Panel may explore loosening mail-in ballot election challenge rule
The Law Revision Commission may allow research into changing provision at center of election challenge in a 2020 county commission race.
N.J. launches new group to shield abortion patient data
A group of state law enforcement officials will use civil and criminal remedies to block abortion clinic intimidation, patient extradition.
Fewer attorneys disciplined in 2021, but investigations slowed
New investigations conducted by the Office of Attorney Ethics declined 11.6% in 2021, dropping to 768 from the 869 recorded in 2020. (Dana DiFilippo | New Jersey Monitor)
Lawmaker renews push for 10-year-old bill after millions paid out on unused sick leave
One lawmaker is renewing her push for bills she introduced over a decade ago that would have prohibited sick-leave payouts after a watchdog report revealed those payouts cost the state millions of dollars. The bills Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-Union) introduced in 2008 and 2012 would bar payouts to public employees for accumulated unused sick time […]
Legislators want non-disparagement provisions barred in discrimination cases
New Jersey lawmakers are taking a second look at a law banning the use of non-disclosure agreements in certain circumstances after an appellate court ruled similar agreements could be used instead. New Jersey law explicitly bars the use of non-disclosure agreements in cases involving certain workplace issues, like harassment and retaliation. But an appellate panel […]
Local governments must fill vacancies, high court rules
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Linden councilman the city’s Democratic Committee selected to fill a vacancy should have been seated, overturning an appellate decision that left the position vacant for months. The justices unanimously found Linden’s city council did not have the authority under the Municipal Vacancy Law to keep empty […]
Progressive, labor groups urge Democratic leaders to abandon campaign finance bill
The bill, sponsored by Senate President Nicholas Scutari, would remove checks on corruption and government spending, critics say in a letter.
Eight months after launch, fund for immigrant workers has doled out more than $30 million
Progressive groups and immigrant activists have called on the governor to allocate $1 billion for immigrants and their families excluded from federal pandemic aid.
Man gets new trial after Supreme Court finds he confessed during unlawful interrogation
The justices ruled detectives unlawfully continued to question a man accused of killing his wife after he inquired about obtaining an attorney.
N.J. colleges would be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccine under new bill
Many New Jersey colleges already require some students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but a new bill would require colleges to do so.
N.J. train engineers ordered back to work after labor dispute sparks Juneteenth callouts
A federal judge on Sunday ordered New Jersey Transit train engineers back to work after hundreds called out sick over the weekend in a labor protest, prompting widespread cancelations and delays. Jim Brown, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, emailed all train engineers last Monday about Juneteenth, a federal and state […]
Assembly panel will weigh most of Murphy’s gun control package
An Assembly panel will weigh most bills included in Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest gun control package next week, but it’s still not clear when — or if — those measures will be heard in the Senate. The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to consider five of the bills the governor first announced in April 2021. […]