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Aug 21, 2023

New law protects consumers against credit card surcharges

“As our post-pandemic economy continues to grow and evolve, we too must adapt to best safeguard New Jersey consumers against unfair practices,” said Gov. Phil Murphy, who signed the legislation Aug. 18.

Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference in the rotunda of the State House in Trenton on June 30 to announce the signing of the budget for the Fiscal Year 2024.
Aug 18, 2023

Murphy approval dips in new Monmouth poll

The governor wasn't the only leader who saw a drop in confidence among residents, according to results from the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Aug 18, 2023

NJEDA sets start for $10M food desert tax credit auction

Proceeds will be used to fund programs aimed at increasing access to healthy foods throughout New Jersey’s 50 Food Desert Communities.

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Aug 17, 2023

Unemployment rises in July as NJ labor market shows signs of cooldown

The state posted lackluster reports in June and July, with the job count rising by just 1,000 last month.

On Aug. 15, the Department of Treasury began mailing letters to the more than 1.3 million taxpayers who received a payment through the ANCHOR program last year, informing them that they will not – in most circumstances – have to refile an application to receive this year’s payment.
Aug 16, 2023

State streamlines ANCHOR payment process

If you're one of the more than 1.3 million taxpayers who benefited from the relief program last year and do not need to update your information, you may not have to refile an application this year.

Sen. Vin Gopal, D-11th District, and Gov. Phil Murphy visit local businesses along the Asbury Park boardwalk May 25, 2023, to highlight a proposed investment of $100 million toward the Boardwalk Fund.
Aug 15, 2023

With bill signing, $100M Boardwalk Fund opens apps

“Starting, literally, right now, shore communities can submit their proposals to receive the financial support they need to get started on repairs,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during a ceremony in Atlantic City.

From left, former governors James Florio, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey and Richard Codey at the 2020 State of the State address in Trenton.
Aug 14, 2023

Former Gov. Codey announces retirement from Senate

“I’m not gonna lie, this is a tough day for me. An emotional day. But here it is: After a half-century in the Legislature, it’s time for me to say goodbye,” 76-year-old Sen. Richard Codey wrote in a social media post.

In late July, Gov. Phil Murphy sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting aid from the federal government for both the state and Warren County, which experienced the worst of the July 15 storm impact.
Aug 14, 2023

Biden approves NJ disaster declaration for July storm

Last month, Gov. Phil Murphy requested federal aid for both the state and Warren County, which experienced the worst of the impact.

The funeral for the late Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver took place at the Cathedral Basilica Sacred Heart in Newark on Aug. 12, 2023.
Aug 14, 2023

Oliver honored at state funeral in Newark

“It was a communal outcry that inspired her to become the champion she believed her community had never had – but solely needed,” said Gov. Phil Murphy, during the Aug. 12 memorial. “And in the decades since, Sheila rolled up her sleeves – again and again – and dedicated herself to extinguishing the embers of inequality, injustice, and indigence.”

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver at the 2020 State of the State address in Trenton on Jan. 14, 2020.
Aug 14, 2023

Honoring the life of a trailblazer

"Needless to say, New Jersey is in mourning,” Gov. Phil Murphy said three days after the passing of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver at age 71. “We lost our dear friend, a lifelong champion of the voiceless, and one of the finest public servants in New Jersey’s history – the one and only Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver.”

The State of DE&I event, hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, featured notable executives such as AACCNJ founder, President and CEO John Harmon (left) and Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken.
Aug 14, 2023

Chamber town hall highlights diversity, equity and inclusion

“We’ve come together just trying to figure out how we can make New Jersey one of the best states in America,” said John Harmon, founder, president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, which hosted the event along with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"Our reimagined approach to law enforcement has made us a role model for the past decade," writes Louis Cappelli Jr., the director of the Camden County Board of Commissioners and a leader in Camden’s police reform efforts.
Aug 14, 2023

OPINION: Police work

"Just a decade ago, Camden was one of the most dangerous cities in America. Today, thanks to reforms carried out by community leaders, county officials, and city government, it is regarded as the gold standard in police reform," writes Louis Cappelli Jr., director of the Camden County Board of Commissioners.