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Bill Advances To Help Lower-Income Communities In NJ Block Projects That Could Increase Pollution

Measure easily passes Assembly committee. Business interests warn of negative economic consequences

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NJ Tax Collections Down For Third Month In A Row, But Treasury Looks For Boost From July 15 Income-Tax Payments

Officials anticipate this week’s collections will help offset $3 billion budget gap, acknowledge uncertainty given that ‘more taxpayers than usual will request extensions’

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Another Push For Laws To Help Poorer NJ Communities Long Affected By Pollution

But critics say one measure is overly broad and would needlessly include many well-heeled communities

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Despite Commitment To Transparency, Murphy Less Than Open About COVID-19 Spending

The state has received more than $5B in federal funds to deal with coronavirus, but it’s taken more than four months for administration to announce a dashboard to follow the money

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How Should N.J. Reform Police? Lawmakers Eye Host Of Changes Amid Protests Over Killings.

New Jersey “lags behind the pack” of other states in shining light on police misconduct, the state’s attorney general acknowledged Wednesday during a legislative hearing on law enforcement reform, urging lawmakers to bring the Garden State’s secrecy laws in line with other states.

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Many N.J. Students Lack Computers, Internet For Remote Schooling. A New State Plan Would Bridge That Gap.

Officials call it a longstanding dilemma that the coronavirus exposed. Though New Jersey schools were ordered closed and students were forced to learn remotely because of the pandemic, tens of thousands of young residents — many from low-income households — didn‘t have a device or internet access at home to participate in online classes.

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Another Reopening Dilemma For NJ Schools: Students, Teachers Afraid To Come Back

School districts struggling to balance in-school/virtual instruction face another problem — educators, students unwilling to return to brick-and-mortar classrooms

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First Detailed Look At Murphy’s Revamped $10B Emergency-Borrowing Bill

Now that administration has done a major reworking of earlier legislation based on deal between Murphy and Sweeney, new bill is expected to sail through both houses of the Legislature

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NJ Could Face ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Evictions If Rent Relief Stalls

There is a moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, but landlords have continued to file cases. Housing advocates fear a surge of evictions when the moratorium lifts

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N.J. Coronavirus Cases Among 18- To 29-Year-Olds Rising Even As Outbreak Slows, Health Officials Warn

Young adults are the fastest-growing age group of residents testing positive for the coronavirus in New Jersey, even as the outbreak here has slowed dramatically in recent months, the state’s top health official warned Monday.

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