TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy laid out his plan for the state's future during his second State of the State address on Tuesday.
After two years in office, Governor Phil Murphy says things in Trenton are looking up.
The governor says his progressive policies, like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, are working and says he will continue to fight for things he promised on the campaign trail, like increasing taxes for the state's millionaires, giving more money to schools, and investing in alternative energies.
The governor also promised a long term plan for NJ transit, which he says previously hadn't existed.
Murphy says he will also continue to push for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
New Jersey Republicans were critical of the governor's plans, saying he blamed the state's problems on the former Christie administration and President Donald Trump but didn't offer useful solutions.
Assemblyman John DiMaio, who represents parts of Warren and Hunterdon counties, criticized the governor's energy master plan, which Murphy said would add more solar and wind farms to the state.
Governor Murphy also is calling on lawmakers to change Trenton's culture.
Sexual harassment has been a frequent topic of conversation in Trenton after a former Murphy staffer alleges she was raped on the campaign trail. And an investigation by New Jersey Advanced Media found female statehouse employees were frequent targets of rampant harassment and discrimination.