State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy

Press Releases

Apr
20

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Legislation into Law to Protect Property Taxpayers

Bill Action

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

Read More
Apr
20

Governor Phil Murphy Appoints Hester Agudosi as Chief Diversity Officer of New Jersey

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Hester H. Agudosi, Esq. as Chief Diversity Officer of the state of New Jersey

Read More
Apr
20

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Protect New Jersey’s Coast from Perils of Offshore Drilling

Environment

Taking swift action to ensure the environmental health and safety of the state’s coast and shoreline, Governor Phil Murphy today signed bipartisan legislation that bans offshore oil and gas exploration and its production in New Jersey’s ocean waters.

Read More
Apr
19

Governor Murphy Announces Paul Aronsohn to Lead the Office of the Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Appointments

Gov. Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Paul Aronsohn to head up the newly created Office of the Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, serving as the administration’s lead advocate and ally for New Jersey residents in need of critical services ranging from early childhood through adulthood.

Read More
Apr
19

Statement from Lieutenant Governor Oliver on the Passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Statements

“From the very first day I walked into the Assembly in 2004, Jerry Green was there to offer words of encouragement and wisdom honed from his years of service to his district and county, and our entire state. His quiet demeanor and understated humor hid a giant of the Legislature who was unafraid to go to the mat for his constituents and the values of equality, fairness, and opportunity he held deep within himself.  

Read More
Apr
19

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Statements

"Tammy and I are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green, whose advocacy and love for Union County and his home of Plainfield was unquestioned.

 

Read More
Apr
18

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of former First Lady, Barbara Bush. 

Read More
Apr
18

Governor Murphy Underscores Commitment to Bolster Higher Education Assistance

Other

Emphasizing his commitment to making higher education more affordable for New Jersey students, Governor Phil Murphy further outlined his goals during a roundtable discussion at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. 

Read More
Apr
18

NJ Division of Taxation Extends Filing Deadline until Midnight Tonight to Mirror IRS Decision

Other

Following the Internal Revenue Service’s lead, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Taxation announced Wednesday that it is providing taxpayers with an additional day to file and pay their taxes.

Read More
Apr
17

Statement from Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Statements

"Barbara Bush was a devoted mother and grandmother, a loving wife, and distinguished First Lady. America's matriarch, she set an example for the nation with her warmth and love of family, while championing the cause of literacy for Americans of all ages.

Read More
Apr
17

Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Legislation Expanding Voter Registration and Protecting Voting Rights

Law & Justice

Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law one of the most expansive Automatic Voter Registration policies in the nation, strengthening and enhancing voting rights for eligible New Jersey residents.

Read More
Apr
16

Statement by Governor Murphy on Gun Safety Legislation Passed by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Statements

I applaud the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee for taking action to pass common sense gun legislation, a critical step to keeping New Jersey’s children and families safer.

Read More
Apr
16

Governor Phil Murphy Announces Nominations and Appointments

Other

Governor Phil Murphy filed the following nominations and appointments

Read More
Apr
16

Governor Murphy Takes Steps to Reduce Outsourcing of Atlantic City Operations

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced measures his administration is taking to reduce the outsourcing of certain Atlantic City operations. The next steps are part of a review and recommendation process undertaken in February. 

Read More
Apr
14

Governor Murphy Declares April 14th as Bon Jovi Day

Other

Today, in honor of Bon Jovi's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Governor Murphy has declared April 14th as Bon Jovi Day: 

Read More
Apr
12

ICYMI: Muoio Becomes Second Woman In New Jersey History to be Confirmed as State Treasurer

Appointments

Governor Murphy’s nomination for State Treasurer – Elizabeth Maher Muoio – became just the second woman in New Jersey history to be confirmed to the cabinet post after receiving official confirmation from the State Senate on Thursday.

Read More
Apr
12

Governor Murphy and Lt. Governor Oliver to Revive Main Street New Jersey and Neighborhood Preservation Program

Other

Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver today announced plans to restore funding for two of the Department of Community Affairs’(DCA) innovative neighborhood improvement programs – Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) – to strengthen the economic vigor of New Jersey’s downtown areas and to encourage private investment in some of the state’s hard-pressed communities.

