Governor Phil Murphy

Press Releases

May
23

Esta Semana En New Jersey: 23 Mayo 2020

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May
22

TRANSCRIPT: May 22nd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
22

This Week In New Jersey: May 22nd, 2020

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May
22

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limit on Outdoor Gatherings

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May
22

Murphy Administration Proposes Significant Budget Cuts as Part of Revised Fiscal Plan to Weather COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus State Facing Combined Revenue Shortfall of Nearly $10 Billion More Drastic Cuts Loom on Horizon if Additional Federal Aid Does Not Come Through Read More
May
22

New Jersey Launches PPE Supplier Registry to Facilitate Access to COVID-19 Protective Gear

Coronavirus The registry is a joint effort by the Office of Governor Murphy, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Office of Innovation, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA) Office of Economic Transformation. Read More
May
22

$68.8 Million in Emergency Assistance to New Jersey Colleges to be Available Through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund

Coronavirus The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) will make this funding available through emergency assistance grants to institutions based on an OSHE-developed allocation formula that considers – among other things – institutional expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic. Read More
May
21

TRANSCRIPT: May 21st, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
21

Murphy Administration Outlines COVID-19 Guidance for Seasonal Farm Workers and Employers

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May
20

TRANSCRIPT: May 20th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
20

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

Coronavirus NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from Amazon starting on May 27. Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers that that provide online shopping will also accept online ordering with SNAP benefits starting on May 28. Read More
May
20

Governor Murphy, Walmart, and Quest Diagnostics Announce Partnership to Expand Testing Capacity in New Jersey

Coronavirus The testing sites, which are supported by state and local officials, Walmart, and Quest Diagnostics, will test adults who meet Centers for Disease Control and state and local criteria on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers, and others with symptoms of COVID-19, and those in high-risk groups without symptoms. Read More
May
19

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Authorizing In-Person Sales at Car Dealerships, Motorcycle Dealerships, Boat Dealerships, and Bike Shops

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order authorizing in-person sales to resume at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in place. Read More
May
19

TRANSCRIPT: May 19th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
19

New Jersey Department of Health Releases Guidelines on Resuming Elective Surgeries

Coronavirus “Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers are encouraged to gradually resume full scope of services when possible and safe to do so consistent with the Department’s guidance,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. Read More
May
19

AG Grewal Announces Expansion of Pharmacists’ Role in COVID-19 Testing Across New Jersey

Coronavirus Expanding testing authority to the more than 18,000 pharmacists licensed in the state advances Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of doubling statewide testing by the end of the month as part of his “Road Back” recovery plan to reopen the state. Read More
May
18

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Certain Outdoor Recreational Businesses and Community Gardens to Open with Social Distancing Measures in Place

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May
18

TRANSCRIPT: May 18h, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
18

Governor Murphy Unveils Multi-Stage Approach to Execute a Responsible and Strategic Restart of New Jersey’s Economy

Coronavirus “Through our combined efforts, we have flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases, and we are well-positioned to continue our restart and recovery process,” - Governor Murphy Read More
May
16

NJ TRANSIT Awarded $1.4 Billion in CARES Act Funding

Coronavirus NJ TRANSIT has been awarded $1.4 billion in federal aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Read More
May
16

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Reopen Charter Fishing and Watercraft Rental Businesses

Executive Orders Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 146, which allows charter fishing services and for-hire vessel activities, as well as watercraft rental businesses, to open with required social distancing measures. These businesses can open on Sunday, May 17 at 6 am. Read More
May
16

TRANSCRIPT: May 16th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
16

Esta Semana En New Jersey: 16 Mayo 2020

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May
15

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures to Resume on May 26

Coronavirus This order rescinds the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults, which was instituted beginning on March 27 under Executive Order No. 109 to preserve essential equipment and health care system capacity to respond to COVID-19. Read More
May
15

TRANSCRIPT: May 15th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
15

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Registered Voter a VBM Ballot or Application Ahead of the Primary Election

Executive Orders “Allowing business owners with certain licenses and permits to sell beverages directly to consumers is a creative way to alleviate some of their financial uncertainty.” - Governor Murphy. Read More
May
15

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Authorizing the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages by Certain License and Permit Holders for Takeout and Delivery

Bill Action “Allowing business owners with certain licenses and permits to sell beverages directly to consumers is a creative way to alleviate some of their financial uncertainty.” - Governor Murphy. Read More
May
15

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Lessen Higher Education Financial Aid Issues for Students Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill Action “This legislation will protect our students from unforeseen financial hardship brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.” - Governor Murphy Read More
May
15

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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May
15

This Week In New Jersey: May 15th, 2020

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May
15

State of New Jersey, Murphy for Governor, Katie Brennan, and Albert Alvarez Announce Settlement in Civil Litigation

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May
14

Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Carney Announce Multi-State Agreement on Beaches Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Statements “By aligning our social distancing policies for beaches, we can bring some semblance of a ‘new normal’ to our region ahead of the first weekend of the summer season.” - Governor Murphy Read More
May
14

TRANSCRIPT: May 14th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
14

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Beaches, Boardwalks, Lakes, and Lakeshores to Remain Open with Social Distancing Measures in Place

Statements “I’m thrilled to announce that the Jersey Shore will be open to families across our state and region in a way that is consistent with protecting the public health of every beachgoer,” - Governor Murphy. Read More
May
14

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Former State Senator Jeremiah O'Connor

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May
13

TRANSCRIPT: May 13th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
13

CRDA Board Approves An Additional $300,000 in Food Funding Support for Atlantic City Community

Coronavirus “This partnership is the result of government, private industry, and labor coming together as one New Jersey family to leverage our collective resources to fight food insecurity in Atlantic City,” - Governor Murphy. Read More
May
13

Governor Murphy Announces Departmental Actions to Increase Insurance Coverage to Cover Expanded Testing Access for COVID-19

Coronavirus “As we strengthen and expand New Jersey’s testing infrastructure,we must ensure that our residents are focused on their health and not on the cost of COVID-19 testing and related services,” - Governor Murphy Read More
May
12

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

Coronavirus The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, while the car gatherings provision will take effect immediately. Read More
May
12

Statement from Governor Murphy on The HEROES Act

Coronavirus “For months now, we have been calling on the federal government to provide much-needed relief to state governments. The HEROES Act, unveiled today by Speaker Pelosi and House leadership, is critical to ensuring that our police officers, educators, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, and other essential government workers are able to remain on the job and continue saving lives. Read More
May
12

Health Commissioner Orders COVID-19 Testing in all Long-Term Care Facilities

Coronavirus To limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Heath Commissioner Judith Persichilli today signed an Executive Directive requiring all long-term care facilities in the state to implement testing of staff and residents for the virus by May 26. Read More
May
12

TRANSCRIPT: May 12th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
12

Governor Murphy Announces Expanded Testing Capacity and Robust Contact Tracing Plan for New Jersey

Coronavirus “Implementing an expanded testing regime and robust contact tracing strategy are the underpinnings of putting New Jersey on the road back to recovery,” - Governor Murphy. Read More
May
11

Feds Approve NJ Human Services Plan to Provide Nearly 600,000 Children with Extra Food Assistance Benefits

Coronavirus Amid COVID-19, Plan Will Provide $248M in Special Food Assistance to Children Who Normally Receive Free or Reduced-Price School Meals Read More
May
11

Statement from Governor Murphy on Appointment of Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet as the Next President of Kean University

Coronavirus “Dr. Repollet was one of the first Cabinet appointments I announced, and he quickly distinguished himself as a strong and capable educational leader. For the past nearly 30 months, as Commissioner, he has provided sound oversight and counsel to more than 600 diverse local education agencies across our state. Read More
May
11

DCA Announces that New Jersey Receives an Additional $31.5 Million in Federal Funding for State’s COVID-19 Response

Coronavirus The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that the State of New Jersey received $31,511,487 from the second round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding allocated by the federal government. Today’s CDBG funding allocation is in addition to the $4 million the State of New Jersey received on April 2, 2020. Read More
May
11

TRANSCRIPT: May 11th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
09

TRANSCRIPT: May 9th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
09

Esta Semana En New Jersey: 9 Mayo 2020

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May
09

Governor Murphy Announces Two New American Red Cross Convalescent Plasma Collection Sites in Northern New Jersey

Coronavirus Convalescent plasma collection will begin at the American Red Cross blood center in Fairfield and University Hospital in Newark on Monday, May 11. Read More
May
8

