Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner left administers the oath as Phil Murphy right stands with his family while being sworn in as governor of New Jersey Tuesday Jan. 16 2018 in Trenton N.J

The policy change is meant to promote more gender-pay equity in New Jersey, and the salary history issue is something that has been emphasized in recent years by equal-pay activists.

Assemblywoman Joann Downey is thrilled Murphy made the executive order his first official action.

Murphy and supporters of the bill said women are often given lower offers than male counterparts for their first job, when they're more willing to accept any rate to become employed.

The new governor called for the wealthy to pay higher taxes, more funding for Planned Parenthood and a $15 minimum wage.

Sworn into office with the same Bible that President John F. Kennedy used for his inauguration almost 60 years ago, Gov. Phil Murphy repeatedly struck tones of service and inclusion during his inaugural address in Trenton yesterday.

New Jersey has a new governor.

Working with Washington on a $13 billion project to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River needed to alleviate problems throughout the Northeast Corridor will be an early test of Murphy's ability to work with the Trump administration while he criticizes him on other fronts.




A former Democratic New Jersey state lawmaker has been sworn in as lieutenant governor.

Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg.

Oliver ran with Murphy and replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

The newly sworn in New Jersey governor, Phil Murphy, greets former governor Chris Christie after taking the oath of office in Trenton, New Jersey.

Murphy will attend an inaugural ball under a tent at MetLife Stadium.

In addition to issuing the challenge to state legislative leaders to take swift action on shared priorities, Murphy took direct aim at the policies of President Trump, including Trump's hardline and at times profane approach to immigration.

Phil Murphy posted a photo of his wife and children in a group hug on Twitter Tuesday and wrote "Today our great state turns a new page".

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