Nikita Biryukov

Nikita Biryukov

Nikita Biryukov most recently covered state government and politics for the New Jersey Globe. His tenure there included revelatory stories on marijuana legalization, voting reform and Rep. Jeff Van Drew's decamp to the Republican Party. Earlier, he worked as a freelancer for The Home News Tribune and The Press of Atlantic City.

Governor Murphy sends address disclosure bill back to lawmakers

By: - May 15, 2023

The bill would allow local government officials to shield their home addresses from annual financial disclosures they must file.

Governor Murphy nominates former public defender to state Supreme Court

By: - May 15, 2023

Michael Noriega, an immigration and personal injury attorney, would fill the final vacancy on New Jersey's highest court.

Lawmakers eye new rules for election results reporting

By: - May 12, 2023

Sponsors hope that requiring nightly reporting of unofficial results and some uncounted ballots will combat skepticism of election results.

Bill to revamp New Jersey’s business tax gets mixed reception

By: - May 11, 2023

The measure would drastically reduce New Jersey's taxation of foreign income while requiring the inclusion of more income from other states.

Officer misconduct on the rise, as more face major discipline, report shows

By: , and - May 10, 2023

Major discipline against law enforcement in New Jersey crept up in 2022, with corrections officers the busiest offenders, a new report shows.

High court to weigh N.J. policy requesting confidentiality in harassment probes

By: - May 10, 2023

Viktoriya Usachenok claims civil service rules requiring investigators to request confidentiality chill free speech.

New Jersey GOP wants more Republicans to vote by mail

By: - May 10, 2023

The GOP hopes to thin Democrats' staggering vote-by-mail advantage by overcoming Republican voters' skepticism of the practice.

Union County to print Spanish ballots after feds allege Voting Rights Act violations

By: - May 9, 2023

A federal complaint charged the county violated provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act that guarantees language access.

Governor Murphy signs sexual extortion bill into law

By: - May 9, 2023

Sexual extortion often sees assailants threatening to release intimate photographs or videos to coerce others into performing sexual acts.

Democrats claim reluctance when approving $154M in new federal spending

By: - May 5, 2023

Committee members said they dislike some of the governor's proposals and signaled the process for meting out federal funds could soon change.

No dedicated funding source for NJ Transit this year, budget chair says

By: - May 4, 2023

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, the chamber's budget chair, said she hopes lawmakers can secure a dedicated revenue stream for NJ Transit next year.

Appeals court denies bid by N.J., GOP to toss fusion voting lawsuit

By: - May 2, 2023

A three-judge panel tossed motions to dismiss filed by New Jersey officials and the Republican State Committee, clearing the way for the Moderate Party's suit to proceed.