On the way to a potentially historic vote as early as Monday, the path to legal weed has been shrouded in secrecy and is being rushed through the legislature with little public input, debate or transparency.
Large companies whose workers get health coverage through Medicaid rather than through their employer would have to start paying the state an annual "corporate responsibility fee" under Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget proposal.
Under intense pressure from the legislature’s top Democrats, Gov. Phil Murphy in his budget address Tuesday won't propose any broad-based tax increases for Fiscal Year 2020, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations.