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U.S. Supreme Court to review Biden student debt relief plan in February

BY: - December 1, 2022

Until the arguments are heard in February and the court issues a ruling, the $400 billion Biden plan is on hold due to a nationwide injunction ordered in the lawsuit by the six GOP-led states

U.S. Senate votes to avert freight rail strike, but bid to include worker sick leave fails

BY: - December 1, 2022

Democrats fell short of enough votes to include paid sick leave for railroad workers, a sticking point in contract negotiations.

N.J. bear hunt delayed as legal battle begins

BY: - December 1, 2022

The bear hunt was set to begin just before sunrise on Dec. 5, but is now delayed after a judge issued an emergency stay blocking its start.

As feds crack down, Governor Murphy seeks outside management of troubled veterans homes

BY: - December 1, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy’s move comes weeks after the release of reports of improper care and abuse at the Menlo Park veterans home.

Lawmakers want to require training to help first responders fight electric vehicle fires

BY: - December 1, 2022

As more electric vehicles hit the road, lawmakers aim to mandate training to ensure first responders can safely fight electric vehicle fires.

U.S. House moves to avoid calamitous rail strike, but Senate prospects murky

BY: - November 30, 2022

The House voted to codify an agreement that some unions have already rejected and separately add paid sick leave that workers had demanded.

Court declares churches’ battle against 2020 pandemic restrictions moot — again

BY: - November 30, 2022

The majority declared the challenge of pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings "moot" since most restrictions ended over two years ago.

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.

State to spend $25M on Revolutionary War sites to woo heritage tourists

BY: - November 30, 2022

New Jersey will spend $25 million to improve 10 sites by the 2026 semiquincentennial, after years of flatlined funding for parks and historic areas.

Same-sex marriage protected under bill passed by U.S. Senate with GOP support

BY: - November 29, 2022

The legislation would repeal the 1996 law known as the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

More than $37 billion in disaster aid under scrutiny in congressional lame duck

BY: - November 29, 2022

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.

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.