ADDENDUM: Shortly after our on-air interview, Governor Phil Murphy reversed the previous American flag ban that had previously been put in place by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Governor Murphy did exactly what he said he would do. I give credit, where credit is due.

ORIGINAL COLUMN:

One of the things that I love the most about my job, is trying to make a positive difference.

During our exclusive interview this morning with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, we addressed a recent complaint that allegedly the New Jersey Turnpike has been removing American Flags from New Jersey Turnpike bridges, which have been flown since September 11, 2001 (19 years).

Multiple police officers have brought this issue to my attention.

When I advised Governor Murphy that this was brought to my attention over the weekend... Governor Murphy immediately said “I don’t like that.”

I have confirmed that governor Murphy flies five flags at his home.

I asked Governor Murphy if he would join with me and immediately call for this to be reversed (if it is indeed the case).

Governor Murphy emphatically agreed.

This is how two-way talk radio, when done correctly can effectuate positive change. Our conversation was collegial and respectful.

If the issue of the American flags being taken down is actually occurring, I am absolutely convinced that Governor Murphy will promptly correct it.

NOTE: You can listen to our “Hurley in the Morning” WPG Talk Radio with Governor Murphy on our Podcast by downloading the link provided below at anytime. using the WPG Talk Radio app and tap on podcasts. The interview took place from 8:06 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., 9/8/20.

The interview is wide-ranging. We covered 6 major issues.

NOTE: I have spoken with Governor Murphy since our interview. He is already working on this issue.

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