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New laws hike liability insurance required for car owners and landlords

BY: - August 5, 2022

Supporters say the laws are meant to protect motorists, renters, and others from the potentially catastrophic costs of accidents.

Governor asks state watchdog to examine state university’s flagging finances

BY: - August 5, 2022

New Jersey City University has spent down its reserves, accumulating millions in debt amid enrollment declines.

Lawmakers to take do-over vote on bill protecting rights of temp workers

BY: - August 5, 2022

A procedural mistake during a voting session in late June will require the lawmakers to cast their votes again Monday.

Inflation will push New Jersey’s minimum wage above $14 in January

BY: - August 5, 2022

The state was scheduled to raise the minimum wage by $1 in January, but inflation will push the increase a few pennies upward.

With car thefts still on the rise, lawmakers propose new penalties

BY: - August 5, 2022

Two state senators are introducing legislation they say will address what authorities characterize as an alarming rise in car thefts by stiffening penalties for ringleaders who recruit minors to steal cars and imposing new consequences for repeat offenders. “We may not get you tomorrow, damn it. But we’re coming for you,” said state Sen. Richard […]

Kyrsten Sinema again pivotal as U.S. Senate Democrats scramble for 50 votes

BY: - August 4, 2022

Sen. Krysten Sinema said she's on board with Democratic spending bill, raising chances of its passage.

New law creates $45M electric school bus program

BY: - August 4, 2022

State officials say electrifying New Jersey's school buses — a big source of pollution — will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox

BY: - August 4, 2022

The declaration means the federal government can more quickly assist states with distributing vaccines and conducting testing and public health campaigns.

N.J. Supreme Court clarifies when inmates can win compassionate release

BY: - August 4, 2022

The case is the first test of a 2021 law intended to broaden the number of people eligible to be released from prison because of physical incapacity.

New Jersey rules permitting outdoor dining extended to 2024

BY: - August 3, 2022

A pandemic-era law that eased local rules on outdoor dining will be extended for another two years.

How election deniers are campaigning to control voting in four critical states

BY: - August 3, 2022

Across the country, Republicans who say the 2020 election was rigged are vying to be elected secretary of state.

In fight against invasive plants, strike team stepped up when New Jersey wouldn’t

BY: - August 3, 2022

After New Jersey officials failed to implement plans to fight invasive plants, an independent strike team took on the job.