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Gov. Phil Murphy at a press conference in Atlantic City on July 10, 2018. (Nikita Biryukov for New Jersey Globe)

Murphy touts accomplishments in first 500 days

By David Wildstein, May 30 2019 4:39 pm

Phil Murphy celebrated his 500th day as governor today, touting some of the 290 bills he’s signed into law “in partnership with the Legislature — the most of any Governor at this point in their first term since Governor Whitman” and says he has either fulfilled or is “meaningfully making strides” on 47 out of 52 campaign promises.

“Today New Jersey is working for more families and more families are working – from strengthening our economy to making health care more affordable and accessible to expanding pre-K – we’re making enormous progress,” Murphy.

Among the accomplishments Murphy is touting: raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour; enacting paid sick leave for all workers; requiring equal pay for equal work; investing in NJ TRANSIT; making New Jersey a leader in gun safety; moving New Jersey towards clean energy; expanding pre-K; putting New Jersey on a pathway to fully funding public schools; providing tuition-free community college; and restoring funding to Planned Parenthood.

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