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Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Governor Murphy Allocates Funding For School Security Systems in Dozens of Districts

NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems. 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in 60 New ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

Governor Murphy Signs NJ Abortion Rights Law

TEANECK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill declaring abortion a fundamental right in New Jersey. 

The Senate passed The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act by a vote of 23-15 on Monday, and the Governor had vowed to sign it. 

The push to get the bill passed in New Jersey came after the Supreme Court last year took up a Mississippi abortion case aiming ...

COVID-19 Antiviral Pills Arrive in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey may now have another tool in its belt to help fight COVID-19. 

Two new antiviral pills have been delivered to pharmacies in more 30 states across the country including more than 50 New Jersey Walgreens locations. 

Federal officials say both drugs have proven successful in treating patients with the omicron variant.

“This promising treatment ...

Governor Murphy Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy gave the 2022 State of the State address on Tuesday.

In what would normally be a room filled with a who’s who of New Jersey lawmakers, he instead spoke to an empty auditorium in a pre-taped message. 

It's the norm, it now seems, as New Jersey faces the most amount of positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The topic ...

Bill Passed in Legislative Session Would Let Retired Teachers Return to Classroom

NEW JERSEY — Retired teachers may soon be allowed to return to the classroom to earn a paycheck and their pension at the same time. 

“The number of teachers entering this profession has been eclipsed by those retiring for some time, and this predicament has been greatly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D - District 27), lead ...

New COVID-19 Rules for Assembly Session, Speaker Coughlin Tests Positive

TRENTON, NJ — A busy week in Trenton as new members of the Assembly will be sworn-in. 

With cases of COVID-19 still rising rapidly in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced that all attendees of the Assembly session and reorganization ceremony will be required to show proof of a negative test regardless of their vaccination status. 

“The pandemic ...

National Guard Being Deployed to Help Understaffed Long-Term Care Facilities As Case Numbers Grow

TRENTON, NJ— The National Guard is being deployed to help with staffing shortages due to COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in New Jersey. 

Approximately 150 soldiers and airmen will be sent to more than a dozen struggling facilities.

“Time and time again, the New Jersey National Guard has stepped up to the plate throughout this pandemic,” said Governor Murphy.

School Administrators Push for Virtual Snow Day Option

NEW JERSEY — With the season of snow now officially upon us, school snow days are inevitable. 

As the New Year kicked off with about 100 school districts switching to remote learning due to the influx of Covid-19 positive cases among students and staff, going virtual for inclement weather seems like it would be an understandable choice.

“Its perfectly logical given the ...