Gov + Legislature
N.J. legislators haven’t acted on ‘gun-free zones,’ three months after high court ruling on guns
New York acted swiftly to create gun-free zones this summer after a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Where are New Jersey's?
New Jersey’s voting systems see repeated reforms since 2020
From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years.
Lawmakers advance bill to study energy from waves and tides
The bill would require wave and tidal energy to be part of New Jersey's energy master plan.
Governor Murphy boots bill on temp workers’ rights back to lawmakers for changes
Gov. Phil Murphy said a bill intended to strengthen worker protections should give the state more time to implement its provisions.
Information literacy curriculum bill clears Assembly panel
Advocates say information literacy curriculum is sorely needed as more Americans, including children, turn to social media for news.
Bill barring controversial teaching test gets conditional veto from governor
Gov. Phil Murphy's veto pen left intact provisions removing edTPA as a requirement for teaching certificates, but Murphy wants other tests to take its place.
State stalls on distributing relief to residents struggling to pay water bills
N.J. has used just $1 million of $24 million in federal relief money for low-income residents with unpaid water bills.
New law aims to improve water, utility affordability in requiring public reporting
N.J. utilities must now report affordability metrics for water and other utilities, a move advocates say is key to better target assistance.
Lawmakers prepare to tweak New Jersey’s brewery rules
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said his chamber would pull back some brewery rules issued by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control in June.
New Jersey mayors, housing advocates clash on affordable housing solutions
Mayors and activists clashed on how to move forward with addressing the shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey.
State steps toward licensing home repair contractors
Jason Gewirtz just wanted new windows. Months and more than $90,000 later, a fraction of the work was done, and his contractor had all but disappeared and would not return to see the job completed. “He took the money, and we didn’t know what he did until we hired an attorney about a year and […]
Sauickie sworn in to replace late Assemblyman Ronald Dancer
Assemblyman Alex Sauickie was sworn in to office Thursday, filling a seat vacated by the late Assemblyman Ronald Dancer. “It’s an honor to serve as an outspoken advocate for conservative values in the state legislature, and I will work tirelessly to stop radical left policies that are ruining the economy, coming between parents and children, […]