New Jersey now has an expanded family leave law. Governor Murphy signed a new bill on Tuesday that will expand family leave coverage from six to twelve months, and allow caregivers to provide care for someone outside of their immediate family. Pay also goes up for those who take time to care for a loved…
Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign a new bill into law that will double the amount of time that can be taken for family leave. The new legislation will require larger payments during leave and allow caregivers to provide care to individuals beyond their immediate family. State business groups oppose the bill.
About six in every ten New Jersey residents approve of the legalization of recreational marijuana in the Garden State. A new Monmouth University poll also shows that most state residents are ok with letting people with prior pot convictions to have their records cleared.
New Jersey is joining a lawsuit with a handful of other states, attempting to block President Trump’s emergency declaration so a wall can be built. The states argue that the emergency declaration is an illegal use of a special federal act. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, a democratic appointee, says he has a “duty…
Governor Phil Murphy is exploring all options and assets as he tries to figure out a way to fund pensions in the Garden State. NJ.com reports that Murphy is looking at all roads, bridges, airports, and other infrastructure to lease in order to plug a huge hole in the pension budget deficit.
There were no winners in the Powerball lottery jackpot Saturday night, which pushes the jackpot to $282 million for the next drawing to be held on Wednesday. Anyone who wants the cash value could get over $171 million, if they have the only winning ticket later this week.
Former New Jersey Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked by the Catholic Church to the point where Pope Francis wants no food or shelter to be provided to him, and for him to be addressed as “Mister”. McCarrick was forced to resign from the College of Cardinals and is accused of soliciting sex during confession…
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.