New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has vetoed a bill approved by lawmakers that would have wiped out some minor marijuana infractions for thousands statewide. Murphy instead would like to see a new automated record removal process for those who have been clean for ten years.
An unknown republican from New Jersey announced today he will seek his party’s nomination for a United States Senate seat currently held by democrat Cory Booker. Stuart Meissner announced he has formed an exploratory committee for a campaign. Meissner calls Booker’s record “abysmal”.
How bad were the storms in Ocean County? Bad enough to close the Great Adventure amusement park, which was the victim of a park-wide power outage as a result of the bad weather. The park had to close before 7pm Monday after a severe line of storms rolled through the region.
More than 700 undocumented students received $3.8 million in state aid last year. The North Jersey Record reports that the state aid was provided to college students with no documentation. Students at Rutgers University received about one third of all aid available.
If you think vaping is a good idea, think again. The New Jersey Department of Health announced over the weekend that nine people have been hospitalized with severe lung illness after vaping. Many cases in New Jersey have been reported in people with no prior medical history.
A judge has ruled that New Jersey’s aid to dying law is not taking effect right away. The new rule which allows terminally ill patients to take their own lives has been halted by a judge. New Jersey democratic lawmakers are expressing outrage over the decision.
As summer winds down, gas prices begin to fall in New Jersey. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the price for a gallon of gasoline now averages $2.79 in Cape May County, which is a nickel above the statewide average. The national average remains at $2.67.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed a new law that will require five high schools to not start classes until 8:30am so students can sleep in longer. Some advocates have pushed for later start times for high school students. A four-year trial program will begin; the school districts have not yet been selected.
Governor Phil Murphy put pen to paper Friday and signed a new law that eliminates a tax on short term rentals at the Jersey Shore. A special tax has been eliminated on short term Jersey Shore rentals that are actually rented by the owner of the properties. The tax will only be charged if the…
Senate President Steve Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that the state will make “one more run” at an attempt to legalize marijuana. Sweeney says it’s possible the issue could go before voters in a referendum question in November, 2020. Medical pot is legal in New Jersey, recreational pot is not.