Murphy is one of America’s most left-leaning governors. So why are N.J. progressives unhappy?

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Gov. Phil Murphy came into office five years ago describing himself as a proud progressive Democrat who wanted to make New Jersey “the California of the East Coast.” His policies have frequently followed suit — a higher minimum wage, a millionaires tax, legal marijuana, stronger gun-safety and abortion-rights laws. All things that have made him one of America’s most left-leaning governors. But in the wake of Murphy’s most recent State of the State address, a speech designed to lay out his agenda a year into his second term, some of the progressive advocates who have long supported him say they…

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