Residents sound off on how to use cannabis social equity fees
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
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
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
Three N.J. families separated at the border sued the federal government for harm they suffered under the Trump-era family separation policy.
Effort to expand transparency around police misconduct falls short, critics say
N.J. Attorney General Matt Platkin on Tuesday ordered expanded public disclosures of police misconduct, but reformers say it's not enough.
Democrats’ crime focus in final hours of campaign frustrates progressives
As Republicans bash Democrats as soft on crime, Dems fearing a red wave have toughened their message as midterms loom, irking progressives.
More safe syringe sites needed to reduce infections from injecting drugs, study says
Infections from injecting drugs hospitalized thousands of people, killed hundreds, and cost over $1 billion in N.J., a new study found.
Incarcerated people endure health care, safety problems in prisons, report says
A state watchdog received more than 1,000 calls a month from inmates reporting abuse, theft, inadequate health care, and more at N.J. prisons.
Abortions rose in N.J. after Roe v. Wade fell, new study shows
Abortions rose 7% in New Jersey after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, even as they fell 6% nationally, a study found.
Bill permitting police at polls in schools and senior centers gets Assembly OK
A handful of white Republican lawmakers denied that police make anyone feel uncomfortable anywhere during a fiery debate Thursday.
N.J. Democrats propose expansive gun control bill
The gun package is a response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down restrictive laws on when people can carry concealed weapons
As N.Y.C. targets migrant busing, local bus companies allege harassment
N.Y.C. has grappled with an influx of migrants, with cops ticketing the buses bringing them here. Local bus operators say they've been targeted too.