Gov. Phil Murphy proclaimed New Jersey is becoming a “state of opportunity,” where it’s easier to get a job and to benefit from big investments in infrastructure and public education, as he delivered an in-person State of the State address Tuesday.

Murphy, a second-term Democrat, highlighted a number of economic achievements, such as a long-running streak of private-sector job growth and several recent credit-rating upgrades, while portraying New Jersey as a state that is recovering well from the losses suffered during the worst years of the still-lingering COVID-19 pandemic.

Murphy also used his roughly 60-minute speech before a joint session of the Legislature inside the State House to unveil a handful of new policy goals and proposals. Read more from NJ Spotlight News.