Uniformed patrol officers in New Jersey would be required to wear body cameras under a bill state lawmakers sent to Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday.Read more
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco and Senator Troy Singleton that would provide protections for school employees covered by an existing collective bargaining agreement has passed both houses of the Legislature and now awaits consideration by the Governor.Read more
New Jersey lawmakers have passed major new environmental protections for low-income communities.Read more
Trenton – Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the environmental justice legislation, S-232:Read more
It will be harder to build or expand projects that produce a heavy amount of pollution in low-income and minority communities in New Jersey under a landmark environmental justice bill passed by the state Legislature on Thursday.Read more
Gov. Phil Murphy now has final say on bill sought by environmental-justice advocates for decadesRead more
Trenton - Legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) passed the Senate today. The bill would allocate $50 million in federal funding to increase processing capacity, and is sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Nicholas Scutari.Read more
State officials move forward with plans for an election that’s mostly vote by mail, even as GOP challenge is still pending in federal courtRead more
A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday approved seven measures designed to improve the ability of people to vote — and ensure their votes count — during this year’s presidential election amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Discussion during the two-hour hearing by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee amplified the complexities of conducting a mostly vote-by-mail election in a state with 6.2 million registered voters who have only begun to embrace mail-in balloting in substantial numbers in recent years.Read more
All year, homeowners have been knocking down mortgage lenders’ doors looking to refinance their loans to take advantage of record-low interest rates. But refinancing is about to cost more.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage financiers, will charge a new 0.5% fee on refinanced loans starting Sept. 1. The government-sponsored entities said the fee is necessary to offset future costs of delayed and delinquent loan repayments resulting from high unemployment and economic uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Borrowers with loans backed by the entities who haven’t locked in their rates can expect an average of $1,000 to $1,500 to be added to the costs of refinancing.Read more