TRANSCRIPT: May 8th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
08

FDA Approves First At-Home Saliva Collection Test for Coronavirus

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May
08

This Week In New Jersey: May 8th, 2020

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May
08

Governor Murphy Names Restart and Recovery Advisory Council

Coronavirus The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council will work in conjunction with the commission named last week and will bring together leaders from various industry, community, and faith-based groups and institutions across New Jersey to advise state leadership on economic issues impacted by the pandemic. Read More
May
08

Governor Murphy Announces Expanded Access to Testing at New Jersey’s Community Based Testing Sites

Coronavirus Expanded testing will begin on Sunday, May 10, at Bergen Community College at 8:00 a.m. and Monday, May 11, at PNC Bank Arts Center at 8:00 a.m. Asymptomatic New Jersey residents should attempt to seek guidance from a health care provider before accessing testing. Read More
May
08

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day

Coronavirus The flags will also fly at half-staff to honor the victims of COVID-19, pursuant to Executive Order No. 114, which remains in effect indefinitely. Read More
May
7

TRANSCRIPT: May 7th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
06

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Clarifications on Recreational and Entertainment Activity at Essential Retail Businesses and Schools

Coronavirus The team will produce a set of recommendations for the New Jersey Department of Health and long-term care facilities, as well as advise on potential state or federal action to improve quality, safety, and resilience within New Jersey’s long-term care system. Read More
May
6

TRANSCRIPT: May 6th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
06

Governor Murphy Announces Team of Experts with National Experience to Conduct Review of New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Facilities

Coronavirus The team will produce a set of recommendations for the New Jersey Department of Health and long-term care facilities, as well as advise on potential state or federal action to improve quality, safety, and resilience within New Jersey’s long-term care system. Read More
May
06

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

Coronavirus “Extending this declaration ensures that we can continue using every resource at our disposal to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” - Governor Murphy. Read More
May
5

TRANSCRIPT: May 5th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
05

Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal Announce Recent Graduates of Health Care Programs Can Now Join the Fight Against COVID-19 While Waiting to Take Licensing Exams

Coronavirus Emergency Graduate Licenses Open Door for Thousands of Recent Grads to More Quickly Join New Jersey’s Ranks of Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Respiratory Care Specialists Read More
May
4

TRANSCRIPT: May 4th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
04

Governor Murphy Signs Hunger Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act

Bill Action The bill seeks to prevent school districts from taking adverse action, such as denial of meals or public identification measures, known as “lunch shaming,” against students who have school meal bills that are in arrears. Read More
May
04

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Recognize New Fiscal Realities Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Executive Orders The Governor’s executive order also authorizes and directs the State Treasurer and the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting to continue, update, and expand, as necessary, their ongoing actions and activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
May
4

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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May
4

Governor Murphy Announces That Schools Will Remain Closed Through the End of the Academic Year

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May
3

Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo & Governor Baker Announce Joint Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply Chain for PPE and Medical Equipment

Coronavirus New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equipment and testing. Read More
May
2

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for Various Environmental Laws

Coronavirus The order, which suspends timeframes for certain permit decisions and reporting, will ensure greater opportunities for public engagement while enabling the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct thorough environmental reviews. Read More
May
2

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Allowing Construction of Religious Facilities

Coronavirus These projects must abide by all conditions of Executive Order No. 122. The order will take effect immediately. Read More
May
2

TRANSCRIPT: May 2nd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
2

Esta Semana En New Jersey: 2 Mayo 2020

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May
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TRANSCRIPT: May 1st, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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May
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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Suspending In-Person Requirements for Marriages and Receipt of Working Papers for Minors

Coronavirus Under the executive order, individuals may use videoconferencing technology for the licensing process and the marriage ceremony. Read More
May
1

ICYMI: NJ Department of Human Services Announced More Than $86 Million This Week to Support Individuals and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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May
1

This Week in New Jersey: May 1, 2020

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New Jersey Department of Corrections to Begin Universal COVID-19 Testing and Launches Non-Congregate Housing Program for First Responders

Coronavirus The plan leverages the FDA-approved Rutgers saliva test administered to NJDOC’s staff of approximately 8,000 employees and 18,000 inmates by UCHC. Read More
Apr
30

TRANSCRIPT: April 30th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
30

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former First Lady Debby Kean

Coronavirus 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 Friday, May 1st, in recognition of the passing of former First Lady of New Jersey Debby Kean. Read More
Apr
30

NJ TRANSIT Introduces Access to COVID-19 Testing for Employees

Coronavirus Those Keeping the Transit System Moving for Essential Personnel Will Now Have Access to COVID-19 Testing Site Read More
Apr
30

Remarks by President Trump In a Meeting with Governor Murphy of New Jersey

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Apr
30

Murphy Administration Deploys Essential Equipment to Help Meet Need For N95 Respirators

Coronavirus Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System Available for Free Use Statewide to Clean, Preserve PPE Read More
Apr
29

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Join New Jersey’s COVID-19 Volunteer Effort

Coronavirus First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced her plans to join New Jersey’s COVID-19 volunteer effort. The First Lady will lend a hand at volunteer sites across New Jersey to provide support and spotlight the many essential non-profits throughout the state. Read More
Apr
29

TRANSCRIPT: April 29th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
29

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Reopening State Parks and Golf Courses

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 133, reopening state parks and golf courses, and restoring the authority of county governments to determine whether county parks will be open or closed. The order takes effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. Read More
Apr
29

NJ Labor Department to Begin Making Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Payments This Week

Coronavirus PUA is a new program authorized by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide unemployment benefits to workers not eligible for regular unemployment. Read More
Apr
29

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Electronic Petition Submission and Signature Collection for Initiatives and Referenda

Coronavirus Under Governor Murphy’s executive order, a generic template of the online form for electronic signature and submission requirements shall be created by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Law and Public Safety. Read More
Apr
28

TRANSCRIPT: April 28th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
28

Governor Murphy Names Commission to Advise on Restart and Recovery of State Economy

Coronavirus The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission will be comprised of 21 members, all with a vast wealth of experience in health care, business, finance, academics, and economics and will be chaired by Princeton Professor and former University President Shirley Tilghman and Ken Frazier, Chief Executive Officer of Merck and Co., Inc.  Read More
Apr
28

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Municipalities to Extend Grace Period for May 1st Property Tax Payments until June 1st

Coronavirus Governor Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 130, which allows municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments due on May 1st to June 1st. Such an extension would provide much-needed relief to homeowners struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Apr
27

TRANSCRIPT: April 27th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
27

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Clarifications to List of Essential Businesses Permitted to Operate

Coronavirus “These clarifications address the way certain businesses are permitted to operate, while adhering to the stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines.” - Colonel Patrick Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. Read More
Apr
27

Governor Murphy Extends Carry Permits for Retired Law Enforcement Officers and Creates Process for Carry Permit Applicants to Demonstrate Qualifications

Coronavirus The order also creates a process for individuals seeking to obtain or renew a Carry Permit to demonstrate the ability to safely handle and use a handgun as required by existing law. Read More
Apr
27

Governor Murphy Announces “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health”

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Apr
27

"The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health"

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Apr
25

TRANSCRIPT: April 25th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
25

Esta Semana En New Jersey: 25 Abril, 2020

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Apr
24

TRANSCRIPT: April 24th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
24

This Week In New Jersey: April 24, 2020

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Apr
24

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Protections for Individuals Without Permanent Housing

Coronavirus “Providing our most vulnerable populations with access to safe accommodations during this crisis is both the right thing to do and a matter of public health,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Apr
24

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Providing Critical Short-Term Support for Renters

Coronavirus Governor Murphy’s executive order waives provisions of statutory law that prohibit the use of security deposits for rental payments, enabling tenants to instruct landlords to use their security deposits to offset rent or back rent. Read More
Apr
24

Statement from Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy on the Passing of Former New Jersey First Lady Deborah Kean

Statements “We are keeping Governor Kean, a dear friend and mentor, in our family’s prayers at this time, as well as Tom, Jr., Alexandra, and Reed, and their families.” Read More
Apr
23

TRANSCRIPT: April 23rd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
23

MVC Agency, Inspection Station Closures Extended Until May 11

Coronavirus Most renewals of driver licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations – including, for the first time, some commercial registrations – can be processed online at NJMVC.gov. Customers can change their address, pay fees, and other services online as well. Read More
Apr
23

NJOHSP Leads New Jersey’s Efforts to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Disinformation

Coronavirus A webpage, “COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates,” launched in mid-March is updated as new information becomes available. Read More
Apr
22

TRANSCRIPT: April 22nd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
22

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Acute Care Facilities at East Orange General Hospital and New Bridge Medical Center

Coronavirus Murphy was joined on the tours by Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan and state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. He was joined in Paramus by U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. Read More
Apr
22

