambers as special guests. These guests embody the values and themes that Governor Murphy will be highlighting in his speech.

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Mar
04

Media Advisory: Governor Murphy to Deliver Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address in the Assembly Chamber at the New Jersey State House at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, March 5, 2019.

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Mar
04

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Effective at 12:00 p.m.

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. for all 21 counties in New Jersey was lifted as of 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.

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Mar
04

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's Gateway Program Legislation

Statements

“The Gateway Program is critically important to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who rely on the Cross-Hudson crossings and any disruption would cripple our regional and national economies...."

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Mar
3

**Winter Weather Alert**
ICYMI: State of Emergency and Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions on Interstate Highways start at 3 pm today

Weather

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Alert. Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency and the NJ State Police issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction, both taking effect at 3 m. today, due to the anticipated severity of today’s winter storm.
From the New Jersey Department of Transportation

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Mar
3

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Latest Winter Storm

Weather

 From the New Jersey State Police: 

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Mar
3

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. ahead of the expected winter storm. The storm is anticipated to start tonight and continue throughout Monday morning

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Mar
1

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host Family Festival in Camden to Fight Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

First Lady

As part of her statewide Nurture NJ campaign, First Lady Tammy Murphy will host a Family Festival on Saturday, March 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Octavius V. Catto Family School in Camden.

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Mar
1

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide Tax Benefit for New Jersey Commuters

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed S1567 into law, requiring certain employers to offer a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit to their employees.

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Mar
1

Media Advisory: Governor Murphy to Deliver Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address in the Assembly Chamber at the New Jersey State House at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

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Feb
28

From the New Jersey Department of Transportation: 

ICYMI: **Winter Weather Congestion Alert**

Weather

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert for Friday, March 1

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Feb
28

The 82nd Annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington & Congressional Dinner

Speech

Remarks Prepared for Delivery

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Feb
26

Governor Murphy Joins Lawmakers, Advocates to Promote New Paid Sick Leave Law

Health

New Jersey Workers Who Started Accruing Paid Sick Days When Law Took Effect Can Begin Using Them on Feb. 26th

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Feb
22

This Week in New Jersey: February 22, 2019

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Feb
20

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21

Executive Orders

Copy of Executive Order #58

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Feb
20

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Latest Winter Storm

Weather

Colonel Patrick Callahan and the New Jersey State Police have activated the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through tonight.

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Feb
19

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm.

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Feb
19

**Winter Weather Congestion Alert**
ICYMI: NJDOT advising motorists to plan ahead for Wednesday’s storm

Weather

Consider curtailing travel tomorrow if possible
From the New Jersey Department of Transportation

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Feb
19

Governor Murphy Announces First Meeting of Disparity in State Procurement Study Commission

Bill Action

New Jersey enacted a paid family leave program in 2008 and today’s law significantly expands that program to provide additional job protections for those who miss work due to caring for a newborn child or a sick loved one.

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Feb
19

Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Legislation Expanding Paid Family Leave

Bill Action

New Jersey enacted a paid family leave program in 2008 and today’s law significantly expands that program to provide additional job protections for those who miss work due to caring for a newborn child or a sick loved one.

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Feb
15

This Week in New Jersey: February 15, 2019

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Feb
15

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on President Trump's Emergency Declaration

Statements

"...I am very concerned with President Trump’s decision to declare an emergency to build his ineffective and unnecessary wall. His decision to circumvent Congress is not only fiscally reckless, but constitutionally dubious."

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Feb
15

Governor Phil Murphy Puts Focus on Historic Preservation Tax Credit as Part of Incentives Reform Package

Environment

The Historic Preservation Tax Credit will serve to revitalize and fully realize the potential of New Jersey’s storied cities and towns.

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Feb
14

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Support Horse Racing Industry

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2992 into law, which appropriates $20 million to the New Jersey Racing Commission for horse racing purse subsidies for this fiscal year, with all future appropriations subject to the budget. This funding will be allocated by the New Jersey Racing Commission equally between the thoroughbred industry and the standardbred industry.

