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After eight years of Chris Christie’s reign in office, Phil Murphy took over as governor of New Jersey. This state needs Gov. Murphy’s progressive liberal views.
Murphy’s term only began just over a month ago, but he started strong with six executive orders that outline his goals as governor.
The Asbury Park Press reports that Murphy’s orders so far include equal pay and gender equality, outlining ethics and standards in establishing a code of conduct for the governor, undertaking a performance audit of the state’s corporate subsidy programs, encouraging Affordable Care Act signups, undertaking the NJ Transit audit and reviewing New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.
These provide a strong base for a successful term. Gender inequality in 2018 is unacceptable, therefore the promotion of equal pay and gender equality is pivotal for politicians. Murphy plans to fight for equal rights, which will have a positive impact on New Jersey.
Establishing a code of conduct by outlining ethics and standards makes Murphy reliable and trustworthy. Having rules signifies responsibility and will likely set a precedent for future New Jersey governors.
In simple terms, undertaking a performance audit of the state’s corporate subsidy programs will measure the effectiveness of tax incentives. This could potentially help New Jersey’s economy. If the performance audit reveals that providing tax incentives wastes money, then New Jersey can funnel its budget toward more productive and helpful initiatives.
After recent NJ Transit mishaps, undertaking an audit of the company is necessary.
NJ Transit logged the most accidents among U.S. commuter railroads in 2016, with 21 total reported accidents, according to the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration.
Reviewing the NJ Transit system and making any needed changes will make transportation safer for New Jersey residents and commuters. Support Murphy and his plans to lead New Jersey out of the dark ages of the Christie administration.