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Storm relief, climate progress still elusive decade after Hurricane Sandy, lawmakers told
Advocates and storm survivors say much remains to be done to make New Jersey more resilient from storms like Hurricane Sandy.
N.J. pension fund would stop investing in fossil fuels under bill advanced Thursday
The bill would require the state's pension fund to divest from all fossil fuel companies within two years.
Gov. Murphy ‘disgusted’ by abuse allegations at women’s soccer team he co-owns
The report alleges emotional and sexual abuse by a now-former coach of the soccer team Gov. Phil Murphy owns with his wife.
New Jersey lawmakers want a state Voting Rights Act
Bill would give the Division on Civil Rights and state courts broad powers to prevent discriminatory voting rules.
Governor Murphy signs bill fixing state child tax credit
The legislation corrects an error in the bill, signed in June, that would have delayed the tax credits until 2024
Bill would exclude juveniles from N.J.’s three-strikes law
The bill is intended to address a February ruling in which a divided Supreme Court upheld the sentence of a 23-year-old sentenced to life in prison in part because of a crime he committed at 16.
Bag ban fix will get its own tweaks, Assembly sponsor says
Assemblyman John McKeon said he is frustrated by the food industry's failure to prepare for the long-gestating bag ban.
Assembly sends $100M+ child tax credit bill to Governor Murphy’s desk
Gov. Murphy is expected to sign the bill, which fixes a drafting error that would have delayed awards under the new program to 2024.
Housing advocates urge lawmakers to make more landlord-tenant actions confidential
Housing advocates told the N.J. Senate Committee on Communities and Urban Affairs to continue sealing eviction records to protect tenants.
Murphy names his first State Board of Education nominees
Governor seeks to replace incumbents opposed to state's sex education standards, but senatorial courtesy could snare his plans.
Bill advances that would keep people with mental illness out of court system
N.J. legislators advanced a bill to divert nonviolent criminal offenders from the court system into community-based mental health treatment.
Renee Burgess joins Legislature, replacing Sen. Ron Rice
Burgess replaces Rice until Nov. 8, when a special election will determine who finishes out the remainder of Rice's term.