A milestone for New Jersey as cannabis industry hits one-year mark
Critics say New Jersey cannabis regulators are acting too slowly. State officials disagree, calling their actions thoughtful and deliberate.
Wind project may ‘adversely affect,’ but not likely to ‘jeopardize,’ endangered marine life, agency says
The project will likely not jeopardize endangered whales, sea turtles, or Atlantic sturgeon, or harm their habitats, said the agency.
Of more than 7,500 threats against members of Congress in 2022, just 22 prosecuted
In 2022, the U.S. Capitol Police presented 313 cases to U.S. attorney offices after determining that they represented criminal threats against members of Congress. Twenty-two of those cases were prosecuted.
White House says DOJ had ‘unprecedented access’ to Biden home during search
The historic 13-hour search of the sitting president’s residence in Wilmington uncovered yet more classified documents from Biden’s tenure as vice president, and dating back to his time as a U.S. senator.
States limiting business with banks that ‘boycott’ fossil fuels could pay high cost, study says
A law restricting business with banks that have policies against fossil fuels and firearms took effect in Texas in 2021.
U.S. attorney general names special counsel for classified docs found in Biden’s garage
The discovery of classified documents in President Biden’s private residence drew comparisons to the classified documents found inside Donald Trump’s Florida home.
More than $37 billion in disaster aid under scrutiny in congressional lame duck
President Biden has requested more than $37 billion for disaster relief on top of a $9 billion COVID-19 funding request and an additional $38 billion in aid to Ukraine.
New Jersey House incumbents hold stark cash leads
Incumbents in the state's five most competitive districts have wide, sometimes chasmic, cash advantages over their challengers.
Environmentalists urge Governor Murphy to act on long-stalled flood control rules
New Jersey remains stalled on new stormwater and flood hazard rules environmentalists say are needed to protect residents and properties.
Senate sends temp worker rights bill to governor’s desk after do-over vote
The measure would force staffing agencies to pay temp workers no less than their permanent counterparts, among other requirements.
U.S. Senate passes major health, tax and climate bill in boost for Democrats
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote on the spending bill, which aims to lower health care costs, address climate change, and revise the tax code.
U.S. Senate Democrats’ climate, health and energy bill clears first hurdle to passage
The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, cleared the chamber to debate and vote on amendments to the measure.