Lawmakers send Gov. Murphy bills as 100-day mark approaches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are sending more than a dozen bills to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.

The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate on Thursday sent the governor legislation that would make voter registration automatic for residents who go to the Motor Vehicle Commission, as well as a bill that would require paid sick leave for employees in the state.

As Murphy, a Democrat, nears the 100-day mark of his administration, he has a chance to bolster the liberal agenda he promised on the campaign trail if he signs many of the bills.

But he and lawmakers still have not agreed on several other of his key campaign promises like legalized marijuana, a $15 minimum wage and promises to raise taxes to finance pension and school funding.