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Governor Thomas H. Kean Speeches

Inaugural Addresses

Governor Kean’s First Inaugural Address
January 15, 1982

Governor Kean’s Second Inaugural Address
January 21, 1986

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Annual State of the State Messages

First Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 11, 1983

Second Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 10, 1984

Third Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 8, 1985

Fourth Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 14, 1986

Fifth Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 13, 1987

Sixth Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 12, 1988

Seventh Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 10, 1989

Eighth Annual State of the State Message to the State Legislature
January 9, 1990

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Speeches on Environmental Issues

(All linked speeches in this section are online courtesy of the Governor Thomas H. Kean Collection at Drew University. Clicking on each link will open a pdf via the Drew University website. Note that you will be navigating away from the Center on the American Governor website. These and other digitized speeches, as well as citation information, can be found by using the Drew University search function here.)

New Jersey Society for Environmental Economic Development
March 3, 1982

Testimony before the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works
February 3, 1983

Earth Day
April 22, 1983

Community Worker “Right to Know” Bill Signing
August 29, 1983

Annual Environmental Congress
October 23, 1983

Acid Rain Conference
January 7, 1984

Earth Day Celebration
April 28, 1984

Testimony before US Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works
June 4, 1984

Hearing on Ocean Disposal
June 18, 1984

Solid Waste Disposal Resource Recovery Investment Tax
February 4, 1985

Environmental Law Conference
February 14, 1985

Hazardous Waste Training Program
March 4, 1985

NJ Water Pollution Control Association
May 8, 1985

Farmland Preservation Program Purchase Announcement
June 5, 1985

Coalition for a Clean NJ Foundation Announcement
June 10, 1985

Resource Recovery Poll Results
June 24, 1985

Hazardous Waste Cleanup Press Briefing
July 24, 1985

Environmental Trust Fund Press Conference
September 11, 1985

Environmental Trust Program Package Signing (10 bills)
September 23, 1985

Harbor Cleanup Program
September 30, 1985

Environmental Exposition
October 15, 1985

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission 12th Annual Congress
October 26, 1985

Green Acres Loan Approval Announcement
February 20, 1986

Shore Protection Press Conference
March 24, 1986

NGA Indoor Air Pollution Conference
May 1, 1986

Natural Resources Defense Council Marshall Lecture
May 13, 1986

Delaware Bay Shorebird Reserve Dedication
May 21, 1986

Green Acres Load Approval Announcement
Feburary 20, 1986

Warren County Resource Recovery Facility Groundbreaking
July 2, 1986

Underground Storage Tanks Bill Signing
September 3, 1986

Testimony on Acid Rain
September 30, 1986

3rd Annual Environmental Exposition
October 21, 1986

Green Acres Announcement of Grants/Loans
November 6, 1986

National Groundwater Forum/Conservation Fund
January 29, 1987

Recycling Public Bill Signing
April 20, 1987

Garden Club of America (wetlands)
May 11, 1987

Wetlands Protection Press Conference
June 8, 1987

Air Pollution Control Association Meeting (NIMBY)
June 22, 1987

Coastal Initiative Announcement
June 30, 1987

Wetlands Bill Signing
July 1, 1987

Conservation Foundation Dinner
July 15, 1987

National Wetlands Policy Forum/Conservation Forum
July 16, 1987

New Jersey Coastal Commision Meeting with Mayors
August 5, 1987

Talking points/Shore garbage at Long Beach Island
April 20, 1987

Green Acres Bond Issue Bill Signing
September 10, 1987

Green Acres Presentation
October 15, 1987

Shore Press Conference
November 16, 1987

Ocean Pollution Press Conference
November 17, 1987

Testimony on Ocean Dumping
February 18, 1988

Accepting Environmental Award
February 23, 1988

Environmental Quality Chairman’s Lunch
February 28, 1988

Maine Republican State Convention (Acid Rain)
April 16, 1988

New Jersey Shore Foundation Announcement (14-point plan)
May 4, 1988

Wetlands Policy Forum Meeting
May 11, 1988

National Estuary Program Bill Signing
May 31, 1988

Governor’s School on the Environment Kickoff
June 8, 1988

World Wildlife Fund & Conservation Program (wetlands)
September 29, 1988

Coastal Commision/Emergency Rule Press Conference
October 3, 1988

Governor’s Coastal Commission
October 5, 1988

Conservation Foundation/Wetlands Policy Forum
November 15, 1988

National Press Club Luncheon (wetlands)
November 15, 1988

National Resources Public Policy Forum
December 2, 1988

Shoreline Cleanup & Marine Floatables Press Conference
January 23, 1989

Global Warming Conference
March 1, 1989

Comprehensive Regulated Medical Waste Management Bill Signing
March 6, 1989

New Jersey Shore Foundation Benefit Dinner
March 13, 1989

Accepting Samuel S. Baxter Memorial Award from Water Resource Association
April 12, 1989

