Gov + Legislature

Governor Murphy drops testing mandate for unvaccinated teachers, state workers

BY: - August 15, 2022

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have pushed for Murphy to drop the vaccinate-or-test requirement.

New Jersey joins multistate effort to clean up voter registration data

BY: - August 15, 2022

New Jersey will share voter registration data with more than 30 states as part of an effort to improve the accuracy of voter rolls.

Bill would make ‘bleed control’ part of high school curriculum

BY: - August 15, 2022

Two lawmakers, acting on concerns about mass shootings, want to require N.J. high schools to teach students how to stop traumatic bleeding.

More tenant protections for senior citizens, people with disabilities under new bill

BY: - August 15, 2022

Lawmakers want to extend the time senior citizens and people with disabilities have certain tenancy protections under state law.

Clean energy, climate change focus of joint legislative hearing

BY: - August 12, 2022

Environmental advocates sounded the alarm about escalating climate change and recommended solutions lawmakers should consider at a joint legislative hearing Thursday in Toms River. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette was the first to testify before the Senate’s and Assembly’s environment committees, and he set the tone for the two hours of wide-ranging testimony […]

N.J. is sparking up, bringing in millions in tax revenue from cannabis

BY: - August 12, 2022

New Jersey raked in $4.6 million in tax revenue in the first 10 weeks since recreational cannabis sales launched. The tax revenue came from nearly $80 million customers spent on legal recreational marijuana between April 21 and June 30, the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission announced in a statement Friday. It includes more than $219,000 in […]

Officials blame inflation, post-COVID rebound for proposed public health benefit hikes

BY: - August 12, 2022

Proposed double-digit increases in health insurance premiums for public workers have state and local officials fearful of the impact on the workers and taxpayers.

Judges revive civil rights case against Linden officials, state Senate president

BY: - August 10, 2022

A woman claims multiple Linden officials and others violated her civil rights over a 2007 harassment claim.

Lawmakers propose tax credits for N.Y. businesses opening offices in N.J.

BY: - August 10, 2022

The tax credits are intended to allow Garden State commuters to avoid a proposed congestion tax across the Hudson.

After six months in limbo, attorney general nomination advances to full Senate

BY: - August 8, 2022

Matt Platkin's confirmation as attorney general has been delayed because two key senators did not immediately sign off on his appointment.

Lawmakers advance bill to protect Liberty State Park wildlife preserve

BY: - August 8, 2022

Caven Point is a fragile nature preserve in Liberty State Park that has been targeted for commercial development.

Disclosure statements provide little insight into lawmakers’ finances

BY: - August 8, 2022

Recent efforts to require that lawmakers disclose more about their finances have not gone anywhere in the Democratic-led Legislature.