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N.J. Governor Murphy Urges Safety as Hurricane Florence Approaches East Coast

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and emergency officials urged caution Tuesday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast even though the worst effects of the storm are expected to miss the state. Murphy even jokingly channeled former Gov. Chris Christie’s …

Praise and Concern Over New Jersey’s Plan to Sue Over Pollution

New Jersey’s new push to sue people and companies responsible for pollution has environmental groups applauding and business interests raising questions and concerns. After two terms of Republican Chris Christie, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced last week that it …

Vermont to Require That All Have Health Insurance

Vermont is moving forward with its quest to ensure that as many residents as possible have health insurance by enacting a law that will require all to be covered or be penalized. The law, signed with no fanfare by Republican …

Investigators Probe Cause of New Jersey School Bus Crash That Killed Two

First, a scraping sound. Then, chaos and panic as a bus taking a group of fifth-graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck and toppled over on a busy highway, killing a student and a teacher and injuring …

Thousands Without Power in New Jersey After Latest Storm

Thousands of utility customers remain without power in New Jersey following the fourth major storm to hit the state in three weeks. The storm dropped around a foot of snow in some parts before leaving the region early Thursday, with …

Snowy Nor’easter Brings Threat of More Power Problems

Another snowy, blowy nor’easter threatened a new round of power outages as it began moving up the East Coast on Wednesday, causing officials to close schools and government offices and raising concerns for utility customers still trying to bounce back …

Court Declines to Tear Up New Jersey’s $225M Settlement with Exxon

A New Jersey appeals court on Monday turned down a request from environmental groups and a former state senator to undo a $225 million pollution settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil. Appellate Division Judge Carmen Messano, writing on behalf …

Phil Murphy Signs Order Calling for New Jersey Transit Audit

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is ordering an audit of the state’s beleaguered transit agency. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the executive order calling for an audit of New Jersey Transit alongside Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Monday at a rail …