Progressive Policy and Economic Growth Go Hand in Hand

Governor Murphy reflects on COVID-19 and policies enacted over the last four years in his State of the State address.

Published on Jan 11, 2022 in Economic Justice, General

Governor Phil Murphy today delivered his fourth annual State of the State address. In his remarks, the Governor reflected on policies enacted under his first term as well as the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the address, New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) released the following statement.

Jon Shure, Interim President, NJPP:

“Governor Murphy gave an accurate description of the ‘state of the state’ and the need to do much more so prosperity is shared by all. The past four years proved that government need not sacrifice low- and moderate-income families at the expense of economic growth — because the two go hand in hand. Now, state government must remain as ‘boldly progressive’ as the Governor proclaimed it to be again today. Affordability for all is important — and New Jersey can’t afford to go backward.”

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