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NJ Senate Passes Tim Piazza Anti-Hazing Bill

TRENTON – Spurred by the 2017 death of a 19-year-old Readington student after an initiation at a Penn State University fraternity, the New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would increase the criminal penalties for hazing.

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NJ May Boost Workers' Comp When Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Dependents of essential workers who die in the course of employment due to contracting COVID-19 would receive extra workers’ compensation benefits under a bill scheduled for a vote at Monday’s Senate session.

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Your Property Taxes: Millions In Aid For Seniors, Homeowners On Chopping Block

Seniors and low- and middle-income New Jersey residents will pay more on their property tax bills in the coming months under Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to cut two aid programs to balance the coronavirus' crushing blow to state revenues.

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Low-Income Communities Should Have Access To Clean Energy And The Careers It Creates: Legislator

The COVID-19 crisis has introduced us to an unimaginable reality. Many New Jersey families are juggling job and income loss with timely payment of monthly bills and providing food and shelter, all while taking care of at-risk or already infected family members. The grave truth is that our friends and neighbors are struggling to keep up with this new reality.

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Food Banks Expect Demand To Remain High For Months As NJ Starts To Reopen

With unemployment at 15%, thousands will struggle to put their own food on the table, food bank officials say

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Governor Says This Complex Figure Is Helping Guide The State’s Reopening. Here’s What It Means.

After weeks of daily charts and updates on new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations — both crucial figures in New Jersey safely emerging from this crisis — Gov. Phil Murphy this week brought up another number that will be equally important in the state’s reopening: the virus’ reproduction rate.

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Measure Allowing State To Borrow Billions Clears Assembly; GOP Threatens Legal Challenge

Lawmakers vote along party lines to permit at least $5 billion in new debt to deal with economic fallout of pandemic

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AG: NJ Will License Police Officers, Update Use-Of-Force Policy

The announcements from the New Jersey attorney general come in the wake of days of protests against the death of George Floyd.

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Lawmakers, Freeholders Holding Food Distribution Event Saturday

A free food distribution event is being held Saturday at the Riverside Public Works facility on Monroe Street. Beginning at 10 a.m., county residents who are in need of food during the crisis will be able to drive up to receive emergency boxes without leaving their vehicles.

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N.J.'s Largest Teachers Union Pushing Hard For Vote On Health Care Overhaul

New Jersey’s largest teachers union is putting pressure on the Democratic-controlled Assembly to vote on a plan to overhaul educators’ health insurance plans that has stalled in the lower house.

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