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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.

The new regulation is part of the Murphy administration's push to expand access to abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's Dodd decision. (Dana DiFilippo | New Jersey Monitor).

N.J. Gov. Murphy’s admin proposes abortion coverage mandate in some health plans

BY: - November 30, 2022

New Jersey would be the eighth state to require abortion coverage in private health insurance plans.

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council unanimously approved reinstating the controversial bear hunt after human-bear interactions spiked. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Despite warnings from activists, New Jersey’s bear hunt likely is returning

BY: - November 16, 2022

'They have a right to live, and we do not have a right to take that life,' bear defender Brian Craine said.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey Congressional races see $15M in outside spending

BY: - November 1, 2022

GOP groups have poured $5.7M into effort to defeat Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski in a year heavy with outside spending.

In Passaic, a two-bedroom apartment costs on average about $1,700 a month — amounting to 103 hours of work a week at minimum wage to avoid being cost-burdened. (Photo by New Jersey Monitor)

Low-income renters and tenants of color in N.J. bear brunt of housing crisis, study finds

BY: - October 12, 2022

The Garden State needs a 'visionary housing policy' to protect families from displacement, according to an advocacy group.

From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey’s voting systems see repeated reforms since 2020

BY: - September 26, 2022

While New Jersey has been no stranger to election reforms in recent years, some have proven easier to enact than others.