New Jersey for a Clean Tomorrow (ACT) Kickoff
April 17, 1989

Environmental Education Week Kickoff Event
April 24, 1989

Farmland Preservation Program Check Presentation
June 5, 1989

Governor’s School on the Environment
July 12, 1989

NGA Coastal Press Conference
July 30, 1989

NGA Global Warming Press Conference
July 31, 1989

Pyramid Mountain Land Purchase Bill Signing
August 3, 1989

Ocean City Coastal Meeting
August 10, 1989

Pollution Prevention Program Press Conference
August 16, 1989

Kickoff Campaign for Open Spaces Bond Issues
September 11, 1989

Awarding of Sea Grant College Status to New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
October 11, 1989

Sandy Hook Marine Laboratory Groundbreaking
October 11, 1989

Global Warming Press Conference
October 23, 1989

Open Space Bond Issue Bill Signing
October 25, 1989

Agricultural Museum Dedication Ceremony
November 27, 1989

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Other Speeches

 

1983

Remarks to the 1983 Governor’s School
July 11, 1983

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1984

Remarks at the opening of the Hudson River Waterfront Development Office
January 19, 1984

Remarks to the Annual New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce Congressional Dinner
February 2, 1984

Remarks to the NJEA’s Annual Legislative and Political Conference
February 4, 1984

Remarks at the First Plenary Session of the National Governors’ Association Meeting
February 26, 1984

Remarks to the New Jersey Council of Grantmakers
March 6, 1984

Remarks to the Association for a Better New York
March 21, 1984

Remarks to the Hispanic Community Leaders Dinner
March 21, 1984

Remarks at the opening of the Reagan-Bush New Jersey Campaign Headquarters
April 30, 1984

Remarks by Commissioner of Transportation John P. Sheridan, Jr. for Joint Appropriations Committee
May 2, 1984

Remarks at Monmouth College’s 50th Anniversary Commencement Exercises
May 20, 1984

Remarks to the Police Benevolent Association
May 29, 1984

Remarks to the Annual Meeting of the American Jewish Committee
May 31, 1984

Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
June 4, 1984

Remarks to the Montvale Business Association
June 6, 1984

Testimony before the United States Environmental Protection Agency
June 18, 1984

Introducing President Reagan, and discussing Drunk Driving
June 20, 1984

Announcement of New Jersey Citizens for Better Schools
June 26, 1984

Remarks about the Master Teacher Program Report
July 9, 1984

Remarks at a Liberty Park Monument Fundraiser
July 11, 1984

Remarks at a campaign event for President Reagan and Senate candidate Mary Mochary
July 26, 1984

Remarks at joint signing of Waterfront Development Legislation, with Governor Mario Cuomo
August 2, 1984

Announcement of appointment of Charles Serraino as New Jersey Commissioner of Labor
September 7, 1984

Remarks at the Governor’s Ball
September 8, 1984

Remarks at campaign event for President Reagan and Senate candidate Mary Mochary
September 19, 1984

Announcement of release of interim report of the Asbestos Policy Committee
October 4, 1984

Remarks about the 1984 Governor’s School
October 5, 1984

Remarks at campaign event with Vice President Bush
October 12, 1984

Remarks at campaign event for President Reagan
October 27, 1984

Remarks at campaign event for Congressional candidate Dean Gallo, with Vice President Bush
November 2, 1984

Remarks at campaign event for Senate candidate Mary Mochary, with Vice President Bush
November 2, 1984

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1985

Remarks to the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Annual Congressional Dinner
February 7, 1985

Remarks at the signing of A. 1831 – A bill to phase down the Transfer Inheritance Tax
February 27, 1985

Remarks at the signing of A. 701 – A bill to prescribe standards for strip searches
March 7, 1985

Remarks to the Tri-Chamber Luncheon
March 14, 1985

Announcement of Candidacy for Re-election
April 2, 1985

Remarks to the Middlesex County Republican Convention
April 13, 1985

Remarks to the Atlantic City Women’s Chamber of Commerce
April 16, 1985

Remarks to the Regional Plan Association
April 16, 1985

Remarks at the signing of S-2811 – A bill to create an Urban Enterprise Zone in Plainfield
April 17, 1985

