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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

P.O. Box 001
732-605-5455

About the Governor:

Philip D. Murphy took the oath of office for a second term as New Jersey’s 56th governor on January 18, 2022. He is the first Democratic governor to serve a second term in 44 years.

Governor Murphy currently serves as Vice-Chair of the National Governors Association. He was Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association in 2020.

Since taking office in 2018, Governor Murphy has focused on building a stronger, fairer, and more affordable New Jersey. Under his leadership, New Jersey has made strides in growing the state’s economy and creating new economic opportunity while shrinking longstanding inequities, restoring fiscal responsibility to state government while expanding critical investments, and delivering real tax fairness and relief, including 14 tax cuts for New Jersey’s middle class and seniors.

Governor Murphy guided New Jersey from being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic to a model state for following the highest level of public health standards and data-driven response, implementing among the nation’s most robust vaccination efforts and fostering a strong economic recovery. Over the course of two years, the Murphy Administration has provided billions of dollars in state and federal relief to small businesses, schools, homeowners, tenants, and landlords, and middle-class families.

Governor Murphy has put a special emphasis on making New Jersey more welcoming to both established high-tech enterprises and start-up companies in the innovation economy. In January 2021, he enacted a new set of state economic incentives, focused on promoting the growth of new small businesses and innovative startups, enacting the state’s first tax credits for historic preservation, and expanding credits for brownfields reclamation and redevelopment, among other initiatives.

Under the governor’s leadership, New Jersey has emerged as a leader in the deployment of clean energy technologies, including one of the nation’s most-aggressive proposals for the development of offshore wind. He helped break ground at both the Paulsboro Marine Terminal and the South Jersey Wind Port in Salem County, where more than 1,500 new jobs will help secure New Jersey’s place as a global leader in offshore wind component manufacturing and logistics.

The Governor has also focused on making New Jersey a leading location for film, television, and digital production, enacting a new incentive program that drew more than half-a-billion dollars in investment to New Jersey in 2021.

Under Governor Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey had already emerged as a national leader on a number of nationally significant issues prior to the pandemic. He secured the dignity of working families by moving to a $15-per-hour minimum wage, guaranteeing earned sick days, and expanding paid family leave. The governor has enacted initiatives to provide a tuition-free public college education for qualified students. He has embraced policies that have driven down the cost of healthcare. He has expanded protections for the state’s immigrant and LGBTQIA+ communities. And he has enacted and proposed gun safety laws to combat gun violence and promote responsible gun ownership.

Governor Murphy has also made New Jersey a model state for social justice through fostering the state’s nascent adult-use cannabis industry, enacting among the country’s strongest automatic voter registration measures, restoring voting rights to individuals on parole or probation, expunging the records of numerous non-violent offenders, and creating the nation’s strongest provisions for environmental justice, alongside numerous other new laws. He has also put a focus on eliminating stigma and promoting a compassionate approach to tackling opioid misuse.

Career Prior to Becoming Governor

From 2009 until 2013, Governor Murphy served as the United States Ambassador to The Federal Republic of Germany, appointed by President Obama.

Governor Murphy has been deeply engaged in civic life and philanthropic pursuits. In 2002, he began his involvement with 180 Turning Lives Around, a Monmouth County women’s shelter where he ultimately served as board president from 2005 until 2009. That experience led the Governor and First Lady to found the teen helpline 2nd Floor.

Additionally, Governor Murphy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a non-profit organization which works with local community development associations to transform urban neighborhoods across the country, from 2002 until 2009.

In 2005, he chaired the New Jersey Benefits Review Task Force. He also co-chaired, with former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and the late Professor Roger Wilkins, a national task force on public education in the 21st Century for the Center for American Progress.

In 2006, he was appointed National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee by Chairman and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. During his tenure, which ran until 2009, Democrats recaptured both houses of Congress, and his efforts helped build the infrastructure that elected President Obama in 2008.

In 2014, Governor and Mrs. Murphy founded New Start New Jersey, a “think-and-do tank” dedicated to seeking new policy directions to grow New Jersey’s economy and middle class. The Murphys partnered with the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to create the New Start Career Network, which specifically helps long-term unemployed New Jerseyans over age 45 get back into the workforce.

From June 2015 until March 2017, Governor Murphy served proudly on the national Board of the NAACP.

In December 2018, Governor Murphy was named one of four honorees of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award from the nonprofit organization run by the family of the late Sen. Kennedy for his efforts to ensure social justice and equal economic opportunity. Among the other three honorees was former President Barack Obama.

Prior to entering public life, Governor Murphy worked for over twenty years at Goldman Sachs, starting as an intern in 1982 and ending in 2003 as a member of the firm’s management committee. During his business career, he led offices in Frankfurt, Germany, and Hong Kong.

Family Life

The youngest of four children of the late Walter F. Murphy, Sr. and Dorothy Murphy, Governor Murphy was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 16, 1957, and was raised in both Newton and nearby Needham, Massachusetts.

The Governor is a graduate of Needham High School, Harvard University, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been awarded numerous honorary degrees.

Governor Murphy and his wife, Tammy Snyder Murphy, reside in Middletown, Monmouth County, and are the parents of four children: Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.

