Governor Murphy Announces New Modifications for This Year’s General Election

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to make modifications to this year’s primarily vote-by-mail (VBM) General Election. The order clarifies Executive Order No. 177.

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NJ Is Building a Massive PPE Stockpile in Case of 2nd COVID Wave, Other Pandemics

New Jersey is in the process of building a three-month supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ranging from N95 masks to surgical gowns in preparation for a possible second wave of COVID-19 or another future pandemic.

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Deidre Davis Butler, Who Fought for Disability Rights, Dies at 64

A wheelchair user herself, she helped draft a landmark law and held government posts championing people with disabilities, especially those of color.

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Rep. Sherrill Secures Millions in CARES Act Funding for Morris and Sussex Counties

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after working to secure $7.1 million for Morris County and $1.8 million for Sussex County through the state’s allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Eliminate the Title of “Freeholder” from Public Office

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S855), which requires the title of “chosen freeholder” to be changed to “county commissioner” and all “boards of chosen freeholders” to be known as “boards of county commissioners.” The bill also requires counties to update their letterheads, stationary, and other writings, as well as their websites, to bear the title of county commissioners in place of freeholders or chosen freeholders within one year of the bill’s effective date, January 1, 2021.

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Kamala Harris officially becomes the first Black woman to be a major party's vice presidential nominee

California Sen. Kamala Harris made history Wednesday night as the first Black and South Asian woman to accept a major party's vice presidential nomination, promising to be a champion for the voiceless and forgotten Americans who are struggling in the midst of a pandemic and an economic crisis.

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