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Public Notice: New Jersey Capitol Quarantine – The NJ Department of Agriculture Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine is in Place for New Jersey Capitol Mercer County to Prevent Spread

Lanternfly Egg mass What to do: If you see egg masses (pictured), scrape them off, double bag them and throw them away. You can also place the eggs into alcohol, bleach or hand sanitizer to kill them. What to do: If you see egg masses (pictured above), scrape them off, double bag them and throw them away. You can also…
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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Fiscal Year 2020 State Budget

06/30/2019 Budget Makes Critical Investments in the Middle Class, NJ TRANSIT, Property Tax Relief, and Education Governor Also Takes Action to Ensure Fiscal Responsibility  TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law, growing core investments in education, NJ TRANSIT, and many other middle-class priorities, while taking decisive action to promote the fiscal responsibility that…
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Governor Phil Murphy Signs Emergency Assistance Legislation

04/30/2019 TRENTON, NJ: Office of the Gov. reports  – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S3585 and S3586 into law, expanding state housing aid for New Jersey's most vulnerable individuals and families.“Every New Jerseyan deserves a safe and affordable place to live,” said Governor Murphy. “With these new laws, we are acting on our commitment to build stronger communities and ensure that no one in…
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislative Package to Address New Jersey’s Foreclosure Crisis

04/29/2019 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ: Office of the Gov reports – Governor Phil Murphy today signed a bipartisan legislative package into law that will help New Jerseyans struggling with the state’s highest-in-the-nation foreclosure rate. The new laws will assist homeowners facing the prospect of foreclosure and pave the way for community revival by addressing blight. Many of the measures were recommended in…
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Permit Death with Dignity in New Jersey

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will allow terminally ill New Jersey adults to end their lives peacefully, with dignity, and at their own discretion. The bill, which was sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Senator Nick Scutari, makes New Jersey the eighth state to allow such end-of-life decisions with the assistance of medical professionals. “Allowing residents with terminal…
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Vision for a Student Bill of Rights, New Plan for New Jersey Higher Education

Office of the Gov reports 03/26/2019 NEWARK, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis today announced the release of “Where Opportunity Meets Innovation: A Student-Centered Vision for New Jersey Higher Education,” an expansive plan to ensure higher education meets student needs and to galvanize New Jersey’s innovation economy. Governor Murphy and Secretary Smith Ellis unveiled the plan at Rutgers University-Newark, surrounded…
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Right to Die passes

Statement from Governor Murphy on Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act Office of the Gov reports 03/25/2019 Trenton, NJ: “This measure is about dignity. Senator Scutari and Assemblyman Burzichelli should be commended for sponsoring this bill that will make us a more dignified and empathetic state. For Assemblyman Burzichelli, in particular, with whom I have met to…
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