The current administration's stance on charter schools seems unclear in contrast with Christie's rapid expansion approach.
Despite this being the largest budget in state history, many organizations say the $37.4 billion might still not be enough.
Will Murphy's ties to organized labor last through a tough negotiation?
Statewide, 601 refugees found sanctuary in New Jersey in 2016, but just 253 did in 2017, and only 23 have so far this year.
Jersey City kicked off its Green Business Certification Program to incentivize businesses to reduce their environmental impact and foster a culture of sustainability.
Among the major topics of discussion was the state's school funding formula, better funded, says the majority party, but not fully funded.
Bob Menendez kicked off his re-election campaign in his hometown of Union City, where attendees read like a who's who of New Jersey politics.
Murphy announced major changes to the state's medical marijuana system, including expanding covered conditions, increasing the number of dispensaries and allowing edibles.
Decriminalization effort continues, but the bill's path to law is likely to be blocked by Senate President Steve Sweeney.
Elizabeth Maher Muoio and Lamont Repollet were approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. They now head to the full Senate for consideration.
Most of the bills before the Assembly on Monday had been previously blocked by Christie.
From DACA to equal pay, Sweeney moves Democratic agenda items through the state Senate.
Throngs of student took to the streets in Newark and across the country, calling for action and government accountability.
Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package Friday.
Despite support from his base, Murphy still faces obstacles.