Murphy Highlights His First 100 Days In Office

Apr 25, 2018

Governor Phil Murphy

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is highlighting the accomplishments of his first hundred days in office.

He says the changes he’s made are already having an impact on people’s lives.

“We’re fixing problems – from revamping a broken mass transit system, to beginning the task of fully funding our public schools both to create opportunity and to control property taxes, to protecting our environment and our economy.”

Murphy says he’s signed the strongest pay equity protections in the nation, restored funding for Planned Parenthood, and expanded access to medical marijuana.

State lawmakers are giving him mixed reviews.

Democrat Assemblyman John Burzichelli says Murphy is living up to his campaign promises.

“From what I can see he’s kept his word in spots. It’s fair to say he’s had some successes, and he recognizes there’s a lot of work to be done.”

Republican Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz is disappointed with Murphy’s performance.

“I think that he is following up on what he said he would do but at what cost to our current budget. Don’t put in new programs when we can’t currently fund the programs that we’re obligated to finance and fund.”

Murphy says his proposals for a millionaires’ tax and raising the sales tax back to 7 percent are the right thing to do. But the tax increases are meeting resistance from lawmakers.