Governor Murphy Announces Actions to Require Reporting of COVID-19 Demographic Data

Environment S2357 requires hospitals to report demographic data including age, ethnicity, gender, and race of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, who have died from COVID-19, and who have tried to get testing but have been turned away. Read More
Apr
22

Governor Murphy’s Wind Council Releases Report on Plan for New Jersey WIND Institute

Environment The WIND Institute will serve as a center for education, research, innovation, and workforce training related to the development of offshore wind in New Jersey and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Read More
Apr
21

TRANSCRIPT: April 21st, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
21

Murphy Administration Taps I-Bank to Help Ensure Fiscal Stability of New Jersey Municipalities in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus New Municipal Bond Program Helps Mitigate Financial Impacts to Local Governments During State of Emergency Read More
Apr
21

Governor Murphy and Commissioner Caride Announce Expansion of Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Coronavirus These new options stand to benefit an estimated 200,000 New Jerseyans with privately held student loans. Read More
Apr
21

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Field Medical Station at Atlantic City Convention Center

Coronavirus The site is under the operation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the State Police, state health officials and the region's Level 1 trauma center, Cooper Medical Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected the regional site and was responsible for the construction. Read More
Apr
20

TRANSCRIPT: April 20th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
20

Governor Murphy Announces Partnerships with Airlines to Provide Free Flights to New Jersey for Health Care Volunteers

Coronavirus The airlines will fly previously vetted volunteers to Newark Airport from any airport in the nation. The first volunteer arrived this morning from Atlanta and another group is due in tomorrow from Colorado. Read More
Apr
20

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host Facebook Live Interview with Dr. Lisa Gittens-Williams to Share Information for Women Navigating Pregnancy During COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Coronavirus The interview will address the current maternal and infant health crisis in New Jersey and the health disparities that continue to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
Apr
19

Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo and Governor Baker Announce Appointees to Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

Coronavirus Appointees Include One Health Expert, One Economic Development Expert and Respective Chiefs of Staff from Each State Read More
Apr
18

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont Announce Alignment of State Policies for Marinas and Boatyards

Coronavirus Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited to take-out or delivery only, like anywhere else in the three states. Read More
Apr
18

TRANSCRIPT: April 18th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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18

Esta Semana En New Jersey: 18 Abril, 2020

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Apr
17

TRANSCRIPT: April 17th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
17

This Week In New Jersey: April 17, 2020

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Apr
17

Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal Announce First-in-the-Nation Program to Enlist Foreign-Licensed Physicians in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus Division of Consumer Affairs Is Now Accepting Applications from Foreign-Licensed Physicians Living in the U.S. Who Meet Certain Practice and Experience Requirements Read More
Apr
16

TRANSCRIPT: April 16th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
16

Governor Murphy Announces Suspension of Rent Increases at all NJHMFA-Regulated Properties

Coronavirus The suspension of rent increases will remain in place until the termination of Executive Order 103. Read More
Apr
15

TRANSCRIPT: April 15th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
14

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Apr
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TRANSCRIPT: April 14th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
14

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Family Leave Protections During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Apr
14

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey President Dominick Marino

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Apr
14

Labor Department Implements Customer-Service, Tech Improvements to Address Historic Increase in Unemployment Claims

Executive Orders “We are paying benefits to nearly 300,000 New Jerseyans, but that is of little consequence if your claim isn’t one of them. Our entire staff empathizes with your frustration and uncertainty. That’s why we have been working around the clock to find solutions to common problems weighing on the system.” - Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo Read More
Apr
14

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Certain Deadlines Associated with Rulemaking

Executive Orders The order additionally allows for any rules or emergency rules that would expire during the current public health emergency to be extended until 90 days following the end of the public health emergency. Read More
Apr
13

TRANSCRIPT: April 13th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
13

Lt. Governor Oliver Joins Coalition of Lieutenant Governors to Urge the US Food and Drug Administration to Lift Discriminatory Ban on Blood Donations

Coronavirus "We are one New Jersey community – we help each other, no matter sexual orientation or gender identity.” - Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Read More
Apr
13

Massachusetts Joins New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Rhode Island's Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

Coronavirus Council Will Develop a Fully Integrated Regional Framework to Gradually Lift the States’ Stay at Home Orders While Minimizing the Risk of Increased Spread of the Virus Read More
Apr
13

AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan Issue Daily Update on Charges Filed Against Violators of Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

Coronavirus “Staying home and maintaining social distance isn’t just the best advice to stay healthy, it’s the law. - Attorney General Grewal Read More
Apr
13

Governor Murphy Announces Intention to Sign Legislation Extending Tax Filing Deadline

Coronavirus Bill Requires New Budget Proposal by August 25 Read More
Apr
13

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Cable and Telecommunications Providers from Terminating Internet and Voice Service

Coronavirus The order also mandates that all service downgrades, service reductions, or late fees due to nonpayment are prohibited unless they are imposed in accordance with a policy approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Read More
Apr
13

Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo, Announce Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

Coronavirus The coordinating group – comprised of one health expert, one economic development expert and the respective Chief of Staff from each state - will work together to develop a fully integrated regional framework to gradually lift the states’ stay at home orders while minimizing the risk of increased spread of the virus. Read More
Apr
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TRANSCRIPT: April 11th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
11

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Implement Additional Mitigation Requirements on NJ TRANSIT, Private Carriers, and Restaurants to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus The order also outlines specific policies on restaurants that have remained open for takeout orders. Read More
Apr
11

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce FEMA Approval for Non-Congregate Sheltering in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus “Providing New Jersey’s already strained hospital system with a non-congregate sheltering option will free up critical space and reduce the likelihood of further community spread, which in turn will save lives.” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Apr
10

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Establish a Process to Grant Temporary Reprieve to Certain At-Risk Inmates

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 124, establishing a process by which the Department of Corrections may grant temporary reprieve to certain at-risk inmates during the public health emergency. Read More
Apr
10

TRANSCRIPT: April 10th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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10

This Week in New Jersey: April 10, 2020

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10

Governor Murphy Announces Acquisition of 15 Abbott ID NOW Instruments from the Federal Government to Expand Access to COVID-19 Testing in New Jersey

Coronavirus The portable, rapid testing machines will be dispersed to health care systems throughout the state, will be able to test for COVID-19 and process specimens in approximately 5-13 minutes.  Read More
Apr
9

TRANSCRIPT: April 9th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
9

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Insurance Premium Grace Periods

Executive Orders "No New Jerseyan deserves to lose their insurance during this emergency, and we cannot leave people in a weaker position once it ends." - Governor Murphy Read More
Apr
8

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

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Apr
8

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Greater Weight Limit for Vehicles Carrying COVID-19 Relief Supplies

Executive Orders “Increasing the weight limit for vehicles carrying these critical supplies is a necessary step that will allow more supplies to reach New Jerseyans in need." - Governor Murphy. Read More
Apr
8

TRANSCRIPT: April 8th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
8

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Field Medical Station at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center

Executive Orders The 500-bed field hospital at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison is largely set up already, with cubicle-like hospital rooms closed off with cloth doors. Read More
Apr
8

Governor Murphy Announces Postponement of June 2nd Primary Elections until July 7th

Executive Orders Executive Order Allows Retirees to Return to Public Employment Without Impacting Their Retirement Pensions; Removes Restrictions on Law Enforcement’s Ability to Temporarily Supplement Their Ranks Read More
Apr
7

TRANSCRIPT: April 7th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Apr
7

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

Executive Orders “Extending this order allows us to continue taking appropriate action to protect the public health and welfare of New Jerseyans during this challenging time.” - Governor Murphy Read More
Apr
7

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Closing State and County Parks to Further Social Distancing

Executive Orders “The waiver of these student assessment requirements will ensure that no student is left behind or unduly penalized due to these extraordinary circumstances.” Read More
Apr
7

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Waiving Student Assessment Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year

Executive Orders “The waiver of these student assessment requirements will ensure that no student is left behind or unduly penalized due to these extraordinary circumstances.” Read More
Apr
7

TRANSCRIPT: April 6th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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7

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts Whose Elections Were Moved from April to May

Executive Orders Governor Murphy previously signed Executive Order No. 105, which postponed school board elections scheduled for April 21, 2020 until May 12, 2020. Read More
Apr
6

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Strengthen COVID-19 Response Efforts by Allowing Certain Retirees to Return to Public Employment

Executive Orders Executive Order Allows Retirees to Return to Public Employment Without Impacting Their Retirement Pensions; Removes Restrictions on Law Enforcement’s Ability to Temporarily Supplement Their Ranks Read More
Apr
6

AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan Issue Daily Update on Charges Filed Against Violators of Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

Coronavirus “Staying home and maintaining social distance isn’t just the best advice to stay healthy, it’s the law. Make no mistake, we will do everything in our power to keep our residents and officers safe, and that means we won’t hesitate to file charges against violators.” - Attorney General Grewal Read More
Apr
4

AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan Issue Update on Charges Filed Against Violators of Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

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4

TRANSCRIPT: April 4th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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4

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Authorize Municipalities and Counties to Restrict Short-Term Rentals

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3

TRANSCRIPT: April 3rd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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3

This Week in New Jersey: April 2, 2020

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3

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Indefinitely in Honor of Those Who Have Lost Their Lives or Have Been Affected by COVID-19

Executive Orders U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities indefinitely starting Friday, April 3rd, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19. Read More
Apr
2

TRANSCRIPT: April 2nd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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2

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Authorizing Commandeering of Property Such as Medical Supplies

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 113, authorizing the New Jersey State Director of Emergency Management to use the Governor's full authority under the Disaster Control Act to commandeer personal services and/or real or personal property. Read More
Apr
2

Murphy Administration Launches Emergency Child Care Assistance Program

Coronavirus Administration officials with the New Jersey Departments of Children and Families (DCF) and Human Services (DHS) yesterday issued guidance for the Emergency Child Care Assistance Program for children of workers designated as ‘essential’ under Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 110. Read More
Apr
2

Governor Murphy Announces Blood Donation Drives Are Critical to State’s Health Care Needs and Can Continue Operations

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order that permits blood donation drives to continue in order to meet the critical medical needs of New Jersey residents. In order to operate, blood drives must undertake appropriate mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including incorporating social distancing where practicable. Read More
Apr
2

Press Pool Coverage: Governor Murphy Tours Field Medical Station at Meadowlands Exposition Center

Coronavirus Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez spent about 20 minutes Thursday touring the state’s first field hospital in response to the coronavirus and thanked the state troopers and Army Corps of Engineers for their speedy work that they said would save lives. Read More
Apr
1

TRANSCRIPT: April 1st, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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1

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Remove Barriers to Health Care Professionals Joining New Jersey's COVID-19 Response and Provide Protections for Front Line Health Care Responders

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 112, authorizing the Division of Consumer Affairs to temporarily reactivate the licenses of recently retired health care professionals and grant temporary licenses to doctors licensed in foreign countries. Read More
Apr
1

Joint Statement by Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin issued the following joint statement today on the tax filing deadline and the state budget timetable: Read More
Mar
31

TRANSCRIPT: March 31th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
31

NJ Labor Department Urges Businesses to Keep Employees on the Payroll through COVID-19

Coronavirus The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) is urging employers to keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to take advantage of a 100 percent, dollar for dollar, payroll tax credit provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Read More
Mar
30

TRANSCRIPT: March 30th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
30

AG Grewal Announces New Rules to Protect Elderly and Disabled New Jerseyans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Under Temporary Rule Waiver, Home Health Aides May Be Supervised Remotely, Limiting In-Person Visits Read More
Mar
30

To Prevent Drug Shortages, AG Grewal Imposes Emergency Statewide Restrictions on Certain Prescription Medications

Coronavirus Limits on Prescribing and Dispensing Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Ensure Continued Availability for Patients Who Need It Most Read More
Mar
30

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Updates and Clarifications to List of Businesses Permitted to Operate

Coronavirus “While we’ve made adjustments to businesses that are permitted to operate, my stay-at-home order remains firmly in effect,” said Governor Murphy. “Unless you absolutely need to get out, or unless your job is critical to our response, I have ordered all New Jerseyans to just stay home.” Read More
Mar
30

U.S. Attorney Carpenito, AG Grewal, Acting Comptroller Walsh Announce Federal-State COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

Coronavirus Residents Encouraged to Report COVID-19 Related Fraud to Disaster Hotline: 866-720-5721 Read More
Mar
28

Statement from Governor Murphy on CDC Domestic Travel Advisory

Coronavirus Throughout the day, I’ve been in constant communication with the White House, including discussions with the President and Vice President, who briefed me on tonight's CDC travel advisory affecting the tri-state region. Read More
Mar
28

TRANSCRIPT: March 28th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
28

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing Health Care Facilities to Report Data, Including PPE Inventory and Bed Capacity, On a Daily Basis

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 111, directing health care facilities to report daily data concerning their capacity and supplies to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Read More
Mar
28

Governor Murphy Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections for New Jerseyans Facing Economic Hardship as a Result of COVID-19

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today announced that financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19. Read More
Mar
28

TRANSCRIPT: March 27th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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28

Governor Murphy Announces New Funding Sources to Assist Health Care Providers with COVID-19-Related Expenses

Coronavirus The Governor announced a $140 million pre-payment to health care providers to support preparations related to COVID-19. Additionally, Governor Murphy announced that the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority (NJHCFFA) has launched a $6 million emergency loan program to assist New Jersey’s health care organizations during this time. Read More
Mar
27

MVC Agencies Remain Closed to the Public Two More Weeks

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Mar
27

This Week in New Jersey: March 27, 2020

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Mar
27

NJ Human Services Announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families in New Jersey

Coronavirus Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive an extra benefit payment on Sunday and their benefits will be higher in April to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Mar
26

TRANSCRIPT: March 26th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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26

Governor Murphy Announces New Website for Reporting or Donating PPE Inventory

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today announced a new state website for reporting personal protective equipment (PPE). In accordance with Executive Order No. 109, any business, non-hospital health care facility, or institution of higher learning in possession of PPE, ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines must submit that information to the State by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Read More
Mar
26

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Coronavirus TRENTON – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Read More
Mar
26

Governor Murphy Announces That New Jersey Has Received Major Disaster Declaration

Coronavirus The declaration will provide federal assistance to supplement statewide recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020. Read More
Mar
25

TRANSCRIPT: March 25th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
25

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Modify Family Leave and Disability Benefits In Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed S2304 into law to expand the State’s Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) programs to provide more workers with access to paid leave benefits during public health emergencies. Read More
Mar
25

AG Grewal Renews Warning That Those Who Violate Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Will Face Criminal Charges

Coronavirus Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today reiterated his message that law enforcement agencies across New Jersey are strictly enforcing the Governor’s Executive Orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who refuse to comply will face criminal charges. Read More
Mar
25

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 110, directing all child care centers in New Jersey to certify by Friday, March 27, that they will solely serve as emergency child care centers for the children of essential workers. Child care centers that do not certify that they can and will exclusively care for these children of essential workers must close by Wednesday, April 1. Read More
Mar
24

TRANSCRIPT: March 24th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
24

Governor Murphy Announces Additions to Essential Retail Businesses Permitted to Operate

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order, permitting additional retail businesses to operate during their normal business hours. Effective immediately, the following businesses are considered essential in accordance with Executive Order No. 107 Read More
Mar
24

New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries

Coronavirus The jobs portal is available here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov. Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake. Read More
Mar
23

TRANSCRIPT: March 23rd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
23

Treasury Freezes Nearly a Billion Dollars in Spending as Fiscal Uncertainty Over COVID-19 Mounts

Coronavirus State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio issued a new voluntary disclosure statement to bond holders today, as required by law, providing the most detail, to date, on the potential impact COVID-19 may have on New Jersey’s finances, including revenue collections and pension fund contributions. Read More
Mar
23

墨菲州长宣布全州范围内的“留在家中”命令,关闭所有非必要的零售企业

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Mar
23

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Mar
23

AG Grewal, DOH Commissioner Persichilli Announce Guidance for Healthcare Providers on Safely Evaluating Patients for COVID-19

Coronavirus Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists are advised to follow best practices set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health when treating patients for COVID-19-related concerns or symptoms. Read More
Mar
23

Murphy Administration Sends Letter Directing Commercial Laboratories to Report All COVID-19 Test Results to the Department of Health

Coronavirus “New Jerseyans deserve to have critical public health information and a high level of transparency as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together,” said Governor Phil Murphy Read More
Mar
23

Governor Murphy Suspends All Elective Surgeries, Invasive Procedures to Preserve Essential Equipment and Hospital Capacity

Coronavirus The Governor’s Executive Order No. 109 applies to all medical and dental operations that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of the patient, as determined by the patient’s physician or dentist. Read More
Mar
23

Joint Statement from Lt. Governor and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Sheila Y. Oliver, NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe, and Board of Public Utilities President Joseph L. Fiordaliso

