Briefs

Second firm to use New Jersey Wind Port for offshore wind farm

BY: - January 12, 2023

The investments in offshore wind are an effort to fill New Jersey’s energy needs with renewable sources by 2050, as called for in the state’s energy master plan.

Governor Murphy warns business leaders of recession

BY: - January 12, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy said "an enormous amount of liquidity on the sidelines" would help lead to a short-lived recession.

Governor Murphy signs bill unfreezing severance protections

BY: - January 11, 2023

Enactment of the bill, spurred by mass layoffs following the 2018 bankruptcy of Toys R Us, was delayed when the pandemic led to widespread business closures.

Poverty, income biggest predictors of internet quality in N.J., study finds

BY: - January 9, 2023

Affordability, not infrastructure, drives the digital divide that keeps high-speed internet out of low-income N.J. households, study finds.

New N.J. gun law boosts state’s ranking by gun control group

BY: - January 6, 2023

New Jersey previously ranked eighth in the country for strongest gun laws by Everytown, a pro-gun control organization.

Governor Murphy signs bill requiring media literacy lessons in schools

BY: - January 4, 2023

The bill requires the state to create guidelines on media and information literacy for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Court ruling denies tuition refunds to students who sued over pandemic rules

BY: - January 4, 2023

A three-judge panel found state law shields universities from lawsuits related to New Jersey's pandemic response.

Insurance mandate for abortion care starts for some N.J. health benefits plans

BY: - January 3, 2023

Under a new state law meant to reduct barriers to abortion, some health insurers now are required to fully cover the procedure.

New law expands child welfare oversight, caps caseloads

BY: - December 21, 2022

A new law expands oversight of N.J.’s child welfare system and caps caseloads for social workers handling child abuse and neglect cases.

Long-stalled severance protections for workers could go into effect soon

BY: - December 21, 2022

Severance guarantees for laid-off workers signed into law in 2020 but stalled for years by pandemic would activate with governor's signature.

Former GOP state chairman becomes newest state senator

BY: - December 19, 2022

Attorney Douglas Steinhardt was sworn in as a state senator Monday, filling a vacancy created by the departure of former Sen. Michael Doherty. Steinhardt (R-Warren), a fixture within New Jersey Republican circles, is a former GOP state chairman and has chaired the Warren County Republican Committee since 2004. He will represent the 23rd District, a […]

Governor Murphy signs bill eliminating test requirement for would-be teachers

BY: - December 16, 2022

Education advocates have said the state-mandated testing requirement was a financial burden for low-income prospective teachers.