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April 1, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-04-02T12:10:35-04:00

Environment State Regulators Commit $3.7 Million to Research Effects of Offshore Wind Development - State regulators from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Public Utilities announced on March 25 the commitment of $3.7 million for research on the effects of offshore wind development on marine life. Offshore wind development forms a significant [...]

April 1, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-04-02T12:10:35-04:00

March 25, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-03-26T09:30:40-04:00

Economics Legislature Passes Law Codifying Certification Process for LGBTQ-Owned Businesses - S1313/A3330, which would codify an existing certification process for LGBTQ-owned businesses, passed both houses on March 18, despite debate between Republican lawmakers on the Assembly floor. Gov. Murphy issued an executive order in May 2022 establishing a process for businesses to certify that they are [...]

March 25, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-03-26T09:30:40-04:00

March 18, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-03-19T13:54:26-04:00

Economics Legislation for Heat-Related Workplace Protections Faces Opposition - Lawmakers introduced in February A3521/S2422, a bill which would immediately require employers to offer protections to workers who face extreme heat, including providing cold water, paid rest breaks with access to shade or climate-controlled spaces, and an emergency response to heat-related employee illnesses, as well as limiting [...]

March 18, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-03-19T13:54:26-04:00

March 11, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-03-12T15:48:57-04:00

Education Five Bills to Reduce Teacher Shortage Pass Assembly Committee - On March 4, the Assembly Education Committee passed five bills aimed to address a teacher shortage in the state by targeting teacher recruitment and retainment. The following bills face review in other committees and full legislative bodies before consideration by Gov. Phil Murphy. Bill [...]

March 11, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-03-12T15:48:57-04:00

March 4, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-03-05T12:04:19-05:00

Public AdministrationMurphy Announces Draft Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year - On Feb. 27, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a draft of a $55.9 billion budget for the 2025 fiscal year. The proposal now faces review by the full state legislature, which must approve a budget by the start date of the fiscal year, July 1, 2024. Here [...]

March 4, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-03-05T12:04:19-05:00

February 26, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-02-28T14:04:35-05:00

EconomicsNetflix Wins Approval to Move Forward with Monmouth County Studio Development - The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority board voted unanimously on Feb. 21 to approve a zoning amendment to allow Netflix to develop a $903 million production complex in northern NJ. Now, the Authority’s staff must review the site plans before the Eatontown and Oceanport [...]

February 26, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-02-28T14:04:35-05:00

February 19, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-02-20T11:11:52-05:00

Education Bill Advances to Raise Property Tax Hikes to Address School Underfunding - On Feb. 15, the Senate Education Committee passed S2434, which would allow school districts experiencing cuts in state aid to increase property taxes by greater than the state’s cap of 2%. Aid cuts result from legislation passed in 2018, codified as P.L.2018, c.67 [...]

February 19, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-02-20T11:11:52-05:00

February 12, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-02-13T15:37:54-05:00

Health Senate Law and Public Safety Committee Advances Legislation - On Feb. 8, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee advanced legislation to track untested rape kits and curb gun trafficking. S715 would create an online system for victims, law enforcement, and health facilities to track rape kits from collection to results. The legislation follows a March [...]

February 12, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-02-13T15:37:54-05:00

February 5, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-02-07T11:07:28-05:00

Education Proposed Legislation Would Establish Task Force to Reexamine Teacher Evaluations - An effort to shift the process to evaluate public school teachers and principals failed to pass in the lame duck session. While some – including the largest teachers’ union in the state, the NJ Education Association – supported an effort to increase the time [...]

February 5, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-02-07T11:07:28-05:00

January 29, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates

2024-01-31T10:06:49-05:00

Housing New Session Sees Movement on Affordable Housing Policy - After an unsuccessful attempt to push through affordable housing reform in the 2022-2023 lame duck session, legislators have introduced an eight-bill package to meet the need for over 200,000 additional units of affordable housing in the state. All eight bills were approved by the Senate [...]

January 29, 2024 – New Jersey State Policy Updates2024-01-31T10:06:49-05:00
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