New Jersey Senate approves campaign finance overhaul

BY: - March 20, 2023

The bill would double limits on contributions to political candidates, triple donations to county party organizations, and allow the governor to remake the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

As gambling revenue climbs, lawmakers advance bills to curb gaming addiction

BY: - March 20, 2023

Lawmakers want to create a diversionary court for gambling addicts, ban gaming ads at colleges, and require education on compulsive gambling.

Biden administration details potential cuts in education, food aid and more under GOP plan

BY: - March 20, 2023

Biden administration officials say GOP plans to cut at least $130 billion in domestic spending during the upcoming fiscal year could impact people’s everyday lives.

N.J. gun owners criticize ‘egregious delays’ in concealed carry permit process

BY: - March 20, 2023

Nearly nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of gun owners, gun advocates say it's too hard to obtain a concealed carry permit in New Jersey.

In challenge to N.J.’s new gun law, hearing brings more debate — but no decision

BY: - March 18, 2023

A federal judge in Camden heard four hours of debate on a challenge to N.J.'s new gun law Friday. A decision isn't expected before next month.

As opioids overdose deaths keep rising, report urges lawmakers to develop new approaches

BY: - March 17, 2023

The 600-page report encourages lawmakers to innovate ways to stem adverse effects of addiction and increasing drug overdose deaths among Americans.

Campaign finance bill advances with new provisions targeting election law watchdog

BY: - March 16, 2023

Critics say the bill would gut New Jersey anti-corruption laws, flood the state with campaign cash, and strip the independence from the state's election law watchdog.

Video, 911 calls, released in fatal police shooting of Paterson’s Najee Seabrooks

BY: - March 16, 2023

The Attorney General’s Office released the records as protesters gathered in Paterson to demand justice for Seabrooks.

N.J. Supreme Court denies ex-cop’s bid for new trial in fatal bar fight

BY: - March 16, 2023

Juries that reject defendants' self-defense claims don't have to unanimously agree on exactly why they do so, the N.J. Supreme Court ruled.

Ahead of GOP hearing, N.J. stresses no link between offshore wind and whale deaths

BY: - March 16, 2023

New Jersey Reps. Jeff Van Drew and Chris Smith, both Republicans, are holding a hearing into offshore wind industrialization Thursday in Wildwood.

U.S. Senate leader calls for safety audit into all major railroads after Ohio derailment

BY: - March 15, 2023

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer criticized the railroad industry for lobbying for deregulation and asked the National Transportation Safety Board to analyze if those efforts have increased derailments.

Longtime senator and civil rights icon Ron Rice dead at 77

BY: - March 15, 2023

Ronald L. Rice, a famously independent Democrat who served 36 years in the state Senate, died after an extended battle with cancer.