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Governor Murphy Urges Passage of $15 Minimum Wage Before End of Year

TRENTON – Acting on a commitment to build a stronger and fairer New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy today urged the Legislature to close the wage gap and pass a bill raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all working New Jerseyans before the end of the year. “Establishing a livable wage of $15 per hour provides New Jersey’s working families with the opportunity to put food on their tables and keep the lights on in their homes,” said Governor Phil…
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NJ Troopers Peacefully Escort Poor People’s Campaign Activists into Annex during Rally

New Jersey State Police Troopers escorted activists carrying mail for the Senate President into Annex. Trenton, NJ: The Poor People’s Campaign NJ rallies at the Capital Complex and delivers mail to the Statehouse Annex for the Senate President. Watch Video of event from State House News. NJ Press Channel       Share More:
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NJ Homeland Director Jared Maple Discusses School Safety and Security

via www. Statehouse . news - Trenton, NJ: WATCH NEWS VIDEO – Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Office of Homeland Security Director Jared Maples discusses School Safety and Security during  Governor's Press Conference   Statehouse . news Watch the Governor, State Police, Education Commissioner, NJ Attorney General, and Health Commissioner discuss school shootings safety and security at the statehouse Capitol Complex on www . statehouse . news . Share More:
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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Parkland School Shooting

Trenton, NJ: Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on February 20, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of the victims of Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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NJ Governor-elect Phil Murphy opens Stronger and Fairer Economy Transition Committee working group

State House News - Trenton, NJ:  Governor-elect Phil Murphy opens a Stronger and Fairer Economy Transition Committee working group with Advisor Carl Van Horn at The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on West State Street. WATCH NEWS VIDEO Advisor Carl Van Horn
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Law Barring First Amendment Rights May Violate Governor Chris Christie putting a John Hancock on a Book Deal

Trenton, NJ: New Jersey law says a sitting governor is barred from receiving ... "any compensation, salary, honorarium, fee, or other form of income from any source, other than the compensation paid or reimbursed to him by the State for the performance of official duties." Share more:    
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NJ Water Disasters – Permit Extension/Zombie Builders Bill Released from Senate Budget Committee

Trenton, NJ: via Sierra Club of NJ. A bill to extend the expiration date of certain permits for one year in Superstorm Sandy-impacted counties was released out of the Senate Budget Committee yesterday. The legislation called A3617 (Green)/S2390 (Sarlo) would allow development permits to move forward, many in areas that flood or have become vulnerable to sea level rise and storm surges.  Instead of writing new laws to protect people and property better or strengthening our existing laws to protect our communities from sea level rise and flooding, this…
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ACR249 to Block DEP Dangerous Flood Rules Up Monday

Trenton, NJ: Statehouse .news : ACR249 to Block DEP Dangerous Flood Rules Up Monday  On Monday, the last day of legislature, ACR249 (McKeon) will be up for a vote in the Assembly. This resolution overrides the DEP's proposal to revise Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules. It determines that the rules are inconsistent with legislative intent. The Sierra Club has been supporting this resolution because we believe that these proposed rules will increase flooding…
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