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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

Government

Republicans renew efforts to privatize Pennsylvania liquor, wine sales

Pennsylvania liquor wine sales

Government

Pennslvania lawmakers seek to modernize 'antiquated' system for name-changes

LGBTQ Equality Caucus Name Change

Government

New Jersey on track to decriminalize HIV transmission in certain cases

HIV Decriminalization

Government

New Jersey adds abortion protections to state law as U.S. Supreme Court weighs decision on reproductive rights

New Jersey abortion law

Government

New Jersey lawmakers vote to codify right to same-sex marriage

New Jersey Same-sex Marriage

Education

Pennsylvania expands eligibility of qualified substitute teachers to address staffing shortages

Pennsylvania substitute teachers

Government

Philly's Eviction Diversion Program will now be extended through the end of 2022

Eviction Diversion Program

Government

Pennsylvania's presidential primary would fall earlier under proposed bill

Pennsylvania Capitol Primary

Government

Philly’s third-party food delivery services could soon have their fees capped at 15%

Philadelphia food delivery fees bill

Government

Outdoor dining setups to remain permanent in some areas of Philly with mayors approval

Outdoor dining bill Philadelphia

Government

Gov. Wolf vetoes measure to legalize permitless concealed carry in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania concealed carry bill veto

Government

N.J. senator wants to stop observing daylight saving time, introduces legislation

Daylight Saving Time

Transportation

N.J. becomes third state allowing drivers to present electronic vehicle registration at traffic stops

N.J. electronic vehicle registration

Government

Pennsylvania now allowing businesses to expand space for outdoor cocktail service

Government

Pa. House advances bill to make more COVID-19 data publicly available

PA COVID-19 Data

Government

Philly may make the outdoor dining setups prompted by COVID-19 permanent fixtures

Outdoor Dining Philly Legislation

Government

New law requires N.J. drivers to give pedestrians, cyclists more space on roadways

New jersey drivers laws

Social Justice

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

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

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

Tributes

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

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

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