Latest New Jersey state government News

Trump inaugural panel agrees to fine over registration in NJ

Jul. 13, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday he reached a deal with President Donald Trump's inaugural committee stemming from a lawsuit alleging the organization failed to properly register in the state. Trump for America Inc. faces a $30,000 penalty, though $27,500 of it...

Murphy lifts 50% limit on NJ Transit starting Wednesday

Jul. 13, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday the 50% capacity limit for New Jersey Transit will be lifted as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. Murphy said the transit agency was beginning to see capacity reach that level and wanted to be sure people who needed public transit to get to work could use...

Police chief resigns amid questions over recorded comments

Jul. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

FANWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police chief has resigned amid controversy over alleged comments about an Asian-American former county prosecutor and New Jersey’s first Sikh attorney general. The Union County prosecutor’s office announced that Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo notified...

NJ reports another 49 virus-related deaths; toll now 13,578

Jul. 11, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is reporting another 49 deaths associated with COVID-19 in the state, pushing the number of deaths associated with the virus to 13,578. Gov. Phil Murphy said Saturday that more than 430 new positive cases had been reported, pushing the cumulative total to almost 175,000. The...

Murphy, legislative leaders agree on $9.9B borrowing plan

Jul. 10, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the state's Democrat-controlled Legislature have agreed on a measure that would allow the state to borrow up to roughly $10 billion to address the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the governor announced Friday. The bill will be taken...

David Richter poses for a photo July 31, 2019. The former Hill International CEO defeated former Burlington County freeholder Kate Gibbs in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District primary. (Philip W. Scott/David Richter for Congress via AP)

District 3 race set between Richter, Kim; Mehta faces Booker

Jul. 10, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two two high-profile races that remained uncalled days after the primary now have winners. In the GOP Senate primary, Rik Mehta, a business executive with a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy, emerged victorious over Hirsh Singh, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2017;...

Court rejects officer's immunity claim in suspect's shooting

Jul. 9, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A civil rights lawsuit against a police officer who shot a fleeing suspect in 2012 can go forward, a closely divided New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Bryheim Baskin’s suit claims he was unarmed and had his hands up when he was shot by Detective Rafael Martinez in Camden,...

Murphy says $20M in CARES funding going to food banks

Jul. 9, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday he is directing $20 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to food banks across the state. Murphy announced the plan alongside fellow Democrats Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney at the...

Ellen Gesner, center, helps her daughters Rachel, left, and Julia Gesner get ready for their graduation ceremony at Millburn High School in Millburn, N.J., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This week New Jersey saw the resumption of youth day camps, in-person summer school and school graduation ceremonies, capped at 500 people and required to be outside. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Murphy: If you can't distance outside, you must wear a mask

Jul. 8, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Face masks will now be required outdoors in New Jersey when social distancing is not possible in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy said during a news conference in Trenton that “admittedly" it would be hard to...

Officials: Officer kills NYC man in New Jersey apartment

Jul. 8, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities are investigating the shooting death of a New York City man in a New Jersey apartment by a law enforcement officer. Malik Canty, 36, was shot at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in a Paterson apartment, the New Jersey attorney general’s office said. Members of the...