Matt Platkin's confirmation as attorney general has been delayed because two key senators did not immediately sign off on his appointment. The post After six months in limbo, attorney general nomination advances to full Senate appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
The measure would force staffing agencies to pay temp workers no less than their permanent counterparts, among other requirements. The post Senate sends temp worker rights bill to governor’s desk after do-over vote appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
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Caven Point is a fragile nature preserve in Liberty State Park that has been targeted for commercial development. The post Lawmakers advance bill to protect Liberty State Park wildlife preserve appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
Recent efforts to require that lawmakers disclose more about their finances have not gone anywhere in the Democratic-led Legislature. The post Disclosure statements provide little insight into lawmakers’ finances appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
Teens 14 and up should be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine without their parents' consent, argues a New Jersey high school student. The post My parents won’t let me get vaccinated. N.J. should let me do it anyway appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote on the spending bill, which aims to lower health care costs, address climate change, and revise the tax code. The post U.S. Senate passes major health, tax and climate bill in boost for Democrats appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
The U.S. Senate voted along party lines Saturday night to advance to debate on Democrats’ sweeping energy, health and taxes bill, clearing a major hurdle to passage. The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, cleared the chamber to debate and vote on amendments to the measure and indicated that it had enough support from Democrats to overcome unified Republican opposition.
The Democratic spending bill would allow Medicare for the first time in its history to begin negotiating the prices of certain high-priced prescription drugs. The post How Medicare prescription drug coverage would change under U.S. Senate Democrats’ bill appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
A procedural mistake during a voting session in late June will require the lawmakers to cast their votes again Monday. The post Lawmakers to take do-over vote on bill protecting rights of temp workers appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
The state was scheduled to raise the minimum wage by $1 in January, but inflation will push the increase a few pennies upward. The post Inflation will push New Jersey’s minimum wage above $14 in January appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
Two state senators are introducing legislation they say will address what authorities characterize as an alarming rise in car thefts by stiffening penalties for ringleaders who recruit minors to steal cars and imposing new consequences for repeat offenders. “We may not get you tomorrow, damn it. But we’re coming for you,” said state Sen. Richard […] The post With car thefts still on the rise, lawmakers propose new penalties appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the enigmatic Democrat from Arizona, is once again at the center of attention in Congress, where she’s the linchpin in Democrats’ plans to pass a party-line climate, health and taxes bill. Democrats need every member of their Senate caucus to support the sweeping 725-page...
The declaration means the federal government can more quickly assist states with distributing vaccines and conducting testing and public health campaigns. The post Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
The case is the first test of a 2021 law intended to broaden the number of people eligible to be released from prison because of physical incapacity. The post N.J. Supreme Court clarifies when inmates can win compassionate release appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
A pandemic-era law that eased local rules on outdoor dining will be extended for another two years. The post New Jersey rules permitting outdoor dining extended to 2024 appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
Across the country, Republicans who say the 2020 election was rigged are vying to be elected secretary of state. The post How election deniers are campaigning to control voting in four critical states appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
After New Jersey officials failed to implement plans to fight invasive plants, an independent strike team took on the job. The post In fight against invasive plants, strike team stepped up when New Jersey wouldn’t appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
The failure of the anti-abortion amendment in Kansas on Tuesday was more than a single election result. It was an earthquake. The post Abortion-rights victory shakes Kansas political landscape from roots to branches appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
The shift came after days of protest and vigils outside the U.S. Capitol, in heat and rain, by veterans outraged at the delay in passage of the $280 billion measure. The post U.S. Senate in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.
Governments rely on automated systems to decide things like health care eligibility and pretrial detention. Civil libertarians are concerned. The post Civil rights advocates demand oversight of automated decision-making systems appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.