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New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver hospitalized, ‘unable to discharge the duties’ of acting governor

State Senate President Nick Scutari assumed the role of acting governor Monday morning.

Lanette Espy

Jul 31, 2023, 3:48 PM

Updated 327 days ago

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who is currently acting governor while Gov. Phil Murphy is away in Italy, has been taken to the hospital to undergo medical care.
Oliver is at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and is “unable to discharge the duties of acting governor at this time,” Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna said in a statement Monday.
There is no word yet on exactly why Oliver is in the hospital, but Gunaratna says he'll provide updates on her condition.
Under the New Jersey Constitution, Gunaratna says State Senate President Nick Scutari assumed the role of acting governor Monday morning.
“I have again assumed the responsibilities of Acting Governor with a commitment to faithfully discharge the duties of the Office," Scutari said in a statement. “I want to extend my best wishes to Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver for a rapid and healthy recovery. We look forward to her return.”


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