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Mar
22

TRANSCRIPT: March 22nd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
22

Governor Murphy Announces Departmental Actions to Expand Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today announced departmental actions from the Department of Human Services, Department of Banking and Insurance, Department of Treasury, Department of Health, Department of Children and Family Services and the New Jersey Division of Community Affairs to ensure New Jerseyans have access to telehealth and tele-mental health services to the greatest extent possible during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
Mar
22

Governor Murphy Announces Opening of COVID-19 Testing Site for New Jerseyans at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel

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Mar
21

TRANSCRIPT: March 21st, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
21

New Jersey Launches New COVID-19 Website

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub, a new, visitor-friendly website available at covid19.nj.gov. The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub provides New Jerseyans with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State's response, including information about services such as food assistance and small business assistance. Read More
Mar
21

El Gobernador Murphy anuncia orden de estadía en el hogar en todo el estado, cierre de todos los negocios minoristas no esenciales

Coronavirus El orden también prohíbe todas las reuniones sociales, exige arreglos para trabajar en casa cuando sea posible, e invalida cualquier regulación conflictiva municipalidades o del condado Read More
Mar
21

Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses

Coronavirus Order Also Prohibits All Social Gatherings, Mandates Work From Home Arrangements for Employees When Possible, and Invalidates Any Conflicting Local and County Regulations Read More
Mar
20

TRANSCRIPT: March 20th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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Mar
20

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Coronavirus Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills and resolutions into law... Read More
Mar
20

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Authorizing the EDA to Provide Grants During Periods of Emergency and to Extend Documentation Submission Deadlines

Coronavirus In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A3845) that authorizes the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to make grants during a state of emergency or a public health emergency declared by the Governor. The EDA will also be authorized to grant certain business documentation submission deadline extensions. Read More
Mar
20

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Prohibit Employers from Terminating or Refusing to Reinstate an Employee Who Misses Work Due to an Infectious Disease

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A3848), which prohibits an employer, during the ongoing Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency declared by the Governor in Executive Order 103, from terminating or refusing to reinstate an employee who has, or is likely to have, an infectious disease which requires the employee to miss time at work. Read More
Mar
20

New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance Encourages Regulated Entities to Assist Residents & Businesses Affected by Disruptions Due to COVID-19

Coronavirus “We know that as we work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are being affected in numerous ways that will undoubtedly impact their ability to make payments for obligations, such as insurance coverage, mortgages, commercial, student or other loans when due,” said Commissioner Marlene Caride. Read More
Mar
20

Governor Murphy Announces New Partnerships with Private Sector to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Coronavirus Testing for COVID-19 is now being performed in the state by both LabCorp and BioReference Laboratories, enhancing access to testing for state residents. In addition, the state’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories will soon be able to process over 1,000 tests a day and is developing specimen collection kits in order to relieve shortages of critical kit components. Read More
Mar
20

Regional Coalition Requests a Direct Cash Assistance Program of At Least $100 Billion in Response to Financial Impact of COVID-19

Coronavirus The four governors – whose states collectively represent 16 percent of the United States economy – made the request in a letter issued to President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Read More
Mar
20

Murphy Administration Announces Waiver of Fees for COVID-19 Testing Services For Uninsured

Coronavirus “Waiving testing fees for the uninsured is a critical step in allowing us to prevent more New Jerseyans from being infected and to identify those who already have been infected so they can get the care they need.” Read More
Mar
19

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Coronavirus Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bill into law: A-3852/S-2296 (Coughlin, Bramnick/Sweeney, T. Kean) – Allows conduct of State business and legislative sessions at locations other than Trenton during periods of emergency or other exigency; allows conduct of legislative business using electronic means. Read More
Mar
19

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Telehealth Access and Expedite Licensure of Out-of-State Professionals

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A3680 and A3682) to expand access to telehealth services and to allow professional and occupational licensing board to expedite licensure of out-of-state professionals. Read More
Mar
19

TRANSCRIPT: March 19th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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19

Governor Murphy Enacts Moratorium on Removals of Individuals Due to Evictions or Foreclosures

Executive Orders This move will ensure that no renter or homeowner is removed from their residence while Executive Order No. 106 is in effect. Read More
Mar
19

Governor Murphy Announces Opening of COVID-19 Testing Site for New Jerseyans at Bergen County Community College

Coronavirus Beginning on Friday, March 20th, the drive-thru testing center will be open seven days per week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Read More
Mar
19

Governor Murphy Announces Changes to Upcoming New Jersey Elections in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 105, implementing changes to upcoming elections to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that voters can exercise their right to vote without risking their health and safety. Read More
Mar
18

TRANSCRIPT: March 18th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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18

Pennsylvania Joins New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut's Regional Coalition to Combat Covid-19

Coronavirus The four governors announced indoor portions of retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys in the four states will close by 8 PM Thursday - an expansion of the guidance that the three governors from the tri-state area issued Monday. Read More
Mar
18

Governor Murphy, Commissioner Johnson Announce New Amendments to Child Care Subsidy Program in Response to Spread of COVID-19New Jersey Expands COVID-19 Call Center Options

Coronavirus Revised Program Will Help Provide Access to Critical Child Care Subsidies While Eligible Parents Attend Jobs Read More
Mar
18

New Jersey Expands COVID-19 Call Center Options

Coronavirus All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey. Read More
Mar
17

In Letter to President Trump, Governor Murphy Requests Support of U.S. Military and Army Corps of Engineers to Assist New Jersey’s Efforts to Expand Hospital and Intensive Care Unit Capacity

Coronavirus The Governor’s request was made in a letter sent to President Trump in response to the President’s comments this morning that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is “ready, willing, and able” to pursue such efforts. Read More
Mar
17

TRANSCRIPT: March 17th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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17

Governor Murphy Announces Mandatory Closure of All Indoor Portions of Retail Shopping Malls, Places of Public Amusement

Coronavirus The Order, issued by State Director of Emergency Management Colonel Patrick Callahan, supplements the list of facilities currently closed to members of the public, which includes casino gaming floors, racetracks, gyms, and entertainment centers. Read More
Mar
16

ICYMI: NJ Labor Department Suspends In-Person Unemployment Insurance Services at One-Stop Career Centers Due to COVID-19

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Mar
16

TRANSCRIPT: March 16th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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16

Audio and Rush Transcript: Amid Lack of Federal Direction, Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, and Governor Lamont Announce Regional Approach to Combatting COVID-19

Coronavirus The three States will limit crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people - effective by 8 PM tonight Restaurants and bars will close for on premise service and move to take-out and delivery only effective 8 PM tonight Movie theaters, gyms and casinos will temporarily close effective 8 PM tonight Uniform approach to social distancing will slow spread of COVID-19 throughout the tri-state area Read More
Mar
16

El gobernador Murphy anuncia medidas agresivas de distanciamiento social para mitigar la propagación de COVID-19 en Nueva Jersey

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Read More
Mar
16

Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

Coronavirus Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Read More
Mar
16

ICYMI: Open Spaces at State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas Available for Passive Recreation; Enclosed Facilities, Campgrounds at State Parks, Forests, and Recreation Areas Closed

Coronavirus In addition, the DEP is postponing all upcoming events, programming and camping reservations in State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas through April 30. Read More
Mar
16

Amid Lack of Federal Direction, Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, and Governor Lamont Announce Regional Approach to Combatting COVID-19

Coronavirus The three States will limit crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people - effective by 8 PM tonight Restaurants and bars will close for on premise service and move to take-out and delivery only effective 8 PM tonight Movie theaters, gyms and casinos will temporarily close effective 8 PM tonight Read More
Mar
15

ICYMI: MVC Announces Closure for Two Weeks Due to COVID-19

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Mar
15

TRANSCRIPT: March 15th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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15

Governor Murphy Requests Federal Government Re-Open Affordable Care Act Enrollment in New Jersey in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy today requested the federal government open a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) in New Jersey to allow uninsured and underinsured residents to enroll in health coverage through the federal health insurance exchange. Read More
Mar
14

TRANSCRIPT: March 14th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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14

ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Corrections Suspends Visitations to State Prisons and Halfway Houses Statewide

Coronavirus Out of an abundance of caution, the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) is temporarily suspending visits for the next 30 days, effective at 5 p.m. today, to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read More
Mar
14

ICYMI: NJMVC Extends Expiration Dates for Driver Licenses, Registrations, and Inspections In Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

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12

This Week In New Jersey: March 13, 2020

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TRANSCRIPT: March 13th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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12

Governor Murphy Recommends Cancellation of All Public Gatherings of More than 250 Individuals

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11

TRANSCRIPT: March 11th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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11

ICYMI: NJ Higher Education Secretary Announces Coronavirus Guidance for Colleges, Universities; Urges Institutions to Prepare Amid Outbreak

