Gov + Legislature

N.J. bear hunt begins after judges rule against animal rights groups

BY: - December 6, 2022

The judges said they weren't convinced by arguments the state misused its emergency rule-making powers when it approved the new bear hunt.

Lawmakers, advocates demand action on bill to end discriminatory car insurance

BY: - December 6, 2022

Car insurers should be barred from using education, occupation, and credit scores to set rates, advocates say.

Bill would set new standards for reentry housing

BY: - December 6, 2022

The bill would require the state to create new standards for transitional housing for people released from prison.

Lawmakers advance bills to curb car thefts and toughen penalties against offenders

BY: - December 6, 2022

Faced with a 41% spike in car thefts since 2020, lawmakers advanced four bills to toughen penalties for car thieves.

Sweeping N.J. gun bill clears penultimate vote

BY: - December 5, 2022

New Jersey Democrats' response to the Bruen decision is set for a final vote three days before Christmas, but legal challenges are expected.

Advocates demand cameras in homes for developmentally disabled adults to reduce abuse

BY: - December 5, 2022

Advocates are demanding action on a stalled bill that would require security cameras in group homes for adults with developmental disabilities.

Measure would require state to study high school dropout rate

BY: - December 2, 2022

New Jersey's statewide dropout rate hovers around 1%, but some districts see rates five times as high.

N.J. bear hunt delayed as legal battle begins

BY: - December 1, 2022

The bear hunt was set to begin just before sunrise on Dec. 5, but is now delayed after a judge issued an emergency stay blocking its start.

As feds crack down, Governor Murphy seeks outside management of troubled veterans homes

BY: - December 1, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy’s move comes weeks after the release of reports of improper care and abuse at the Menlo Park veterans home.

Lawmakers want to require training to help first responders fight electric vehicle fires

BY: - December 1, 2022

As more electric vehicles hit the road, lawmakers aim to mandate training to ensure first responders can safely fight electric vehicle fires.

Murphy administration proposes abortion coverage mandate in some health plans

BY: - November 30, 2022

The proposed new regulation is part of the Murphy administration's push to expand access to abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's Dodd decision.

State to spend $25M on Revolutionary War sites to woo heritage tourists

BY: - November 30, 2022

New Jersey will spend $25 million to improve 10 sites by the 2026 semiquincentennial, after years of flatlined funding for parks and historic areas.