Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency amid baby formula shortage
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in New Jersey due to the shortage of baby formula.
Murphy made the announcement on News 12's "Ask Gov. Murphy" program. He said the order will ensure that stores cannot gouge prices on what formula is left. The rules make it so that during the state of emergency, prices on baby formula cannot be raised more than 10%.
The state has also created a website that will provide New Jersey residents with information about programs to help them get formula and food for their children.
The governor also said that he will look into getting federal funds to help underserved communities impacted by the shortage.