New Jersey

January 17, 2019

DEMOCRATS READY TO ENACT $15 MINIMUM WAGE, TAKES FIVE YEARS TO GET THERE

The minimum wage is going up to $15 an hour in New Jersey, but it will take until 2024 to get there.  Democratic leaders in Trenton say the wage will increase to $10 an hour on July 1st, and go up incrementally until the $15 an hour mark is achieved.  Governor Phil Murphy says the …

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January 17, 2019

787,000 OLD TICKETS TOSSED BY SUPREME COURT IN NEW JERSEY

Today may be your lucky day.  The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday tossed over 787,00 various municipal tickets in one sweeping action.  The cases date back to 15 years ago in most cases, with one case going all the way back to 1976.  Thousands of traffic violations and ordinance violations were all part of …

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January 16, 2019

BEACH SMOKING BAN TAKES EFFECT TODAY IN NEW JERSEY

Smoking is now prohibited on public beaches and parks throughout the State of New Jersey.  Governor Murphy signed the smoking ban into effect in 2018, and it takes effect today.  State officials never agreed on who will be enforcing the ban, or when.  The law provides communities with the opportunity to designate a portion of …

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January 15, 2019

AS EXPECTED, MURPHY CALLS FOR FASTRACKING LEGAL WEED, HIKE IN MINIMUM WAGE

As expected, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy again called for the legalization of recreational marijuana and increases in the minimum wage in New Jersey during his State of the State address in Trenton Tuesday.  Murphy also called on the state to do a ...