Recent News

Murphy Administration Announces Developments in Offshore Wind Industry

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on May 28th, announced the acceleration of the State’s offshore wind solicitation schedule, expediting the projected opening of the fifth offshore wind…

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

Governor's Fellows Program Will Continue To Expand State Employment Opportunities for Emerging Professionals Specializing in Public Policy TRENTON – Governor Murphy and Civil Service Chair Allison Chris Myers announced a second year of the…

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

Boardwalk Fund Program Has Provided $100 Million for Critical Investment in Boardwalk Infrastructure Along the Jersey Shore ASBURY PARK – Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Phil Murphy on May 24th, visited the Asbury Park Boardwalk…

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This Week in New Jersey - May 24, 2024

Governor Murphy Highlights Fiscal Year 2024 Boardwalk Preservation Fund Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Phil Murphy visited the Asbury Park Boardwalk to highlight the Boardwalk Preservation Fund program…

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

"Tammy and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Alan Handler at the age of 92. Justice Handler was a giant in New Jersey law. During his tenure as a Justice from 1977 to 1999, Justice Handler was…

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

The Universal Nurse Home Visitation program will expand to Somerset, Sussex, Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, and Ocean Counties in January 2025 TRENTON – Coinciding with the recognition of National Preeclampsia Awareness Month and Maternal…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation - May 22, 2024

TRENTON – On May 22nd, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law: AJR-86/SJR-66 (Greenwald, Speight, Wimberly/Vitale) - Designating fourth Wednesday in May of each year as “Crisis Professionals…

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

New Application is the Result of Federal-State Partnership to Modernize Delivery of Unemployment Benefits to U.S. Workforce TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Acting Secretary Julie A. Su, New Jersey Department…

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

Qualified Pharmacists Can Begin Furnishing Contraceptives Under New Rules and a Statewide Standing Order Issued on May 20, 2024 TRENTON – Advancing New Jersey’s commitment to protecting reproductive rights and expanding access to…

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Acting Governor Way Takes Action on Legislation

TRENTON – On May 17th, Acting Governor Way signed the following bill into law: SCS for S-2082/A-3413 (Gopal/Lampitt, Carter, Matsikoudis) - Establishes New Jersey Educator Evaluation Review Task Force; clarifies collection of student growth…

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This Week in New Jersey - May 17, 2024

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Providing Support to School Districts Seeing Reductions in School Funding Aid Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills offering flexibility and relief to school districts across New Jersey as they work to finalize…

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

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on May 14th, signed Executive Order No. 358, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15 in recognition and in mourning of New Jersey State Police Trooper Marcellus E. Bethea.…

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

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy on May 14th, signed two bills offering flexibility and relief to school districts across New Jersey as they work to finalize their 2024-2025 school budgets. The first bill (A4161) aims to increase funding for…

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

Regulatory Reforms Will Help Communities Adapt to Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Weather, Reflecting Administration’s Continued National Climate Leadership TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M.…

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This Week in New Jersey - May 10, 2024

Governor Murphy Announces Fintech Accelerator in Hoboken Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based firm and innovation platform known for connecting…

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

Anchored in downtown Trenton, MIHIC will work to eliminate racial disparities in health equity, offer groundbreaking training programs for the perinatal workforce & provide critical health services and career pathways for local residents…

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

1888 Studios’ 1.5-million-square-foot development will feature 23 smart sound stages and production support space TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board on May 8th, designated 1888 Studios in…

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Governor Murphy Announces Proposed Fintech Accelerator in Hoboken

NJ FAST is the fourth Strategic Innovation Center in the state and will support research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the Fintech and Insuretech Sectors HOBOKEN, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy on May 7th, announced that…

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

MONTCLAIR, NJ – On May 7th, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way and Secretary of Higher Education Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D., announced New Jersey college students will have free, 24/7/365 access to teletherapy,…

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

Jeff Brown Succeeds Robin Ford as Deputy Commissioner for Health Systems; Christopher Riggs to Become Acting Executive Director of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy on May 7th, announced senior-level personnel…

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

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) on May 6th, announced the award of nearly $2 million in grant funding designed to enhance teacher climate and culture by supporting districts in developing and implementing…

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

“Tammy and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of New Jersey State Trooper Marcellus Bethea, who died during training at NJSP Headquarters in Ewing. “Trooper Bethea showed a passion and spark for service from a young age,…

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

Festival Served Over 3,500 Families from the Greater Union County Area ELIZABETH – First Lady Tammy Murphy on May 4th, hosted a Nurture NJ Family Festival in Elizabeth, connecting over 3,500 families with essential state, county, and local…

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

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy on May 3rd, issued a writ of election to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District created by the passing of Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. on…

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This Week in New Jersey - May 3, 2024

The Celebration of Life Honoring U.S. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. On Thursday morning, Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Way, and First Lady Tammy Murphy attended the celebration of life service honoring U.S. Congressman Donald M.…

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

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery It is a solemn honor to join, on May 2nd, in celebrating the life of my friend — and a true hero to the people of New Jersey — Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. To Don’s wife Bea, to their three…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

S-349/A-1490 (Diegnan, Zwicker/Karabinchak, Stanley, Swain) - Concerns motor vehicles overtaking certain pedestrians and persons operating bicycles and personal conveyances.

