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.

Republican Tom Kean Jr. wins House race against Rep. Tom Malinowski

By: - November 9, 2022

The two-term incumbent conceded Wednesday morning after it became clear Election Day tallies left him without a path to reelection.

Incumbents win two special legislative elections

By: - November 9, 2022

State Sen. Renee Burgess and Assemblyman Alex Sauickie handily fought off challengers in their special legislative elections Tuesday.

House incumbents prevail across New Jersey as Democrats show strength

By: - November 9, 2022

Democrats held at least three of the state's four most competitive districts, and incumbents faced little difficulty elsewhere.

Polls open as Republicans seek return to power in D.C.

By: - November 8, 2022

Polls opened Tuesday at 6 a.m. in New Jersey, where some Democrats are on the defense as the GOP fights to win back control of Congress.

More than 725,000 votes cast in New Jersey in advance of Election Day

By: - November 7, 2022

For its second year in effect, early in-person voting remains not popular, but mail returns show an enthusiastic electorate.

Insurance, taxes dominate first car-sharing regulation talks

By: - November 4, 2022

The Legislature took its first step toward regulating car-sharing services Thursday, hearing testimony on a bill that would implement certain insurance requirements.

Lawmakers may give auto insurance minimums another look

By: - November 3, 2022

Sen. Joe Lagana's bill would raise personal injury coverage minimums to $50,000. It follows a failed push to raise them to $250,000.

Lawmakers move to combat rise in sexual extortion

By: - November 1, 2022

Sexual extortion often involves an offender obtaining nude photos from a victim — often by posing as a love interest on online dating sites — then threatening to release them to the victim's friends and families.

New Jersey House races see $15 million in outside spending

By: - November 1, 2022

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates.

New Jersey’s local governments face cost crunch

By: - October 31, 2022

Health benefit rates, pension contributions, energy prices, and inflation will squeeze local government coffers in the coming year.

Early in-person voting begins in New Jersey

By: - October 29, 2022

Nearly 140 polling sites opened across the state Saturday, though it remains to be seen how many voters will cast early in-person ballots.

Legislator looks to expand New Jersey’s outdoor smoking ban

By: - October 26, 2022

Assemblywoman Carol Murphy's bill would bar smoking on boardwalks, at race tracks and amusement parks, and in many other spaces.