Latest New Jersey state government News

New Jersey weighs expanding flood buyback program after Ida

Sep. 24, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Liz Sawyer called Manville, New Jersey, home for more than two decades when Ida became the latest storm to send flood waters crashing into her house. For her and her family it will — she hopes — be the last time. “Let us get out of here,”...

AG: Officer indicted on charges of firing Taser at ATV rider

Sep. 21, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey grand jury indicted a police officer on misconduct, assault and tampering-with-public record charges stemming from an incident last summer in which he allegedly fired his Taser at a man operating an all-terrain vehicle, the state attorney general's office...

NJ day care workers will have to get vaccine or be tested

Sep. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Workers at New Jersey child care centers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular weekly testing, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, said he was signing an executive order Monday. ...

Murphy says NJ to help resettle about 500 Afghans

Sep. 20, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will host about 500 Afghan evacuees, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst served as an arrival point for “many thousands" of Afghans who left their homeland as the United States withdrew its...

Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor

Sep. 17, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday. The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican former Assembly member Jack...

Murphy promises expansion to universal pre-K in New Jersey

Sep. 16, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will institute universal pre-kindergarten across the state for all 3- and 4-year-olds, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, has increased state funding for pre-K since he took office...

Man dies after being shot by police officer outside NJ home

Sep. 14, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

MANTUA, N.J. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a man during an early morning encounter outside the man's New Jersey home, state authorities said. The New Jersey attorney general's office says two officers arrived a Mantua Township home just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday...

Public matching fund disbursements soaring in NJ gov race

Sep. 13, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's public matching fund program has disbursed nearly double what it did four years ago, with the Republican candidate outperforming his predecessor, new figures out Monday show. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is the top fundraiser, however. ...

Ida death toll in New Jersey rises to 30, governor says

Sep. 13, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The death toll from Ida reached 30 in New Jersey, up one since last week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy gave the updated figure during a news conference Monday, but didn't give more details about the fatality from the storm that dumped rain...

Officials break ground on NJ wind energy construction port

Sep. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

New Jersey and federal officials broke ground Thursday on a facility designed to help the state take a leadership position in the burgeoning offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast. Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Labor Secretary Martin Walsh were among those who spoke...