Advocates warn that the campaign finance bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law last week will weaken safeguards meant to prevent local and state officials from steering public contracts to donors. The bill has been roundly criticized by good government advocates and Republican lawmakers for its provisions curtailing investigations by the New Jersey Election Law […]
Governor’s Liquor License Plan Lacks Legislative Support, Top Dem Says
Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor A leading Senate Democrat said Gov. Phil Murphy’s push to expand the availability of liquor licenses for restaurants and bars has won little support from lawmakers, threatening to doom the administration’s efforts to retool the state’s Prohibition-era liquor laws. “I think the governor’s proposal to expand liquor licenses does […]
New Jersey will Allow DoorDash and Others to Deliver Alcohol and Cocktails
New Jersey will permit delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Instacart to deliver alcohol, including cocktails, from restaurants, bars, and liquor stores under a new rule announced by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Friday.
County Executive Tom DeGise Loses Suit to Prevent Picketing Outside Home
A Superior Court Judge has dismissed a lawsuit Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise filed against a group of activists and voided a restraining order that had severely restricted when the group could protest outside DeGise’s home.
New Legislative Map Creates Local Headaches
Republicans and Democrats adopted new legislative district boundaries Friday, their bipartisan vote an unprecedented compromise for a commission that has historically relied on a court-appointed tiebreaker to end partisan gridlock.
New Jersey Could Start Administering Vaccine Boosters in September
New Jersey could begin administering booster shots of the two-dose Pfizer and Modern COVID-19 vaccines on Sept. 20, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.
State Won’t Extend Expiring Unemployment Benefits
Roughly half-a-million jobless New Jerseyans will see their unemployment benefits lapse next week, and the state doesn’t plan to extend them, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.