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

EPA announces latest round of funding toward President Biden’s commitment to replace every lead pipe in the nation, protecting public health and helping to deliver safe drinking water Trenton N.J. – On May 2nd, the U.S. Environmental…

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ICYMI: Lincoln University Honors The Late-NJ Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver During Alumni Reunion Weekend: May 3–5, 2024

Lincoln University, PA – Lincoln University is proud to announce a special tribute to the late Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver (Class of ’74), an esteemed alumna of the institution. The Sheila Oliver Memorial Scholarship will be…

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

ELIZABETH – First Lady Tammy Murphy will host a Family Festival at the Dunn Sports Center in Elizabeth on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The gathering will mark the 20th family festival hosted by the First Lady since 2018,…

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

Trenton, NJ – As part of the Murphy Administration’s campaign to provide families with universal access to high-quality preschool throughout the state, Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Education Commissioner Kevin Dehmer today announced…

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

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy on May 1st, signed bipartisan legislation codifying the program he established through Executive Order No. 295 (2022) that directed the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to establish a certification for…

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

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) on May 1st, announced the award of $14.8 million in funding in state fiscal year 2024 to 21 community-based nonprofit organizations across the state through the Neighborhood…

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

Proposal Builds on Governor’s Second Chance Agenda NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy on May 1st, spoke at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's 25th Anniversary Gala to discuss his Administration’s continued commitment to…

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

NEWARK, N.J. – This morning, Governor Phil Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) joined company leaders to cut the ribbon on HAX, LLC’s newly constructed United States flagship…

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

Analysis of three initial contracts totaling $1 billion demonstrates vast economic benefits for the entire Hudson Tunnel Project NEWARK, NJ – A new report released on April 29th, by Regional Plan Association (RPA) finds that the Hudson Tunnel…

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

Governor Joined by Advocates, Community Stakeholders, Labor Leaders to Mark New Advancements in Solar Affordability and Accessibility $156 Million U.S. EPA Award to Benefit 22,000 Low-Income Households State’s Largest Solar Award to…

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

Latest Award will Provide Solar Power and Energy Savings to Low-Income Households While Advancing Environmental Justice Across the State TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) President Christine…

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

TRENTON -- Governor Phil Murphy on April 26th, signed Executive Order No. 357, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, when services will be held to remember and celebrate the life of…

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This Week in New Jersey - April 26, 2024

Statement From Governor Murphy On The Passing Of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, April 24, after serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 10th Congressional District since 2012.…

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

“Tammy and I are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of our friend, and a steadfast champion for the people of New Jersey, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. “With his signature bowtie, big heart, and tenacious spirit, Donald embodied the…

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ICYMI: Treasury Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Debt Report

Overall State Debt Down Nearly $40 Billion Since 2018; Bonded Debt Hits 10-Year Low TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey’s bonded debt is at its lowest level in a decade, according to the Fiscal Year 2023 Debt Report, released this week by the…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

TRENTON – On April 23rd, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law: S-1644/A-3946 (Zwicker/Drulis, Freiman, DiMaio) - Authorizes State Treasurer to sell as surplus certain real property and improvements in Township of Hillsborough in…

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

Grants Awarded to 10 Local Governments to Help Hurricane Ida-Impacted Areas Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) on April 19th, announced the award of $34.47 million…

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This Week in New Jersey - April 19th, 2024

Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Choose New Jersey, and NJEDA Head to California On Sunday, April 14, Governor Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, members of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), and members of the…

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

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way on April 18th, announced Rajpal (Raj) Bath as the inaugural Executive Director of the New Jersey-India Commission. With a robust background in community engagement and advocacy, Raj…

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

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way on April 17th, announced the hiring of Josh Berliner to serve as Executive Director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. “After the departure of Andrew Gross last year, we…

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

Newark/New York – The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) announced at its April board meeting today that it has submitted all documents required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to reach a Full-Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for…

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

TRENTON, N.J. – Last week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved the creation of the New Jersey Green Bank (NJGB), which will make investments in the clean energy sector that will help advance the state’s…

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

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), and the Division of Criminal Justice on April 15th, announced a 117% increase in processed final expungement orders from 2022 to 2023 and…

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

Rutgers University, Capital Health & Trenton Health Team to Take on Leadership Roles at the Trenton-based center, a centerpiece of First Lady Murphy’s Nurture NJ initiative TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority…

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

New Jersey Eligible for $18 Million in Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce – National Telecommunication and Information…

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

Organizations will be able to apply for up to $2 million per municipality Trenton, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on April 12th, that up to $12 million in funding will be made available to…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

TRENTON, TN - Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bill into law: S-2969/A-4044 (Sarlo, Ruiz/Pintor Marin) - Provides counties discretion related to retirement of county debt service and amount that can be raised under property tax levy…

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Governor Murphy, Commissioner LaTourette Statements on U.S. EPA’s Landmark Adoption of Federal PFAS Standards

(24/P011) TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette issued the following statements on April 9th, on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark adoption…

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RetireReady NJ Seeks Employers to Participate in Spring 2024 Pilot Program

TRENTON - RetireReady NJ, the first State-administered retirement savings program, is seeking employers to participate in its pilot launch that is scheduled to begin in spring 2024. RetireReady NJ will provide private sector businesses, with 25…

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This Week in New Jersey - April 5th, 2024

