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NJ Limits Solitary Confinement In Prisons, Hailed As 'Historic' Criminal Justice Step

New Jersey will limit the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities and effectively ban it outright for certain people, including the young and elderly, pregnant women and members of the LGBTQ community. 

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Creator Of NJ's 1st Tax Incentive: Let's Add Affordable Housing To The Mix

As the sponsor of New Jersey’s first tax incentive that transformed a contaminated garbage dump in Elizabeth into the Jersey Gardens Mall, which has generated thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of revenue for Elizabeth and the state treasury and has more visitors from out of state than any other location in New Jersey, I don’t want to bury tax incentives, but to praise them.

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Thinking Small Could Alter Power Grid By Integrating Small-Scale Power Systems

Distributed energy resources like solar arrays and CHP can help customers save while giving utilities a way to trim spending on local, long-distance infrastructure

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New 'Land Bank' Law Will Help Cities Overhaul, Redevelop Abandoned Properties

Local governments will now have a new tool at their disposal to revitalize abandoned properties blighting their neighborhoods.

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Statement Of Former Senator Raymond Lesniak On Tax Incentives

As the sponsor of New Jersey’s first tax incentive that transformed a contaminated garbage dump in Elizabeth into the Jersey Gardens Mall which has generated thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of revenue for Elizabeth and the State and has more visitors from out of state than any other location in New Jersey, I come not to bury tax incentives, but to praise them.

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NJ Goes After Employers Who Misclassify Workers As Independent Contractors

Governor says misclassification is ‘an unfair business practice and it is illegal,’ as new report proposes remedies for growing problem

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This Sketchy Practice Cost NJ Workers Millions Last Year, Murphy Says. He Wants To See It Stopped.

More than 12,000 New Jersey workers were cheated out of more than $450 million in wages and benefits last year because their employers labeled them as independent contractors instead of employees or paid them off the books, according to a new report released by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration.

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Murphy Signs Bills Protecting Benefits For First Responders

Safeguards put in place for those who volunteered at Ground Zero and became sick, and for those claiming workers’ compensation

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2 New Jersey Hospital Systems Have Just Merged

Two hospital systems in South Jersey have merged, their CEOs announced Monday, in what is the latest in the decade-long movement toward health care consolidation across the Garden State.

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Grow NJ Corporate Tax Breaks Expire With No Replacement

New Jersey’s two major economic incentive programs both expired at midnight, including the multibillion-dollar corporate tax break program which has fallen under intense scrutiny by the Murphy administration.

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