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Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce bipartisan marijuana legalization bill

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Twitter reacts as New Jersey finally legalizes recreational marijuana

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

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

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

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

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City Council introduces legislation aimed at protecting laid off hospitality workers

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Police

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

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

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

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Nursing Homes

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

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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

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

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Social Media

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

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Education

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

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Government

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

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

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Housing

Philly City Council approves housing act extending eviction moratorium

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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

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

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Legislation

Philly seeks refining ban on toxic chemical released in PES explosion

PES Hydrofluoric acid

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

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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

Children's Health

New Jersey bill to end religious exemption from childhood vaccines collapses in Senate

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Addiction

New Jersey nears ban on flavored e-cigarettes – including menthol products

New Jersey bans e-cigarette flavors

Voting

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs bill allowing people on probation, parole to vote

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Government

Three new Pennsylvania laws will protect victims of sexual abuse

New PA sex abuse laws

Marijuana Legalization

What to know about the bill that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania

Marijuana legalization bill Pennsylvania

Addiction

Philly bill proposed to restrict city sales of vaping products

Vaping Philly Bill

Government

Pennsylvania legislators push 'fair pay to play' bill for college athletes after California success

Pennsylvania fair pay to play

Health News

Could New Jersey become the first state to ban all e-cigarettes?

New Jersey ban e-cigarettes sales

Legislation

Philly councilwoman introduces bill to ban heavy fuel oil

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Politics

Toomey: Trump called with support (but no firm commitment) for gun-control measures

Pat Toomey

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New Jersey law bans employers from asking job applicants about salary histories

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New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

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Gov. Wolf vetoes bill eliminating straight-party ticket voting in Pennsylvania

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Schools

Pennsylvania bill would create telecommute option for school snow days

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