Gov. Murphy delivers State of the State address
Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his State of the State address Tuesday. Watch the replay here.
Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his fourth state of the state address, saying he would declare a public health emergency again in light of COVID-19's omicron variant.
The governor spoke remotely in a prerecorded speech for the second time for the annual address. He said the new order wouldn't change people's everyday lives but leaves a school and daycare mask mandate in place.
The public health emergency declaration comes just as some of the governor’s powers expired as part of a law he signed in June, when the high vaccination rate and declining case counts had officials optimistic the virus could be behind the state.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.