June 17, 2021 – On June 16, 2021, Governor Murphy signed S3434/A5366 into law. The legislation extends school services for one year for disabled students who could not receive vital programs put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 13, 2021 – Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders
September 1, 2020 – On Monday, August 31, 2020, the Senate and Assembly announced hearings dates on the proposed (revised) FY 2021 budget in September. Recall, that due to the public health crisis, Fiscal Year 2020 will end on September 30,
August 31, 2020 – The Early Childhood Education Advocates (ECEA), representing New Jersey’s more than 4,100 private licensed childcare centers, voiced today its strong support for Gov. Phil Murphy’s $250 million initiative to help childcare providers and families amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
August 28, 2020 – On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy delivered his revised and shortened FY 2021 Budget to the State Legislature. In these unprecedented times, back in June, the Governor and Legislature passed a three-month budget from July to September 2020. They now need to adopt the remaining nine-month budget for October 2020-June 2021.
August 10, 2020 – On August 10, 2020, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the implementation of New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, Porzio Governmental Affairs’ client Compassion & Choices hosted a webinar for supporters and lawmakers across the State.
June 15, 2020 – On Friday, May 29, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that licensed community-based child care centers could reopen to all clients on June 15, providing that centers follow specific CDC and State guidelines. With the exception of approximately 500 of the 4100 licensed community-based child care centers in NJ working on emergency status, the majority of community-based child care centers have been closed for nearly two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 13, 2020 – The New Jersey Law Journal released its list of the top 2019 New Jersey lawyer-lobbyist firms by revenue, ranking Porzio Governmental Affairs (PGA) as one of the top five in the state. Receipts for PGA increased by 10% from 2018 and placed PGA fifth among lawyer-lobbying firms.
November 22, 2019 – On November 21, 2019, Porzio and its family of companies received the Community Impact Award from the Arc of New Jersey.
April 17, 2019 – On April 12, 2019, Governor Murphy signed New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law. New Jersey is the 8th state to permit terminally ill, mentally capable adult patients, the right to request life-ending medication.