Pennsylvania, New Jersey join antitrust suit over no-poach agreements

BY: - October 24, 2023

The case centers on Jackson Hewitt and its network of franchised tax preparers’ use of agreements, which typically bar firms from hiring employees of another, usually related, firm.

Fetterman calls for Menendez to resign

BY: - September 24, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is calling for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to step down, following news that the New Jersey Democrat has been indicted on charges he took cash, gold, and gifts in exchange for using his political influence to help associates. “Senator Menendez should resign. He’s entitled to the presumption of innocence under […]

Sen. Menendez of NJ faces bribery, related offenses in second criminal case

BY: - September 22, 2023

Federal authorities have indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for the second time, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and attempt to disrupt criminal probes into allies. Menendez, a Democrat facing reelection next year, was charged with one count each of conspiracy to […]

N.J. lawsuit challenges law that shields home addresses of judges, law enforcement

BY: - July 13, 2023

The law is is unconstitutional when applied to journalists seeking to report on public officials, the litigation argues.

Johnson & Johnson, the New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical giant, faces paying billions of dollars to resolve lawsuits by people who say they got mesothelioma and other cancers from asbestos-tainted talc powders the company sold until 2020. (New Jersey Monitor)

Johnson and Johnson bankruptcy claim is a ruse to limit liability, cancer victims say

BY: - July 10, 2023

The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant, faces paying billions of dollars to resolve lawsuits filed by people who say they got cancer from its products.

Offshore windmills

Effort to expand tax incentives for wind power in New Jersey moves forward despite outcry

BY: - June 28, 2023

Protester packed the statehouse to urge lawmakers to block a tax credit bill.

The Joint Committee on Criminal Justice Reform found those facing charges from multiple arrests were far more likely to face rearrest pretrial. (Photo by New Jersey Monitor)

N.J. bail reform panel recommends stricter rules for repeat offenders

BY: - June 12, 2023

The report hails New Jersey’s bail reform as a success.

PFAS are nicknamed "forever chemicals" because they do not break down naturally, so they've seeped into our water and soil. (Getty Images)

N.J. activists, business leaders testify on plan to regulate ‘forever chemicals’

BY: - 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.

State prisons require visitors to call to schedule a visit, a pandemic-era hurdle some say has kept them from seeing incarcerated loved ones. (Getty Images)

A leftover pandemic restriction in N.J.’s prisons deprives some of ‘lifeline’ family visits

BY: - June 8, 2023

More than three years after the state closed New Jersey prisons to visitors as a pandemic precaution, they’ve opened them up again — but a lingering requirement to schedule visits has kept visiting rooms at many facilities largely empty.

ersey Shore officials are again accusing Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers of preventing police from cracking down on underage drinking and cannabis use. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Rowdy teens at the Jersey Shore shine light on controversial aspect of N.J.’s marijuana law

BY: - June 5, 2023

''There has to be an honest assessment of whether there have been some unintended consequences from the laws,' an official said.

As New Jersey’s prison population grays, calls grow for ‘geriatric parole’

BY: - May 23, 2023

1 in 5 people behind bars in the Garden State's state prisons are older than 50. The cost of their care is soaring.

N.J. state senator waters down plan to ban non-flushable wipes

BY: - 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.