Gov + Legislature
N.J. honors Japanese man who fought internment camps
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
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.
Let students put whatever name they want on their diplomas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin wants to expand the monthly minimum SNAP food assistance benefit from $50 to $95