Today is Phil Murphy’s 50th day in office. He issued a state of emergency for the upcoming storm — which will undoubtedly be accompanied by comparisons of his predecessor’s storm-handling skills. Does All Birds make snow boots? He also dealt with the unusual move of a Senate President moving first on a budget initiative — though that’s not necessarily bad for the governor.
(The New Jersey Globe will give Murphy a grade every day — either a check, a check plus, a check minus, or an incomplete. He’ll get a letter grade every week.)