New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signs law legalizing recreational marijuana

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday making New Jersey the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but it is expected to take up to a year before dispensaries will begin selling cannabis to the public. The Democratic governor signed a package of three bills after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question… Read More New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signs law legalizing recreational marijuana

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs landmark environmental bill into law

A landmark environmental justice bill stalled for over a decade became law in New Jersey on Friday. Signed by Democratic Governor Phil Murphy, the legislation seeks to curb new sources of pollution, including sewage treatment plants, landfills and incinerators that have affected certain communities more than others. Seeing the law enacted was a long-fought dream… Read More New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs landmark environmental bill into law

Democrats defeat Republicans to sweep executive and legislative offices in U.S. states 

Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump with a decisive victory over a Republican who had adopted some of the president’s combative tactics and issues. Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, overcame a barrage of attack ads by Republican Ed Gillespie that hit the… Read More Democrats defeat Republicans to sweep executive and legislative offices in U.S. states