Sophie Nieto-Munoz is a reporter for the New Jersey Monitor, a sibling site of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
N.J. lawsuit challenges law that shields home addresses of judges, law enforcement
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - July 13, 2023
The law is is unconstitutional when applied to journalists seeking to report on public officials, the litigation argues.
N.J. activists, business leaders testify on plan to regulate ‘forever chemicals’
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - June 9, 2023
During a nearly two hour hearing Thursday on so-called forever chemicals, environmental activists applauded a bill that would regulate the substances while business leaders questioned how feasible regulations would be.
N.J. state senator waters down plan to ban non-flushable wipes
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - May 15, 2023
Requiring a 'do not flush' label is a common sense approach that will benefit both industries and consumers, the bill's sponsor said.
In New Jersey, with cannabis stores slow to open, worries over delta-8 sales grow
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - April 24, 2023
Critics say illicit, inferior products threaten the legal recreational market.
N.J. Gov. Murphy declares Garden State a ‘safe haven’ for transgender, nonbinary people
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - April 5, 2023
New Jersey is estimated to be home to more than 30K transgender and nonbinary residents, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA.
In New Jersey, bill would track deadly car crashes caused by cannabis impairment
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - April 3, 2023
Experts say exploring a link between marijuana use and car crashes may not be easy.
High cost of legal cannabis in New Jersey irks customers
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - January 12, 2023
Garden State officials concede that prices are high, but say that will change as more dispensaries open.
N.J. Gov. Murphy’s admin proposes abortion coverage mandate in some health plans
By: Sophie Nieto-Munoz - November 30, 2022
New Jersey would be the eighth state to require abortion coverage in private health insurance plans.