A deal has been reached in Trenton that will open the doors for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Governor Murphy and other leaders have reached an agreement on how to tax and regulate pot in the Garden State. The drug will be taxed by the ounce rather than by the standard sales tax.
There were no winners in Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery jackpot drawing. That means the next drawing to be held on Saturday night will have a top jackpot of $260 million. There were two $1 million tickets last night, but neither was sold in New Jersey.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker confirmed that a woman will be his running mate if he gets the democratic nomination for President. Booker announced on a talk show last night that he has selected the gender for his running mate. Booker trails other democrats badly in early polling.
New Jersey has spent $1.6 million of your tax dollars to send 513 undocumented immigrants to college. NJ.com reports that the funding for the this program comes from taxpayers via grants and scholarships to people who live in this country illegally.
The toll you pay on the Delaware Memorial Bridge is going up from four to five dollars per crossing. The new toll hike will go into effect on May 1st. The fare hike will generate another $32 million in toll revenue each year.
An organized bear hunt in New Jersey is legal, and will be allowed to continue. A state appeals court struck down a request by an animal protection group who tried to stop future bear hunts in New Jersey. The hunt has been held annually for the past eight years to thin out the herd of…
A list containing the names of priests who allegedly were abusive in New Jersey is expected to be released by the Archdiocese of Newark on Wednesday. Some priests showed up in Newark Tuesday expecting the list to be revealed, but it never was. State officials launched a massive investigation into sexual abuse by priests.
A staffer for former Governor Chris Christie is trying to stay out of prison via the United States Supreme Court. Bridget Anne Kelly was denied a request for a rehearing on the case by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. The 46 year old Kelly and another official caused a traffic jam in…
Governor Phil Murphy’s job approval rating is virtually unchanged from last year. A new Monmouth University poll gives Murphy 43 percent approval in New Jersey, down by just one percentage point from last year. Murphy’s approval rating is lower than his two predecessors at this point of his administration.
All state offices and state courts are closed on Tuesday due to the winter storm that is impacting the northern portion of the State. Governor Phil Murphy had ordered a delayed opening, but reconsidered and shut all offices for the day. Only essential employees must report to work.