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NJ Utilities Resist Push To Give You More Time On Overdue Bills
Utilities are resisting a push by the Legislature to enact a law prohibiting them from disconnecting service until six months beyond the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, saying it’s enough that they’ve already agreed to a moratorium through mid-March.
NJ COVID Housing Relief Bill Has Been Stuck Since April. What Would The 'People's Bill' Do?
Homeowners and renters in New Jersey could have more breathing room to pay mortgage and rent bills they weren’t able to cover during the pandemic if a bill under consideration by the state Legislature passes.
Singleton Measure Gives Low Income Families Access To Clean Energy
TRENTON, NJ-- In order to ensure that underserved communities have equitable access to clean energy, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed legislation on Thursday sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton which would establish an Office of Clean Energy Equity within the Board of Public Utilities (BPU).
Regional Leaders Named To Rand Institute Advisory Board At Rutgers University–Camden
Four regional leaders have been named to new roles within the advisory board for the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.
'Full-Time Job To Manage Medications': NJ Lawmakers Search For Cure For Rising Drug Costs
New Jersey needs stronger oversight over pharmaceutical drug pricing, officials from AARP New Jersey said Wednesday, hoping to rein in an industry that is an economic powerhouse in the Garden State.
Gun Groups Challenge N.J.’s ‘Draconian Prohibition’ On The Right To Carry A Handgun Outside Of Home
A group of pro-gun organizations filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey Monday alleging the firearm laws in the state that prevent most residents from being able to carry a handgun outside their home are unconstitutional.
Singleton Wants To Dial-Up Child Care Assistance For Remote Learning Families
TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) recently introduced legislation to aid the child care industry and support families faced with remote learning. Under the measure, $50 million in federal CARES Act funding would be allocated for child care facilities for expenses related to providing additional hours of care to school aged children during the 2020-2021 school year.
N.J. Can Release Names Of Disciplined Cops, State Appeals Court Rules
A state appeals court on Friday said New Jersey can release the names of officers found guilty of misconduct, in some cases going back decades — a defeat for police unions who argued the plan would put a “scarlet letter” on cops who otherwise did their job well.