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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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Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal Expand Efforts to Inform Public About Gun Crimes by Releasing Data on Firearms Manufacturers

Office of the Governor reports 03/12/2019 From the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General:  The Governor Also Joins the Efforts of ‘Do Not Stand Idly By’ JERSEY CITY – Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced actions designed to increase public awareness about the causes of gun violence in…
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ICYMI: Governor Murphy Highlights New Jersey’s Readiness to Support Robust Opportunity Zone Activity

Office of the Governor reports 03/11/2019 TRENTON  – Governor Phil Murphy used today’s New Jersey Opportunity Zone Summit to demonstrate the State’s preparedness for attracting investment to the 169 Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities spread across New Jersey's 21 counties.“Attracting investment to areas of the state that have been overlooked or perceived by investors as overly risky is key to…
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New Jersey Mayors and Elected Officials Applaud School Funding in Governor Murphy’s Proposed Budget

Office of the Governor reports 03/08/2019 TRENTON – Mayors and elected officials from across New Jersey today lauded Governor Murphy’s plan to boost school funding in his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The Governor’s proposed budget would provide $ billion to support schools, a record level for New Jersey education ; See below for reactions to Governor Murphy's school funding announcement: Mayor Chris…
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Governor Murphy’s Commitment to Local Journalism in New Jersey

FreePress. net reports TRENTON, NJ: On Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy delivered a budget speech outlining his vision for the upcoming fiscal year. Absent from the governor’s list of priorities, in both his speech and his released budget brief, was his prior commitment to fully fund the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind initiative to strengthen local-news coverage and…
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CEASEFIRE NJ LEADERS TO TESTIFY BEFORE NJ SENATE COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF NEW GUN SAFETY LAW

Princeton, NJ: Ceasefire NJ reports The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA); and Dolores Phillips, Legislative Director of CFPA’s Ceasefire NJ Project, plan to testify at a 1:00 PM hearing of the NJ Senate Law and Public Safety Committee in Room 10 (third floor) of the NJ State House Annex on Thursday, February…
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“Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all NJ public schools to install silent panic alarms, signed into law

TRENTON, NJ: ;– Governor Phil Murphy today signed A764, also known as “Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies such as an active shooter, or to employ an alternative emergency mechanism approved by the Department of Education. “Alyssa’s Law” will become a state requirement for all public elementary and…
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