Phil Murphy

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath
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David Madden
January 21, 2020 - 2:29 pm
New Jersey State Police are headed to Puerto Rico to assist in earthquake relief efforts on the island. Read more here.
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New Jersey Transit train
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January 21, 2020 - 12:32 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy says fares on New Jersey Transit buses and trains won't rise in the next fiscal year. Read more here.
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Heroin syringe or other narcotic substances
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David Madden
January 19, 2020 - 4:30 am
New Jersey reported a slight reduction in the number of opioid-related deaths in 2019. But state officials from the governor on down vow to step up their efforts to lower those numbers even further. Read more here.
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E-cigarettes and vaping products.
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Andrew Kramer
January 19, 2020 - 4:30 am
Governor Murphy has until Tuesday to sign a bill banning flavored vaping products in New Jersey. He likely will. But at least one health official in the state thinks even more needs to be done. Read more here.
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Electric vehicle and charging station
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Mike Dougherty
January 18, 2020 - 10:32 am
Governor Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to be a national leader in the push to put electric vehicles on the road, so he's offering an incentive for buyers. Read more here.
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Steve Sweeney; Phil Murphy
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David Madden
January 16, 2020 - 8:10 pm
The Murphy administration has lifted a hold on about $235 million allocated to various programs, mostly in South Jersey, in an apparent battle with state Senate President Steve Sweeney over an extension of the state’s so-called millionaires tax last summer. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy delivers his second State of the State address in Trenton on January 14, 2020.
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David Madden
January 14, 2020 - 6:12 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual State of the State message to a joint legislative session in Trenton and hit on familiar themes while proposing new initiatives on a few fronts. Read more here.
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A man vaping.
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AP News
January 13, 2020 - 8:12 pm
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed legislation to prohibit flavored vaping products, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. Read more here.
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Cannabis grower displays medical marijuana plants.
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AP News
January 13, 2020 - 10:19 am
A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York. Read more here.
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Steve Sweeney; Phil Murphy
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David Madden
January 03, 2020 - 12:01 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy approved a measure that gives an extra $9.5 million to Planned Parenthood in New Jersey — after the Trump Administration played politics, as some characterize it, with federal funds for family planning. Now the legislature’s top Democrat suggests Murphy is playing politics with...
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