Establish NJ as the home-base for AI-powered game-changers
Here in New Jersey, we are announcing an AI Moonshot. With New Jersey's AI Moonshot, our mission is for our state's top minds to pioneer a series of AI-powered breakthroughs, over the next decade, that will change the lives of billions for the better.
Our state government will be a catalyst for bringing together innovators and leaders to invest in research and development, and ultimately, establish New Jersey as the home-base for AI-powered game-changers.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the N.J. legislature
, Jan 9, 2024
Joint venture with Israel for technological R&D
Murphy, Daniel Chamovitz of Ben-Gurion University, and Joel S. Bloom of New Jersey Institute of Technology, recently announced the creation of a world-class Institute for Future Technologies at NJIT. Gov. Murphy said, "By joining together in this
groundbreaking venture, NJIT and BGU will combine their expertise and track records in technological research and development to help strengthen the economic opportunity and tech leadership that I have long envisioned for our state."
Source: BusinessFacilities.com on 2021 New Jersey Gubernatorial race
, Apr 16, 2021
We're closing the digital divide for schoolchildren
The digital divide was real long before COVID hit our state. In 2021, no child should be denied access to all the educational opportunities of the online world. An estimated 230,000-plus students -- almost entirely from disadvantaged households--lacked
either the laptops or internet accessibility, or both, for remote learning. So we got to work closing that digital divide, and, today, 95% of those students have the tools they need, and we're close to getting the outstanding gap to zero.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to New Jersey legislature
, Jan 12, 2021
Transit system must know where it's going
I look forward to our continued partnership to fix NJ TRANSIT. At the end of the day, we still must answer to the commuter whose train was cancelled, or whose bus is over capacity.
And, I won't be happy until we bat 1.000. If a transit system doesn't know where it's going, it's never going to get there. That's what our strategic and capital plans will change.
Source: 2020 New Jersey State of the State address
, Jan 14, 2020
Share congestion pricing revenue between NYC and NJ
New Jersey drivers are used to heavy traffic getting into Manhattan but "congestion pricing" is something different, and potentially even more aggravating. State lawmakers in New York approved a first-in-the-nation plan that will impose fees on
drivers entering Manhattan south of 61st Street, possibly starting in 2021.
Under the plan, drivers using the Lincoln Tunnel and Holland Tunnel would receive a credit based on what they pay in tolls. However, no break would be offered to motorists
taking the George Washington Bridge, as noted by Gov. Phil Murphy in a letter to N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Murphy, in his letter to Cuomo, asked Cuomo to consider sharing some of the revenue with NJ Transit and PATH. According to
AAA Northeast, which opposes the plan, 80% of the revenues will go toward the subways. The Long Island and Metro-north railroads each would get 10 percent [while NJ transit would get none]. Cuomo had not publicly responded as of Monday afternoon.