Gov + Legislature

Mediation ends for NJ Transit and train engineers, clearing path to strike in months

BY: - June 25, 2024

Locomotive engineers union could strike as soon as July 25, but a job action will likely be delayed for several more months.

Initial votes on new state budget could come Wednesday, top Democrat says

BY: - June 24, 2024

Sen. Paul Sarlo confirmed a budget deal on a new business tax, but timing will be tight if lawmakers are to avert a government shutdown.

Senate Democrats push new protections for reproductive rights in New Jersey

BY: - June 24, 2024

New Jersey Democrats announced a bill package aimed at strengthening abortion rights on the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the federal right to an abortion.

Renewed suspensions, delays, and finger-pointing cap rocky week for transit

BY: - June 21, 2024

Train service into New York City was suspended for the third time this week Friday amid mounting heat and persistent technical problems.

Panel set to vote on controversial bill adopting definition of antisemitism

BY: - June 20, 2024

Bill sponsor Assemblyman Avi Schnall said the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism is accepted by the "vast majority of Jews across the spectrum." 

Gov. Murphy order launches expansive clemency program

BY: - June 19, 2024

A new board will adjudicate applications for clemency, expediting applications from those who long ago completed their sentences.

Tax hikes would ease deficits, but budget surplus still at risk, group warns

BY: - June 13, 2024

New taxes would keep New Jersey's surplus alive a bit longer, but the state will still spend billions more than it collects in coming years, a fiscal group warns.

Local activists, mayors urge passage of new business tax to fund NJ Transit

BY: - June 13, 2024

Business groups oppose the new tax, saying it would make the state less competitive in attracting and retaining employers.

Jersey Shore leaders, cops gripe to lawmakers about ‘lawless’ young people

BY: - June 13, 2024

Jersey Shore leaders want the state to reassess juvenile detention statutes and pass new laws to punish people who plan pop-up parties.

Senate panel approves budget stress testing so state is ‘well-prepared’ for crises

BY: - June 11, 2024

The bill would require Treasury officials to test how New Jersey's budget would respond to economic shocks to better prepare for emergencies.

New Jersey City University president testifies before lawmakers on school’s financial troubles

BY: - June 11, 2024

Without financial intervention, it is unlikely New Jersey City University will survive as a stand-alone institution, its fiscal monitor said.

Gov. Murphy will nominate Rutgers general counsel to Supreme Court

BY: - June 10, 2024

John Hoffman’s nomination is the last Gov. Murphy is expected to make to the Supreme Court before his term ends in January 2026.