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Impacts New Jersey and Neighboring States On Friday morning around 10:20 a.m., a 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook New Jersey with impacts felt across the Northeast. Governor Murphy spoke with President Joe Biden to ensure…

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

Newark, NJ - As part of its commitment to public engagement and information throughout the Hudson Tunnel Project's construction, the Gateway Development Commission (GDC) today announced the installation of an EarthCam panoramic camera at the…

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

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

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

Gov. Phil Murphy arrived at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen at about 11 a.m. Tuesday. He was greeted by Metuchen Mayor Jonathan Busch and Christopher Paladino, President of New Brunswick Development Corporation, Busch led Murphy, as well as Assembly…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

TRENTON – Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law: S-142/A-4341 (Diegnan, Pou/Freiman, Moriarty, Mosquera) - Modernizes business filing statutes to include entity conversion and domestication S-435/A-392 (Smith,…

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Governor Murphy Signs Health Care Heroes Violence Prevention Act

TRENTON – In response to increased attacks on health care workers in recent years, Governor Phil Murphy today signed the ‘Health Care Heroes Violence Prevention Act’ to make it a criminal offense to intentionally threaten health…

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Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation Criminalizing Sexual Extortion

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed bipartisan legislation (S653/A343) to crack down on acts of sexual extortion, which have been on the rise as the digital age creates new avenues for bad actors. Specifically, the new law criminalizes…

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Statement from Governor Murphy on Today's Announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation on New York's Congestion Pricing Plan

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow New York’s congestion pricing plan to move forward is unfair and ill-advised. The Administration’s decision to move forward without a true environmental…

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This Week In New Jersey: May 5th, 2023

Governor Murphy Highlights Proposed $10 Million For Firefighter Grant Program Governor Phil Murphy visited Paramus Fire Company 3 to highlight his proposed addition of $10 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for Fiscal Year 2024 to…

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ICYMI: Governor Murphy and AG Platkin Announces 100% Participation by NJ Counties and Municipalities in $20.1 Billion Nationwide Opioid Settlements with CVS, Walgreens, Walmart Pharmacies, and Two Drug Makers Teva and Allergan

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that all 21 counties and all 241 municipalities in New Jersey eligible for direct distributions have joined the State in signing onto the nationwide…

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Governor Murphy Highlights Proposed $10 Million For Firefighter Grant Program

PARAMUS – Governor Phil Murphy today visited Paramus Fire Company 3 to highlight his proposed addition of $10 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for Fiscal Year 2024 to support the continuation of the Firefighter Grant Program,…

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Statement from Governor Murphy on Confirmation of U.S. District Court Judges Michael Farbiarz and Robert Kirsch

“Today’s confirmation of Michael Farbiarz and Robert Kirsch elevates two outstanding and highly qualified nominees to our judiciary. Throughout both of their careers, each has demonstrated a commitment to public service, a dedicated work…

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ICYMI: KBRA Boosts New Jersey's Bond Rating

TRENTON – For the fourth time in less than a month a major ratings agency has upgraded New Jersey’s credit rating, as Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) today boosted the state to ‘A+’ from ‘A’. The move by KBRA…

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Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Passing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster

TRENTON – At the annual Survivors of the Triangle Memorial Ceremony, Governor Murphy, Colonel Pat Callahan, and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) today honored over 70 members of the NJSP who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty,…

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

TRENTON – The Murphy Administration today announced funding for reproductive health care providers as part of Governor Phil Murphy’s ongoing efforts to expand protections for and access to reproductive health care in New Jersey. The…

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

Legislation will Direct the New Jersey Department of Education to Develop New Jersey Learning Standards in Information and Media Literacy TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S588) establishing the requirement of K-12…

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

TRENTON – New Jersey’s statewide minimum wage will increase by $1.13 to $14.13 per hour for most employees, effective today, January 1, 2023. The increase is part of legislation signed by Governor Murphy in February 2019 that gradually…

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YMI: NJ Department of Banking and Insurance Announces Abortion Coverage Requirements for 2023 Plan Year

TRENTON – Following votes by the boards of both the Individual Health Coverage Program and the Small Employer Health Benefits Program, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance today announced that requirements for comprehensive…

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ICYMI: NJEDA Announces Major Milestone for New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund

TRENTON – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved eight corporations to purchase $50 million in tax credits to fuel the New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund (NJIEF). The Authority also announced today that it…

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ICYMI: NJEDA to Receive $255M in Federal Funds to Support New Jersey's Small Business Community

TRENTON - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that the State of New Jersey is poised to receive more than $255 million in funding through the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Following the…

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ICYMI: NJEDA Awards First Studio Partner Designation to Lions Gate Films Inc.

