Gov + Legislature

Courts suspend civil, divorce trials in six counties amid stunning judicial vacancies

BY: - February 7, 2023

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner is urging legislators and Gov. Phil Murphy to take action on judicial vacancies.

Governor Murphy vetoes nonprofit loan guarantee bill backed by top Democrats

BY: - February 7, 2023

The bill was intended to make it easier for nonprofits to secure loans to pay for new physical spaces.

Governor Murphy signs temporary worker protections into law

BY: - February 6, 2023

New safeguards for temp workers include wage protections, scheduling requirements, and a ban on transportation fees.

Legislative retirements up over recent years with weeks left until filing deadline

BY: - February 6, 2023

Twelve lawmakers have announced they won't return to the Legislature after this year's elections — and more could join them.

Bipartisan bill increasing SNAP benefits lands on Governor Murphy’s desk

BY: - February 3, 2023

New Jersey lawmakers moved to raise the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits months before the federal government is preparing to take away a pandemic-related monthly SNAP benefit bonus

Lawmakers pass bill to make ‘sextortion’ a crime

BY: - February 3, 2023

Using sexual images to extort victims could soon become a crime in N.J., after the Senate passed a bill to criminalize “sextortion.”

Bill to protect temporary workers narrowly passes in Senate

BY: - February 2, 2023

Nearly 130,000 temporary workers scored a long-fought victory when legislators narrowly passed a bill to create workplace protections.

17 staffing agencies fighting temp worker bill not registered to operate, state says

BY: - February 2, 2023

Staffing agencies are fighting a bill that would offer job protections to temporary workers.

COMMENTARY

Initial rulings on New Jersey gun law should worry gun control advocates

BY: - February 2, 2023

A judge's rulings represent warning signs for anyone who thinks strict gun restrictions in New Jersey can stand after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision.

State awards $38M for lead paint remediation in 20 counties

BY: - February 1, 2023

The investments are the latest in a series meant to combat the effects of lead exposure on children and remove elements of the toxic metal that have lingered in aging New Jersey homes

Bill to expand restraining orders could clog courts, critics warn

BY: - February 1, 2023

A bill pushed by Sen. Jon Bramnick would allow judges to issue more restraining orders in cases of stalking and harassment.

President Biden announces $292M in federal funding for Hudson tunnel project

BY: - January 31, 2023

President Biden announced a $292M grant to fund an early phase of the Hudson tunnel project to speed service on the U.S.'s busiest rail corridor.