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Sophie Nieto-Munoz

Sophie Nieto-Munoz

Sophie Nieto-Muñoz, a New Jersey native and former Trenton statehouse reporter for NJ.com, shined a spotlight on the state’s crumbling unemployment system and won several awards for investigative reporting from the New Jersey Press Association. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her report on PetSmart's grooming practices, which was also recognized by the New York Press Club. Sophie speaks Spanish and is proud to connect to the Latinx community through her reporting.

N.J. pension fund would stop investing in fossil fuels under bill advanced Thursday

By: - October 6, 2022

The bill would require the state's pension fund to divest from all fossil fuel companies within two years.

About 5% of N.J. residents have updated COVID boosters, state says

By: - October 6, 2022

Experts say COVID fatigue and poor public messaging are reasons why so few people have signed up to get their newest boosters.

Gov. Murphy ‘disgusted’ by abuse allegations at women’s soccer team he co-owns

By: - October 5, 2022

The report alleges emotional and sexual abuse by a now-former coach of the soccer team Gov. Phil Murphy owns with his wife.

Housing advocates urge lawmakers to make more landlord-tenant actions confidential

By: - September 30, 2022

Housing advocates told the N.J. Senate Committee on Communities and Urban Affairs to continue sealing eviction records to protect tenants.

Renee Burgess joins Legislature, replacing Sen. Ron Rice

By: - September 30, 2022

Burgess replaces Rice until Nov. 8, when a special election will determine who finishes out the remainder of Rice's term.

Senate confirms Matt Platkin as attorney general, despite GOP outcry

By: - September 29, 2022

Platkin vowed to end the scourge of gun violence, strengthen trust between police and the public, and protect the rights of N.J. residents.

Lawmakers want to study goal of zero traffic deaths by 2035

By: - September 29, 2022

The task force of 21 people would advise state officials and help municipalities and counties implement their own Vision Zero policies.

Cannabis workplace guidance creates more confusion

By: - September 27, 2022

Attorneys say new workplace guidance from the Cannabis Regulatory Commission has left employers confused on how to handle impairment on the job.

Final deadline looming for applications for immigrant workers fund

By: - September 27, 2022

Nearly 17,000 applications to the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund are still pending, and people have until Sept. 30 to submit necessary documents

Bill requiring timely unemployment payouts must be revised, Governor Murphy says

By: - September 26, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy said the bill does not conform with federal labor standards and must be revised.

N.J. legislators haven’t acted on ‘gun-free zones,’ three months after high court ruling on guns

By: - September 26, 2022

New York acted swiftly to create gun-free zones this summer after a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Where are New Jersey's?

Filings signal end of legal fight over Atlantic City needle exchange program

By: - September 21, 2022

The yearlong legal battle launched after Atlantic City voted to shut down the state's largest syringe access program.