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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Governor Announces Ethics Reform Proposals

At the Governor Florio Policy Lecture, Gov. Murphy announced a comprehensive push for ethics reform, including legislation to eliminate the OPRA exemption for the legislature and several other proposals.

During his remarks at the Governor Florio Policy Lecture on Wednesday, Governor Murphy announced a comprehensive push for ethics reform as part of his pledge to change “the culture in Trenton, to make it more open and accessible, responsive, and, ultimately, more representative of our state and our great people–to make sure that government works for people, and not special interests.” The proposals include legislation to eliminate the OPRA exemption for the legislature.

Another proposal includes legislation to prohibit the legislature from taking action on any bill or resolution that has not been posted in full on the legislature’s website 72 hours prior to the vote unless three-fourths of the full membership votes that the bill or resolution is an emergency.

Other proposals include:

 We will continue to keep you posted on the Governor’s push for ethics reforms.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x112.

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