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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Executive Order on Gun Safety

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 83, directing the New Jersey Department of Treasury, the Division of Purchase and Property, and the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance to promote responsible gun safety practices for …

Newark to Speed Replacing of Pipes Blamed for Lead in Water

New Jersey’s biggest city on Monday announced a plan to borrow $120 million to dramatically cut the time it will take to replace pipes causing elevated lead levels in drinking water. City, state and county officials said the plan is …

New Jersey Failing to Put Out Required Pollution Reports, AP Finds

New Jersey’s environmental regulators have failed for nearly a decade to meet a legal requirement they provide a detailed written account for each year of enforcement actions against polluters of state waterways, the Associated Press has found. The Clean Water …

New Jersey Legal Marijuana Bill Pulled Over Lack of Support

New Jersey’s planned legislative vote on legalizing recreational marijuana was canceled as Senate President Steve Sweeney said it didn’t have enough support to pass. The bid to end the state’s prohibition was supported by Governor Phil Murphy, fellow Democrats who …

N.J. Insurers, Regulated Entities Urged to Assist Marcal Employees Affected by Fire

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride last week issued a bulletin encouraging insurers and entities regulated by the department to work with and assist employees of the Marcal paper products facility who lost their jobs after …

New York, New Jersey Governors Set 2019 Goals to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Democratic governors of New York and New Jersey each set goals to legalize recreational marijuana as part of their 2019 agendas, declaring in separate State of the State speeches Tuesday that new laws should raise state revenue and redress …

Murphy Says NJ Transit Meets Safety Equipment Deadline

New Jersey Transit has made enough progress on installing a federally mandated emergency braking system to meet a year-end deadline, Gov. Phil Murphy said. At a news conference at NJ Transit’s maintenance yard, the Democratic governor said the transit agency …

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 …