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Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor

Sep. 17, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday. The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican former Assembly member Jack...

Murphy promises expansion to universal pre-K in New Jersey

Sep. 16, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will institute universal pre-kindergarten across the state for all 3- and 4-year-olds, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, has increased state funding for pre-K since he took office...

Man dies after being shot by police officer outside NJ home

Sep. 14, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

MANTUA, N.J. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a man during an early morning encounter outside the man's New Jersey home, state authorities said. The New Jersey attorney general's office says two officers arrived a Mantua Township home just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday...

Public matching fund disbursements soaring in NJ gov race

Sep. 13, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's public matching fund program has disbursed nearly double what it did four years ago, with the Republican candidate outperforming his predecessor, new figures out Monday show. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is the top fundraiser, however. ...

Ida death toll in New Jersey rises to 30, governor says

Sep. 13, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The death toll from Ida reached 30 in New Jersey, up one since last week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy gave the updated figure during a news conference Monday, but didn't give more details about the fatality from the storm that dumped rain...

Officials break ground on NJ wind energy construction port

Sep. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

New Jersey and federal officials broke ground Thursday on a facility designed to help the state take a leadership position in the burgeoning offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast. Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Labor Secretary Martin Walsh were among those who spoke...

Biden directs federal aid to NY, NJ after deadly flooding

Sep. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At least...

Ida live updates: NJ tornado reached EF-3 rating, NWS says

Sep. 02, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A tornado that ripped through Mullica Hill, New Jersey, on Wednesday evening is believed to have had an EF-3 rating, with winds of up to 150 miles per hour (240 kph), according to the National Weather Service. The service in Mount Holly, New Jersey,...

Northeast's death toll from Ida's flooding climbs above 40 as New Jersey's governor reports 23 deaths in his state alone

Sep. 02, 2021 18:08 PM EDT
HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Northeast's death toll from Ida's flooding climbs above 40 as New Jersey's governor reports 23 deaths in his state alone.

Murphy says $267M set aside for COVID-19 testing at schools

Sep. 01, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is earmarking $267 million for school districts to set up regular COVID-19 testing. Speaking Monday at a news conference, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the funds will come from the federal government and will help the state's more...