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Meek Mill, Natasha Cloud join 'Protect Our People' initiative calling for police reform at federal level

Protect Our People George Floyd

Government

N.J.'s temporary ban on smoking in casinos expires on Sunday

New Jersey casinos smoking ban

Government

Bill that would end discriminatory motor vehicle stops reintroduced in City Council

Philly traffic stops bill

Government

Cocktails-to-go measure moves forward in Pennsylvania despite Wolf's expected veto

Pennsylvania cocktails-to-go legislation

Government

New Jersey seeks to end COVID-19 public health emergency in June

NJ COVID-19 public health emergency

Restaurants

N.J. to offer $35 million to food, beverage establishments slammed by COVID-19 pandemic

N.J. restaurants COVID-19

Arts

N.J. to provide $15 million to arts organizations shuttered by COVID-19 pandemic

N.J. arts culture venues

Elections

New Jersey establishes in-person early voting as other states seek restrictions

New Jersey early in-person voting

Legislation

N.J. parents, guardians must be notified if child is caught with marijuana or alcohol under new law

New Jersey marijuana laws

Money

Here's how you can track the third federal stimulus payment

Federal stimulus payment check

Government

Local elected officials react to Senate passing $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package

COVID-19 relief package

Tributes

Resolution that would make Sept. 23 known as Bruce Springsteen Day in New Jersey progresses in Trenton

Bruce Springsteen Day

City Council

City Council may reinstate paid sick leave for Philly workers affected by COVID-19

City Council Paid Leave

Government

Wolf proposes natural gas tax again – this time to fund Pennsylvania economic development post-COVID-19

Tom Wolf Pennsylvania

Legislation

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce bipartisan marijuana legalization bill

Pennsylvania Marijuana Bill 21

Legislation

Twitter reacts as New Jersey finally legalizes recreational marijuana

New Jersey Marijuana Murphy

Legislation

New Jersey state legislature approves bill that will decriminalize, legalize adult-use cannabis

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Government

New Jersey bill would ban drivers from texting while stuck in traffic

NJ texting driving

Legislation

Gov. Wolf vetoes GOP-led measure aimed at protecting schools, businesses from COVID-19-related liability

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Law Enforcement

Body cameras now required to be worn by all law enforcement officers across New Jersey

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Government

Paper, plastic bags to be banned in all stores across New Jersey

new jersey paper plastic bag ban

Legislation

City Council passes bill that would ban use of 'less lethal' munitions by cops at Philly protests

tear gas ban Philly

Government

City Council introduces legislation aimed at protecting laid off hospitality workers

philadelphia city council legislation

Police

Philly police union sues city over reform bill that requires public hearings on contracts

philly police union lawsuit

Government

Republicans don't get enough votes to override Gov. Wolf’s veto of school sports bill

pa house legislature veto bill voting

Government

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill giving school districts full control of sporting events

Gov. Tom wolf veto bill

Nursing Homes

Minimum wage requirements for staff among measures taken by New Jersey to help bolster nursing homes

new jersey nursing homes legislation COVID-19

Government

Pennsylvania Senate considering mask law that would make defiance a misdemeanor crime

Masks Misdemeanor PA

Government

Undocumented immigrants now eligible for professional, occupational licenses in New Jersey

new jersey professional licenses undocumented immigrants

Legislation

Wolf calls for legalizing recreational marijuana to support Pa. businesses impacted by COVID-19

Wolf COVID Marijuana

Social Media

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle jokingly suggests law banning Phillies’ bullpen

Phillies bullpen Brendan Boyle

Education

Democratic lawmakers want New Jersey students to stay home through October – at least

New Jersey schools

Government

New law allows Pennsylvania residents with criminal records to obtain professional licenses

wolf work license record

Legislation

Philly passes bill to protect workers who report COVID-19 violations

Philadelphia essential workers

Housing

Philly City Council approves housing act extending eviction moratorium

emergency housing protection act

Opinion

Declining vaccination rates foretell an impending health crisis

New Jersey vaccination rates

Government

New Jersey expands family leave to include care of members with COVID-19

New Jersey family leave

Government

Legal betting on esports events could be on the way in New Jersey

New Jersey esports betting

Legislation

Philly seeks refining ban on toxic chemical released in PES explosion

PES Hydrofluoric acid

Legislation

Delco woman's death could change the law for repeat Drunk Drivers

Legislation

New Jersey becomes first state to require severance pay after mass layoffs

New Jersey severance pay layoffs

Government

Pennsylvania takes step toward prohibiting drivers from using handheld cellphones

Pennsylvania House talking cellphone ban

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