Gov + Legislature

As prison population grays, calls grow for ‘geriatric parole’

BY: - May 23, 2023

A new report calls for "rehabiltative release" of elderly incarcerated people. Legislation that would create "geriatric parole" is stalled.

Stranger stalking bill edges closer to law

BY: - May 22, 2023

A prime sponsor of the legislation said it would allow some harassment victims to protect themselves before a situation escalates.

Dem lawmakers target book bans in public libraries as censorship rises

BY: - May 22, 2023

The bill would authorize state officials to withhold funding from any public school or library that fails to comply

Judge dismisses union’s lawsuit over correctional officers’ pay raises

BY: - May 19, 2023

A union alleged discrimination after raises granted to corrections officers, but judge found governor, state immune and claims flawed.

Judicial retirements poised to erase progress made on appointing judges, chief justice warns

BY: - May 19, 2023

Court vacancies have persisted over the last 12 months, and looming retirements could push them to record levels for the second straight year.

Legislation would abolish ‘antiquated’ county constables

BY: - May 19, 2023

Critics say county constables are “antiquated and potentially dangerous" and have no oversight. Lawmakers are moving to abolish the position.

Bill advances to fund community crisis response teams to reduce police violence

BY: - May 19, 2023

Lawmakers advanced bills to fund community crisis response teams and mental health services for officers. The goal: Reducing police violence.

Remote work taxation bill set for final votes

BY: - May 18, 2023

The bill would allow New Jersey teleworkers to win hefty tax credits if they successfully sue New York over income taxes.

Lawmakers advance bill to bar some county officers from chairing political parties

BY: and - May 18, 2023

Critics of Sen. Vin Gopal say his bill is just an attempt to target a GOP rival, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden.

State watchdog slams New Jersey City University for mismanagement that led to financial crisis

BY: - May 18, 2023

Nearly a year after New Jersey City University declared a financial emergency, a state watchdog blames top officials' mismanagement.

Officer shortage renews debate on fitness standards for female recruits

BY: - May 18, 2023

Many states and the military set different physical fitness standards for police recruits. New Jersey does not, and some want that to change.

State ‘well prepared’ to handle $2B dip in tax revenue, treasurer says

BY: - May 17, 2023

Declines in capital gains collections will slash some state revenue, but New Jersey's reserves will see the state through, budget experts said Wednesday.