Workplace of the Governor | This Week in NJ: July 30, 2021

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Governor Murphy Indicators Landmark Laws to Enhance New Jersey’s Maternal and Toddler Well being Outcomes

Governor Phil Murphy signed landmark laws to enhance New Jersey’s maternal and toddler well being outcomes for all New Jersey households. 

“House visiting packages have great advantages for moms, infants, and households,” stated Governor Murphy. “Analysis has proven that these packages not solely lower toddler and maternal mortality, but in addition enhance psychological well being, improve baby instructional attainment, lower abuse and neglect, and strengthen household success and financial development. This common house visiting program is a essential step ahead in making our state stronger and fairer for all households, giving them the instruments and helps they want for achievement and resilience, and guaranteeing New Jersey stays one of the best place to start out and lift a household.” 

“As we work to fight New Jersey’s Black maternal and toddler well being disaster by means of Nurture NJ, we all know that these first weeks post-partum are completely essential in figuring out maternal and toddler well being outcomes,” stated First Woman Tammy Murphy. “Via this common house visiting program, we’re making clear to all New Jersey households that their well being, wellness, and improvement are our highest precedence, starting with delivery. For 3 years, Nurture NJ has been transferring steadily forward in our mission to make New Jersey the most secure and most equitable place within the nation to ship and lift a child. This new initiative does greater than speed up our progress, it explicitly tackles fairness, allows wraparound care and instantly launches us to the forefront of maternal well being care.”

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Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Strongly Suggest Masking in Indoor Settings with Elevated Threat

Following this week’s announcement by the Facilities for Illness Management relating to masking, Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Division of Well being Commissioner Judy Persichilli strongly advisable that each vaccinated and unvaccinated residents put on masks in indoor settings when there may be elevated danger.  

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Governor Murphy Highlights Price range Funding for Toms River Area of Goals

Governor Murphy, the Kane household, and a bipartisan group of native leaders visited and toured the long run website of the “Toms River Area of Goals”, a soon-to-be state-of-the-art, fully-accessible, three-acre out of doors advanced designed particularly to incorporate people with disabilities. The advanced is supported with $400,000 in funding proposed by the Governor and included within the Fiscal Yr 2022 Price range. 

“It’s an honor to face right here at this time with Christian, Mayor Hill, and Councilman Turnbach to have fun the Toms River Area of Goals,” stated Governor Murphy. “A short while from now, this advanced can be open to serve people of all ages and skills, particularly disabled people with restricted entry to areas like this. I’m proud that we could possibly be part of making this dream a actuality for Gavin and so many different people who’re deserving of a totally accessible leisure area.”

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On Nationwide New Jersey Day, Governor Murphy Pronounces New Jersey Turnpike Authority to Rename 9 Backyard State Parkway Service Areas after New Jersey Icons and Corridor of Fame Inductees

To showcase the excellent expertise of the folks of New Jersey and their contributions to the world, Governor Phil Murphy introduced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming 9 service areas on the Backyard State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Corridor of Fame (NJHOF) inductees within the arts, leisure and sports activities. 

“That is about placing New Jersey greatness on full show,” stated Governor Phil Murphy. “That is the primary half of an prolonged statewide exhibition of New Jersey heroes all through our state. From navy heroes on the Battleship New Jersey to historic figures on the New Jersey Turnpike to science and know-how trailblazers at Newark Penn Station, New Jerseyans will discover pleasure in our contributions to society and the world.”  

“Our State’s wealthy cultural historical past has fostered an unimaginable variety of gifted people who’ve introduced nice pleasure to New Jersey by means of their contributions in leisure, sports activities, arts and extra,” stated First Woman Tammy Murphy. “By highlighting the previous achievements of New Jersey residents, we intention to encourage hope for the long run success tales of our nice state, and perhaps even encourage the subsequent Toni Morrison or Jon Bon Jovi  to realize all that they’ll by means of the alternatives afforded in New Jersey.” 

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Performing AG Bruck Pronounces Settlement with EPA to Shield New Jersey from Air Air pollution from Upwind States

Performing Lawyer Normal Andrew J. Bruck introduced that the U.S. Environmental Safety Company (EPA) has agreed to take motion on air air pollution discount plans submitted by sure “upwind” states as a part of a settlement reached between EPA and “downwind” states New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Massachusetts, in addition to the Metropolis of New York. 

“This is a vital win for New Jersey, its residents, and its setting,” stated Performing Lawyer Normal Bruck. “For too lengthy, polluted air has been blowing downwind into New Jersey from different states, and at this time’s settlement requires the federal authorities to lastly take motion to handle the hurt. That is one more victory in our struggle for environmental justice within the Backyard State.”

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