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May 12, 2022

TRENTON – With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Governor Phil Murphy announced renewed efforts to secure abortion rights and bolster access to reproductive health care in New Jersey. Alongside partners in the Legislature, the Governor announced legislation to protect and ...

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Senators Kristin M. Corrado and Anthony M. Bucco have introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “New Jersey’s public health emergency ended more than two months ago ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 501 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2022 Operation Take Back last weekend. The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County ...

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MARLBORO – A $10 million investment in automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology has been announced by Governor Murphy's Office. The Governor, along with Acting Attorney General Platkin made the announced on Friday April 29. The investment is aimed at reducing violent crime and motor ...

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NEW JERSEY — It has been a busy and fruitful trip in Ireland for Gov. Phil Murphy. The Governor, who says he is a “proud Irish-American,” visited Dublin and Cork with a delegation on an economic mission trip. The mission focused on deepening economic ties between Ireland and New Jersey, promoting ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Governor Murphy held a press conference outside Elizabeth’s Zen Leaf Dispensary, as April 21 marks the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey. At the time of writing, 13 dispensaries that also serve medical marijuana patients will be selling products ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy joined state, local and community leaders in Paterson on Tuesday to announce and encourage state legislators to pass a third package of comprehensive gun safety legislation. 1,359 New Jerseyans have been shot and 250 killed by guns in the past year, Murphy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge. "Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives ...

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TRENTON – Governor Murphy has clarified vaccination requirements for covered workers at health care and high risk congregate settings. Murphy stated that only one booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is needed and that a second booster dose is not required.  Murphy signed Executive Order No. 294 ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Friday April 15 is Good Friday and in the evening, the beginning of Passover. Due to the holiday, there are some closures in and around town: All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Facilities are closed (including licensing and vehicle centers, regional service centers, ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver and Congressman Andy Kim visited Moorestown on Monday to highlight the Governor’s proposed Affordable Housing Production Fund (AHPF), which will invest $305 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to create over 3,300 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Environment Subcommittee, announced that the full SST Committee has advanced her bill, the NOAA Chief Scientist Act. The legislation will now head to the House floor for a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  S&P Global Ratings raised its rating on New Jersey's General Obligation (GO) Bonds to "A- up from a BBB+ with a stable outlook". This is the first upgrade for New Jersey from S&P since 2005, stated the governor's office.  S&P also raised its long-term and underlying ...

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NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten sent a clear message during her visit Tuesday to Newark that ramping up investment in programs to better support educators is crucial for schools to recover from the impacts of coronavirus. “You are the ones that have done so much ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – In less than five weeks, New Jersey’s strictest-in-the-nation single-use bag ban goes into effect. However, under Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill that was signed into law on Friday, food banks will be granted a six-month plastic bag extension and an exemption from the portion of the ...

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MADISON, NJ - A Code Blue has been issued for Morris County from this evening, March 28 through March 29.   Code Blue notifications occur when temperatures drop below freezing. The forecast for the remainder of the week, according to the NWS, is as follows: Warming Center locations can be found ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -   All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff until Sunday March 27 in honor of Madeleine Albright, announced President Biden.  "As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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TRENTON, NJ -Insurance companies, financial institutions and other entities regulated by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance are expected to fully comply with the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus by the United States, announced government officials. The directive follows ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, announced Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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Resolution Presented to Morris County Ukrainian Community MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners joined members of the local Ukrainian community March 8 in a moment of silence and sang the Ukraine national anthem as the board presented a formal resolution declaring ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy delivered his fifth annual budget address on Tuesday, outlining a spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023). Murphy budget focuses on new investments that, according to the Governor, "will make New Jersey stronger, fairer, and more affordable by delivering ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A new program which will provide 1.8 million New Jersey residents with property tax rebates has been unveiled by Governor Murphy. The program, titled The ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program will distribute $900 million in property tax relief to homeowners and renters across the state ...

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TRENTON, NJ – At his final COVID-19 press briefing Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the signing of Executive Order No. 292, which lifts the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in addition to the statewide school and daycare mask mandate, effective on Monday, March 7. Students at all grade levels ...

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TRENTON – Executive Order No. 291, which requires all state agencies to review their authority to suspend or revoke licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications of businesses that invest directly in companies owned or controlled by the government of Russia, Belarus or its instrumentalities, ...

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MADISON, NJ – Places around New Jersey have shown they are standing with Ukraine. During last night's Madison Council meeting, Mayor Bob Conley asked the community to keep Ukraine in their thoughts with a moment of reflection. "The unprovoked attack on their country continues", said Mayor ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) is hosting a series of public hearings to take testimony from residents on how to best utilize collected fees from the sale of cannabis products to improve their communities and promote social equity. The meetings will be broken up ...

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