The Record: Big challenges await Phil Murphy in Trenton

The Record says New Jersey’s new Governor-Elect Phil Murphy faces “costly, long-term, vexing problems,” when he takes office in January. On top of the already burdensome list of programs and initiatives, Murphy promises two free years of community college, free and universal pre-K, a $15 minimum wage and higher contributions to the pension fund. Marijuana legalization, a state bank and more state aid for schools are also on the agenda. Murphy is counting on a rebounding economy to pay for his promises.

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