A Review of Gov. Murphy’s 2023 State of the State Address

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Governor Murphy reviews his administration’s efforts in 2022 and outlines what’s to come in 2023 in State the State address.

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy delivered the first in-person State of the State address since January 2020 at the State House in Trenton – Murphy’s fifth State of the State address since the start of his administration.

The governor highlighted accomplishments of the past five years, announced upcoming projects, and committed to making New Jersey “the best state in the nation to live, work, and raise a family.”

Some of the achievements Governor Murphy spoke on include:

During Murphy’s address, the Governor also spoke to several of his administration’s priorities for the upcoming year, such as:

  • Extending the application period for the ANCHOR Program by another month, to February 28, 2023, so more renters and homeowners have the time they need to apply.
  • Urging the passage of a legislative package to strengthen laws against car thefts.
  • Incentivizing the creation of new jobs in our state while recognizing the changing work landscape that entails more remote work than it once did.
  • Reforming New Jersey’s antiquated and confusing liquor license laws on behalf of numerous restaurants by relaxing and eventually ending current restrictions and providing a targeted tax credit to businesses that already invested in a license of their own – a plan which is ultimately estimated to generate up to $10 billion in new economic activity over 10 years and create upwards of 10,000 jobs annually.
  • Removing outdated licensing and operating restrictions on NJs breweries and distilleries to enable the continued renaissance of these businesses.
  • Helping New Jerseyans impacted by the opioid epidemic by adopting a new policy
    to allow any resident to anonymously obtain the lifesaving, overdose-reversal medicine Naloxone for free from any participating pharmacy, at any time.
  • Supporting our Shore towns and coastal cities through the creation of a Boardwalk Fund that would enable upgrades to the boardwalks that define these communities and support their local economies.
  • Preparing New Jersey to host World Cup games in 2026, after the State successfully worked to bring this global event to our corner of the world.

For the Governor’s full address, click here.

For the biographies of the special guests at this year's State of the State address, click here.



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