TRENTON - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced the award of the first-ever Studio Partner designation under the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act. The designation was awarded to Lions Gate Films Inc.,…

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Governor Murphy Signs Gun Safety Bill Strengthening Concealed Carry Laws in New Jersey in Response to Bruen Decision

SCOTCH PLAINS – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4769/S3214, delivering on the promise he made in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision when he unveiled a comprehensive legislative proposal to maintain New…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

TRENTON – Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law: S-3241/A-4918 (Vitale, Gopal/Conaway, Jaffer, Lampitt) - Extends temporary waiver of certain basic life support services and specialty care transport unit crewmember…

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Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced today the appointments of 10 public members to the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council. The Council, which was established under Executive Order No. 305, will provide recommendations for…

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Setting the Stage for NJ's Child Welfare System to Make Long-Awaited Exit from Federal Oversight

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A-3707/S-2395 as a key part of the effort to fulfill New Jersey’s commitment to implement the necessary accountability measures to exit from federal oversight of child protective services…

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ICYMI: NJEDA Announces Additional $5 Million for Sustain And Serve NJ Program

TRENTON – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced plans to allocate an additional $5 million in state funding to Phase 3 of its Sustain & Serve NJ program. Sustain & Serve NJ provides nonprofit…

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ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Awards More Than $6 Million to New Jersey in 'Internet for All' Planning Grants

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that New Jersey received its first “Internet for All” grants for deploying high-speed Internet networks and…

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ICYMI: Attorney General Platkin Appoints Sundeep Iyer as Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights

NEWARK – Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced that he has appointed Sundeep Iyer to serve as the Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the state agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all New Jersey…

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ICYMI: Secure Choice Savings Board Appoints Todd Hassler As Executive Director

TRENTON - New Jersey’s Secure Choice Savings Board announced today the appointment of Todd Hassler as the first Executive Director of the Secure Choice Savings Program, concluding a nationwide search for a leader tasked with implementing a…

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Addressing Teacher Shortage by Eliminating the edTPA Requirement

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S896 w/GR into law, which prohibits the State Board of Education from requiring the completion of the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (“edTPA”) as a condition of eligibility for…

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Governor Murphy And Commissioner Persichilli Urge Parents to Heed Updated CDC Recommendations on Omicron-Targeting Covid Vaccinations for Young Children

TRENTON, NJ – Following the recent recommendation made by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children ages six months through five years are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 bivalent vaccine. This updated version…

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Governor Murphy Announces More Than $24 Million to Expand Access to Public Transportation and Spur Transit-Oriented Development

DOVER – Governor Phil Murphy today announced critical funding to expand access to safe transportation and enhance areas around public transit facilities across the state. The awards total more than $24 million across three programs as part of…

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Murphy Administration Announces More Than $8 Million to Build a Diverse, Inclusive Green Jobs Sector

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy (OCAGE), in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), today announced the release of a Notice of Funds Availability…

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Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Task Force on Public School Staff Shortages

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointments of 23 members to the Task Force on Public School Staff Shortages in New Jersey. The task force, established by Executive Order No. 309, will provide recommendations to address the…

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Governor Murphy to Name Allison Chris Myers as Acting Chair/CEO of Civil Service Commission

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced he intends to name Allison Chris Myers as the Acting Chair/CEO of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC). Myers will replace current Chair/CEO, Deirdré Webster Cobb, Esq., who…

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Governor Murphy Names Jennifer Sciortino Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Jennifer Sciortino will join the Governor’s Office as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications. Sciortino, who is currently Director of Communications at the New Jersey Department of the…

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ICYMI: Murphy Administration to Accelerate Learning with Launch of 'NJ Partnership for Student Success' Initiative

Trenton, NJ – The Murphy Administration today announced the launch of the New Jersey Partnership for Student Success (NJPSS), an initiative designed to harness the energy of volunteers and community organizations to help students, educators,…

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ICYMI: EPA Awards New Jersey Nearly $169 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements

NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2022) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $169 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to New Jersey for water infrastructure improvements that will help communities access clean, safe…

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ICYMI: NJ Department of Banking and Insurance Finds Need for Regulatory Action to Require Coverage for Abortion Services in Regulated Markets

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance announced that it has released a study on access to comprehensive reproductive health care that found a need for regulatory action to require coverage for abortion services under…

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Governor Murphy Highlights Ongoing Efforts to Strengthen Food Security in New Jersey

HILLSIDE – Governor Phil Murphy today joined members of his Administration, government officials, and advocates to highlight ongoing efforts to address food insecurity on behalf of families throughout New Jersey as part of the Governor’s…

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Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Request Proposals for Outside Management of State Veterans Homes

TRENTON – Following the deployment of a Mission Critical Team to one of New Jersey’s three State-run veterans memorial homes to help address challenges currently facing the facility, Governor Phil Murphy today announced an additional…

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Governor Murphy Announces $25 Million Investment into New Jersey's Historic Sites

TITUSVILLE – Governor Phil Murphy today announced a $25 million investment towards New Jersey’s Revolutionary War historic sites in preparation for the United States of America’s Semiquincentennial anniversary. The…

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Governor Murphy Announces Independent Review of State's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

TRENTON - Governor Murphy today announced the beginning of an independent review of the State’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the state of readiness in early 2020, and how the State responded to the many challenges that emerged…

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Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Welcome Thousands of New Jersey Residents to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Welcome Thousands of New Jersey Residents to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses PRINCETON – Drumthwacket is open for the holidays! Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are happy to…

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Murphy Administration Sends Mission Critical Team into Menlo Park Veterans Home to Help Improve Care of Residents

Murphy Administration Sends Mission Critical Team into Menlo Park Veterans Home to Help Improve Care of Residents TRENTON – To aid and advance ongoing efforts to address challenges currently facing the Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park,…