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Feb
14

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Senator Vitale and Assemblywoman Quijano’s Legislation Extending Civil Statute of Limitations

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today released the following statement expressing support for legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Vitale and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano extending the civil statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault:

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Feb
13

Governor Murphy Appoints Gunjan Doshi as Chair of Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology

Appointments

The Commission was re-established by Governor Murphy and the Legislature in August 2018, with a new mission of researching technology partnerships between private industry and New Jersey’s leading public and private research institutions.

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Feb
13

Governors Murphy, Carney Announce Agreement on DRBA Toll Increase, Infrastructure

Transportation

The new proposal will generate $32M in increased annual toll revenue compared to the previous $34M proposal.

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Feb
13

Governor Murphy, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Announce Financial Settlement, Enhancements for Commuters In and Out of New York Penn Station

Transportation

At a press conference in New York Penn Station, Governor Murphy, Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia, and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today announced the finalizing of a financial settlement that that paves the way to ongoing and future improvements to the infrastructure, customer experience, and safety of our customers.

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Feb
13

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Effective at 8:00 a.m.

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on midnight of February 12, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will be lifted as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

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Feb
12

ICYMI: Governor Phil Murphy Announces State Offices Closed

Weather

From the New Jersey State Police

All State offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, due to winter weather conditions.

 

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Feb
12

ICYMI:State of Emergency and Commercial ICYMI: New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Vehicle Travel RestrictionTravel Restrictions on Interstate Highways start at midnight tonight

Weather

From the New Jersey State Police

 

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Feb
11

ICYMI:State of Emergency and Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions on Interstate Highways start at midnight tonight

Weather

Avoid Unnecessary Travel during the Storm.

From the New Jersey Department of Transportation

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Feb
11

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Weather

Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.

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Feb
11

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Latest Snow Storm

Weather

Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration are asking New Jersey residents to prepare for a winter storm that will affect the area tonight and throughout the day tomorrow.

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Feb
11

NJDOT Advising Motorists to Plan Ahead for Upcoming Storm

Weather

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol for Tuesday, February 12, based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain this afternoon into tomorrow, which may result in difficult driving conditions.

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Feb
11

ICYMI: New Jersey Celebrates Leadership in Offshore Wind Sector

Environment

Board of Public Utilities Releases Report Detailing Progress Toward Offshore Wind Goals on First Anniversary of Governor Murphy's Order

From the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

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Feb
11

Governor Murphy Announces $2.8 Million in Apprenticeship Grants to New Jersey Businesses and Colleges

Education

Nearly 500 new apprentices to be hired within 12 months
The grant funds support a diverse range of programs. They are designed to promote economic growth by building experience in high-demand industry sectors such as advanced manufacturing, information technology, software development, clean energy and utilities, healthcare, and more.

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Feb
8

This Week in New Jersey: February 8, 2019

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Feb
7

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Feb
7

Governor Murphy, Mayor Sacco Announce Completion of North Bergen Bridge Project

Economy & Jobs

Governor Murphy and North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco announced today the completion of the 69th Street Bridge Project in North Bergen. The Murphy Administration finished the project in less than one year after construction was delayed by more than six years under the previous administration. 

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Feb
6

Governor Murphy Signs “Alyssa’s Law”

Bill Action

This law is in memory of Alyssa Alhadeff, a New Jersey native from Woodcliff Lake who was among the 17 people that were killed in the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February.

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Feb
6

Statement by Governor Murphy on Report by Former State Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero on Vetting and Hiring Practices of the Governor-Elect’s Transition Office and Related Issues

Statements

“With former Supreme Court Justice Verniero’s report, we now have more information about how decisions were made and the role current policy and procedures played in those decisions. ..."

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Feb
5

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

Statements

"President Trump used his State of the Union Address to once again call for national unity and bipartisanship. Yet, unity requires empathy for our most vulnerable."

