NJ Politics Digest: Why Does Gov. Phil Murphy Need a $13K Door?

Murphy representatives said the expenditure was "standard" for a change of administrations.

Phil and Tammy Murphy.
Phil Murphy. Kevin B. Sanders for Observer

So how much does a door cost in New Jersey?

If you’re Gov. Phil Murphy, close to $13,000.

That’s how much Murphy has spent to install a new door for his wife’s office, according to an NJ.com report.

The money went to installing a doorway, part of efforts to convert a conference room close to the governor’s office into an office for Tammy Murphy.

Overall, Murphy—who is proposing hiking the state sales tax and instituting new taxes on internet purchases, ride- and house-sharing services and other items—spent $27,000 to update his office and create a space for his wife and staff.

Murphy representatives told NJ.com that the expenditures were “standard” for a change of administrations.

And, as NJ.com pointed out, Murphy’s redecorating is small potatoes compared to some other free-spending governors around the country.

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NJ Politics Digest: Why Does Gov. Phil Murphy Need a $13K Door?