Gov + Legislature

N.J. honors Japanese man who fought internment camps

BY: - January 31, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a resolution marking Jan. 30 as a day of recognition for Fred Korematsu, known for fighting Japanese internment camps in the 1940s. 

Firearm fans score another victory in fight to block N.J.’s new gun ban

BY: - January 30, 2023

A federal judge Monday expanded where people can carry guns in N.J. in the ongoing bid to block a new state ban on guns in sensitive places.

COMMENTARY

Let students put whatever name they want on their diplomas

BY: - January 30, 2023

It's no one else's business what name a student wants on their diploma — only the student's opinion counts.

Utilities derail vote on bill to aid low-income residents behind on water bills

BY: - January 27, 2023

Utilities, opposed to a program to help struggling families pay water bills, stalled a vote on a bill that would force more buy-in.

Federal judge asked to block more of N.J.’s new gun law

BY: - January 27, 2023

Gun rights advocates argued in federal court Thursday for new limits on a New Jersey gun law, parts of which a judge has already blocked.

Fertility fraud would become a crime under bill passed by Assembly

BY: - January 26, 2023

The Assembly had a busy session on Thursday, approving bills ranging from making fertility fraud a crime to establishing Kimchi Day.

Senate president aims to speed up drivers’ record checks for attorneys, other professionals

BY: - January 26, 2023

Authorities would have to allow professionals like attorneys to check drivers' records online under a bill intended to speed up such checks.

Bill would require schools to let students use preferred names on diplomas

BY: - January 24, 2023

The bill would allow New Jersey students to put their preferred names on their diplomas without getting a legal name change.

Two troubled N.J. veterans homes would see mandatory upgrades under new bill

BY: - January 24, 2023

COVID-19 devastated the two nursing homes, which saw 200 deaths of residents and staff members and more than 400 infections as the virus initially swept through the state.

Panel clears anti-boom car bill, but drops strictest provisions

BY: - January 23, 2023

The bill would create new fines for noisy drivers, but a provision that would have allowed officials to seize cars has been removed.

Lawmakers want more cybersecurity training for government workers

BY: - January 20, 2023

The bills would mandate state workers receive cybersecurity training and direct government agencies to review their digital infrastructure.

Bill would boost minimum amount low-income families get for food assistance

BY: - January 20, 2023

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin wants to expand the monthly minimum SNAP food assistance benefit from $50 to $95