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ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Health Encourages Flu Shot,Covid-19 Boosters Ahead of Holidays

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Health Encourages Flu Shot,Covid-19 Boosters Ahead of Holidays TRENTON ­– With holiday gatherings kicking off this week with Thanksgiving, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is encouraging…

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Murphy Administration Announces $16 Million in Grants to Support Mental Health Needs of Higher Education Students

Murphy Administration Announces $16 Million in Grants to Support Mental Health Needs of Higher Education Students TRENTON – The Murphy Administration today announced the availability of $16 million in grants to address the mental health…

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Acting Governor Oliver Signs Executive Order Addressing Municipal Run-off Elections

TRENTON – Acting Governor Sheila Oliver today signed Executive Order No. 313, addressing any municipal run-off elections that may take place as a result of the 2022 General Election. In order to give election officials the proper time they…

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Governor Murphy Announces Extended Deadline to File for New ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program, Expands Eligibility to Certain Renters

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Nicholas Scutari, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today announced that the State of New Jersey is extending the application deadline and expanding eligibility for the new ANCHOR property tax…

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ICYMI: New Jersey Innovation Fellows Program Will Provide Grant Funding and Mentorship to First-Time Entrepreneurs

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced plans to create a competitive program - the New Jersey Innovation Fellows (NJIF), which will offer mentorship and grants of up to $400,000 to teams of…

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Statement from Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy on the Passing of Former First Lady Lucinda Florio

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former First Lady Lucinda Florio, not even two months after the passing of her husband, the late Governor Jim Florio. As First Lady, she broke from convention by choosing to be an active…

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Name Change Order Confidentiality

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 311, exempting all name change orders filed with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury after 1948 from the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and requiring Treasury…

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Murphy Administration Takes Actions to Facilitate the Reinstatement of a Regulated Black Bear Hunt This Year to Protect the Safety of Residents

RENTON – Today, the Fish and Game Council voted to approve emergency regulations amending the Game Code and adopting a new Comprehensive Black Bear Management Plan (CBBMP) to control the black bear population and reduce the threat of dangerous…

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ICYMI: 29 Local Artists Commissioned to Showcase Work in New Terminal A at Newark Liberty National Airport

NEWARK - As part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s $2.7 billion redevelopment program at Newark Liberty International Airport, the new Terminal A will showcase the work of 29 local artists with unique art installations to…

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enhance Security for Large Venues

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S721), strengthening the state’s threat response infrastructure by enhancing security requirements for large venues. The legislation requires certain public venues and places of…

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ICYMI: DCA Will Receive an Additional $149 Million in Federal Funding for Hurricane Ida Recovery

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation announced that the State of New Jersey will receive an additional $149,229,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant…

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Governor Murphy Announces Strategy to Safeguard New Jersey Communities and Contain Wildlife

TRENTON – To protect public safety and support a healthy wildlife population, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Fish and Game Council will discuss the approval of the State’s Comprehensive Bear Management Policy (CBBMP)…

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overnor Murphy Announces Comprehensive Plan to Combat Auto Theft in New Jersey

EWING – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, today announced his support for a series of legislative proposals and administrative actions to combat auto theft in New Jersey.…

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Statement from Governor Murphy on Mitigation of Threat to Jewish Synagogues

“I am grateful to the FBI, as well as state law enforcement partners including the Attorney General’s Office, the State Police, and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, for their tireless efforts in mitigating the immediate…

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Increase Unemployment Insurance System's Efficiency and Expedite Benefits Payments

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S2357) which makes certain changes to the administration of the State’s unemployment insurance (“UI”) system to increase the system’s efficiency and expedite…

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ICYMI: Leading Cannabis Companies Launch 'Buy Legal' Campaign to Share Benefits of Buying through Legal Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, cannabis industry leaders announced the launch of Buy Legal, a national campaign to educate adult consumers on the benefits of buying through the legal market. Organized by the US Cannabis Council (USCC), the Buy…

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Access to STEM Education

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S2563) amending the New Jersey Department of Education grant program for STEM teachers established by the Governor in 2019. Signed amid a nationwide teacher shortage, the law will…

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Governor Murphy Announces Community Investments in Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY – Governor Phil Murphy today announced community investments to promote access to open space, expand recreational opportunities, and enhance green infrastructure in Perth Amboy. The $6 million project, which supports improvements…

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ICYMI: Governors Launch Youth Mental Health Initiative

Salt Lake City – National Governors Association (NGA) Chair New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and NGA Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox met with those on the frontlines of youth mental health care to advance the NGA Chair’s Initiative:…

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Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks at National Governors Association Convening

All of us are here not only because we recognize there’s a youth mental health crisis in our nation, but also because we wish to be part of the solution to this crisis. And in our respective states, we have each undertaken initiatives to…

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Governor Murphy Announces Creation of Grant Program to Support Growth of New Jersey's Manufacturers

EATONTOWN – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the creation of a pilot program that will provide New Jersey manufacturers grants for the purchase of equipment they need to improve their operations. The New Jersey Manufacturing Voucher…

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Statement from Governor Murphy on Senate Confirmations of New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justices Rachel Wainer Apter and Douglas Fasciale

