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Judges revive civil rights case against Linden officials, state Senate president
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.
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
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
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
Recent efforts to require that lawmakers disclose more about their finances have not gone anywhere in the Democratic-led Legislature.
My parents won’t let me get vaccinated. N.J. should let me do it anyway
Teens 14 and up should be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine without their parents' consent, argues a New Jersey high school student.
New laws hike liability insurance required for car owners and landlords
Supporters say the laws are meant to protect motorists, renters, and others from the potentially catastrophic costs of accidents.
Governor asks state watchdog to examine state university’s flagging finances
New Jersey City University has spent down its reserves, accumulating millions in debt amid enrollment declines.
Lawmakers to take do-over vote on bill protecting rights of temp workers
A procedural mistake during a voting session in late June will require the lawmakers to cast their votes again Monday.
Inflation will push New Jersey’s minimum wage above $14 in January
The state was scheduled to raise the minimum wage by $1 in January, but inflation will push the increase a few pennies upward.
With car thefts still on the rise, lawmakers propose new penalties
Two state senators are introducing legislation they say will address what authorities characterize as an alarming rise in car thefts by stiffening penalties for ringleaders who recruit minors to steal cars and imposing new consequences for repeat offenders. “We may not get you tomorrow, damn it. But we’re coming for you,” said state Sen. Richard […]
New law creates $45M electric school bus program
State officials say electrifying New Jersey's school buses — a big source of pollution — will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.