Latest New Jersey state government News

NJ high court overturns conviction over 'Shining' reference

Jan. 19, 2021 4:51 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme court has overturned a man's bank robbery conviction because of a prosecutor's reference to a classic horror movie. During closing arguments in the case against Damon Williams, the prosecutor showed jurors a photo from the movie “The Shining”...

People waiting in line are reflected in the glass windows of a vaccination site in Paterson, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A sign on the door of the vaccination site, which takes walk-ins rather than appointments, said it would be open the following day on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

'All we are missing are vaccine doses,' NJ's Murphy says

Jan. 19, 2021 2:28 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has the infrastructure set up to start vaccinating more people against COVID-19 but doesn't have the supply of shots to meet demand, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. Murphy, a Democrat, said the state has opened two-thirds of the mass vaccination sites across the state, with...

Police ready for protesters, but Trenton remains quiet

Jan. 17, 2021 1:26 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's statehouse remained quiet Sunday even as officials in all 50 states said they were preparing for the possibility of violence after the siege at the U.S. Capitol. Authorities closed the road leading to the golden-domed building that houses legislative and other state...

State employees ordered to work from home inauguration day

Jan. 15, 2021 3:08 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered state employees to work remotely Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, because of the “tension” in the country after an attack on the U.S. Capitol. The order comes as authorities say they're preparing...

New Jersey governor orders state employees to work remotely Wednesday because of the 'level of tension in the country'

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 PM EST
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey governor orders state employees to work remotely Wednesday because of the 'level of tension in the country.'
FILE — In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, customers watch an NFL game in a sports betting lounge, in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money from their accounts, saying the practice is ongoing and

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

Jan. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money from their accounts, saying the practice is ongoing and “unacceptable.” In some cases, sports books have offered to...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, left, listens during a meeting of the joint legislative oversight committee in Trenton, N.J. Weinberg, the state's Senate Majority Leader, said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

NJ state Senate majority leader to retire when term ends

Jan. 13, 2021 6:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said Wednesday she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year. She has served since 2012 as the Democratic majority leader and has represented Bergen County in the...

Governor: People 65, older cleared to get vaccine in NJ

Jan. 13, 2021 1:47 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents 65 and older, as well as those from 16 to 64 with serious medical conditions such as cancer, heart and kidney disease, can begin to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 shot on Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy said the decision stemmed from a few...

COVID-19 vaccine brings 'light on horizon,' Murphy says

Jan. 12, 2021 3:14 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine is giving New Jersey a sense of promise that people will be able to gather and celebrate together again, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday during his third State of the State address. The annual address is typically given during a joint legislative session in the...

2nd mass testing site for virus vaccinations opens

Jan. 11, 2021 1:54 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey opened its second mass testing site for administering the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney, both Democrats, toured the facility at Rowan College in Gloucester County. A similar site opened Friday at a mall in Rockaway, Morris...