We recap a busy September in this edition of TrueNorth. Governor Phil Murphy signs the budget for the nine-month FY2021. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces significant steps the social media giant is taking to protect our democracy during the election season. The Murphy Administration and NJ TRANSIT break ground on projects that will help tens of thousands of daily riders. And a prominent industry trade association holds New Jersey’s first in-person conference since COVID-19 restrictions began to lift.
Governor Phil Murphy announces Stage 2 of New Jersey’s reopening. Two authorities and the Federal government announce billions in transportation infrastructure investment. Congress acts on legislation to revise the federal Paycheck Protection Program. And the Governor’s Restart & Recovery Advisory Council kicks off its work.
Governor Phil Murphy delivered his third annual budget address yesterday in Trenton. He proposed a number of significant investments to be funded by a variety of revenue raisers. Meanwhile, in Woodbridge the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Board initiated a public hearing process for a new long-term capital program. TrueNorth has the skinny so keep reading to learn more!
Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo each delivered State of the State addresses. Both touted accomplishments of the past year and detailed proposals and plans for 2020. In New Jersey, the Senate and Assembly held their reorganizations, and swore in new members and leaders before listening to the Governor’s annual address. Keep reading for the key highlights as well as opportunities and challenges in both States.
The amounts being invested by some regional transportation agencies warrant detailed coverage in this edition of TrueNorth. We also recap remarks made by NorthStar’s CEO at a statewide transportation policy conference. Finally, next Tuesday is Election Day across the region and we remind everyone to vote and then check out TrueNorth’s election coverage.
In this edition of TrueNorth we recap some major policy developments from the past two months, including offshore wind, New Jersey’s budget, and the Port Authority’s efforts to rebuild our region’s transportation infrastructure.
We’re dedicating this issue of TrueNorth to one of our favorite New Jersey elected officials who – in the middle of a recent meeting with one of our clients – reminded us that we were overdue for a new issue of TrueNorth. Senator, this one’s for you!