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NEW FORECLOSURE LAW AIMS TO INHIBIT LOSS OF AFFORDABLE HOMES IN NJ

Colleen O’Dea | July 15, 2019 | NJ Spotlight | At start of proceedings, measure would give municipalities option to…

NJ limits solitary confinement in prisons, hailed as ‘historic’ criminal justice step

Dustin Racioppi | July 11, 2019 | North Jersey Record |   New Jersey will limit the use of solitary confinement…

SIGNING THREE BILLS, MURPHY ADDS WEAPONS TO WAR AGAINST ADDICTION

Lilo Stanton | July 16, 2019 | NJ Spotlight | Measures boost awareness of opioid misuse, add warning labels on…

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VITALE ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE EXPANSION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Trenton – After an extensive and technical process, the Senate has sent new legislation that would expand the medical marijuana program in New Jersey to Governor Murphy’s desk in order to be signed into law. The legislation, A-20/S-20, sponsored by Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chair Senator Joseph Vitale and Senator Nicholas Scutari, closely resembles A-10/S-10 which cleared the Senate last month.

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POU, CUNNINGHAM BILL RESTRICTING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT PASSES SENATE

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou and Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, which would restrict the use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities, passed the Senate today.

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GILL, WEINBERG BILL TO PROHIBIT INQUIRES ON SALARY HISTORY PASSES SENATE

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill and Senator Loretta Weinberg, which would prohibit employers’ inquiries about worker’s previous wage and salary experience, cleared the Senate today.

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