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Mar
10

TRANSCRIPT: March 10th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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10

ICYMI: Civil Service Commission Issues Guidelines and FAQ’s for State Employees After Governor Murphy’s Announcement of State of Emergency for New Jersey

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10

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver

Health Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today announced the first New Jersey death in a case of COVID-19. Read More
Mar
10

Governor Murphy Announces Efforts to Support Consumer Access to COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Testing-Related Services

Health The Administration's efforts waive consumer cost sharing for all medically necessary COVID-19 testing, as well as services related to testing. Read More
Mar
9

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Public Health Emergency to Strengthen State Preparedness to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

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TRANSCRIPT: March 9th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media

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TRANSCRIPT: March 8th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media Call

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TRANSCRIPT: March 7th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media Call

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7

ICYMI: Statement Regarding Potential COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Conservative Political Action Conference

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Mar
6

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli on Fourth Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey

Health This evening, we identified a fourth presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in New Jersey. The individual, a male in his 50s, is hospitalized at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County. The individual has been hospitalized since March 5. Read More
Mar
6

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli on Third Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey

Health Today, we identified a third presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in New Jersey. The individual, a male in his 60s, is hospitalized in Camden County. Read More
Mar
6

This Week In New Jersey: March 6, 2020

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Mar
6

ICYMI: Department of Education Issues Guidance for School Districts on COVID-19

Health From the New Jersey Department of Education Read More
Mar
5

Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli Identify Second Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey

Health Murphy Administration Also Announced Travel Restrictions for State-Related Business Travel for State Employees Read More
Mar
5

TRANSCRIPT: March 5th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing

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Mar
4

필 머피 주지사, 셰일라 올리버 부지사 및 주디스 페르시칠리 장관은 뉴저지에서 최초의 코로나 바이러스 양성 추정 사례를 발표했습니다.

Health 웨스트 트렌턴 – 필 머피 주지사, 셰일라 올리버 부지사, 뉴저지주 보건부 주디스 페르시칠리 장관은 수요일 저녁 뉴저지주에서 신종 코로나 바이러스(COVID-19)의 최초 추정 양성 사례를 발표했습니다. 30대의 한 남성은 버겐 카운티에 3월 3일부터 입원해 있습니다. Read More
Mar
4

州长墨菲、代理州长奥利弗和卫生厅长珀西奇利宣布新泽西州首例新型冠状病毒推定阳性病例

Health 州长墨菲(Phil Murphy)、代理州长奥利弗(Sheila Oliver)和新泽西州卫生厅长珀西奇利(Judith Persichilli)在星期三晚上宣布,新泽西州出现首例新型冠状病毒(即COVID-19)阳性推定病例。该患者是一名三十多岁的男性,自3月3日一直在Bergen County县住院。 Read More
Mar
4

Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli Announce First Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey

Health “My Administration is working aggressively to keep residents safe and contain the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey,” said Governor Murphy. " Read More
Mar
4

Update from First Lady Tammy Murphy

First Lady "I am proud to report that Phil’s surgery presented no surprises to his doctors and was a success. ..." Read More
Mar
4

Statement from Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on CDC Awarding Initial Funding to New Jersey for COVID-19 Response

Statements "Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will provide New Jersey with an initial award of $1.75 million for our response to COVID-19. ..." Read More
Mar
4

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Releases 2019 Property Tax Data

Property Taxes Data Reveals Smallest Two-Year Property Tax Increase Under Any Governor in Their First Two Years in Office; Shows Inflation-Adjusted Property Taxes Were Essentially Flat in 2019 Read More
Mar
4

Statement by Acting Governor Oliver

Statements “Earlier today, Governor Murphy underwent a successful surgery to remove a tumor on his kidney. He is currently resting at a hospital in New York City.” Read More
Mar
3

Governor Murphy and Hudson County Officials Celebrate Early Construction on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Expansion

Transportation This project will extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail West Side Avenue Branch from its current terminus at West Side Avenue to a new terminus across Route 440. Read More
Mar
2

Governor Murphy Updates the Public on the Status of Coronavirus in the State and Highlights New Jersey's Preparedness Measures Amid Global Outbreak

Health Governor Phil Murphy, joined by State health and emergency management officials at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center, highlighted New Jersey’s preparedness measures amid the global novel coronavirus outbreak. New Jersey has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. Read More
Mar
2

Governor Murphy Announces Guidelines for Equal Pay Act Compliance

Health Guidelines Further Educate Employees and Employers on Protections of Equal Pay Act Read More
Mar
2

TRANSCRIPT: March 2nd, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing

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Feb
29

From the New Jersey Department of Health:
ICYMI: New Jersey Department of Health Testing Finds Individual Negative for Novel Coronavirus

Health Test results have come back negative for the person in New Jersey who was under investigation for novel coronavirus. Read More
Feb
28

Readout of Call Between Governor Murphy and Vice President Pence on Coronavirus Preparedness

Health Last night, Governor Murphy spoke with Vice President Pence to discuss New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to guard against the spread of novel coronavirus. Read More
Feb
28

This Week In New Jersey: February 28, 2020

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Feb
28

Governor Murphy Announces Offshore Wind Solicitation Schedule of 7,500 MW through 2035

Environment These projects will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050. Read More
Feb
26

Governor Murphy Announces First Steps to Advance Hinchliffe Stadium Renewal Project in Paterson

Education NJHMFA Board Agrees to Funding for Senior Housing From the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Read More
Feb
27

Governor Murphy Visits Bound Brook to Highlight School Funding Increases in His FY2021 Budget Proposal

Education Spending Plan Would Increase K-12 Aid by $336.5 Million, Stabilize School Funding, Expand Preschool Read More
Feb
26

Governor Murphy Announces Historic $50 Million Investment in College Affordability with Tuition-Free “Garden State Guarantee”

Education First-in-the-Nation Program is Largest State Investment in Making College More Affordable in More than a Decade Read More
Feb
25

Governor Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2021 Budget: “Building On Our Progress”

Budget and Spending Governor’s Budget Makes Significant Investments in Property Tax Relief, Health Care, Education, and NJ TRANSIT Budget Includes More than $566 Million in Savings Read More
Feb
25

Governor Murphy Delivers FY2021 Budget Address "Building On Our Progress"

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Feb
24

Seeking Public Insights, New Jersey State Future of Work Task Force Launches “Your Future of Work” Digital Public Engagement Campaign

Jobs and the Economy Leveraging the Internet, the Task Force today embarks on a robust digital public engagement campaign to ask New Jersey’s workers about opportunities and challenges that technology brings to the workplace. Read More
Feb
21

This Week In New Jersey: February 21, 2020

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Feb
19

Governor Murphy Unveils Legislative Package of Comprehensive Ethics Reforms for State Government

Ethics and Accountability Legislative Package Will Modernize Ethics Laws to Strengthen Restrictions on Lobbying, Enhance Financial Disclosures, and Increase Public Access to the Legislative Process Read More
Feb
19

Remarks by Governor Murphy on Ethics Reform at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

Ethics and Accountability Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Read More
Feb
19

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces Affordable Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan

Budget and Spending $60 Million in Financing Available to Develop Affordable Housing, Strengthen Neighborhoods, and Stimulate Economic Development Read More
Feb
18

ICYMI: NJ TRANSIT Makes Major Advancement in Positive Train Control Project

Transportation FRA Gives Approval for Revenue Service Demonstration to Begin Read More
Feb
18

Governor Murphy Announces Legislation to Overhaul New Jersey’s Anti-Workplace Harassment Laws for Public and Private Employers

Ethics and Accountability Division on Civil Rights (DCR) Releases Corresponding Report Following Three Public Hearings Held by DCR and the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) in September 2019 Read More
Feb
14

This Week In New Jersey: February 14, 2020

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Feb
13

Governor Murphy Announces Workplace Reform Initiative for State Government

Ethics and Accountability To Ensure Equity for Employees, Government Training and Reporting Processes to be Thoroughly Evaluated and Reimagined Read More
Feb
11

Governor Murphy Announces New Initiatives to Support Youth Mental Health

Transportation The Department of Human Services will work in partnership with the National Council of Behavioral Health to conduct statewide Mental Health First Aid trainings for school personnel from K-12 and higher education institutions Read More
Feb
11

ICYMI: NJ TRANSIT Applauds USDOT Improved Rating For New Portal Bridge

Transportation The 109-year-old swing span over the Hackensack River, and its history of mechanical breakdowns, has long been a chokepoint for rail customers travelling the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between New Jersey and New York City. Read More
Feb
10

Statement from Governor Murphy on USDOT Improved Rating for Portal North Bridge Project

