Go To Main Menu

Close/Open Search Box  ▶
 of 1
Records 1 to 74 of 74
Volume 12 Issue 15 - 08/24/2021

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Adopts Interim Rules For Legal Marijuana Industry

Last February, Governor Murphy signed legislation that legalized recreational cannabis and set a deadline of Aug. 21 for the commission to establish its rules. While the law lays out the types of cannabis business licenses that will be available in New Jersey, it left the commission with autonomy to craft the rules that will govern the industry.

The law will allow only 37 new marijuana growers to be licensed before February 2023. But it did not set limits on the other types of licenses, which include manufacturing, delivery, wholesale, distribution and retail.


Volume 12 Issue 14 - 08/17/2021

ITL Special Edition: 2020 US Census – NJ Analysis

Volume 12 Issue 13 - 06/09/2021

Governor Ends Public Health Emergency, Murphy’s Approval Rating at 55%, Treasury Revenue Exceed Forecast by $1 Billion & Key Primary Day Election Results

Volume 12 Issue 12 - 05/18/2021

Governor, Senate President & Speaker Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Murphy Orders a Return to in-Person School in September and James P. Fox Memorial Fund supports Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship Internship and State Revenue could be Increased by ‘hundreds of millions

Volume 12 Issue 11 - 05/11/2021

Governor Murphy’s 57% Approval Ratings, Murphy Announces $275 Million in Relief for Small Businesses, Murphy Reelection Campaign Launches $5 Million Paid Media Effort: and Sean Hughes Named BANJ President

Volume 12 Issue 9 - 04/22/2021

LaTourette Nominated NJDEP Commissioner, Murphy Unveils Sweeping Gun Safety Package, McCabe Re-nominated to Port Authority, Morgan Appointed to State Ethics Commission and Groundbreaking for NJ’s First Offshore Wind Manufacturing Facility

Volume 12 Issue 8 - 04/14/2021

The New Jersey Cannabis Control Committee (CRC) met for the first time on Monday, immediately assuming control of the state’s growing medical marijuana program and taking the first steps toward creating a regulated, legal cannabis market.

CRC Chairwoman Dianna Houenou called the meeting to order and provided context for the task at hand. “Standing up an entirely new state agency is no small task. Starting today, the commission’s real work begins to establish and grow a responsible, regulated medical and personal use cannabis industry.” 


Volume 12 Issue 7 - 03/31/2021

Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits, NJ Early Voting Law Enacted, NJ Students Falling Behind Due to Pandemic and Stockton Poll Shows Murphy Approvals at 58%

Volume 12 Issue 6 - 03/22/2021

RCSG Grows and adds more policy strength to the team

The River Crossing Team is excited to announce our latest addition, Stephanie Albanese.  Steph is a New Jersey native with significant political, governmental and legislative experience in both Congress and the New Jersey legislature.

For the past five years, Steph has served as the Legislative Director to State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, where she coordinated all legislative activity, policy research and stakeholder engagement for the Senator, including setting agendas for the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee hearings.  Senator Vitale is recognized as the leading health care expert in the Legislature and Steph has been his primary aide covering this area. Stephanie also worked on the expansion of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. 



ITL Volume 12 Issue 5 - 02/23/2021

In Today's ITL: Marijuana is Finally Legal in New Jersey, Limited Number of Fans Allowed at College/Professional Sporting Events and In Memoriam, Marilyn Shuffler 

Volume 12 Issue 4 - 02/18/2021

Murphy Announces $100 Million in Clean Transportation Projects: This week, Governor Murphy announced the establishment of the Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy and the creation of the New Jersey Council on the Green Economy.

The investment of $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects are designed to improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate chance while helping to achieve the state’s clean energy goals of being 100% clean energy by 2050. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funds, this new funding will bring electrification programs, equitable mobility projects, and electric charging infrastructure to environmental justice communities across the state.

 Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order No. 221, establishing the Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy...

