Talks over protecting Dreamers pick up in Congress, but agreement still elusive

BY: - December 6, 2022

The success of any major immigration deal appears unlikely, as a lame-duck session of Congress dwindles into its last days.

N.J. bear hunt begins after judges rule against animal rights groups

BY: - December 6, 2022

The judges said they weren't convinced by arguments the state misused its emergency rule-making powers when it approved the new bear hunt.

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.

Bill would set new standards for reentry housing

BY: - December 6, 2022

The bill would require the state to create new standards for transitional housing for people released from prison.

Lawmakers advance bills to curb car thefts and toughen penalties against offenders

BY: - December 6, 2022

Faced with a 41% spike in car thefts since 2020, lawmakers advanced four bills to toughen penalties for car thieves.

Sweeping N.J. gun bill clears penultimate vote

BY: - December 5, 2022

New Jersey Democrats' response to the Bruen decision is set for a final vote three days before Christmas, but legal challenges are expected.

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.

Here’s when drug prices will start to decrease for Medicare recipients

BY: - December 5, 2022

Medicare recipients who take insulin will be the first to benefit from the drug pricing provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Despite FTX fallout, some U.S. House members still skeptical about crypto regulation

BY: - December 3, 2022

Lawmakers argue the FTX episode only reinforces their point that the SEC’s regulation of cryptocurrencies is arbitrary and ineffective.

N.J. cannabis panel gives initial green light to consumption lounges

BY: - December 2, 2022

Consumption-area workers would be barred from overselling to consumers and they would have to ensure people are using cannabis safely on their premises.

Biden signs bill that staves off railroad workers strike

BY: - December 2, 2022

The trade group that represents railroad carriers estimated that a railroad strike would cost the U.S. economy $2 billion per day

Measure would require state to study high school dropout rate

BY: - December 2, 2022

New Jersey's statewide dropout rate hovers around 1%, but some districts see rates five times as high.