New Jersey initiative pairing cops with mental health experts arrives in Newark

BY: - August 1, 2023

The program, dubbed Arrive Together, is intended to lessen the use of force during police calls involving people with mental health issues.

Lt. Gov. Oliver hospitalized, leaving Senate president as acting governor

BY: - July 31, 2023

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver's hospitalization makes Senate President Nicholas Scutari acting governor for the third time.

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New Jersey attorney general fines unregistered staffing agencies $62K

BY: - July 28, 2023

The fines come months after the New Jersey Monitor reported on 17 staffing agencies that were not registered with the state.

New law aims to bring uniformity to how New Jersey clerks report election results

BY: - July 27, 2023

Supporters said they believe the changes will bring clarity to the reporting of election results and restore faith in the elections process.

Governor Murphy announces pick for new state health commissioner

BY: - July 25, 2023

If confirmed, Kaitlan Baston would succeed state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, who is stepping down in August after four years on the job.

Governor Murphy signs new law expanding restraining orders for abuse victims

BY: - July 24, 2023

Abuse victims will be able to get restraining orders even if they have no relationship with their abuser under the new law.

More oversight for university finances after troubles at two N.J. colleges

BY: - July 24, 2023

The new law, which won unanimous support in both legislative chambers, follows financial troubles at William Paterson University and New Jersey City University.

New Jersey would buy unwanted farms under new bill aimed at land preservation

BY: - July 21, 2023

New Jersey lost 70,900 acres of farmland from 2000 to 2016, but lawmakers have acted in recent years to preserve it.

Governor Murphy signs bill allowing retired teachers to return to classrooms, keep pensions

BY: - July 20, 2023

New Jersey’s shortage of teachers is long-standing and has historically been most severe in special education, science, and instruction for non-native English speakers.

Moderate Party asks Supreme Court to hear fusion voting case

BY: - July 20, 2023

The Supreme Court should intervene so the case can be resolved before the 2024 elections, fusion voting supporters say.

Groups ask Governor Murphy to veto expansion of involuntary commitment

BY: - July 20, 2023

Lawmakers aim to double the time hospitals can hold people involuntarily committed for psychiatric care. Critics say it's the wrong approach.

New Jersey panel wants clarity on mandatory minimums directive

BY: - July 18, 2023

The Law Revision Commission is set to recommend language that makes clear those already convicted can seek to end their parole ineligibility.