At an often-tense hearing in the Senate Thursday, the state labor commissioner defended his office’s handling of jobless claims during the pandemic and cast doubt on how many people will want in-person help at unemployment offices once that starts up in late March.
Legislation has been endorsed by the Senate health committee that would prohibit health care practitioners from performing invasive examinations of an unconscious patient without informed written consent.
A legislative panel investigating how Gov. Phil Murphy’s team handled allegations of sexual assault lodged by one senior administration official against another heard another marathon round of testimony Thursday – and after 21 hours across four days, it seems exhaustion is creeping in.
A scheduled vote on a plan to have the state make up any federal funding cuts that may be suffered by so-called "sanctuary cities" was put off Monday, because there weren't enough senators present to pass it.