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Feb
5

Governor Murphy Announces Revised State Policies and Procedures for the Handling of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against State Employees and Applicants for Employment

Economy & Jobs

Governor Supports Full Recommendations Outlined by Mamta Patel, Director of the Statewide Division of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action

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Feb
5

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in honor of the late Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 

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Feb
5

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Launch of the Gateway Program Development Corporation's Virtual Data Room

Statements

“By developing the Virtual Data Room prior to the formal procurement process on the Hudson Tunnel Project, the Gateway Program Development Corporation has established an innovative solution to knowledge sharing and engagement with the private sector. These forward thinking methods of doing business can help bring the program that much closer to fruition.”

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Feb
5

Governor Murphy Touts $15 Minimum Wage with Business Leaders, Local Officials

Economy & Jobs

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy joined with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, who established a $15 minimum wage for County employees in 2017, and New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi, who announced an increase to $15 per hour for hospital employees, to tout yesterday’s signing of a new state law that puts New Jersey’s minimum wage on a path to $15 an hour.

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Feb
4

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Legislation Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. The bill (A-15), sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, will grow the economy and raise wages for over one million New Jersey workers, giving them a foothold in the middle class. 

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Feb
4

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Babs Siperstein

Statements

In the long and proud history of New Jersey’s LGBTQ community, few voices spoke with the power and passion of Babs Siperstein.

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Feb
1

This Week in New Jersey: February 1, 2019

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy Announces Thousands of New Jersey Women Benefitting from Restoration of $7.5 Million for Women’s Health Care and Family Planning Services

Health

Funding has Allowed Clinics to Offer Increased HIV-Prevention (PrEP) Counseling

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Modifying Investigations of Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

Law & Justice

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed S1036 into law, providing that the Attorney General handle the investigation and prosecution of a crime involving a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in their official capacity or while the decedent was in custody.  

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Private First Class Jamie R. Riley

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in honor of the late Private First Class Jamie R. Riley of Fair Haven, New Jersey on Monday, February 4, 2019. 

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Announces Support for Full Fracking Ban in Delaware River Basin

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy announced his support for a full fracking ban in the Delaware River Basin and issued a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) expressing his position that proposed rules should be amended to ban all fracking activity, including the import, treatment, and discharge of fracking wastewater.

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Announces Grants to Advance “Computer Science for All” Initiative

Education

Governor Also Announces that Math for America will Launch its First Program in New Jersey

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Jan
29

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Weather
From the New Jersey State Police

Governor Announces Early Dismissal for State Employees in Anticipation of Evening Commute

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Jan
29

ICYMI: NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol for Today’s Storm Deploying Incline Package this afternoon in North Jersey

Weather

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain today, Tuesday, January 29, ...
From the New Jersey Department of Transportation

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Jan
28

Governor Murphy Tours Hudson River Tunnel with Legislative Leadership and Congressional Delegation

Jobs and the Economy

Calls on Trump Administration to Commit to Initial Phase of Gateway Program

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Jan
25

This Week in New Jersey: January 25, 2019

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Jan
25

Statement from Governor Murphy on Federal Shutdown

Statements

“I’m pleased to see the President finally end his shutdown, allow our federal government to reopen, and pay our federal employees the salaries they are owed. ..."

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Jan
25

Governor Murphy Announces George Helmy as Chief of Staff

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that George Helmy, current State Director to U.S. Senator Cory Booker, will serve as Chief of Staff to the Governor.  

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy Forms Task Force to Examine Deficiencies of New Jersey’s Tax Incentive Programs

Economy & Jobs

Following the release of the State Comptroller’s audit of the Economic Development Authority’s tax incentive programs that revealed startling deficiencies in monitoring and oversight, Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order creating a Task Force on EDA’s Tax Incentives. 

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Jan
23

Governor Murphy Announces New Initiatives to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Health

“The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across our state,” said Governor Murphy. “As we combat this crisis, it is critical that we use data-driven, evidence-based strategies to support individuals suffering from addiction and help them get on the path to recovery.”

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Jan
23

First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Nurture NJ Campaign, Reinforces New Jersey’s Commitment to Maternal and Infant Health

First Lady

The First Lady’s announcement was made at Cooper University Health Care in Camden alongside cabinet members of the Murphy Administration and members of the Legislature, who reaffirmed New Jersey’s commitment to promoting maternal and infant health.

