Governor Murphy Pledges a Progressive Course for New Jersey

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TRENTON — Philip Dunton Murphy, whose brand of pragmatic progressive politics propelled him from Democratic donor and former American ambassador to the 56th governor of New Jersey, was sworn into office on Tuesday, claiming a mandate to provide sweeping change and promising to focus heavily on the stagnant economy.

“We can once again be the state that leads the nation in progressive policies and puts common sense and our residents first in line,” Mr. Murphy said during his 34-minute inaugural address inside a theater here.

An unabashed liberal, Mr. …read more

Source: New York Times

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