Read More
Apr
11

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation into Law to Strengthen Student Safety

Law & Justice

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

S-414/A-3381 (Pennacchio, Bucco, Ruiz /Downey, Webber, Lampitt, Lagana) - Requires school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and contracted service providers to review employment history of prospective employees who will have regular contact with students to ascertain allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct

Read More
Apr
9

Governor Murphy Lauds Federal Approval of 169 Opportunity Zones in New Jersey

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the United States Department of Treasury has approved his 169 recommended designations for Opportunity Zones throughout the Garden State. The Opportunity Zone Program is designed to drive long-term capital investments into low-income rural and urban communities.

Read More
Apr
9

Governor Murphy Designates April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has signed the following resolution:

AJR-93/SJR-218(Greenwald, Mukherji, Murphy, Coughlin/Sweeney, Diegnan, Kean) - Designates April of each year as “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.” 

Read More
Apr
9

Governor Phil Murphy Discusses the Benefits of Early Childhood Education During Pre-K Visit in Jamesburg

Education

Governor Murphy today touted the benefits of investments in early education as he toured preschool classrooms at JFK Elementary School in Jamesburg.

Read More
Apr
6

Governor Murphy Recommends Jerry Zaro as New Gateway Development Corporation Trustee

Transportation

Governor Phil Murphy announced today that he is recommending to the Board of the New Jersey Transit Corporation the appointment of Jerry Zaro to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC), filling the seat of Trustee Richard H. Bagger, who has recently resigned his position on the Board.

Read More
Apr
6

Governor, Attorney General Announce Actions to Keep Public Informed About Gun Crimes, Sources of Weapons

Other

Pointing to more than 500 gun deaths in New Jersey since 2016, Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced actions designed to increase public awareness about the effects of gun violence by providing regular reports to the public on gun crimes and the source states from which these crime guns are flowing.

Read More
Apr
5

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

Appointments

Governor Murphy announced that he has returned the following legislation to the Legislature with recommended changes:

A3382/S1971 (Freiman, Mazzeo, Downey/Sarlo) - Permits taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes

Read More
Apr
5

Governor Murphy Nominates Senator Bob Gordon as BPU Commissioner

Appointments

Governor Phil Murphy today nominated Senator Bob Gordon to become a commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, a position that will require confirmation by the state Senate.

Read More
Apr
5

Governor Murphy Details Plans for Tuition-Free Community College in New Jersey

Education

Recognizing that building a world-class education system is a critical investment in New Jersey’s future, Governor Phil Murphy today further outlined his plan for tuition-free community college during a roundtable discussion at Mercer County Community College.

Read More
Apr
4

Governor Murphy Announces That Ørsted Will Establish Atlantic City Office and Begin Local Hiring

Environment

Governor Phil Murphy today announced at the Offshore Wind Partnering Forum that Ørsted, a global leader in offshore wind, will open an office in Atlantic City next month. Today’s announcement demonstrates the company’s commitment to the state of New Jersey and in helping to support the Murphy Administration’s clean energy goals.

Read More
Apr
3

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassination

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The flags will be lowered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

Read More
Apr
3

Governor Murphy Reaffirms Support for Federal Fuel Emissions Standards, Will Sign Multi-State Agreement on Clean Vehicles

Statements

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to initiate a rulemaking process to weaken federal vehicle fuel emissions standards, Governor Phil Murphy today reaffirmed New Jersey’s strong support for the current standards.

Read More
Apr
3

Governor Murphy Advances $100 Million Commitment to Tackle New Jersey’s Opioid Crisis

Health

Strategy Provides Multi-Pronged, Coordinated Approach

Governor Phil Murphy today outlined his public health plan to commit $100 million from his Fiscal Year 2019 budget to address the burgeoning opioid epidemic in New Jersey through a strategic, coordinated multi-agency effort.  Overdose deaths have surged in New Jersey as more than 2,200 Garden State residents died between 2016 and 2017.

Read More
Apr
2

Governor Murphy Swears-In Three Members of Cabinet Leadership Team

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today administered the oath of office to three members of his cabinet – Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale as Adjutant General of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Dr. Shereef Elnahal as Commissioner of the Department of Health; and Carole Johnson as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. 