Statements “From day one, my administration has worked closely with our congressional delegation and Secretary Chao’s team to enhance this critical project that cannot wait another day... Read More
Feb
10

Governor Murphy Affirms Electric Vehicle Rebate Eligibility Effective as of January 17, 2020

Environment The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has engaged the Center for Sustainable Energy to assist in developing and administering New Jersey’s EV incentive program, including the full application details. Read More
Feb
8

Statement from Governor Murphy on Four Passengers from Cruise Ship Docked in Bayonne

Statements "After the evaluation at the hospital, the Center for Disease Control permitted the four individuals who arrived Friday via a cruise ship to be discharged. ..." Read More
Feb
7

This Week In New Jersey: February 7, 2020

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Feb
7

Statement by Governor Murphy on Cruise Ship Docked in Bayonne

Statements “Personnel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention boarded a cruise ship docked in Bayonne this morning and screened 27 passengers who recently traveled from mainland China. ..." Read More
Feb
6

Governor Murphy Announces P-TECH Grant for Trenton Central High School, Opening Pathways for Students to STEM Careers

Education P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) is a model co-developed by IBM through which public high schools, community colleges, and businesses work collaboratively to create a program where high school students graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in a STEM field. Read More
Feb
4

Joint Statement by Governor Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on Facebook's Removal of Anti-Semitic, Racist Group Page

Statements "..The Murphy Administration will continue to call out hate whenever and wherever we see it, we will persist in demanding meaningful reforms to address the proliferation of hate online, and we will continue working to make New Jersey a safe and inclusive place for all of our residents.” Read More
Feb
4

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces Shared Services Agreements Milestone

Other From the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs:
1,000 Shared Services Agreements Reached Since Shared Services Czars Were Appointed Read More
Feb
4

Governor Murphy Announces Over $1.6 Million in County Innovation Grants to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Health Preliminary overdose death data for January 2020 show that suspected drug-related deaths have decreased 2.8 percent from December 2019, an overall downward trend since November 2019, resulting in 280 lives lost just last month. Read More
Feb
3

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Establishing Coronavirus Task Force

Health Governor Murphy also noted that Newark Liberty International Airport will serve as one of eleven major airports in the United States authorized to receive flights from China that require enhanced entry screening for coronavirus. Read More
Feb
3

El Gobernador Murphy Autoriza el Segundo Despliegue de Patrulleros a Puerto Rico

Other "Hace un poco más de una semana, un grupo de patrulleros de la Policía Estatal de Nueva Jersey fueron desplegados para ayudar con los esfuerzos de respuesta de emergencia en Puerto Rico después de los recientes terremotos destructivos,” dijo el Gobernador Murphy. Read More
Feb
3

Governor Murphy Authorizes Second Deployment of Troopers to Puerto Rico

Health Just over a week ago, a group of New Jersey State Police troopers was deployed to assist with emergency response efforts in Puerto Rico following the recent destructive earthquakes,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Feb
3

Governor Murphy Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Health Care Affordability in New Jersey

Health Governor Murphy also announced Shabnam Salih as the first Director of the newly created Office of Health Care Affordability and Transparency within the Governor’s Office. Read More
Jan
31

This Week In New Jersey: January 31, 2020

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Jan
31

ICYMI: NJ Labor Department Announces NJ PLACE 2.0 Degree Apprenticeship Program

Jobs and the Economy In 2004, NJ PLACE was developed to remove barriers between the academic content of vocational education and other forms of postsecondary education. In January 2010, the state Legislature formally established NJ PLACE as a function of NJDOL. NJ PLACE 2.0 is part of Governor Murphy’s JOBS NJ initiative, a talent-focused economic development strategy that will help re-establish New Jersey’s leadership in the innovation economy. Read More
Jan
30

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Police Superintendent Colonel Justin J. Dintino

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 from Friday, January 31, through Sunday, February 2, in recognition of the passing of former State Police Superintendent Colonel Justin J. Dintino. Read More
Jan
29

州长 Murphy 概述——新泽西州关于新型冠状病毒的相关防备活动

Health “身为州长,我承担着保证居民健康与安全的重任,”州长 Murphy 说,“新泽西州是国际交通枢纽,是全球诸多商业、研究和教育机构的所在地,同时毗邻大量国际机场和其他入境口岸。我们与联邦合作伙伴、国家机关和当地健康官员通力合作,确保完备有效的防备方案准备到位,力求保护所有新泽西州居民。” Read More
Jan
29

El gobernador Murphy describe las actividades de preparación de Nueva Jersey relacionadas con el nuevo coronavirus

Health La Administración de Murphy está adoptando un enfoque integral para responder al 2019-nCoV al asegurar la preparación de la salud pública y del sistema de atención médica. En este momento, no hay casos confirmados de 2019-nCoV o informes bajo investigación en Nueva Jersey. Read More
Jan
29

Governor Murphy Outlines New Jersey Preparedness Activities Related to Novel Coronavirus

Health The Murphy Administration is taking a comprehensive approach to respond to 2019-nCoV by ensuring public health and health care system preparedness. At this time, New Jersey has no confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV or reports under investigation. Read More
Jan
29

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, and Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Announce Winners of Grants for Nine Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs Across New Jersey

Law & Justice New Jersey is at the Forefront of Using Federal VOCA Funding to Assist Gun Violence Victims and Reduce Violence Read More
Jan
27

Murphy Administration Announces $3 Million in FY 2020 Grants for Transit Village, Safe Streets to Transit and Bikeways Program

Transportation “These grants support biking, walking, and mass transit programs designed to help drive better health and environmental outcomes that make New Jersey a more livable state.” Read More
Jan
27

Governor Murphy Unveils Energy Master Plan and Signs Executive Order Directing Sweeping Regulatory Reform to Reduce Emissions and Adapt to Climate Change

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 Friday, January 24, 2020, in recognition of the passing of former Assembly Minority Leader and Senator C. Robert Sarcone. Read More
Jan
24

This Week In New Jersey: January 24, 2020

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Jan
23

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Assembly Minority Leader and Senator C. Robert Sarcone

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 on Friday, January 24, 2020, in recognition of the passing of former Assembly Minority Leader and Senator C. Robert Sarcone. Read More
Jan
23

Governor Murphy Nominates Kevin D. Walsh as New Jersey State Comptroller

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today announced the nomination of Kevin D. Walsh, Esq. to serve as the fourth New Jersey State Comptroller. Walsh’s nomination is subject to advice and consent by the Senate and is for a six-year term. He will begin serving as Acting Comptroller on Monday, January 27. Read More
Jan
23

First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Partnership to Develop Statewide Strategic Plan to Reduce New Jersey’s Mortality Rate by Fifty Percent and Eliminate Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes

Health On Maternal Health Awareness Day, First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced the partnership between the Murphy Administration, the Nicholson Foundation, and the Community Health Acceleration Partnership to develop a comprehensive, statewide maternal and infant health strategic plan. The strategic plan, which will build on the Administration’s progress over the past two years, will aim to reduce New Jersey’s maternal mortality rate by fifty percent and eliminate racial disparities in birth outcomes. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Access to and Strengthen Democracy

Bill Action The bills will provide protections and security for online voter registration while expanding access to the ballot for New Jerseyans. Today's signings add to the list of reforms expanding democracy enacted during the Murphy administration, including automatic voter registration and the restoration of the right to vote for residents on probation or parole. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Make New Jersey First State in the Nation to Impose Permanent Ban on Flavored Vape Products

Bill Action The bill extends the program’s tenure by an additional five years so that it will remain in place until July 1, 2028 and adds $25 million to the annual cap on qualified film production expenses, bringing it to $100 million per year. The current digital tax credit’s cap of $10 million per year will remain unchanged. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Expansion of Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program

Bill Action The bill extends the program’s tenure by an additional five years so that it will remain in place until July 1, 2028 and adds $25 million to the annual cap on qualified film production expenses, bringing it to $100 million per year. The current digital tax credit’s cap of $10 million per year will remain unchanged. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Prescription Drug Bill to Limit Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Expenses for New Jersey Families

Bill Action The bill, which requires health insurers to provide plans that limit patient cost-sharing concerning prescription drug coverage, will improve affordability and access for those who require necessary medication. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Tuition Equality Legislation for Children of H-1B Visa Holders

Bill Action S2555 exempts dependent students whose parents or guardians hold H-1B visas from paying out-of-state tuition provided they meet certain criteria, including having graduated from a New Jersey high school and having attended a New Jersey high school for at least three years. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Celebrates Milestone for Latest Class of NJ TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers

