New Jersey Senate

Fabiana Pierre-Louis
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Mike DeNardo
June 05, 2020 - 1:02 pm
New Jersey made a historic move. Gov. Phil Murphy nominated Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the state Supreme Court — the first black woman who would become a justice on the Garden State’s highest court. Read more here.
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New Jersey statehouse
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David Madden
March 16, 2020 - 11:13 am
For the last few years, New Jersey’s teachers’ union has been at odds with Senate President Steve Sweeney over issues like the cost of health insurance. Now both sides seem to have made peace with word of an accord that could make coverage more affordable for union members and taxpayers alike. Read...
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Cat claws
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John McDevitt
February 25, 2020 - 4:05 pm
New Jersey may soon join the state of New York and other major cities across the country in banning the declawing of animals like cats. Read more here.
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January 13, 2020 - 8:12 pm
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed legislation to prohibit flavored vaping products, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. Read more here.
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Voting booths
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Andrew Kramer
November 25, 2019 - 5:11 pm
New Jerseyans who are on parole or probation would have their right to vote restored under a bill working through the Legislature. Read more here.
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AP News
November 18, 2019 - 8:59 pm
New Jersey legislative leaders have unveiled a proposed ballot question that would ask voters whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. Read more here.
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George Norcross
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Mike DeNardo
November 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
At a raucous state Senate hearing, South Jersey political power broker George Norcross fought back against the notion that he profited from state tax incentives. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
September 25, 2019 - 3:37 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is joining the push for school districts and local governments to share services as a way to keep property taxes down. To that end, the state is spending $10 million to help in that consolidation effort.
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e-cigarette.
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David Madden
September 19, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New Jersey continues to step up efforts aimed at controlling young people’s access to e-cigarettes. The state Senate president is meeting with tobacco company executives demanding action on the issue.
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
May 30, 2019 - 4:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey state Senate has joined the Assembly in approving sweeping expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. There was an effort to put off a vote to take the sales tax off medical marijuana, which failed. The final tally: 33-4 with three abstentions...
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