The bill prohibits stores and foodservice businesses from distributing paper bags, disposable food containers and cups made out of polystyrene foam, starting in May 2022.
Gottheimer believes the tax would force data processing centers out of the state, hundreds of jobs and cause a multi-million loss in local tax revenue.
Gov. Phil Murphy provided a more detailed timeline of the events leading up to two staffers testing positive for COVID-19.
Geared now more to addressing the financial hardships the state has undergone due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tax would end after two years, during which the state could collect roughly $1 billion in revenue.
A policy measure designed to curb the use of single-use carryout receptacles across New Jersey advanced from the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
New Jersey will soon enact stringent environmental justice legislation that will allow the state to reject permits for projects that could have a detrimental impact on already “overburdened” communities.
New Jersey schools will have the option of staying closed and teaching virtually if they meet a list of conditions to begin the school year.
Power outages followed in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, and regional power suppliers felt the heat as state legislators lamented their response to the electrical crisis.
Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation to create state-level subsidies to lower the cost of health insurance for residents purchasing coverage on the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace this fall.
An environmental justice bill allowing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain pollutants on “overburdened communities” passed committees in both legislative houses.
New Jersey Democratic legislators are looking to delay the drawing of new legislative districts if census data is not available, a plan that Republicans in the state are objecting to.
Gov. Phil Murphy pledged his support for key environmental justice legislation for overburdened communities. The legislation requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate environmental and public health impacts of certain facilities on overburdened communities.
everal North Jersey legislators and advocacy groups are urging Gov. Phil Murphy to reconsider the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) $24 billion capital plan—which includes $16 billion for highway widening projects—and put the money towards mass transit upgrades.