Transportation Governor Also Announces FY2021 Budget Proposal Will Not Include Fare Hikes for Commuters Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Designating Route 19 as “William J. Pascrell Jr. Highway”

Bill Action S4264 designates the entire length of State Highway Route 19 as the “William J. Pascrell Jr. Highway” to honor the public service career of Congressman Pascrell. The bill provides that State or other public funds are not to be used for producing, purchasing, or erecting signs bearing the designation for the “William J. Pascrell Jr. Highway.” Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Improve Hospital Transparency and Expand Reporting Requirements

Bill Action Today's signings build upon Governor Murphy's signing of A5917 last week, which increased the Department of Health's oversight of hospital finances. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Ban "Gay and Trans Panic" Legal Defense

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy signed A1796 into law, which prohibits the use of “gay or trans panic” defenses for charges of criminal homicide. The signing of this bill builds on the Governor’s commitment to expand rights and protections for New Jersey’s LGBTQ+ community. Read More
Jan
21

El Gobernador Murphy Desplegará Patrulleros a Puerto Rico Después de Terremotos Devastadores

Other Debido a la reciente devastación en Puerto Rico por los fuertes terremotos que azotaron la isla, el gobernador Phil Murphy autorizó el despliegue de un contingente de patrulleros del Estado de Nueva Jersey a Puerto Rico para ayudar con los esfuerzos de recuperación. Read More
Jan
21

Governor Murphy to Deploy Troopers to Puerto Rico after Devastating Earthquakes

Other Due to the recent devastation to Puerto Rico as a result of severe earthquakes that struck the island, Governor Phil Murphy authorized a contingent of New Jersey State Troopers to be deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery efforts. Read More
Jan
20

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Support Law Enforcement

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed a legislative package into law to create and establish protections for law enforcement. The series of bills provide resources and safeguards for New Jersey’s police officers. Read More
Jan
20

Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Legislative Package to Combat Worker Misclassification and Exploitation

Bill Action Acting on his commitment to support and uplift New Jersey workers, Governor Phil Murphy today signed a legislative package combatting worker misclassification and exploitation. The bills will crack down on employee misclassification in businesses by allowing stop-work orders against employers violating state wage, benefit, and tax law; providing assessment of penalties for violations in connection with misclassification of employees; and requiring employers to post a notice for their employees regarding employee misclassification, among others. Read More
Jan
20

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor Murphy Signs Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

Law & Justice On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor Phil Murphy today signed landmark legislation to reform New Jersey’s juvenile justice system. This legislation marks a major accomplishment in the Governor’s efforts to ensure a more humane, just, and equitable criminal justice system. Read More
Jan
20

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor Murphy Signs Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Law & Justice On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor Phil Murphy today signed three pieces of legislation to reform New Jersey’s criminal justice system. The bills will streamline New Jersey’s parole system, reform requirements for civil asset forfeiture, and fund violence reduction initiatives. Read More
Jan
17

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Establishing Statewide Goals and Incentives for Increased Use of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

Bill Action The legislation directs the Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities to establish goals for the electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will move toward zero emission bus purchases by 2032. The legislation supports Governor Murphy’s goal of putting New Jersey on a path to a 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Read More
Jan
10

This Week In New Jersey: January 17, 2020

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package Protecting the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey

Bill Action “At a time when the Affordable Care Act is under siege by the Trump Administration and being challenged in the courts, New Jersey has a responsibility to protect and provide access to high-quality, affordable health care for all of our residents,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Jan
15

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Bolster Security Funding for At Risk Non-Profit Organizations

Bill Action Governor Also Signs Legislation to Classify Certain Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism Read More
Jan
15

Governor Murphy Announces “Jobs NJ: Developing Talent to Grow Business in the Garden State”

Jobs and the Economy New Plan Outlines Initiatives to Ensure All Career-Seeking New Jerseyans Have the Education and Training Necessary to Access High-Quality Employment and Ensure Businesses and Employers Can Quickly and Efficiently Fill Their Talent Needs Read More
Jan
14

In 2020 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Recommits to a Stronger and Fairer New Jersey that Works for Every Family

Speech Governor Prioritizes Making Smart Investments in the Middle Class, Restoring Fiscal Responsibility, and Changing the Culture of Trenton Read More
Jan
14

Governor Murphy Delivers State of the State Address

Speech "Building a New Jersey that Works for Every Family" Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Vetoes Bill to Exempt Certain School Districts from 2% Property Tax Cap

Bill Action "Before middle-class property taxpayers have to again take it on the chin, we should be asking our wealthiest residents to pay their fair share through a millionaire’s tax,” said Governor Murphy Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Fight New Jersey’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

Bill Action “In New Jersey, we are committed to improving the health and safety of every mother and child,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Jan
13

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Mandating Comprehensive Disclosure and Transparency Requirements for Civil Asset Forfeiture

Bill Action "New Jersey law enforcement agencies currently have no permanent statutory requirement to disclose civil asset forfeitures,” said Governor Murphy. Read More
Jan
11

First Lady Tammy Murphy Hosts Family Festival in Jersey City to Fight New Jersey’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

Other On Saturday, January 11, First Lady Tammy Murphy hosted 2,100 mothers, fathers, grandparents, and others involved in taking care of a child at her sixth Family Festival in Jersey City. Read More
Jan
10

This Week In New Jersey: January 10, 2020

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Jan
9

Two Murphy Administration Cabinet Members Confirmed

Appointments Governor Phil Murphy today applauded the confirmation of two key cabinet members to his Administration. The Senate confirmed Marcus O. Hicks, Esq. as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Judith M. Persichilli as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring the Removal of Obstructive Vegetation Near Railroad Crossings

Bill Action “Vegetation can pose a serious hazard to passenger and commercial train traffic, as well as those crossing railroad tracks,” said Governor Murphy. “This legislation will improve safety on our railroads and hold railroad operators responsible for removal of obstructive vegetation at our many railroad crossings.” Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Enhance Student-Athlete Safety

Bill Action “School sports are a longstanding part of the fabric of our state,” said Governor Murphy. “By enacting these measures today, we are making sure that student-athletes have the resources and protections to enjoy school sports programs safely.” Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Allowing Municipalities to Enter Properties to Perform Lead Service Line Replacements

Bill Action “This law equips cities and towns with a crucial tool in combatting the nationwide issue of lead in water.” Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs “Paul’s Law” to Aid Students with Seizure Disorders

Bill Action Governor Phil Murphy today signed S4141, also known as “Paul’s Law”, which will authorize parents or guardians to request the use of an individualized health care plan for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders. The law is named after Paul St. Pierre, a 13-year-old boy from Maple Shade who has epilepsy and advocated for the legislation. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy today signed A3979, also known as the Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act. This Act will make it easier for incarcerated parents to keep in touch with their family members and specifically improve prison conditions for incarcerated pregnant women. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Prohibiting Possession, Sale, Trade, and Distribution of Shark Fins

Law & Justice Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2905, which will prohibit the sale, trade, distribution, or offering for sale of shark fins, as well as the possession of any shark fin that is separated from a shark that is caught and released. The law will prevent the highly cruel practice of separating shark fins from sharks and releasing them back into the water. Read More
Jan
9

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

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Jan
8

Governor Murphy Announces Preliminary 2019 Year-End Opioid Statistics and Highlights Administration-Wide Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in New Jersey

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced preliminary 2019 year-end opioid statistics for New Jersey and reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive, multi-pronged collaboration across several state departments and agencies. Read More
Jan
6

Governor Murphy Announces First Round of Applications for Library Construction Bond Act

Statements Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of the first round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act. The Act, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to support public libraries providing modern and technologically efficient library facilities. Read More
Jan
3

Joint Statement from Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Regarding Anti-Semitic Content on Facebook Group “Rise Up Ocean County”

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Jan
3

This Week In New Jersey: January 3, 2020

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Jan
3

Statement by Governor Murphy on Oppressive Policies Toward Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India

Statements The new year is supposed to be a time full of promise and hope, but for millions of Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India living under authoritarian policies, promise and hope are in short supply. Read More
Jan
3

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Sergeant 1st Class Michael Goble

Executive Orders . “Our thoughts are with Sergeant 1st Class Goble's family and friends. May we all honor his service by endeavoring through our lives to represent the values for which he gave his life.” Read More
Jan
2

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Appropriating $9.5 Million for Family Planning Services

Bill Action Legislation Replaces Federal Funding for Family Planning Providers Impacted by Title X Gag Rule Read More
Jan
1

Governor Murphy Marks Statewide Minimum Wage Increase to $11/Hour

Economy & Jobs Rise in Minimum Wage to $11/Hour Directly Benefits Nearly 200,000 New Jerseyans Read More