State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy

Press Releases

Feb
22

Governors Murphy, Cuomo, Malloy, and Raimondo Announce “States for Gun Safety” Coalition to Combat the Gun Violence Epidemic

Statements

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo today announced the formation of the States for Gun Safety coalition, a new multi-state partnership to combat gun violence, and invited other states from across the nation to join the new effort.

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Feb
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation into Law

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following bills into law:

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Feb
21

Governor Murphy Announces $161 million in Municipal Aid Grants

Other

2018 grants will more than double last year’s total

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Feb
21

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Restoring $7.45 Million in Women’s Health Care Funding

Health

Governor Phil Murphy today signed a bill restoring $7.45 million in funding to Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities, the first legislation he has signed since taking office as New Jersey Governor. 

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Feb
20

Governor Murphy Announces State Efforts to Increase School Safety in New Jersey

Statements

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that his administration is making a coordinated effort with state law enforcement agencies and the New Jersey Legislature to improve school safety in the state in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

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Feb
20

Governor Murphy Appoints Cabinet Members to Lead the Department of Higher Education, Motor Vehicle Commission, and Civil Service Commission

Appointments

Governor Murphy’s Cabinet Appointees are Majority-Female, a first in New Jersey History 

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Parkland School Shooting

Executive Orders

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Parkland School Shooting.

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Feb
15

Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Jump Start NJ TRANSIT Turnaround

Transportation

Initial commuter relief plan addresses rail car shortages, increases replacement parts availability and accelerates hiring

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Feb
13

Tim Sullivan Named Chief Executive Officer of EDA

Appointments

The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today voted to approve Tim Sullivan as the Authority’s next Chief Executive Officer. 

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Feb
13

Governor Murphy, Majority Leader Greenwald Discuss Gun Violence Prevention Strategies

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today joined Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and representatives from gun safety organizations to discuss gun violence in New Jersey and reforms needed to ensure the safety of all New Jerseyans.

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Feb
12

El Gobernador Murphy Firma Una Orden Ejecutiva Creando Una Comisión Para Ayudar a Puerto Rico

Executive Orders

El Gobernador Phil Murphy firmó hoy una orden ejecutiva estableciendo una comisión para ayudar a Puerto Rico. La comisión, compuesta por 18 miembros, colaborará con agencias federales y estatales para acelerar el proceso que beneficiará a puertorriqueños desplazados en el estado de New Jersey, también examinará otras maneras en que el estado podría ayudar a la isla.

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Feb
12

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Commission on Puerto Rico Relief

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order establishing the Commission on Puerto Rico Relief, an 18-member commission that will collaborate with state and federal agencies to expedite processes benefiting displaced Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, as well as examine ways the state can aid the island.

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Feb
11

Governor Murphy Convenes the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission

Law & Justice

Announces Two Appointments to the Commission

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Feb
9

Governor Murphy Mobilizes Mayors to Implement Policies Providing Tax Relief in Their Municipalities

Property Taxes

Renews Pledge to Preserve Tax Deductions for New Jersey

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Feb
7

State of New Jersey Announces A 2 Hour Delayed Opening For State Offices On Wednesday, February 7

Weather

Delayed Opening Will Allow For Clearing Of Roadways And Less Hazardous Travel Conditions During Morning Commute

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Feb
5

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring All ISPs that Contract With New Jersey to Adhere to Net Neutrality Principles

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order mandating that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that do business with the State of New Jersey follow the principles of net neutrality, a critical step in securing a free and open Internet for state residents.

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Feb
2

ICYMI: New Jersey Attorney General Signs onto Multi-State Letter Opposing Federal Expansion of Offshore Drilling

Environment

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has joined a multi-state coalition opposing the federal government’s expansion of offshore drilling, signing on to a letter that highlights the ways oil and gas exploration off the New Jersey coast would have “devastating” economic and environmental effects.

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Feb
1

Governor Murphy Declares Support for Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he will join the Governors of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware in support of a ban on hydraulic fracturing –a process commonly called “fracking”—in the Delaware River Basin.

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Jan
31

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Promote Offshore Wind Energy

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to fully implement the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) and begin the process of moving the state toward a goal of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy generation by the year 2030.

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Announces That New Jersey Will Withdraw From West Virginia v. EPA Lawsuit

Other

Attorney General Grewal Files Paperwork to Withdraw NJ From Case

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Jan
30

Governor Murphy Nominates Kevin S. Corbett to Lead NJ Transit as New Executive Director

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the nomination of Kevin S. Corbett to serve as the Executive Director of NJ Transit, the beleaguered transportation agency relied upon by hundreds of thousands of New Jersey commuters. Governor Murphy is calling on NJ Transit’s board to take up the matter at its next meeting.

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Jan
29

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on Congressman Frelinghuysen

Statements

“I want to thank Congressman Frelinghuysen for his more than 23 years of service to the people of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district. Public service runs deep in the Frelinghuysen family ...

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Jan
29

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing New Jersey to Reenter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order mandating that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Public Utilities begin the process of reentering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Jan
26

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal Announce Intention to Tighten Restrictions on Handgun-Carry Permits

Other

Will reverse previous administration policy that loosened restrictions

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Jan
26

Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce the Release of Final Transition Committee Reports

Reports

The gubernatorial transition team assembled by Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today released its final reports, a reflection of ...

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy Selects Tim Sullivan to be Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Appointments

He is calling on the EDA Board to take up the matter at its next meeting.

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Jan
24

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal Announce New Jersey Will Join Federal Lawsuit Protecting the Rights of Dreamers

Other

Swear in first Dreamer to be admitted to New Jersey State Bar Association

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Jan
23

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Policy

Executive Orders

Aims to Expand Access for New Jerseyans

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Jan
22

Attorney General Grewal to Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Labor Union Rights

Other

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will join New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and sign on to an amicus brief in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case, furthering the commitment of Governor Phil Murphy’s administration to building strong labor and supporting working people.

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Jan
22

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Audit of NJ Transit

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order mandating a full-scale audit of the beleaguered mass transit agency, ...

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Jan
21

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Coordinate State ACA Enrollment Efforts

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order that will direct all state agencies that interact with the public to provide information regarding enrollment in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

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Jan
20

Readout of Bipartisan Call with Governor Murphy and Members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation

Other

Governor Murphy today convened a bipartisan call with members of the New Jersey congressional delegation on the impacts of the federal government shutdown.

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Jan
20

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Federal Government Shutdown

Statements

"Washington Republicans are playing political games with the health and well-being of New Jersey residents ...

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Jan
19

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing Performance Audit of EDA

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order today directing the State Comptroller’s Office to complete a performance audit of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s tax incentive programs.

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Jan
18

Statement from Governor Murphy on Newark’s Selection as a Finalist for Amazon’s HQ2

Statements

"Amazon’s announcement that Newark is among the finalists for ‘HQ2’ proves New Jersey’s amazing strengths and potential to once again be a global driver of technology and innovation ...

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order on ethics and convenes first cabinet meeting

Executive Orders

On the first full day after his Inauguration, Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order outlining the ethics and standards of the administration.

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Jan
16

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order Promoting Equal Pay, Gender Equity

Executive Orders

In First Executive Order, Governor Fulfills Key Campaign Pledge

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