Briefs

Legislator looks to expand New Jersey’s outdoor smoking ban

BY: - October 26, 2022

Assemblywoman Carol Murphy's bill would bar smoking on boardwalks, at race tracks and amusement parks, and in many other spaces.

Assembly panel tweaks gun, police at polls bills

BY: - October 24, 2022

Changes approved by an Assembly panel Monday are part of lawmakers' efforts to roll back a recently enacted ban on police at polling places

Workers, employers will pay less to fund family leave and disability programs

BY: - October 21, 2022

Employee contributions to a state family leave program will drop to zero amid a glut of funds, the state's labor commissioner said Friday.

Settlement requires NJ Transit to boost accessibility at five stations

BY: - October 19, 2022

People with disabilities were denied full access to transportation services at five NJ Transit stations, N.J.'s chief federal prosecutor said

Deadline for N.J. voter registration is Tuesday

BY: - October 18, 2022

There were more than 6.4 million registered voters in New Jersey as of Oct. 1, with Democrats holding a roughly 1 million voter advantage over Republicans.

Democrats postpone final vote for temporary worker bill

BY: - October 18, 2022

The bill would require staffing agencies to register with the state, bar some fees charged to temporary laborers, and enact wage protections.

New flood protection rules inch toward adoption, with public meetings set

BY: - October 17, 2022

State officials are moving forward with plans to update decades-old flood maps that ignore how climate change has worsened flooding.

Lawmakers advance bill to require syringe sales at pharmacies

BY: - October 14, 2022

The bill is part of a broader state strategy of harm reduction to increase access to safe syringes, one lawmaker said.

Bill to increase state health plan transparency clears Senate committee

BY: - October 14, 2022

Labor leaders allege the state has not been transparent about claims data that would justify recently approved health benefit premium hikes.

Sexual assault victims would be updated on criminal cases under bill

BY: - October 13, 2022

Assemblywoman Carol Murphy said the bill is intended to keep victims from feeling they are "left in the dark" about the investigations of their assaults.

State orders partial oversight of struggling Trenton Water Works

BY: - October 13, 2022

State environmental officials will form a team to oversee the long-troubled Trenton Water Works and recommend how to bring it into compliance.

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