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NJ Supreme Court Moves Against Judges In Vexed Sexual Assault Cases

Order is issued for one judge to be removed and removal of another is sought; special training announced for judiciary

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NJ Legislation Requiring Warning Labels On Opioid Bottles Now Law

Legislation requiring the warning labels on opioids was part of a three-bill package Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Monday to try to help get a grip on the epidemic that has claimed thousands of New Jersey lives.

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Alternative Treatment Center RFA Materials Released

Application materials for an expansion of the medical cannabis program were released Monday on the state’s Department of Health website.

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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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