Social Justice

Temp workers rely on public health care more than Amazon, Walmart employees, study says

BY: - December 15, 2022

New Jersey taxpayers subsidize temporary staffing agencies by more than $20 million annually while workers take home poverty wages, the study says.

Prison homicide shines light on inmate deaths

BY: - December 12, 2022

A man incarcerated at Bayside State Prison in South Jersey was found beaten to death in his cell on Nov. 21, 2022. Charges are pending.

Lawmakers, advocates demand action on bill to end discriminatory car insurance

BY: - December 6, 2022

Car insurers should be barred from using education, occupation, and credit scores to set rates, advocates say.

Advocates demand cameras in homes for developmentally disabled adults to reduce abuse

BY: - December 5, 2022

Advocates are demanding action on a stalled bill that would require security cameras in group homes for adults with developmental disabilities.

Murphy administration proposes abortion coverage mandate in some health plans

BY: - November 30, 2022

The proposed new regulation is part of the Murphy administration's push to expand access to abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's Dodd decision.

Court sides with state comptroller in police training firm’s fight against probe

BY: - November 29, 2022

Street Cop Training caught flak for featuring controversial speakers at its policing training conference. The firm is fighting a state probe.

State moves inmates out of minimum security prison, as census drops statewide

BY: - November 29, 2022

Jones Farm was once a thriving dairy farm where 270 minimum-security inmates worked. With the prison population shrinking, it's now empty.

Senate again halts vote on bill expanding rights for temp workers

BY: - November 22, 2022

Another attempt to advance a bill expanding the rights of temp workers failed Monday when Senate leadership pulled the bill from the voting session, leading to howls of protest from immigrant activists who were then thrown out of the Senate chambers. It was the second time in about a month that a vote on the measure was postponed moments […]

Residents sound off on how to use cannabis social equity fees

BY: - November 18, 2022

From funding baby bonds to a guaranteed basic income in the state, advocates had many ideas for how to spend cannabis social equity fees.

Temp workers’ bill of rights expected to face senators again Monday

BY: - November 18, 2022

The state Senate is set to vote on a temp workers' bill of rights Monday - the fourth time it'll go before that chamber for a vote.

Name changes in N.J. now confidential, in support of transgender community

BY: - November 17, 2022

Gov. Murphy ordered name changes in N.J. exempt from public records, in line with recent court decisions and in support of transgender rights.

Migrant families, now in N.J., sue over Trump-era family separation policy

BY: - November 17, 2022

Three N.J. families separated at the border sued the federal government for harm they suffered under the Trump-era family separation policy.