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Drugs, violence, missing property are common complaints in New Jersey prisons, monitor says
People incarcerated in New Jersey made 11,938 requests for help to the state corrections ombudsperson's office in the past year.
N.J. law allowing larger political donations boosts giving in competitive districts
This year’s general elections are the first contests run under the new contribution limits. All 120 legislative seats are on the ballot.
Governor, Tammy Murphy report lowest income since he took office in 2018
A stock market downturn in 2022 drove the first couple's capital gains income into the negatives, bringing their earnings to their lowest in years.
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Senate hearing on nurse shortage set for Friday at Rutgers
Sen. Sanders said Thursday that he asked hospital president Alan Lee and RWJBarnabas Health CEO Mark Manigan to testify, but both declined.
New Jersey asks federal appeals court to uphold new gun restrictions
A federal appeals panel will decide whether to reverse orders blocking New Jersey's 2022 law restricting where gun owners can take their weapons.
Democrats want Governor Murphy to stop Turnpike, Parkway toll hikes coming in January
The calls for Murphy's intervention come less than two weeks before Election Day, when all 120 legislative seats are on the ballot.
New Jersey accuses Meta of fueling children’s social media addiction
New Jersey and 32 other states say Meta intentionally addicts children and teens to Instagram and Facebook, according to a new lawsuit.
Calls to ban caste discrimination grow as New Jersey’s South Asian population swells
New Jersey has the largest share of Hindus of any U.S. state, prompting some to call for a ban on caste discrimination.
New Jersey state police’s expungement backlog of 46K cases spurs lawsuit
The New Jersey State Police have a backlog of more than 46,000 expungement orders and now faces a lawsuit to compel more timely compliance.
New Jersey law will require suicide prevention training for college faculty, staff
Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way signed a bill Thursday requiring college faculty, staff, and residential assistants to be trained to spot signs of depression.
New Jersey will spend $25M to expand free, full-day preschool by January
Twenty-six school districts in 13 counties will get almost $25 million to expand all-day preschool, Acting Gov. Tahesha Way announced.
As N.J. prepares to vote, guns largely missing from campaign trail conversation
While guns dominated legislative priorities at the end of last year, they've largely been missing from campaign conversations this election season.