4,000 tenants to receive state rental assistance out of 86,000 applicants
A state official said more than 86,000 people applied for the state's housing voucher program.
Lawmakers pay tribute to late Assemblyman Ron Dancer
A conservative Republican from Ocean County, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer served the state for nearly two decades.
Lawmakers want to bar discrimination against tenants’ immigration status
A new bill would make immigration status a protected class when renting a home.
Bipartisan bill would end ‘stranger loophole’ for restraining orders
The bill's sponsor says state law leaves few options for people who seek restraining orders against people they are not romantically involved with.
Lawmakers take aim at lawsuits that quash public participation
New Jersey is one of 18 states that doesn't have an anti-SLAPP law that would thwart lawsuits intended to intimidate or silence critics.
Municipal judge barred from bench over groping incident
The Supreme Court censured and barred Nino Falcone from future judicial service after he groped a woman in his law office in 2019.
Worker dies at Amazon warehouse in Carteret
The death occurred on one of the online retailer's busiest sale days.
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 […]