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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 24 items )  

Conn. A.G. Tong Defends States' Rights to Set Public Safety Priorities
HARTFORD, Connecticut, June 30 -- Connecticut Attorney General William Tong issued the following news release: Attorney General William Tong joined a group of 15 attorneys general defending a New Jersey directive that limits when and how local law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The Trump Administration is seeking to block a 2018 directive issued by the New Jersey Attorney General that bars local law enforcement officers from sharing certain information about det  more

Dean's Message: Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 27 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following statement by Dean Cecilia Elena Rouse: Dear Community, I hope you have had to a chance to read President Eisgruber's message (http://wws.princeton.edu/news-and-events/news/item/deans-message-princeton-school-public-and-international-affairs), sharing with the Princeton community that the University Trustees have voted to remove the name "Woodrow Wilson" from o  more

Democratic Governors Association Statement on Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement on July 1 by Chair New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy: Yesterday, voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid in their state. Oklahoma was one of 14 states that haven't expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and has the second-highest uninsured rate in the country. * * * "Yesterday's victory on Medicaid expansion is a huge win for Oklahomans. Access to affordable health care is cri  more

Dr. Anthony E. Munroe Becomes Borough of Manhattan Community College's 11th President
NEW YORK, June 30 -- Borough of Manhattan Community College issued the following news on June 29: The City University of New York Board of Trustees proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Anthony E. Munroe as the 11th President of Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY's largest school with about 24,000 students in over 50 associate degree programs and thousands more in adult and continuing education programs. Dr. Munroe, the president of Essex County College in New Jersey, brings three   more

Gov. Murphy Signs Furlough Legislation Into Law Following Legislature Concurrence With Conditional Veto
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 3 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A4132) which would modify the State's shared work program and change eligibility for the State's unemployment insurance program. Earlier this week the bill was returned to the Legislature with recommended changes necessary to facilitate furloughs in lieu of layoffs. The Legislature today concurred with the Governor's conditional veto. "The revisions sent ba  more

Maine Gov. Mills: With Improving Public Health Metrics, Mills Administration Exempts Connecticut, New York, New Jersey From Quarantine & Testing Requirement
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 2 -- Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, issued the following news release on July 1: The Mills Administration announced that it is exempting visitors from the States of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey from the 14-day quarantine requirement or negative COVID-19 testing alternative, effective this Friday, July 3, 2020. The decision comes after the Administration reviewed public health data in other states to determine the appropriateness of additional exemptions, like those pr  more

