Democrat Phil Murphy becomes New Jersey governor

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses employment and homeowner rebates while addressing a gathering near the Atlantic Ocean in Long Branch N.J. New Jersey will say farewell to Christie on Tuesday Jan. 16 20

Former Obama administration Justice Department official Eric Columbus dug up the nugget on Twitter Tuesday after Christie was replaced by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.

Lt. Gov. Oliver becomes the state's first Black lieutenant governor.

Murphy and his wife are attending a prayer service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton. Pressed by reporters for more specifics, Murphy said he would indeed take the full pay. He said that his vision for a "stronger and fairer" New Jersey includes criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization.

He also spoke of the inspiration of his own family, and a hardscrabble upbringing that included working under-the-table as a diner dishwasher at age 13. "It absolutely means that in a start off is a tenure like, I mean, this is lovely for all of us", said Baraka.

"And no, not $15 will make me go around the world and travel, but it would give me a sense of comfort", said nurse's assistant Devika Smith.

He closed the speech with a pledge to be bipartisan, and a call that suggested lawmakers could elevate the tradition of transactional politics that New Jersey is often known for. "We can't do it overnight, but we can do it in a measured mythological transparent way and we have to", said Murphy.

Afterward, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said New Jersey is now set up to serve as a national model for policies that blend "progressive values with fiscal responsibility".

While this is the first time Murphy has held elective office, he has been subject to public disclosures before.

When all eyes were on the Murphy family on Tuesday night, the Democrat's eldest son Josh flashed the OK hand signal below his waist as his father finished taking the oath.

"Sheila and Pete and Matt and I, and the whole team, felt it important to hit the ground running, so this is a meeting we were debating only whether to have yesterday or today", said Murphy. "I thought it was a transition speech, from a campaign speech to a governor's speech", Hale said.

"He spoke against the politics of division, and then he went on a whole litany using Donald Trump as a whipping boy", Pennacchio said.

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