The Garden State could become New Jersey’s official state slogan.
A state Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would adopt the phrase which has been on the state’s license plates since the 1950s.
Democratic Sen. Jim Whelan says a Girl Scout troop proposed the idea after discovering the state did not have a slogan written into law.
The bill’s sponsors say the phrase was first made popular during a speech by Camden attorney and farmer Abraham Browning at the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition in 1876.
Democratic Sen. Dick Codey, who held a contest for a slogan when he was governor, tells The Record “maybe we can find something else after all the paving that’s been done.”
He proposes: “New Jersey: Where Donald Trump Sleeps.”