Gov. Murphy Signs First Bill, Restores Funding to Women's Health ServicesLast Edited:
Governor Phil Murphy is keeping to his campaign promises officially signing into a law a bill to restore funding to family-planning and women's health services.
On Tuesday, February 21st, in Trenton, Murphy signed the legislation that will set aside $7.5 million from the state's overall $35 billion budget.
Funding will be used for family-planning services in the state such as Planned Parenthood and women's health services for preventive care.
The bill, however, prevents funding from being used for abortion services.
This is the first bill Murphy has signed into the law since becoming governor.
Former governor Chris Christie vetoed a similar bill throughout his two terms, saying the funding circumvented the budget process.
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