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.

Judge declines to temporarily block Daniel’s Law

By: - August 30, 2023

New Brunswick officials have threatened a local journalist with civil and criminal penalties under Daniel's Law if he publishes the address of a city official.

New Jersey bill for COVID-19 review nears $3M

By: - August 29, 2023

New Jersey has spent up to $2.9 million on a review of its handling of the pandemic, but few details are known.

New Jerseyans’ support for offshore wind softens amid GOP attacks over whale deaths

By: - August 29, 2023

A majority of New Jersey residents still back offshore wind, but there's been a steep drop in support since 2019.

New Jersey’s D.C. Democrats ask U.S. to back off immigrant detention suit

By: - August 25, 2023

Eight of the state's House members and both its senators asked federal authorities to pull their support from a suit to extend immigrant detention.

New law seeks to protect New Jersey veterans from scams

By: - August 25, 2023

The bill signed Friday expands New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act to guard against scams targeting veterans.

Bill recognizing Central Jersey as tourism region gets governor’s signature

By: - August 24, 2023

The bill requires the state's tourism maps recognize a region many at the state's northern and southern ends consider imaginary.

Gun traffickers face steeper penalties under new N.J. law

By: - August 23, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation creating liability for illegal gun dealers whose weapons are used to kill or injure.

New Jersey’s ‘back to school’ sales tax holiday begins Saturday

By: - August 23, 2023

The state will waive its 6.625% sales tax on school supplies, including computers, for 10 days starting on Aug. 26.

New Jersey seeks public comment on plan to ban sale of gas-powered cars

By: - August 22, 2023

The proposal, which mirrors regulations adopted in California, would require zero-emission vehicles to account for 100% of vehicle manufacturers’ light-duty vehicle sales by 2035.

Sen. Menendez approval ratings underwater amid new investigation

By: - August 17, 2023

Most New Jerseyans have heard of the new investigation into their senior senator, and it appears to have had some effect on their views.

As strike vote looms, judge tells NJ Transit train engineers to show up to work on Labor Day

By: - August 17, 2023

Judge Christine O'Hearn declined to sanction the NJ Transit locomotive engineers union over a pending strike vote but warned them away from illegal job actions.

New Jersey to deliver property tax rebates a week before Election Day

By: - August 16, 2023

Republicans say the timing of the release of new property tax rebates is meant to help Democrats at the polls in November.