Latest New Jersey state government News

Murphy won't explain troopers' role in capitol confusion

Dec. 08, 2021 17:13 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy shot down questions Wednesday about why state police failed to enforce a statehouse requirement last week that people show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test, citing a reluctance to discuss security measures. ...

Police at New Jersey capitol boost COVID rule enforcement

Dec. 06, 2021 21:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police stepped up enforcement Monday of a requirement that statehouse visitors show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. Troopers stood guard at entrances around the statehouse complex, including little-used doorways where no...

Man shot by troopers drinks, smokes before gunfire erupts

Dec. 06, 2021 18:15 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pulled over in a ditch in his car was fatally shot by New Jersey troopers minutes after they arrived and after the man took a swig of a drink, puffed on a cigarette and then shot a dog in the car with him, according to the attorney general’s office and...

Woman is 1st confirmed omicron case in New Jersey, Georgia

Dec. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who recently traveled from South Africa is both New Jersey and Georgia's first confirmed case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, authorities said late Friday. The woman is a fully vaccinated Georgia resident who tested positive on Sunday,...

Signs show NJ statehouse shot, test mandate still in effect

Dec. 03, 2021 17:59 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey statehouse requirement for visitors to show proof of COVID-19 or a negative test is still in effect after Republican lawmakers defied it ahead of a voting session Thursday. That's according to signage posted around entryways to the...

New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy vaccine mandate

Dec. 02, 2021 19:27 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Disorder and confusion erupted in the halls outside the New Jersey Assembly on Thursday as several Republican lawmakers defied a new requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test and were blocked by state troopers— albeit briefly — from...

As sex abuse lawsuit window closes, long road for victims

Nov. 30, 2021 15:55 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s two-year window that made it easier for victims of child sexual abuse to file lawsuits is closing, and attorneys for some of the hundreds of plaintiffs say it could take years more for the cases against Catholic clerics and dioceses and other entities to...

Wrong-way crash leaves 2 children dead, 3 people injured

Nov. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EST

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day crash involving a police cruiser and a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a central New Jersey highway left two children dead and three people injured, according the state Attorney General’s Office. The accident occurred...

Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself

Nov. 27, 2021 08:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie is everywhere. The former New Jersey governor and onetime Republican presidential candidate denounced “conspiracy theorists” during a September appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. He followed up with a speech this...

NJ closer to withdrawing from port watchdog commission

Nov. 23, 2021 18:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The state of New Jersey has moved closer to withdrawing from a bi-state commission formed to monitor corruption at the New York region’s ports. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the Waterfront Commission of New York...