Forest fire service gets funding boost after New Jersey’s worst wildfire season in decade

BY: - September 21, 2023

Firefighters battled more than 1,000 forest fires this year, with 14 blazes considered major. That's the worst wildfire season in a decade.

New Jersey’s abortion coverage mandate takes effect for large employer plans

BY: - September 18, 2023

As of Monday, state law requires health plans at employers with more than 50 workers to include coverage for abortion.

Governor Murphy warns business leaders of persistent inflation, looming downturn

BY: - September 15, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy told South Jersey business leaders Friday he believes inflation and rate hikes will persist, but stopped short of doomsaying.

New Jersey high court will weigh legality of non-disparagement agreements

BY: - September 13, 2023

New Jersey's Supreme Court agreed to take up a case asking whether state law bars non-disparagement agreements in some circumstances.

New Jersey parolees can get public defenders under new law

BY: - September 13, 2023

Previously, parolees couldn’t get public defenders and were forced to rely on pro-bono representation who may not have had proper experience.

Sexual abuse is a form of discrimination, New Jersey Supreme Court rules

BY: - September 12, 2023

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously agreed sexual assault violates the state's anti-discrimination law.

Attorney general will sit out legal challenge to Daniel’s Law

BY: - September 12, 2023

The attorney general won't intervene in a journalist's legal challenge to Daniel's Law, which shields the addresses of some public officials.

Ailing North Jersey pension gets $334 million in federal aid

BY: - September 7, 2023

A private pension fund set to go insolvent next year will receive $334 million in federal aid to stabilize it through 2051.

New N.J. law sets hurdles for filers of frivolous lawsuits

BY: - September 7, 2023

New Jersey on Thursday became the 33rd state to enact an anti-SLAPP law, a move meant to protect people from lawsuits that chill free speech.

Interracial marriage now protected by law in New Jersey

BY: - September 5, 2023

Gov. Murphy signed a law codifying the right to marry anyone of any race in New Jersey, amid fears the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn that right.

New Jersey’s gas tax to rise by 0.9 cents in October

BY: - September 1, 2023

Under a 2016 law, New Jersey’s gas tax adjusts automatically to meet an annual $2 billion revenue target to fill the state’s transportation trust fund.

Trump pleads not guilty, waives arraignment in Georgia 2020 election interference case

BY: - August 31, 2023

Trump’s lawyers requested that his case be tried separately from that of his co-defendants who requested a speedy trial, saying two months is not enough time to mount a defense.