New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Sussex County

Project Self-Sufficiency received a helping hand from New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy on Thursday as the agency continued to address the overwhelming need for food among Sussex and Warren County residents as a result of the ongoing public health crisis.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Authorizing Municipalities and Counties to Issue Coronavirus Relief Bonds

Governor Murphy today signed legislation (A3971) which authorizes municipalities and counties to borrow funds to cover revenue shortfalls and expenditures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by issuing bonds and notes. The final legislation included improvements recommended by Governor Murphy in his prior conditional veto issued on July 30, 2020.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Criminalizing a False 9-1-1 Call Based on Race or Protected Class

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A1906), which would amend current law to include false incrimination and filing a false police report as a form of bias intimidation. The bill also establishes crime of false 9-1-1 call with purpose to intimidate or harass based on race or other protected class.

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Gottheimer Votes to Save the U.S. Postal Service, Ensure Americans Access to Voting, Medication, Benefits

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer voted to pass the bipartisan H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act. The Delivering for America Act requires the Postal Service to return to operations and levels of service that were in place on January 1, 2020, throughout the duration of the Coronavirus public health emergency and requires all election mail to be treated as First-Class mail.

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Historic moment: 1st Black woman confirmed as justice on New Jersey Supreme Court

Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in June to succeed Justice Walter Timpone.

She received much praise from state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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Governor Murphy Announces Child Care Initiative from Coronavirus Relief Fund to Support Working Families

With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy today announced plans to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, which will provide additional support to children and their families as well as for thousands of child care providers with resources. These plans are highlighted in the Governor's FY2021 revised Budget Proposal as part of the state's spending plan for the $2.39 billion federal Coronavirus Relief Fund

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