Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor Another 16,000 children can now get health care coverage regardless of their immigration status, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at an event highlighting the state’s Jan. 1 expansion of its Medicaid program. The expansion is the newest phase of the “Cover All Kids” initiative intended to provide access to […]
Menendez and Colleagues Express Frustration over Failed House Speaker Votes
Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor Rob Menendez Jr. showed up to the U.S. Capitol with his wife, two kids, and other family members in tow on Tuesday, ready to be sworn in and begin his first day as a member of the House of Representatives. But by Wednesday, after the new Congress failed to elect […]
Mukherji’s Involvement in Fulop-Leased Hoboken Cannabis Shop Questioned
Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor Assemblyman Raj Mukherji’s involvement in a cannabis dispensary plan in Hoboken is leading to allegations of unfair political influence by critics of the plan who are intent on keeping the dispensary from opening. Mukherji, a Hudson County Democrat who represents Hoboken in the state Assembly, helped connect the people […]
Menendez Probe Gives Last-Minute Surprise in Sleepy Local House Race
Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The quiet race in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District got a jolt last week after reports revealed Sen. Bob Menendez is under federal investigation again. Menendez’s son, Rob, is the candidate in that district — though with fewer than two weeks left until Election Day, a district that is overwhelmingly […]
Breweries and restaurants spar over how to fix N.J.’s licensing rules
Courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The drawn-out fight over whether the brewery industry is hampered by onerous regulations continued Thursday during a committee meeting discussing legislation aimed at brewery license holders. Brewery owners, bartenders, and restaurateurs packed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing, where lawmakers heard a discussion of three bills — one to codify […]
State Aims For Zero Traffic Deaths, Fulop Touts Drop in Jersey City
State lawmakers are proposing the state create a Vision Zero task force, with an ambitious goal to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2035.
As NYC Considers Congestion Pricing, Critics Pan Plan to Widen Turnpike
In New Jersey, state officials attempting to ease congestion on the section of the New Jersey Turnpike that leads to the Holland Tunnel are backing the type of plan urban economists worldwide have said encourages more traffic: widening the roadway so more cars can fit on it.
More Tenant Protections for Senior Citizens, People with Disabilities Under New Bill
Two recently introduced bills would extend the period certain senior citizen renters and tenants with disabilities are protected from eviction if their homes are converted into condos, and would require more landlords to provide receipts for cash payments.
Cannabis is Raising Millions in Tax Revenue for New Jersey
New Jersey raked in $4.6 million in tax revenue in the first 10 weeks since recreational cannabis sales launched.
Murphy’s Decision to Lift School Mask Mandate Finds Support
Gov. Phil Murphy’s mask mandate for students and teachers will end next month, garnering support from many.