Gov + Legislature

Poll finds broad support for most new liquor license rules

BY: - June 1, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy says his plan would change an “antiquated and confusing” system and provide local business owners with the chance to boost their profits.

Gun rights advocates ask judges to uphold ruling in fight over gun law

BY: - May 31, 2023

The state failed to show that the continued suspension of New Jersey's new gun law causes irreparable harm, gun rights attorneys argue.

Judges decline to block Horizon reorganization

BY: - May 31, 2023

A three-judge panel found the insurer provided proper notice to policyholders, dismissing claims that the new structure would hike premiums.

Attorney’s public defender past would offer Supreme Court new perspective, advocates say

BY: - May 31, 2023

A bevy of advocates and legal practitioners said the perspective of a former public defender would be overdue on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Audit finds deficiencies at state prison specializing in addiction recovery

BY: - May 30, 2023

Corrections officials say they have acted to correct failures a state audit identified at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Wrightstown.

Parental notification policy shines light on fight over gender, LGBTQ issues in schools

BY: - May 26, 2023

Schools in New Jersey have increasingly adopted policies decried as anti-LGBTQ, from book and rainbow flag bans to "forced outing."

Assembly speaker unveils $1.4 billion senior aid proposal, but its fate is unclear

BY: - May 25, 2023

Speaker Craig Coughlin wants more than $1.4 billion in tax and health care assistance for the state's elderly, but Gov. Murphy has cost concerns.

Assembly clears bill allowing some 17-year-olds to vote in primaries

BY: - May 25, 2023

The measure would allow those who would be 18 by November elections to cast primary ballots that year, even if they are still 17.

Liberty State Park plan calls for cleanup of contamination, expanded recreation

BY: - May 25, 2023

State officials presented plans this week to revitalize Liberty State Park, New Jersey's busiest park. Groundbreaking is set for the fall.

Familiar schisms show as lawmakers hear package of liquor license bills

BY: - May 24, 2023

The measures heard Wednesday are part of a larger fight to loosen the state’s Prohibition-era liquor license laws.

Lawmakers to weigh changes to liquor license laws

BY: - May 24, 2023

The bills represent the Legislature’s first push to loosen the rules piecemeal instead of through an omnibus bill backed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Assembly speaker’s tax relief proposal likely to face tough negotiations

BY: - May 23, 2023

A senior-focused property tax relief plan from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin faces a rough road ahead as he figures out how to pay for it.