Dem governor flees to M Italian vacation home as poSoccer Jerseylitical personal problems mountThe governors office initially declined the reveal where Murphy was going for his holiday, msolved the mystery and reported that Italy was the destination. The states taxpayers will pick up the for protecting the governor while hes on vacation, with the reaching as much as ,.
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The New Jersey governors struggles to solve issues may also embolden already existing calls from within his own party to strip him of powers when it comes to deciding how much money various taxes and programs should raise each year,NorthJerseyreported.
The governor and his wife lashed out against the media for reporting about his sons endeavors, saying Joshua has been living a nightmare thanks to media inquiries.
The teams players include U.S. womens World Cup star Carli Lloyd.
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Despite the governors promises in February to ease overcrowding and service issues on New Jerseys transit system by adding extra rail cars, commuters are complaining that not much progress has been made to actually alleviate the problem.
But the clubs training cilities lacked locker rooms or even running water,the Equalizerreported. The players have had to use porle restrooms and have worn dirty gear during practices because there are barely any laundry services.
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But Murphy has fought back against the proposal, saying it would upset the balance of power between him and the legislative branch of the state government.
For what its worth, the NJ Tranist system appears to continue to crumble, with nearly a dozen trainsgetting canceledon Tuesday morning alone, infuriating commuters. NJ Transit at first offered no explanation, but later vaguely said the installation and testing of a rail safety system called Positive Train Control PTC and lack of staff were the reasons for cancellations.
In June, prosecutors dismissed a complaint concerning the governors son,NJreported. He ced charges of underage drinking and disorderly conduct as he allegedly shouted obscenities at a campus police officer on Halloween as he was partying with two young women. According to police, Joshua Murphy ended the night on the ground in handcuffs.
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NJ Transit has taken steps to address these issues by recruiting and training additional locomotive engineers. We anticipate a class graduating within the next couple of weeks that will add nine engineers to the roster, the statement from NJ Transit reads.
Some players were forced to live with an elderly man who repeatedly made inappropriate comments to the players and made them feel uncomforle.
The plan to add new cars was shortlived. New Jersey leased rail cars from the Maryland Transit Administration to alleviate the overcrowding, but returned them just eight weeks later when the lease ended.
In addition, we have increased the number of current classes from two to four, running concurrently with staggered graduation dates, to continue the qualification of new engineers, it added.
The trip comes just six months after Murphy a Democrat and former diplomat under President Barack Obama was elected to the top job in the state.
But Murphys rough sixmonth reign as governor isnt his only headache. His yearold son, Joshua Murphy, who relentlessly campaigned for him during the election, had multiple runins with the law since Murphys rise to prominence.
New Jerseys Constitution carefully ides the authority in the budgetary process between the Legislature, who has the power to appropriate funds, and the Executive, who has the authority to certify revenues, Murphy spokesman Dan Bryan said in a statement to the outlet.
The governor bought the team a decade ago as a way to impress his daughter. According toNJTV, he has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in this losing proposition just so his daughter, who plays soccer, could see that women can play soccer at the professional level as well.
Couldve probably avoided all this if the Murphy administration just said he went to Italy
His constituents are complaining about the states crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law.
Trouble is, when Murphy returns, New Jerseys problems will still be there waiting for him. Heres a look at some of them.
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy raised eyebrows last week as he embarked on a swanky day trip to Italy, where he owns a million home he bought during his year stint at Goldman Sachs.
Carli Lloyd, a star on the U.S. womens national soccer team, is among the players on Phil Murphys sadsack Sky Blue FC club.
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Dem governor flees to M Italian vacation home as political, personal problems mount
If my Uber bill this summer is any measure of success, improvement would not be the term I would use, commuter Niklaus Gunter seconded. Users of NJ Transit often wind up paying for cab or Uber/Lyft rides when their trains and buses il to show up as scheduled.
Murphy admitted that the conditions werent acceple and said the team deserved better treatment. I dont find the status quo tolerable and these players deserve better, he said in a statement,accordingto NorthJersey. They deserve to operate in a professional and supportive environment so they can do what they do best play the game, inspire ns, and build community through the power of the worlds most popular sport.
If my Uber bill this summer is any measure of success, improvement would not be the term I would use.
The power to set revenue estimates is crucial as it determines how much the state will need to hike taxes to fund spending priorities. Democrats suggest the role should be shifted to a threemember panel consisting of experts, a move that they say would take politics out of budget calculations and increase transparency.
The report alleges the club iled to provide decent housing for some players, forcing them to sleep on couches, and use sheets of cardboard to cover broken windows. The Equalizer reported as well that some players were forced to live with an elderly man who repeatedly made inappropriate comments to the players and made them feel uncomforle.
Unlike his predecessor, Governor Murphy is committed to certifying revenues that are realistic, responsible, and sustainable, and feels that it is unwise to disrupt the separation of powers that has existed in this area for over years.
Closer to home, Murphy is also cing questions about a professional womens soccer team he coowns. The club, called Sky Blue FC, ces allegations that its mismanaged and provides poor living conditions and subpar cilities to its players.
In February, the son drove off a steep slope in Connecticut, the outlet reported, citing police records. His SUV was found by a motorist. According to police reports, Murphy said he crashed the car at early morning and he was unable to contact anyone for help because his phone didnt work after the crash.
What relief plans? I havent seen any relief, one commuter toldNJ.
Another report, published by the soccer news siteOnce A Metro, detailed the mismanagement of the team and how little interest Murphy actually has taken in it, though it has cost him nearly half a million dollars in recent years.
Whats a newly elected governor with no experience in elected office to do? He takes a vacation r, r away.
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