TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set to lay out his agenda for the year as he delivers his second State of the State address.
Murphy, a Democrat, will address a joint-session of the Democrat-led Legislature on Tuesday.
Murphy is a self-styled progressive and former Wall Street executive who took office in 2018. He succeeded Chris Christie and spent the past two years undoing many policies enacted by the Republican. He signed gun control legislation, a phased-in $15 minimum wage and tax hikes to pay for transit and education.
Meanwhile, the Assembly is set to vote on another topic that's been controversial around the world.
The Democrat-led Senate passed a bill 22-15 on Monday that would prohibit flavored vaping products, and scheduled a vote on the measure that bans e-cigarette flavors.
Lawmakers say the flavors are hooking people too young, yet opponents strongly believe officials should better enforce the smoking age instead of barring adults over 21.
The votes continue Tuesday in New Jersey on a bill to end most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren that nearly 14,000 students had in the 2018-2019 school year.
It failed to get enough support Monday, so Senate President Steve Sweeney said they'll proceed to give it a formal vote later Tuesday afternoon. Opponents cheered so loudly outside the Statehouse that they could be heard inside the Senate Chamber.
Murphy's speech is set for 3 p.m.