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Interracial marriage now protected by law in New Jersey

BY: - September 5, 2023

Gov. Murphy signed a law codifying the right to marry anyone of any race in New Jersey, amid fears the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn that right.

New Jersey’s public records law is a ‘sword and shield’ against corruption, citizens say

BY: - September 5, 2023

Citizen watchdogs who use the Open Public Records Act to hold public officials accountable say efforts to water down the law should concern everyone.

Budget documents show conflicts for New Jersey lawmakers

BY: - September 2, 2023

At least two legislators appear to have failed to properly disclose financial relationships when making their annual spending requests.

Asylum seekers become target in run-up to New Jersey’s legislative races

BY: - September 1, 2023

With a new report that the Biden administration could move asylum seekers to Atlantic City, observers say it could become an election issue.

For New Jersey teens, restrictions grow on where they can go without adults

BY: - September 1, 2023

From malls to Jersey Shore boardwalks to hotel pools, teens are getting pushed out of more public spaces amid complaints of rowdy and often criminal behavior.

Feds suspend rule that would have allowed ‘bomb trains’ in South Jersey

BY: - September 1, 2023

A plan to transport liquified natural gas by rail in South Jersey hit another snag Friday when federal officials suspended a rule allowing it.

Nurses striking for ‘safe staffing’ vow to keep up the fight

BY: - September 1, 2023

About 1,700 nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick have been striking since Aug. 4. No end is in sight.

State-appointed monitor to oversee troubled New Jersey City University

BY: - August 30, 2023

Attorney Henry Amoroso will oversee all fiscal operations, budgeting, and staffing at troubled New Jersey City University.

Judge declines to temporarily block Daniel’s Law

BY: - August 30, 2023

New Brunswick officials have threatened a local journalist with civil and criminal penalties under Daniel's Law if he publishes the address of a city official.

N.J. law barring prison operator from contracting with ICE is unconstitutional, judge says

BY: - August 29, 2023

A federal judge has declared a N.J. law banning immigrant detention contracts unconstitutional. The state vowed to appeal.

New Jersey bill for COVID-19 review nears $3M

BY: - August 29, 2023

New Jersey has spent up to $2.9 million on a review of its handling of the pandemic, but few details are known.

New Jersey cops are winning fight to use cannabis while off duty

BY: - August 28, 2023

Some local officials want to bar officers from using cannabis while they're off duty, but a key state agency says cops are allowed to.