Announcement of Northeast New Jersey Water Supply Emergency
April 17, 1985

Announcement of the Camden Aquarium
April 24, 1985

Remarks at Tree Planting for the New Jersey Turnpike Beautification Program
April 25, 1985

Remarks at the Breakfast for Republican Legislative Campaign Committee
May 6, 1985

Introduced to Boy Scouts of America Meeting
May 8, 1985

Announcement of Proposed 10% cut in the Income Tax
May 9, 1985

Remarks at Department of Corrections Awards Luncheon
May 16, 1985

Remarks, with Dionne Warwick, about Drunk Driving
May 17, 1985

Remarks at Monksville Reservoir Groundbreaking
May 20, 1985

Remarks at the Governor’s Conference on Crime
May 23, 1985

Remarks at the signing of S-2751 – A bill to increase funding to the Safe and Clean Neighborhoods Program
May 23, 1985

Remarks to the Ethnic Advisory Council
May 24, 1985

Remarks to the Liberty Park Monument Committee, and Dedication of Liberation Monument
May 30, 1985

Remarks to the New York City Partnership at Rockefeller University
May 30, 1985

Remarks to the New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
June 1, 1985

Remarks at the Veteran’s Supermarket, Cook College, Rutgers University
June 1, 1985

Remarks at the Farmland Preservation Program Purchase Ceremony
June 5, 1985

Remarks at Scholar-Athletes Awards Ceremony
June 6, 1985

Remarks at the Peck School Commencement
June 7, 1985

Announcement of the Formation of the Coalition for a Clean New Jersey
June 10, 1985

Announcement of the Results of a Study of the Manufacturing Climates of the 48 Contiguous States
June 10, 1985

Talking Points following the 1985 Democratic Primary Election
June 11, 1985

Introducing President Reagan at a Campaign Event
June 13, 1985

Remarks to the Disabled American Veterans Convention
June 14, 1985

Announcement of Drive to Establish a National Liver Institute at UMDNJ
June 17, 1985

Remarks to the Annual Dinner of the Jewish Educational Center
June 18, 1985

Remarks to the Employers’ Legislative Committee Dinner
June 19, 1985

Announcement of Endorsement by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
June 20, 1985

Remarks to the Geriatric Care Center Program and Luncheon
June 21, 1985

Remarks to the Senior Companion Program Luncheon
June 21, 1985

Remarks to Newark High School Student Council Leaders
June 21, 1985

Announcement of Results of Poll on Resource Recovery
June 24, 1985

Remarks at the signing of S-2005 – A bill creating the Youth Suicide Prevention Program
June 26, 1985

Remarks at the opening of the Bernard Gimbel Multiple Sclerosis Center
June 27, 1985

Remarks at farewell dinner for George J. Albanese, Commissioner of Human Services
June 27, 1985

Remarks by Chief of Staff Gregory C. Stevens to a Campaign Seminar of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee
June 29, 1985

Remarks at the Inaugural Ceremony for Thomas Vezzetti, Mayor of Hoboken
July 1, 1985

Remarks by Director of Communications Robert E. Grady to the Governor’s School in Public Issues
July 8, 1985

Announcement of Suspension of Certain Drought Restrictions
July 11, 1985

Introduced by State Senator Lee Laskin, referring to Crime
Mid July, 1985

Remarks about Hazardous Waste Cleanup
July 24, 1985

Announcement of Divestiture of State Pension Funds from companies doing business with South Africa
August 20, 1985

Remarks at signing of A-2982 – A bill to provide Tax Relief to New Jersey Citizens
August 26, 1985

Remarks at signing of A-1309 – A bill requiring Divestiture from companies doing business in South Africa
August 27, 1985

Remarks concerning the Environmental Trust Program
September 11, 1985

Remarks at signing of ten bills creating the Environmental Trust Program
September 23, 1985

Remarks at Campaign Kick-off for State Employees’ Charitable Campaign
September 30, 1985

Opening Remarks at Gubernatorial Debate, sponsored by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
October 2, 1985

Closing Remarks at Gubernatorial Debate, sponsored by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
October 2, 1985

Remarks at Ceremony Marking Repayment of Unemployment Insurance Debt to Federal Government
October 10, 1985

Closing Remarks at Gubernatorial Debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters
Mid October, 1985

Remarks to 12th Annual Environmental Congress
October 26, 1985

Re-election Victory Statement
November 5, 1985

Remarks at the Sperling Breakfast
December 19, 1985

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