“I am incredibly pleased that the state Senate has confirmed both Rachel Wainer Apter and Douglas Fasciale with bipartisan support to serve as Associate Justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court. I congratulate them both and have complete…

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Governor Murphy Designates October 15th as New Jersey Railroad Workers Day

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a resolution (SJR-86/AJR-165) designating October 15th of each year as New Jersey Railroad Workers Day. The resolution recognizes the critical importance of railroad workers to the state’s…

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Statement from Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of COVID-19 Boosters that Target Omicron Variant for Everyone Ages 5 and Older

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded the use of the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster dose to children ages 5 through 11 years, so everyone ages 5 and older is now recommended to receive a bivalent booster dose…

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Governor Murphy, NJ TRANSIT Announce Selection of Developer for Metropark Development Project

WOODBRIDGE – Governor Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT today announced the selection of DOR Woodbridge, LLC – a joint venture of Russo Development, Onyx Equities, and Dinallo Development LLC/Terminal Construction – to advance a…

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Murphy Administration Launches Initiative to Support and Improve Trenton Water Works, Ensure Safe Drinking Water

TRENTON – Following a months-long compliance evaluation of conditions affecting Trenton Water Works (TWW), Governor Phil Murphy, Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette, and Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora today announced the…

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ICYMI: Ocean County Educator Named 2022-2023 State Teacher of the Year

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education today announced that Christine Girtain, a Science Teacher and the Director of Authentic Science Research at Toms River High School North and South, has been named the 2022-2023 New Jersey…

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Governor Murphy Dedicates New Jersey Department of Health Building in Honor of Commissioner Persichilli

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today joined State officials, public employees, and health care professionals in a ceremony to dedicate the New Jersey Department of Health’s office building in Trenton as the “Judith M. Persichilli…

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Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Governor Florio

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that U.S. and New Jersey flags fly at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from sunrise on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 until sunset on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in recognition and…

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Statement from Governor Murphy on Former Governor Florio's Passing

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down. He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes. And he was also a friend whose kind counsel was invaluable to me and countless others across…

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ICYMI: New Division Formed in AG's Office to Prevent Violence by Bringing Together Victim Services and Violence Intervention Strategies

TRENTON — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a new division has been formed in the state Attorney General’s Office designed to prevent future violence by better addressing the needs of crime victims and trauma…

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Governor Murphy Highlights $49 Million Train Station Upgrades as Part of $814 Million Infrastructure Investments through Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund

NEW BRUNSWICK – Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted critical infrastructure improvements at the New Brunswick Train Station as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) budget agreement. Located at a critical point on NJ TRANSIT’s…

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Governor Murphy Recommends Changes to Bill Regarding Performance-Based Assessments

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed S896, which prohibits the State Board of Education from requiring the completion of a Commissioner of Education-approved performance-based assessment as a condition of eligibility for a…

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Governor Murphy Sends Aid to Puerto Rico in Wake of Devastating Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has authorized aid to Puerto Rico to assist in recovery efforts caused by Hurricane Fiona. Two waves, each including 74 New Jersey State Troopers and 1 civilian medical doctor, will travel to…

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Governor Murphy Nominates Raymond Santiago as Monmouth County Prosecutor

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today nominated Raymond Santiago to serve as Monmouth County Prosecutor. Santiago’s nomination will be submitted to the Senate for confirmation, and he will assume the role of Acting Prosecutor on Friday,…

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Offshore Wind Goal to 11,000 MW by 2040

NEW YORK –Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 307, increasing New Jersey’s offshore wind goal by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040. The Executive Order, which increases the state’s current goal of…

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New Jersey's State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change

TRENTON – The Murphy Administration today announced that New Jersey is among the first states to produce a comprehensive report on the impacts of climate change on human health and communities by adding a human health supplement to its New…

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First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host Family Festival in Newark to Address Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

NEWARK – First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced that she will host her seventh large Family Festival at Mulberry Commons in Newark, NJ on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be the first large-scale Family Festival…

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Governor Murphy Signs Joint Resolution Designating April 13 as Borinqueneer's Day

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a joint resolution (AJR147) designating April 13 as Borinqueneer’s Day in New Jersey. The signing marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October…

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Governor Murphy Signs Joint Resolution Establishing Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a joint resolution (AJR63) designating the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month. Irish-American Heritage Month will recognize the contributions of Irish Americans to the economic…

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Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Increase Annual Payments from State to Certain New Jersey Veterans with Disabilities

TRENTON – In recognition of increases to the cost of living over the past few decades and in honor of New Jersey’s veterans, Governor Phil Murphy today signed bill A-1477 to increase annual payments from the State to veterans with…

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Governor Murphy Announces Greenway Acquisition, Expanded Open Space for New Jersey Communities

NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the acquisition of a nine-mile former rail line, which will be converted into a new State park connecting eight Essex and Hudson County communities – Jersey City, Secaucus, Kearny, Newark,…

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New Jersey Students Enter First School Year With K-12 Climate Change Education

New Jersey Officially Becomes the First State in the Nation to Integrate Climate Change Education Across its K-12 Standards TRENTON – In June of 2020 First Lady Tammy Murphy announced that the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted her…

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Governor Murphy and Health Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters that Target Omicron Variant for Everyone Ages 12 and Older

