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Legislation Would Tighten Laws for First-Time Drunk Driving Offenders

A new law would make ignition interlock mandatory instead of discretionary for first-time offenders of drunk driving for three to 18 months, and would mandate the interlock for multiple convictions of drunk driving or refusing the breathalyzer.

Nonprofits Opposing Trump’s Agenda See Donations Rise

The ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Muslim organizations have seen increased support, both monetarily and through volunteering, since Donald Trump was elected as president.

Trump’s Executive Orders Affect New Jersey Families

President Trump’s action has left some stranded and others wondering about their future travel.

Jersey City Mayor Talks About Immigration Order, Being a ‘Sanctuary City’

Steve Fulop opposes President Trump's executive order on immigration and says Jersey City is not going to be using resources to pursue immigration issues.

NJ Officials React to Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez spoke out against President Trump's executive order on immigration. Sen. Michael Doherty says the U.S. needs to control who is coming into the country.

Legislation Could Improve Campus Fire Safety Education

The Campus Fire Safety Education Act would create a $15 million annual grant program that would authorize direct funding to colleges and universities to implement, expand or improve fire safety education for the campus community.

President’s Executive Orders Put Immigrant Communities on Edge

Donald Trump signed executive orders that started the process of building a border wall and has threatened to withhold federal aid to sanctuary cities.

Crack in the Delaware River Bridge is Creating Traffic Headaches

Inspectors said it’ll take two weeks just to figure out the extent of the damage of the 60-year-old Delaware River Bridge.

NJ Has New Directive to Reduce Witness Intimidation

New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino announced a new anti-intimidation directive. If prosecutors or police suspect a defendant or his associates might intimidate a witness, they must notify each other before any sensitive information and evidence are shared with defense attorneys.

Is the Port Authority Police Department Necessary?

A debate over the efficiency and necessity of the Port Authority Police Department has spurred after several reports and an op-ed from former State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff posed the question if it was time to eliminate the department.