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Jan
22

Governor Murphy Calls on Port Authority to Build New AirTrain System at Newark Airport

Transportation

Governor Phil Murphy today visited Newark Liberty International Airport and stressed the urgent need for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to act quickly to fund a new AirTrain system. Currently, AirTrain moves about 33,000 riders per day between Newark Airport terminals, parking lots, car rental facilities, to public transportation and the Northeast Corridor Rail Link, transporting more than 11 million riders annually.

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Jan
21

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency that took effect on January 19, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will be lifted as of 7:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Weather

Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning at noon on Saturday ahead of Winter Storm Harper, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts. Executive Order No. 50 indicates a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, and allows resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.

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Jan
18

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Reminds Residents to Take Steps to Protect Their Health During Winter Weather

Weather

With New Jersey expecting its first winter storm of the year this weekend, the New Jersey Department of Health would like to remind residents to prepare for possible power outages and hazardous conditions.

From the New Jersey Department of Health

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Jan
18

Governor Phil Murphy Announces Nominations

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nominations today, which require the advice and consent of the Senate.

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Leads Multi-State Effort Urging President Trump to Fund Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program for U.S. Coast Guard’s Servicemembers

Other

Governor Phil Murphy and Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging his administration to allow U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers to receive federal food assistance through a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) fund. Due to the partial government shutdown, Coast Guard servicemembers have not been paid since December 31, 2018.

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Jan
18

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Upcoming Snow Storm

Weather

Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration are asking New Jersey residents to prepare for a winter storm that will affect the area throughout the weekend.   

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Jan
18

Governor Murphy Discusses Importance of Fully Funding New Jersey Public Schools

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today visited Ross Street Elementary School in Woodbridge to discuss how full funding of New Jersey’s public schools stands to provide relief for property taxpayers, as well as improve the educational experience for students and educators.  

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Jan
17

**Winter Weather Congestion Alert**
ICYMI: NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol for Friday Storm Avoid Unnecessary Travel and Consider Telecommuting if possible

Weather

From the New Jersey Department of Transportation: 

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Jan
17

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Agreement on $15/Hour Minimum Wage Legislation, Boosting Wages for Over One Million New Jersey Workers

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced an agreement on legislation to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15/hour.

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Jan
17

ICYMI: NJBPU Approves State’s First Community Solar Pilot Program Rules

Economy & Jobs

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today approved the three-year Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Rules, a key component of Governor Phil Murphy’s clean energy agenda. Community solar will make solar available to more state residents by allowing customers of an electric public utility to participate in a solar project not actually located on their property. Instead, the system can be located in the subscriber’s electric utility service territory.

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Jan
17

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance Urges Regulated Entities to Assist NJ Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Economy & Jobs

Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride today issued a bulletin encouraging entities regulated by the department to work with and assist New Jersey residents affected by the federal government shutdown.

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Jan
17

NJ TRANSIT Recruits Hundreds of Train Engineers and Bus Operators

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today met with NJ TRANSIT employees training to become new train conductors, locomotive engineers, and bus operators at the Ferry St. training facility in Newark. 

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Announces New Vision for State’s Tax Incentive Programs

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today released his plans for developing capped and targeted tax incentive programs as part of his economic development vision, with a focus on innovative, high-growth sectors and world-class communities. 

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Jan
15

Governor Murphy Announces Kathleen Frangione as Acting Chief of Staff

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Kathleen Frangione, currently Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, will serve as Acting Chief of Staff. Frangione will succeed outgoing Chief of Staff Pete Cammarano, who will transition back to the private sector and whose last day in the Governor’s Office will be today, Tuesday, January 15th. 

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Jan
15

Governor Murphy Delivers First State of the State Address

Speech

Governor Murphy outlines his vision to reform the State’s tax incentives programs and highlights initiatives to continue building a stronger and fairer New Jersey

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Jan
15

Governor Murphy State of the State 2019 Remarks

Speech

Lieutenant Governor Oliver, Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, Majority Leaders Weinberg and Greenwald, Minority Leaders Kean and Bramnick, members of the Legislature, Chief Justice Rabner and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, former governors Florio, McGreevey, and Codey, distinguished faith leaders, honored guests, and fellow New Jerseyans.