Read More
Mar
29

Governor Murphy Signs Resolution into Law

Other

Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has signed the following resolution:

AJR-105/SJR-218(Downey, Murphy, Chiaravalloti/Gopal, Madden) - Designates March of each year as "Professional Social Work Month".

Read More
Mar
29

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Youth Volunteers to Help Sandy Recovery Efforts

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today reinstated an executive order implementing Sandy Recovery efforts where youth volunteers can help rebuild homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Read More
Mar
29

NJ State Investment Council Announces Sale of Holdings in Manufacturers of Automatic & Semi-Automatic Arms for Civilian Use

Other

Division of Investment Exercises its Fiduciary Responsibilities to Act in the Best Interest of Plan Participants, Based on the Merits of the Investment

The Department of the Treasury on Friday formally announced that the New Jersey Division of Investment has sold its holding of all investments in manufacturers of automatic and semi-automatic weapons for civilian use.

Read More
Mar
29

Governor Phil Murphy Announces the Creation of the New Jersey Apprenticeship Network

Economy & Jobs

Governor Phil Murphy today announced plans to create the New Jersey Apprenticeship Network, a new path for state residents to enter high-skilled careers through paid apprenticeships that may include college credit.

Read More
Mar
28

Governor Murphy's Detailed Budget Book For Fiscal Year 2019 Now Available Online

Budget and Spending

Acting Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced Wednesday that Gov. Murphy’s Detailed Budget book for FY 2019 is now available online through the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Management and Budget website.

Read More
Mar
27

New Jersey to Join Multi-State Lawsuit Challenging Citizenship Question on 2020 U.S. Census

Law & Justice

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey will join a multi-state coalition in suing the federal government to block the inclusion of a proposed citizenship question in the 2020 decennial Census. 

Read More
Mar
27

Attorney General Grewal Announces New Leadership at the Division of Consumer Affairs

Appointments

New Focus on Filling the Void Left By Federal Pullback of Consumer Protection Regulation

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that Governor Murphy will nominate Paul R. Rodriguez to serve as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, the lead state agency charged with protecting consumers’ rights, regulating the securities industry, and overseeing 47 professional boards.

Read More
Mar
27

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on the Trump Administration’s Changes to the U.S. Census

Statements

“By injecting a citizenship question into the Census, the Trump administration is seeking to sow fear among immigrant communities and inject uncertainty into what should be a non-partisan process. 

Read More
Mar
27

Murphy Administration Expands Patient Access to Medical Marijuana, Lowers Fees For Patients and Caregivers

Health

Reforms Include Approving New Medical Conditions for Treatment and Allowing Current Dispensaries to Open Satellite Locations

Governor Phil Murphy today announced major reforms to New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. Reforms include the addition of medical conditions, lowered patient and caregiver fees, allowing dispensaries to add satellite locations, and proposed legislative changes that would increase the monthly product limit for patients, and allow an unlimited supply for those receiving hospice care.

Read More
Mar
26

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Passage of Gun Safety Bills Through General Assembly

Law & Justice

The energy of the tens of thousands of New Jerseyans this past weekend demanding action on gun safety continues today...

Read More
Mar
26

NJ Board of Public Utilities Takes Action to Ensure Utilities Pass Federal Tax Savings on to Customers

Other

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today approved sixteen Orders that will help New Jersey utilities provide savings for customers in accordance with the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Read More
Mar
26

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency declared on March 20, 2018 has been lifted. 

Read More
Mar
24

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on March for Our Lives and Pending Gun Safety Measures in the New Jersey Legislature

Statements

Across our state and our nation, young people made it clear they will no longer accept excuses when it comes to passing commonsense laws that will keep our schools, and, indeed, entire communities, safe from gun violence.

Read More
Mar
23

Murphy Budget Focuses on Modernizing NJ Medicaid

Other

New benefits for autism spectrum disorders, diabetes, Hepatitis C, and family planning services; Implements waiver to expand opioid use disorder treatment

The proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget unveiled by Governor Murphy last week includes several actions to update and modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid Program.