TRENTON – Individuals ages 12 and older are now able to obtain a COVID-19 bivalent booster dose, which should be received two months after their most recent booster or primary series. This updated version of COVID-19 boosters offers stronger…

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Governor Murphy Proposes Bipartisan Legislation to Confront the Unjust Taxation of New Jersey Residents by Other States

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the proposal of bipartisan legislation designed to provide relief to New Jersey residents facing unjust taxation from other states where their employer is based. The legislation is designed to…

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Governor Murphy Highlights Investments in Resilient Communities on One Year Anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida

More than $900 Million, New Resource Directory Will Support Short- and Long-term Recovery HILLSBOROUGH – One year after Tropical Storm Ida struck New Jersey, claiming 30 lives and damaging homes and businesses across the state, Governor Phil…

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Governor Murphy Announces Creation of Online Portal And Advisory Council to Receive Input from Members of Public, Stakeholders on Use of Opioid Settlement Funds

TRENTON – As part of the Murphy Administration’s ongoing efforts to help New Jerseyans impacted by the opioid crisis, and in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, Governor Phil Murphy today announced additional steps the Administration…

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Statement from Governor Murphy on US Supreme Court Brief on the Waterfront Commission

“I am thrilled that the United States has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing that New Jersey has the right to withdraw from the Waterfront Commission and that New York’s lawsuit should be rejected. This nearly 70-year-old…

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Governor Murphy Unveils Statewide School Security Initiative

$6.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Will Further Strengthen Efforts to Protect Students and Teachers PARAMUS – Governor Phil Murphy visited East Brook Middle School today to announce a $6.5 million investment in American Rescue Plan…

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ICYMI: NJDOT and Legislative Leaders Announce Route 129 Pedestrian Safety Improvement project in Trenton

Trenton – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, together with New Jersey 15th Legislative District representatives Senator Shirley K. Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, and…

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ICYMI: Treasury Announces Gas Tax Rate Will Decrease by 1.0 Cent Effective October 1

(TRENTON) – After a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and consultation with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, the Department of the Treasury announced on Monday that New Jersey’s gas tax rate will decrease by 1.0…

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Governor Murphy Highlights Direct State Investments into Atlantic City

Atlantic City will Receive $43 Million in Municipal Aid in FY2023 Budget & Over $16.6 Million in Additional FY2022 Transitional Aid ATLANTIC CITY – Governor Phil Murphy today visited Atlantic City to highlight recent State funding for…

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ICYMI: N.J. Vaccine Sites Now Offering Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Option for Adolescents

TRENTON – The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 through 17 is now available in New Jersey, giving parents another vaccine option as children head back to school. “With the start of the new school year right around the…

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ICYMI: Acting AG Platkin: ABC Issues Special Ruling to Allow Third-Party Delivery Services to Deliver Package Goods and Cocktails to NJ Customers' Doorsteps

TRENTON – Opening a new frontier for growth in New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage industry, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued a special ruling today that allows…

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Murphy Signs Legislation Awarding a Second Round of Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Grants to Schools

Murphy Signs Legislation Awarding a Second Round of Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Grants to Schools TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4224/S2830 and A4225/S2831 into law, awarding school districts and county…

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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law: S-144/A-2159 (Diegnan, Beach/Egan, Danielsen, Park) - Establishes “COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Worker…

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Governor Murphy Signs Voting Reform Package to Strengthen New Jersey Elections

Governor Murphy Signs Voting Reform Package to Strengthen New Jersey Elections TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today reaffirmed his commitment to securing access to voting rights by signing a series of bills to strengthen New Jersey’s…

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Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Protect Students from Unsustainable Debt After Completing Post-Secondary Job Training

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Protect Students from Unsustainable Debt After Completing Post-Secondary Job Training TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A-1695) to help protect students from unreasonably high tuition…

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ICYMI: Murphy Administration Launches Naloxone Distribution Program

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Launches Naloxone Distribution Program TRENTON – The Murphy Administration today announced that the Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a Naloxone Distribution Program [t.e2ma.net] in partnership…

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ICYMI: Governor Murphy and N.J. Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccination Sites in Camden, Bergen Counties

ICYMI: Governor Murphy and N.J. Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccination Sites in Camden, Bergen Counties TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith…

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ICYMI: Acting AG Platkin Announces Major Settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox and Roach LP over Allegations of Race-Based Redlining in Lending Practices in the Camden Area

ICYMI: Acting AG Platkin Announces Major Settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox and Roach LP over Allegations of Race-Based Redlining in Lending Practices in the Camden Area TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin…

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Governor Murphy Announces James Sarkos as Acting Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department

Governor Murphy Announces James Sarkos as Acting Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department TRENTON –Governor Phil Murphy today announced James Sarkos as the Acting Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department. Sarkos, currently a deputy…

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ICYMI: Murphy Administration Encourages New Jersey Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Encourages New Jersey Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water TRENTON – The Murphy Administration today asked residents and businesses to conserve water as the state continues to experience a persistent…

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Governor Murphy Highlights Direct Investments into New Jersey's Communities with Visit to Camden

Governor Murphy Highlights Direct Investments into New Jersey’s Communities with Visit to Camden CAMDEN – Governor Phil Murphy today visited the City of Camden to highlight the direct investments to the city included in the Fiscal…

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ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs

ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today launched new…

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