ITL Volume 13 Issue 1 - Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Governor Murphy to Deliver 2022 State of the State Address, Farewell to Senator Loretta Weinberg and the State Legislative Reorganization

Governor Murphy to Deliver 2022 State of the State Address: Later today, Governor Murphy will be delivering his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 5:00 PM. 

The 2022 State of the State will be pre-recorded and streamed on the Governor's official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages, as well as via LiveU Matrix. It will also be broadcasted by News12 New Jersey and NJ Spotlight News on NJ PBS. 

“Throughout the past year, New Jersey has proven its resiliency in the face of adversity. While still facing challenges brought by the pandemic, we have made undeniable progress for the working- and middle-class families who call New Jersey home,” said Governor Murphy. “This year’s State of the State address will focus on our ongoing commitment to education and economic opportunity, and making our state more affordable for families. Together, we will move forward on our path to building a stronger and fairer New Jersey.” 

Farewell to Senator Loretta Weinberg: Last week, Senator Loretta Weinberg (D- Bergen) officially retired from the state senate, capping off a distinguished 30-year career in the state legislature. Weinberg was been appointed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney to the Board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. 

Senator Weinberg was first elected to the New Jersey State Assembly in 1992 where she served until 2005 when she was elected to the State Senate. While in the Assembly, Weinberg served as Majority Conference Leader from 2002-2005, Deputy Minority Leader from 1996-2001, and Assistant Majority Leader from 1994-1995. 

Senator Weinberg began her esteemed tenure in the New Jersey Senate in 2005, where she most recently served as Senate Majority Leader. Weinberg developed a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most influential and powerful progressive leaders in the history of the Senate. She is well-known for her leadership and tireless advocacy on critically important progressive issues such as marriage equality, maternal rights, equal pay, gun control, anti-discrimination efforts, and public transportation improvements. 

“Loretta is a one-of-a-kind, progressive champion, an independent, ttrailblazing woman who answers only to her moral conscience. She ends her remarkable 30-year career in the state legislature leaving New Jersey a profoundly better place because of her career in public service,” said RCSG Managing Partner, Eric Shuffler.

Legislative Reorganization: Today is Reorganization Day in the New Jersey State Legislature. New legislators in both the Senate and Assembly will be sworn in today, in their respective chambers. Committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session will also be announced. Click here to watch the Senate and Assembly Reorganization, which is expected to start around noon today.