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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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New Jersey Leaders Advocate for Marijuana Legalization and Expungement Legislation

Office of the Gov reports 03/21/2019 Trenton, NJ: "I want to speak to those who might be on the fence. I don’t know if you have been arrested for marijuana. Please, get on the right side, so we can make history, so that our young men and women can get on with their lives. It all depends on that vote…
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Governor Murphy Highlights NJ TRANSIT Investments in Safety, Reliability

Office of the Gov reports 03/19/2019 MAPLEWOOD — Governor Phil Murphy today toured NJ TRANSIT’s Emergency Operations Center with transit officials to highlight NJ TRANSIT investments in his budget proposal that will restore safety and service at the agency. Governor Murphy’s previous budget increased investment in NJ TRANSIT by $167 million, a 118 percent increase from the previous administration’s last year.…
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Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, Senator Scutari, and Assemblywoman Quijano Announce Agreement on Broad Outlines of Legalization of Adult-Use Marijuana

Office of the Gov reports 03/12/2019 Agreement Reached on Tax Rate, Regulatory Structure, and Expungement Provisions TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senator Scutari, and Assemblywoman Quijano today announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey.“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in…
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Murphy Administration Adds 25,500 Patients, 400 Doctors to Medicinal Marijuana Program

Office of the Gov reports 03/14/2019 TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) has reached another milestone, adding 25,500 new patients, nearly 1,000 caregivers and 412 doctors since Governor Murphy took total of 42,528 patients, 1,736 caregivers and 925 doctors are now participating in the program. In the past 13 months, an additional 412…
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At Trenton Nurture NJ Roundtable, First Lady Touts Investments in Governor’s Proposed Budget to Combat Maternal and Infant Health Crisis

Office of the Gov reports 03/13/2019 TRENTON – First Lady Tammy Murphy today held a roundtable discussion at Children’s Futures in Trenton to highlight $1 million in funding in Governor Murphy’s proposed budget to provide doula care service to expectant mothers on Medicaid. The investment will help combat racial disparities in health outcomes for New Jersey mothers and their children. Research…
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