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Jan
14

ICYMI: New Jersey, PA Win Nationwide Injunction Blocking Enforcement of Rules that Would Deny Women No-Cost Contraception

Health

Judge Bars Rules that Would Broaden Employer Exceptions to Coverage Requirements

From the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

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Jan
14

ICYMI: NJDOL Announces $3M Pre-Apprenticeship Training Grant to Prepare Individuals to Succeed in Registered Apprenticeships

Economy & Jobs

To better align secondary, post-secondary, and adult education and occupational training to the unique needs of Garden State employers, the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced a Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) today in the amount of $3,000,000 to promote upward mobility and economic fairness through the newly formed Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education (PACE) Training Program.

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Jan
11

ICYMI: N.J. Department of Human Services: February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 19

Other

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

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Jan
10

ICYMI: Furloughed Federal Workers May Be Eligible to Collect Unemployment Benefits

Jobs and the Economy

Furloughed federal employees assigned to work in New Jersey are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits.

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Jan
10

New Jersey Leaders React to the Office of the State Comptroller’s Performance Audit of the Economic Development Authority's Tax Incentives Programs

Other

“State resources of this magnitude would have kept people in their homes and should have been used make NJ a more affordable place for all. During the time that $11 billion in tax incentives were being distributed, nonprofit community developers were working with a very modest tax credit to strengthen communities, create jobs, and build affordable homes.

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Jan
10

ICYMI: New Jersey’s Complete Count Commission Meets, Focuses on Increased Participation for 2020 Census

Other

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way chaired the first meeting of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Jan
10

Governor Murphy Announces Second Round of Funding of $27 Million in Preschool Expansion Aid to 33 School Districts

Education

Governor Phil Murphy today announced a second round of state funding to create or expand preschool programs in 33 school districts – marking the first time those communities have received state aid for preschool.

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Jan
9

Governor Murphy Reacts to the Office of the State Comptroller’s Performance Audit of the Economic Development Authority's Tax Incentives Programs

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted the results of Comptroller Philip J. Degnan’s audit of the Economic Development Authority’s corporate tax incentive programs that were significantly expanded during the Christie Administration.

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Jan
8

Response of Governor Murphy to President Trump's Border Wall Address

Statements

“President Trump continues to mislead to justify his nonsensical and damaging shutdown. There is a much better and smarter way for us to invest $5 billion than an impractical non-starter of a wall. The Gateway Project would do more to create jobs, promote economic and national security, and build critically needed 21st century infrastructure. Enough of the misguided rhetoric that is hurting our economy and our people, and making us less safe. Let’s get the government open and get to work to get Gateway done.” 

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Jan
8

Murphy Administration Announces NJ Preschool Development Collaboration Initiative

Education

Governor Phil Murphy and members of his Administration today announced that New Jersey will receive $10.6 million in federal funding for a new initiative – The NJ Preschool Development Collaboration.

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enhance Safety and Security at Schools, Houses of Worship, and Community Centers

Bill Action

Governor Phil Murphy today signed two pieces of legislation to enhance the safety and security of New Jersey residents at schools, houses of worship, and community centers. Assembly Bill No. 4597 makes a supplemental appropriation of $11,300,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Education to increase per pupil funding for nonpublic security aid from $75 to $150, and Assembly Bill No. 3906 makes a revision to the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program to expand the type of protective measures that can be installed or constructed at houses of worship and community centers.

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Jan
4

This Week in New Jersey: January 4, 2019

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Jan
4

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Assembly Majority Leader Albert Burstein

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, January 7, 2019, in recognition of the passing of former Assembly Majority Leader Albert Burstein.

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Jan
3

Acting Governor Oliver Signs Financial Literacy Education Bill

Education

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver today signed legislation (A-1414) requiring school districts to provide financial literacy education to middle school students in grades six through eight.

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Jan
1

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Need for a $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Statements

As we celebrate the start of a new year, New Jersey’s minimum wage workers are getting a 25 cents an hour raise to $8.85 an hour.

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