Read More
Mar
23

Governor Murphy Signs Resolution into Law

Other

Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has signed the following joint resolution:

AJR-55/SJR-39 (Benson, Murphy/Weinberg) - Designates March of each year as "Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month"

Read More
Mar
22

Port Authority Board Approves Proposed Minimum Wage Increase for Thousands of Airport Workers

Economy & Jobs

Proposal Would Raise Minimum Wage for All Workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty to $19/hour by 2023; $2 Increase for Workers at Newark This Year  

60-Day Public Comment Period to Begin in Early April and Conclude in Early June Ahead of Final Vote

Raising Wages Improves Security by Reducing Turnover and Allowing for Better Training – Complements Initiatives to Transform and Modernize Airports

Read More
Mar
22

Governor Murphy Submits Recommended Opportunity Zones to U.S. Treasury

Economy & Jobs

Investments have the potential to create long-lasting economic change in the State

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the Department of Community Affairs has submitted recommendations for Opportunity Zones to the United States Department of the Treasury.

Read More
Mar
21

Governor Murphy Declares State Offices Open Tomorrow

Weather

The Governor has declared that all States Offices will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. All employees should arrive at their regularly scheduled reporting time.

Read More
Mar
21

New Jersey State Police Lifts Commercial Vehicle Travel Ban

Weather

From the New Jersey State Police:  Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced the commercial vehicle travel ban will be lifted effective tonight at midnight, 12:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22.

Read More
Mar
21

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Omnibus Spending Bill

Statements

"I am pleased to see that the federal omnibus spending bill contains hundreds of millions of dollars in funding that can be used for the Portal Bridge and the Gateway tunnel. ..."

Read More
Mar
20

New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Travel Ban

Weather

From the New Jersey State Police: Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel ban due to the anticipated severity of the impending nor’easter.

Read More
Mar
20

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Weather

Governor Phil Murphy today declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's anticipated nor’easter, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts. Executive Order No. 17 declares the state emergency across all 21 counties in the state, and allows for the extension of resources into other parts of the state as the storm continues to impact New Jersey.

Read More
Mar
20

Governor Murphy Announces Selection of Judicial Advisory Panel

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his selection of seven individuals to serve on the Judicial Advisory Panel which advises the Governor on judicial nominations.

Read More
Mar
20

New Jersey Reacts to Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Other

Editorial boards and columnists from across New Jersey applauded Governor Phil Murphy’s bold budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The Governor’s proposed budget puts New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future through investments in education, mass transit, and working families.

 

Read More
Mar
20

Governor Murphy Outlines How $242 Million in New Funding for NJ TRANSIT Will Help Reinvent Agency

Statements

No Fare Hike for NJ TRANSIT Commuters in Fiscal Year 2019

Additional State Investment Nearly Triple Last Year’s Funding Level

Funding Will Benefit Bus and Rail Maintenance and Operations, Allow for Hiring of

New Bus Drivers and Train Conductors

 

Read More
Mar
19

Governor Murphy Announces New Vision for New Jersey's Economic Future

Jobs and the Economy

City-Owned Site to be Positioned as a New Center for Innovation and Research

Read More
Mar
16

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Today’s Commuter Delays on the Portal Bridge, Importance of Fully Funding the Gateway Program

Statements

This morning, thousands of New Jersey commuters were late for work and needlessly stuck on trains due to early morning malfunctions involving the opening of the century-old Portal Bridge.

Read More
Mar
15

Murphy Administration’s Proposed Budget Sets Course for Fully Funding State School-Aid Formula

Education

Spending plan bolsters funding for Preschool

Governor Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation.

Read More
Mar
13

New Jersey Reacts to Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Budget and Spending

Elected officials and advocates from across New Jersey lauded Governor Phil Murphy’s fiscal year 2019 budget, delivered today. The Governor’s proposed budget puts New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future through investments in education, transit, infrastructure, environmental initiatives, and working families. The budget also prioritizes fairness for all by significantly increasing public employee pension contributions, raising the property tax deduction cap under the state's income tax, eliminating corporate tax loopholes, and creating a millionaire’s tax to ensure everyone pays their fair share.

