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N.J. lawmaker considers amending state's single-use bag ban amid residents' grow piles of reusable bags

New Jersey Bag Ban

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New Jersey bills aim to repeal new brewery restrictions following outrage from owners

N.J. brewery restrictions

Jobs

New Jersey teenagers can now work longer hours during summer months

New Jersey Minors Job

Government

New Jersey brewery owners upset over new state restrictions on special events, food sales

New Jersey Brewers

Politics

Gov. Murphy on U.S. gun violence: 'We're still the greatest nation on Earth, but we're in a bad place'

Murphy gun safety

Government

In wake of deadly Fairmount fire, federal bill would mandate better smoke alarms in public housing

Fairmount Fire Bill

Government

New Jersey lawmakers move to protect patients from states that criminalize abortion

New Jersey abortion

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New Jersey bills seek to expand abortion rights in wake of Supreme Court decision

Abortion Bills New Jersey

Government

Pa. bill would end for-profit ownership of health care systems in effort to protect local hospitals

Bill Package Crozer Health

Government

Pa. House passes bill decriminalizing fentanyl test strips in effort to reduce overdose deaths

Fentanyl Test Strips

Government

Pa. bill to study of psilocybin – the drug in magic mushrooms – as mental health treatment languishes in Harrisburg

Psilocybin mushrooms

Government

Gov. Murphy faces Democratic roadblocks to passing new abortion-rights protections in New Jersey

Phil Murphy

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Pennsylvania bill would limit discussions of gender identity, sexual orientation in elementary schools

Transparency Bill

Transportation

Philadelphia employers will soon be required to offer commuter benefits to workers

SEPTA Commuter Benefits

Government

Philly lawmaker seeks to revise curfew for minors during summer in response to gun violence

Curfew bill

Government

Republican-backed bill would expand poll watcher eligibility in Pennsylvania

Poll Watchers Pennsylvania

Government

New Jersey bill would provide free school meals to students from working class families

Food Insecurity NJ Bill Package

Government

Bill to legalize fentanyl test strips passes Pennsylvania House committee

Fentanyl test legalization

Government

Radnor Township prepares to protect abortion rights if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Radnor Township Abortion

Education

City Council votes to approve additional asbestos inspections for Philadelphia schools

School District Asbestos

Government

New Jersey bill would provide menstrual products to all students in middle and high schools

New Jersey Menstrual Equity

Environment

Philadelphia would impose fees on developers who don't replace trees they cut down in effort to improve city canopy

Tree Canopy Bill City Council

Government

Gov. Murphy pushes to expand abortion rights in New Jersey following leaked Supreme Court draft opinion

New Jersey Abortion Rights

Government

Pennsylvania lawmakers say a system for tracking untested rape kits could help empower survivors

Rape Kit Backlog

Crime

Rep. Dwight Evans unveils $51 billion proposal to fight gun violence in Philadelphia

Dwight Evans Gun Violence

Government

Pennsylvania voters would lose access to ballot drop boxes under proposed law

Drop Box Bill Pennsylvania

Government

Pennsylvania House approves bill that would ban transgender athletes from playing women's sports

Pennsylvania transgender bill

Education

Gov. Murphy's comments reignite controversy over New Jersey's sex education standards

NJ Education

Government

To catch hit-and-run drivers, Pennsylvania may alert auto repair shops of wanted vehicles

Jayanna Powell Hit and Run Alerts

Government

Gov. Wolf renews push for $200 million scholarship plan in effort to reduce student debt

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Government

Hershey's Kisses are a step closer to becoming the first state candy of Pennsylvania

Hershey's Kisses Pennsylvania

Education

New Jersey lawmakers push for improved child care access in effort to reduce labor shortage

New Jersey Child Care

Government

Pennsylvania bill would ban transgender athletes from playing women's sports, but Gov. Wolf vows to veto it

PA Transgender Sports Ban

Government

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to create a state fund for low-income home repairs

Whole Home Repairs Act

Government

Pennsylvania's gas tax falls under scrutiny as fuel prices remain high

Gas Tax Reduction

Government

New Jersey residents struggling to pay utility bills may receive new protection from shutoffs

New Jersey Utilities

Government

Philadelphia to provide emergency paid sick leave to workers with COVID-19 as city mandates are lifted

Sick Leave

Government

Pa. voters support privatizing liquor and wine sales but are divided on how to do it

Pennsylvania liquor wine sales privatization

Government

New Jersey police officers, legislators need diversity training, lawmakers say

Unconscious Bias New Jersey

Government

There's another effort to let New Jersey drivers pump their own gas

NJ Self-Serve Gas

Government

To protect Philly homes from rats, city may require developers to implement rodent management plans

Philly rat abatement law

Government

Proposed Pa. Constitution amendment to limit abortion access has rights advocates concerned

Pennsylvania Abortion Amendment

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