The New Jersey Senate will entertain discussion on a new bill Thursday that would eliminate the use of most single use plastic bags in the state. An initial proposal from Governor Murphy that would have taxed the bags failed, now a ban may be coming. Recently Avalon and Stone Harbor approved local ordinances that ban…
The sixth annual Delaware River Watershed Forum was held in Cape May on Tuesday, to discuss the status of the four-state area that feeds the Delaware Bay. The 14,000 square mile watershed is the source of drinking water for over 15 million people and must be protected from pollution. The 131-member coalition of organizations discussed…
There were again no winners in last night’s Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot. The top prize for Friday night’s drawing will be $336 million. If there is one winner and the cash option is selected, it will pay $195 million.
Hillary Clinton is coming to New Jersey next month in an attempt to raise money for Senator Robert Menendez. Clinton will attend a fundraising event in Jersey City on October 15th; the top price for a ticket is $5,400.
Craft breweries around the Garden State are getting a new set of rules. NJ.com reports that the new set of rules will clearly define what the breweries can, and cannot do. Among the changes..breweries will be allowed to hold only 25 special nights throughout the year that include special activities.
The State’s gasoline tax goes up by 4.3 cents one week from Monday. Governor Phil Murphy approved the latest gasoline tax that will help make up for falling consumption and add more revenue into the State’s Transportation Trust Fund, which fuels various road projects.
President Trump returns to the Garden State to spend the weekend at his Bedminster golf club. The President will be in Missouri today before flying to New Jersey tonight. This will be his first visit to New Jersey in about a month.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate stands at 4.2 percent, higher than the national average. The State added 1,600 jobs in August but not good enough to bring the rate below four percent.
Despite the wishes of Governor Murphy, New Jersey’s minimum wage is not likely to climb to $15 an hour this year. Senate President Steve Sweeney says he supports the higher wage, but he also wants to study the affects on small business first.
Earlier this week, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced that it was inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind power development – enough for 350,000 homes. The New Jersey Audubon Society came out in support of the process. Gov. Murphy wants an Offshore Wind Master Plan to generate 3,500 megawatts of…