Maryland PSC: O'Donnell Elected to Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners Leadership Team
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 30 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Maryland Public Service Commissioner Anthony J. O'Donnell has been elected to the 2020-2021 leadership team for the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). Commissioner O'Donnell will serve as MACRUC First Vice President for the coming year. He was elected by his peers from the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky,  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Administration Announces Return to Full Local Control to Newark School District
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The New Jersey State Board of Education voted to return full local control to the Newark School District, nearly 25 years to the day after the state assumed control of district operations. "This is a historic day for Newark, and a day for celebration," said Governor Phil Murphy. "For a quarter century, the local board of education in Newark has not had the full power to make decisions for their c  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Departure of Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy announced that, effective close of business, Dr. Lamont O. Repollet will step down as Commissioner of Education and begin the transition from the Department of Education to his new position as President of Kean University. The Governor has selected Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Finance Kevin Dehmer to assume the role of Interim Commiss  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Increased Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limit
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 3 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy announced an increased outdoor gathering capacity limit as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline. Effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits. All indoor gatherings continue to be limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Directs U.S., New Jersey Flags to Fly at Full Staff Starting July 3
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 3 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be returned to full staff on Friday, July 3, having been at half-staff since Friday, April 3, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19. The flags will return to full staff as a symbol of New Jersey's recovery and continued resolve. "As a result of the hard sacrifices made by all  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Bare Bones State Spending Plan Into Law for Extended Fiscal Year to Help Weather Continued Fallout From COVID-19
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 1 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed a three-month spending plan into law on Tuesday that includes a series of deep cuts and spending deferrals to help the state meet its most basic obligations through the extended fiscal year (FY 2020), which ends September 30. New Jersey extended its fiscal year beyond the traditional closing date of June 30 in light of the extreme uncertainty caused by the global pandem  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 3 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 162. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, and June 4. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. "As the restart and recovery process goes on, ensuring acce  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation to Further Reform New Jersey Criminal Justice System
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed three pieces of legislation that make various reforms to New Jersey's criminal justice system. The bills will ensure personnel files of law enforcement officers are shared when applying for employment at other agencies, accelerate juvenile justice reforms, and expand critical re-entry benefits. "I've been clear that New Jersey will be as aggressive as any state in the n  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide Chapter 78 Relief to New Jersey Educators
UNION TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, July 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation providing substantial health care cost savings for New Jersey's educators while reducing costs for taxpayers, removing longstanding and onerous provisions resulting from a 2011 law known as Chapter 78. The legislation (A20/S2273) is the result of collaborative negotiations between the Murphy Administration, legislative leadership, and the New Jersey   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Takes Action on Legislation
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 30 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the following bills: S-2329/A-3905 (Ruiz, Vitale/Timberlake, Vainieri Huttle, Quijano) - Revises requirements for cash assistance benefits under Work First New Jersey program; appropriates $17 million Copy of Statement: http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20200629/18/2e/ab/00/738485e746d617c40752a342/S2329CV.pdf A-3919/SCS for SCS for S-2346 (Calabres  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Takes Action on Legislation
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law: A-3919/S-2346 w/GR (CalabTRENTON - Today, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law: A-3919/S-2346 w/GR (Calabrese, Spearman, Murphy/Sarlo, Sweeney, Singleton, Bucco) Extends certain permits, approvals, and deadlines during COVID-19 emergency S-2498/A-4298 (Greenstein, Codey/Moen, Carter, Lopez) Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy: New Jersey Department of Health Exempts Doulas From Hospital Delivery Support Person Limits During COVID-19
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 30 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Recognizing the role of doulas as an essential part of an expectant mother's care team, the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) issued an executive directive exempting doulas from limits on support persons throughout a woman's hospital stay during the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease statewide, there is now sufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and testing capaci  more

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Launches Vote by Mail GOTV Digital Ads
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 2 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following press release: The New Jersey Democratic State Committee is launching a digital advertising buy encouraging Democratic voters to return their Vote by Mail ballots for the upcoming primary election. The ads will include both video and display placements and will be targeted to core Democratic constituencies throughout the state. "Governor Murphy's decision to move to a primarily Vote by Mail election w  more

Princeton Environmental Institute Awards Climate, Energy Challenge Projects
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 29 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: Four new projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Climate and Energy Challenge program will explore topics such as sediment plumes from offshore wind turbines, the effect of climate change on the natural color-scape, the efficient production of biomass jet fuel, and the most motivating language for discussing climate change. Totaling $500,000, the projects run from 2020 to 20  more

Princeton University: How Lessons From Covid-19 Can Prevent Environmental Meltdown
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 3 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of Covid-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went largely ignored until rising infection rates forced policymakers to take action. Likewise, climate and environmental scientists have warned, for decades, that human activity is triggering global heating and another mass extinction could occur if countr  more

Princeton: Board of Trustees' Decision on Removing Woodrow Wilson's Name From Public Policy School
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 29 -- Princeton University issued the following statement on June 27: The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from the University's School of Public and International Affairs, which will now be known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. We have taken this extraordinary step because we believe that Wilson's racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school whose scholars, stu  more

Raritan Valley Community College: New Alumni Representative Named to Board of Trustees
NORTH BRANCH, New Jersey, July 2 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Julia DeTommaso of Flemington has been chosen as the new Alumni Representative to the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Board of Trustees. DeTommaso graduated from the College this spring with a degree in Business Administration. She will be continuing her higher education and transferring to an online program at Rutgers University-Camden to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. Wh  more

Stockton University: New Book Details Expedition to Map Walker Wreck
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, July 1 -- Stockton University issued the following news: Stephen Nagiewicz was "collecting wrecks" as a diver in the 1990s when he first visited the $25 wreck, also a good fishing spot, nicknamed for how much a fisherman paid for the shipwreck's coordinates off Atlantic City. That initial visit was "just another dive," but after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) identified it as the long-lost Robert J. Walker shipwreck, Nagiewicz went back in 2014  more