Governor

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine.
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March 20, 2019 - 8:57 pm
By Nicole Chavez and Janet DiGiacomo, CNN (CNN) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine. "They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine," Bevin...
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New Jersey has been releasing information on illegal guns used in crimes for about a year now, including where those weapons came from
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David Madden
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey has been releasing information on illegal guns used in crimes for about a year now, including where those weapons came from. The state announced an expansion of that effort at an event in Jersey City. Eighty percent of the illegal weapons come from out...
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Governor Phil Murphy signs sweeping legislation to expand paid family leave on February 19, 2019, in Piscataway.
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Ian Bush
February 19, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Workers in New Jersey will be able to take more time for family leave - and for more reasons - under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. Think of this as paid family leave 2.0 in the state. The expanded program allows workers to take up to 12 weeks...
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People give massive amounts of their personal data to companies for free every day.
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February 13, 2019 - 3:45 pm
By Heather Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- People give massive amounts of their personal data to companies for free every day. Some economists, academics and activists think they should be paid for their contributions. Called data dividends, or sometimes digital or technology dividends, the somewhat...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, from left, Lt. Governor-elect Justin Fairfax, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring and Governor-elect Ralph Northam listen as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint meeting of the House and Senate money
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February 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party's top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor's chair. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career in peril over a racist photo in his 1984...
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Governor Wolf Renews Call to Legislature to Pass Universal Background Checks
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
January 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, (KYW Newsradio) — Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf is renewing his call for action on gun control legislation. With the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue still fresh on their minds, Gov. Wolf rallied gun control advocates in the state capitol. “If we continue to allow so many citizens to...
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Lieutenant Governor Announces Statewide Recreational Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour
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Justin Udo
January 24, 2019 - 4:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvanians are getting a chance to weigh in on where they stand when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana throughout the state. Last year, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted he thinks it is time for the state to take a serious and honest look at...
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Gov. Phil Murphy makes an announcement on fighting the opioid crisis on January 23, 2019, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
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David Madden
January 23, 2019 - 3:44 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and several members of his administration traveled to Cooper Hospital in Camden to unveil the latest plan to address the opioid epidemic. With more than 3,000 overdose deaths in the state last year, the governor is removing administrative...
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Governor Phil Murphy gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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David Madden
January 17, 2019 - 5:42 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy have reached a deal that will raise the state’s minimum wage for most workers to $15 an hour over the next five years. It took months to reach the accord announced through identical press releases from Murphy’s...
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Governor John Carney gives his State of the State Address in the Senate Chambers.
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David Madden
January 17, 2019 - 5:14 pm
DOVER, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware Gov. John Carney highlighted accomplishments during the first two years of his administration during his annual State of the State message in Dover. From the economy to public education and safety, Carney insists the First State is “strong and getting stronger...
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