Briefs

Governor Murphy signs bill fixing state child tax credit

BY: - October 4, 2022

The legislation corrects an error in the bill, signed in June, that would have delayed the tax credits until 2024

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.

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.

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.

More than one million eligible for student loan relief in New Jersey, feds say

BY: - September 21, 2022

More than one in nine New Jerseyans will qualify for student loan forgiveness, and nearly 600,000 could see $20,000 in debt cleared.

Chipotle to pay almost $8M to resolve N.J. audit that found child labor law violations

BY: - September 21, 2022

Chipotle, which has 85 eateries in N.J., will pay $7.75 million to settle over 30,000 allegations it violated child labor laws.

‘Gender specialist’ to be hired and other reforms made at troubled New Jersey women’s prison

BY: - September 16, 2022

N.J.'s only prison for women has made a series of reforms, one year into its independent oversight after brutality and sex abuse scandals.

Sauickie sworn in to replace late Assemblyman Ronald Dancer

BY: - September 16, 2022

Assemblyman Alex Sauickie was sworn in to office Thursday, filling a seat vacated by the late Assemblyman Ronald Dancer. “It’s an honor to serve as an outspoken advocate for conservative values in the state legislature, and I will work tirelessly to stop radical left policies that are ruining the economy, coming between parents and children, […]

Governor Murphy nominates Judge Fasciale to N.J. Supreme Court

BY: - September 14, 2022

The nomination leaves one seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court without a permanent successor, though two nominees haven't been confirmed.

Governor Murphy touts aid for schools in state budget

BY: - September 13, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy stopped at a Somerset County high school Monday morning to tout his administration’s investment in public education. Murphy highlighted the $9.9 billion in state aid for schools in the current fiscal year budget, a $650 million increase from the prior year. Since 2018, the Murphy administration has increased school aid by $1.8 […]

More than 2,000 charges dismissed after court review of drug tests

BY: - September 12, 2022

A judge was tasked with reviewing thousands of cases after a technician was accused of filing drug test results without screening the samples

New Jersey expands eligibility for free school breakfast and lunch

BY: - September 9, 2022

The bill expands the number of families eligible for the state’s existing free or reduced meals program.