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.

The agreements, which must still be voted on by individual Rutgers labor units, follow months of tense negotiations. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

Rutgers, unions reach tentative deal on new contract

BY: - May 1, 2023

The agreements, which must still be voted on by individual Rutgers labor units, follow months of tense negotiations.

Hemp Social, which has several locations in Hudson County, sells CBD and delta-8 derived products. (Sophie Nieto-Muñoz | New Jersey Monitor)

In New Jersey, with cannabis stores slow to open, worries over delta-8 sales grow

BY: - April 24, 2023

Critics say illicit, inferior products threaten the legal recreational market.

Transgender Flag held in the sky.

N.J. Gov. Murphy declares Garden State a ‘safe haven’ for transgender, nonbinary people

BY: - 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.

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In New Jersey, bill would track deadly car crashes caused by cannabis impairment

BY: - April 3, 2023

Experts say exploring a link between marijuana use and car crashes may not be easy.


N.J. lawmakers propose eliminating the cost of calls for incarcerated people

BY: - February 27, 2023

Reformers have long called on policymakers to reduce the cost of communications in correctional facilities.

New Jersey races to meet expedited deadline to distribute water assistance — or lose it

BY: - February 8, 2023

Pa. could be a downstream beneficiary of the federal funding if Garden State officials fail to act.

The New Jersey Senate voting during its session on 2/2/23. (Hal Brown for New Jersey Monitor).

N.J. lawmakers pass bill to make ‘sextortion’ a crime

BY: - February 5, 2023

TRENTON, N.J. —  Using sexual images to extort victims could soon become a crime in New Jersey after lawmakers in the Senate unanimously passed legislation last week to criminalize “sextortion.” Sextortion can involve someone hacking into a person’s computer or phone to steal sexual material and threaten to distribute it, or coercing a victim into taking […]

N.J. lawmakers ponder regulations for pet insurance

BY: - January 19, 2023

Under existing law, pet coverage is largely limited to property and casualty license holders and those who apply for a separate limited license to sell pet insurance.

High cost of legal cannabis in New Jersey irks customers

BY: - January 12, 2023

Garden State officials concede that prices are high, but say that will change as more dispensaries open.

N.J. implements new rules targeting power plants

BY: - January 4, 2023

The rules require new power plants to keep their hourly carbon dioxide emissions below 860 megawatts per hour, ban the sale of certain fuel oil, and limit applications of fossil fuel generating units.