Read More
Mar
13

Governor Murphy Introduces First Budget, Moving New Jersey Towards a Stronger and Fairer Future

Budget and Spending

Governor Phil Murphy today presented his budget for fiscal year 2019 – a plan to promote critical priorities including education, mass transit, and tax fairness to make New Jersey stronger and fairer.

Read More
Mar
13

Governor Murphy's FY 2019 Budget Address

Speech Read More
Mar
13

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency declared on March 6, 2018 has been lifted. New Jersey residents can resume normal activity but are still directed to use caution when navigating roads, especially due to ongoing inclement weather and continued snow melting.

Read More
Mar
10

Governor Murphy Calls JCP&L’S Storm Excuses “Embarrassing and Unacceptable”, Prepares to Exercise Executive Authority Under Declared State of Emergency

Other

Today, Governor Murphy slammed JCP&L for its slow response to Wednesday’s storm. Over 50,000 JCP&L customers continue to be without power.

Read More
Mar
9

Governor Phil Murphy Sends Letter to U.S. Department of Interior Opposing Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Other

DEP Analysis Calls For State and Region To Be Excluded From Proposal Due to Numerous Technical Flaws

Read More
Mar
9

Readout of Call Between Governor Phil Murphy and FirstEnergy President and CEO Chuck Jones

Other

Earlier today, Governor Murphy spoke over the phone with Chuck Jones, President and CEO of FirstEnergy Corp., the parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), about power restoration efforts following the recent snow storms in New Jersey.

Read More
Mar
9

Governor Phil Murphy Deploys Mobile Hospital to Devastated U.S. Virgin Islands

Other

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the deployment of a mobile hospital to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to support a hospital that was severely damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Read More
Mar
8

Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on the Passing of Robert C. Sweeney

Statements Read More
Mar
8

Governor Phil Murphy Directs BPU Investigation Into Storm Response

Weather

Calls utilities’ response to winter storms unacceptable

Read More
Mar
7

Governor Murphy Declares Two-Hour Delayed Opening for State Offices

Weather

 

Read More
Mar
6

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency at 8 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's anticipated nor’easter.

Read More
Mar
2

New Jersey Prepares in Advance of Nor'easter

Weather

From the New Jersey Emergency Management Section:

Read More
Mar
1

Governor Murphy Walk to Washington Dinner Remarks

Speech

Address at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 81st Annual Congressional Dinner.

Read More
Feb
27

Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former New Jersey State Senate President Carmen A. Orechio

Executive Orders

Trenton - Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Friday, March 2, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of former three-time Mayor of Nutley and New Jersey State Senate President Carmen A. Orechio.

Read More
Feb
27

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order establishing the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council. Under the executive order, the Council will be directed to provide the Governor with economic advice and recommendations for stimulating job growth and workforce development in New Jersey.

Read More
Feb
26

Governor Murphy Announces Massachusetts, Delaware and Puerto Rico Join "States for Gun Safety" Coalition to Combat the Gun Violence Epidemic

Other

Multi-State Coalition Now Represents Over 35 Million Americans

Read More
Feb
26

ICYMI: Governor Murphy Notifies RGGI Governors of New Jersey's Commitment to Rejoining Climate-Change Compact

Environment

Following up on his pledge to advance New Jersey as a national leader in addressing global warming, Governor Phil Murphy has formally notified governors of states that belong to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of his administration’s commitment to rejoining the regional climate-change compact.

Read More
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.

Read More
Feb
21

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation into Law

Other

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

Read More
Feb
21

Governor Murphy Announces $161 million in Municipal Aid Grants

Other

2018 grants will more than double last year’s total

Read More
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. 

Read More
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.

Read More
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 

Read More
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.

Read More
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

Read More
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. 

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Feb
11

Governor Murphy Convenes the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission

Law & Justice

Announces Two Appointments to the Commission

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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

Read More
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.

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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).

Read More
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

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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.

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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.

Read More
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, ...

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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.

Read More
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 ...

Read More
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.

Read More
Jan
16

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order Promoting Equal Pay, Gender Equity

Executive Orders

In First Executive Order, Governor Fulfills Key Campaign Pledge

Read More
Back to Top