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Democrat wants N.J. Legislature to condemn Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

BY: - November 24, 2023

Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr.'s resolution urges Congress to investigate possible ethics violations and implement more stringent ethics rules for justices. 

New Jersey lawmakers take another shot at same-day voter registration bill

BY: - November 22, 2023

Multiple studies have shown that same-day voter registration leads to a bump in voter turnout, with the most significant impact on Black, Latino, and young voters.

New Jersey to ban sales of gas-powered cars by 2035, despite industry objections

BY: - November 21, 2023

State officials say banning gas-powered cars by 2035 is key to fighting climate change, but critics warn of its costs.

New Jersey Muslim leaders again demand cease-fire in Gaza

BY: - November 21, 2023

Muslim leaders denounced New Jersey's federal and state lawmakers for failing to demand a cease-fire in Gaza, as civilian fatalities rise.

Clean-energy bill prompts hours of impassioned testimony — but no decision

BY: - November 21, 2023

A bill that would codify Gov. Phil Murphy's goal of 100% clean energy by 2035 prompted a lot of support — and hours of testimony.

Assemblywoman-elect Luanne Peterpaul will be first out lesbian in New Jersey Legislature

BY: - November 20, 2023

Luanne Peterpaul said while her election to the Assembly represents a victory for LGBTQ representation, her identity wasn't a focus of her campaign.

Staffing agencies continue fighting New Jersey’s temporary worker protections

BY: - November 17, 2023

Staffing agencies continue fighting new state law requiring temporary workers to receive pay and benefits equal to full-time counterparts. 

Commission to review century-old state law on windshields, window tinting

BY: - November 17, 2023

The law used to cite drivers for tinted windows dates to 1921 — before window tinting existed.

New Jersey Public Defender’s Office veteran Jennifer Sellitti tapped for top job

BY: - November 16, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy will nominate longtime public defender Jennifer Sellitti to lead the office when Joseph Krakora retires early next year.

White men overrepresented on New Jersey’s boards and commissions, report finds

BY: - November 16, 2023

The state-appointed members of state, local, and regional boards and commissions don't reflect the state's diversity, a new report found.

The ‘doctor of nursing practice’ will see you now

BY: - November 16, 2023

An explosion in the number of nurse practitioners with doctorates has spurred debate and legislation over who can use the “Dr.” title.

Race called for Andrea Katz in 8th District, boosting Democrats’ Assembly gains to six

BY: - November 15, 2023

Assemblywoman-elect Andrea Katz appeared to have lost her bid on Election Day, but late arriving mail-in ballots brought her victory.