N.J. victims among those targeted by Iranian nationals in global cyberattacks
Three Iranian nationals were indicted in global cyberattacks that had two N.J. victims — a Union County township and Morris County accounting firm.
Governor Murphy nominates Judge Fasciale to N.J. Supreme Court
The nomination leaves one seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court without a permanent successor, though two nominees haven't been confirmed.
U.S. senators criticize federal health officials for lagging monkeypox response
WASHINGTON — Congress held its first hearing on monkeypox Wednesday, with lawmakers rebuking federal public health officials for their slow response to the outbreak, even though the hearing came four months after the first U.S. case was diagnosed. “By any measure, in fact by every measure, the response from the Biden administration on the monkeypox […]
Topsoil protection should be stressed in the next farm bill, U.S. House Ag panel told
WASHINGTON — Farmers and academics at a Wednesday hearing stressed the need for members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee to support regenerative agriculture farming practices in the upcoming farm bill in order to protect topsoil. U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chair David Scott said he held the hearing to discuss ways policymakers and the Department […]
PR work for ‘Big Oil’ helped stymie climate action, U.S. House Democrats say
WASHINGTON – Public relations firms aligned with oil and gas companies have tested the limits of their industry ethics and caused major slowdowns to federal climate change policy, Democrats on a U.S. House panel said at a Wednesday hearing. The firms’ conduct went beyond the bounds of ethical public relations work, Democrats on the House […]
Double-digit hike in insurance premiums approved for government workers
Public workers' insurance premiums will rise about 20% after the State Health Benefits Commission backed hikes spurred by COVID, inflation.
Proposal to put open arrest warrants online sparks privacy, racism concerns
Watchdogs worry about the misuse of a plan proposed by a lawmaker that would create a public database of outstanding arrest warrants.
Legislature’s return creates bill signing deadlines for Governor Murphy
Bills enacting temp worker protections and new rules for sheriff's sales are among the measures waiting for Murphy's pen.
U.S. Senate Republicans shy away from proposed 15-week national abortion ban
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said he thinks most Senate Republicans would prefer abortion restrictions be enacted at the state level.
Governor Murphy touts aid for schools in state budget
Gov. Phil Murphy stopped at a Somerset County high school Monday morning to tout his administration’s investment in public education. Murphy highlighted the $9.9 billion in state aid for schools in the current fiscal year budget, a $650 million increase from the prior year. Since 2018, the Murphy administration has increased school aid by $1.8 […]
Lawmakers to weigh extending online wagering to 2033
Internet gambling rules are set to expire in 2023, cutting off a growing source of revenue for New Jersey casinos.
Biden pitches ‘moonshot’ to cut the number of cancer deaths in half
President Joe Biden doubled down Monday on his quest to halve the number of cancer deaths.