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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.

Bob Healey Jr. seeks to upset Rep. Andy Kim’s quest for third term

By: - October 25, 2022

Rep. Andy Kim, who helped Democrats gain control of the House in 2019, seeks a third term against millionaire Republican Bob Healey Jr.

Assembly panel tweaks gun, police at polls bills

By: - October 24, 2022

Changes approved by an Assembly panel Monday are part of lawmakers' efforts to roll back a recently enacted ban on police at polling places

Workers, employers will pay less to fund family leave and disability programs

By: - October 21, 2022

Employee contributions to a state family leave program will drop to zero amid a glut of funds, the state's labor commissioner said Friday.

Bills target Verizon’s push to stop paying taxes on poles, wires

By: - October 21, 2022

Verizon says it does not have to pay property taxes on its business property in towns where it no longer serves more than 51% of residents.

Lawmakers hear criticism of governor’s youth services plan

By: - October 20, 2022

School administrators, lawmakers, and advocates warn the move to a regional youth-services model would cut services in the state's neediest districts.

Settlement requires NJ Transit to boost accessibility at five stations

By: - October 19, 2022

People with disabilities were denied full access to transportation services at five NJ Transit stations, N.J.'s chief federal prosecutor said

New Jersey House incumbents hold stark cash leads

By: - October 18, 2022

Incumbents in the state's five most competitive districts have wide, sometimes chasmic, cash advantages over their challengers.

Democrats postpone final vote for temporary worker bill

By: - October 18, 2022

The bill would require staffing agencies to register with the state, bar some fees charged to temporary laborers, and enact wage protections.

Lawmakers confirm two for New Jersey Supreme Court seats

By: - October 17, 2022

The Senate was united behind Judge Douglas Fasciale, but 14 GOP senators opposed Rachel Wainer Apter's nomination.

Bill barring Saudi-backed golf tournament edges toward law

By: - October 17, 2022

A Senate panel advanced legislation Thursday barring sports organizations bankrolled by sovereign wealth funds from holding events in N.J.

Bill to increase state health plan transparency clears Senate committee

By: - October 14, 2022

Labor leaders allege the state has not been transparent about claims data that would justify recently approved health benefit premium hikes.

Committee OKs judge for N.J. Supreme Court after light questioning

By: - October 13, 2022

N.J. Supreme Court nominee Douglas Fasciale was unanimously cleared from the Senate Judiciary Committee and could be confirmed Monday.