Phil Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
July 18, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW JERSEY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey has its lowest unemployment rate since jobless numbers have been compiled by the federal government. The June jobless number is down at 3.5%. That’s the lowest it’s ever been in the 43 years that the federal government has kept state unemployment...
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Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announce a federal lawsuit to overturn IRS rule invalidating New JerseyÕs efforts to restore property tax deductibility on July 17, 2019, in South Orange.
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David Madden
July 17, 2019 - 1:58 pm
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is joining two neighboring states to the north in filing a federal lawsuit that, if successful, would remove caps on state and local tax deductions imposed by the IRS as part of the Trump tax plan. The suit, which includes New York and Connecticut,...
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Prison cell
David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is changing the rules for prison inmates to be held in solitary confinement. The Corrections Department made changes under an order from Gov. Phil Murphy, who has now approved a bill that makes those rules the law of the land. "It makes New Jersey a leader...
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Offshore Wind Turbine in a Wind farm under construction off the England coast. - stock photo
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David Madden
July 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Ocean waters off the New Jersey coast could soon be the home of America’s largest offshore wind farm. State utility regulators have approved the first of several permits needed to make the Ocean Wind project a reality. The Danish energy company Orsted is pairing up...
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Thousands of New Jersey workers are getting a raise Monday as a hike in the minimum wage takes effect.
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Mike DeNardo
July 01, 2019 - 6:00 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of New Jersey workers are getting a raise Monday as a hike in the minimum wage takes effect. The minimum wage jumps to $10 an hour from $8.85. It’s the beginning of a five-year phase-in that will see the minimum wage at $15 by 2024. It means an...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to Louisiana.
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Eric Walter
July 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump tweeted a note of congratulations on Monday to New Jersey's legislature for passing a budget that did not include a "millionaire's tax." The proposal from Gov. Phil Murphy would have increased the top marginal rate paid by people who make more...
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a budget press conference on the need for long-term and sustainable revenues to rebuild NJ TRANSIT on June 27, 2019, in Secaucus
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David Madden
June 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
SECAUCUS, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — After a week of saying “all options” were being considered by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in his budget battle with the legislature, he’s taken the most drastic off the table. He will, in fact, sign the $38.7 billion plan submitted to him, although there will be...
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New Jersey health commissioner
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David Madden
June 25, 2019 - 5:10 pm
EWING, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey needs a new health commissioner, and Gov. Phil Murphy intends to pull off a job swap of sorts. Shereef Elnahal, the current health commissioner, is leaving to take on the role of CEO at University Hospital, a state-owned facility in Newark, next month. The...
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a press conference on the budget with policy experts on Friday, June 21st, 2019.
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David Madden
June 21, 2019 - 5:04 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — With little more than a week before the June 30 budget deadline, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to play his cards close to the vest on how he will deal with the $38.7 billion spending plan dealt to him by fellow Democrats in the legislature. Surrounded by his...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Molly Daly
June 20, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a $38.7 billion budget plan that's stripped out some of Gov. Phil Murphy's top priorities. The Senate passed the bill early Thursday afternoon by a 31 to six vote that included seven Republicans. A few hours later, it cleared the...
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