Senate again halts vote on bill expanding rights for temp workers
Another attempt to advance a bill expanding the rights of temp workers failed Monday when Senate leadership pulled the bill from the voting session, leading to howls of protest from immigrant activists who were then thrown out of the Senate chambers. It was the second time in about a month that a vote on the measure was postponed moments […]
N.J. Supreme Court sets new rules to balance defendants’ and victims’ rights in sex assault cases
The N.J. Supreme Court set new guidelines for courts balancing the rights of suspects and sex assault victims, in disclosing victims' addresses.
Lawmakers postpone vote on bill tweaking plastic bag ban
Some lawmakers want changes to the ban to reflect complaints that food delivery companies are inundating customers with reusable bags.
New Jersey gun bill narrowly clears Assembly after aggressive debate
The bill would create an extensive list of places where carrying a weapon would be banned, including beaches, bars, zoos, and sports stadiums.
Ex-aide to N.J. Senate president pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud charges
Prosecutors said Tony Teixeira and an associate, Sean Caddle, conspired to overbill political campaigns and other groups and then split the overpayments between each other.
Senator wants to force utilities to offer federal aid for residents behind on water bills
Most utilities in N.J. haven't joined a federal aid program for residents who can't pay water bills. New legislation would compel participation.
Lawmakers launch push for grief education in schools
Union County senators' bill would require schools to educate students in eighth through 12th grades about grief symptoms and coping skills.
Residents sound off on how to use cannabis social equity fees
From funding baby bonds to a guaranteed basic income in the state, advocates had many ideas for how to spend cannabis social equity fees.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomes new House members, reflects on Latino vote
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Friday welcomed the highest number of Democratic Latino lawmakers elected to Congress.
Temp workers’ bill of rights expected to face senators again Monday
The state Senate is set to vote on a temp workers' bill of rights Monday - the fourth time it'll go before that chamber for a vote.
State commission probes law on bicycle DWIs
Competing precedent makes it unclear whether drunk bicycling is against the law, with electrified pedaled vehicles causing more confusion.
Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she’ll step aside from leadership though she’ll remain in Congress.