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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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David Madden
July 10, 2020 - 3:04 pm
The state of New Jersey will apparently be able to handle one of the financial problems to surface from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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New Jersey Capitol
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KYW Staff
July 09, 2020 - 5:09 pm
New Jersey may soon do away with the outdated title of “county freeholder,” a term that originally referred to only white male landowners who could vote and hold public office. Read more here.
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Atlantic City boardwalk and casinos
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AP News
May 05, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy tours Atlantic City field hospital
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KYW Staff
April 21, 2020 - 4:06 pm
New Jersey's COVID-19 death toll saw its biggest spike yet. Despite some positive signs, Gov. Phil Murphy said there are still weeks to go of social distancing. Murphy also toured a COVID-19 field hospital in Atlantic City. Read the latest here.
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A drive-thru coronavirus testing site operates in Camden, N.J.
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KYW Staff
April 01, 2020 - 12:13 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders say New Jersey's income tax deadline will move from April 15 to July 15 and the state budget deadline will move from June 30 to Sept. 30 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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New Jersey statehouse
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David Madden
March 16, 2020 - 11:13 am
For the last few years, New Jersey’s teachers’ union has been at odds with Senate President Steve Sweeney over issues like the cost of health insurance. Now both sides seem to have made peace with word of an accord that could make coverage more affordable for union members and taxpayers alike. Read...
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Governor Phil Murphy delivers his Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Address in Trenton on February 25, 2020.
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Mike DeNardo
February 25, 2020 - 5:24 pm
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again — that's what Gov. Phil Murphy is doing with his millionaires tax proposal. 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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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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A marijuana plant
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AP News
November 18, 2019 - 8:59 pm
New Jersey legislative leaders have unveiled a proposed ballot question that would ask voters whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. Read more here.
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