ITL Volume 12 Issue 3 - 02/04/2021

Murphy Increases Capacity on Indoor Dining, NJBPU Approves PSE&G Electric Vehicle Program, First NJ Community Solar Project Completed & More

Volume 12 Issue 2 - 01/14/2021

This week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered the 2021 state of the state address via a pre-recorded video recorded in an empty Trenton War Memorial Building due to COVID-19 precautions. The annual address is typically held during a live, joint-session of the legislature in the Statehouse in Trenton.

Volume 12 Issue 1 - 01/06/2021

Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Goes Live, Marijuana Legalization “Clean-up” Legislation Introduced, Murphy to Deliver State of the State Address Online, Johnson to Join Biden Administration and NJ Continues to Lead the Nation in Outmigration

Volume 11 Issue 60 - 12/17/2020

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy and legislative leaders announced they had reached a deal on a new, six-year, $11.5 billion tax incentive program. New Jersey has been without a major corporate subsidy program since July 2019, when the Legislature and Governor failed to reach a deal before the program expired.

Volume 11 Issue 59 - 12/01/2020

New Jersey COVID-19 Report; New Restrictions Announced, Testing, Contract Tracing, and School Update and DEP Commissioner McCabe Announces Retirement & more 

Volume 11 Issue 58 - 12/01/2020

ITL Special Edition: Election 2020

Volume 11 Issue 57 - 11/10/2020

Marijuana Legalization Approved by Voters, Legislators Take Action; New Restrictions on Restaurants, S&P Downgrades New Jersey’s Credit Rating & Murphy Signs Strongest Paper/Plastic Bag Ban in Nation

Volume 11 Issue 56 - 10/21/2020

Murphy Picks Allen-McMillan as Education Commissioner; Restaurant Aid Legislation Vetoed; Financial Industry pushes back on Proposed Transaction Tax; Governor Signs Early Release Legislation into Law and Governor Murphy Maintains High Approval Ratings

Volume 11 Issue 55 - 10/13/2020

Murphy Announces Parimal Garg as Chief Counsel, Indoor Winter High School Sports to Resume, New Jersey Prepares for Second Wave of COVID-19, More than 20,000 NJ Businesses Received $74.2M of COVID Aid and Christie Leaves Hospital after Bout with COVID

Volume 11/Issue 54 - 10/05/2020
  • Governor Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency
  • $32.7 Billion Budget Signed into Law
  • Minimum Wage to Rise on January 1
Volume 11 Issue 53 - 09/24/2020


 In the Loop Special Edition: River Crossing Strategy Group Launches New Website 

Volume 11/Issue 52 - 08/27/2020

In the Loop Special Edition: Governor Murphy Unveils FY 2021 Budget

Volume 11/issue 51 - 08/20/2020
  • Senator Ruiz Introduces Bill Package to Increase Teacher Diversity
  • Fall High School Sports Can Resume
  • New Jersey Considers Leaving PJM, Possibly Joining New York
  • PSE&G to Reimburse Customers for Food and Medicine Loss during Isaias Power Outage
Volume 11/issue 50 - 08/20/2020
  • Court Upholds Gov. Murphy’s Borrowing Plan
  • Murphy to Allow All-Remote Learning in Public Schools this Fall
  • Business Groups Call on Murphy to Restart Reopening Plan
Volume 11/Issue 49 - 08/10/2020
  • Governor Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency
  • Tighter Restrictions Imposed on Indoor Gatherings
  • Murphy’s $9.9 Billion Borrowing Plan Heads to Court
  • Face Coverings Mandated for Students
  • Tesla Builds New Supercharging Stations in Deptford
  • PSEG to Divest Fleet of Fossil Fuel Plants
Volume 11/issue 48 - 08/10/2020
    • Murphy Commits Another $15 million for Small Business Grants
    • Murphy Unveils Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses
    • NJ American Water Pitches Infrastructure Program
    • Camden Schools on ‘Upward Trajectory’ and Properly Handled COVID-19
Volume 11/Issue 47 - 07/22/2020
  • State to Permit Remote-only Learning in the Fall
  • Teachers Union President – “It’s Not Possible to Open Schools in September”
  • Giants, Jets and Rutgers to Play without Fans
  • High-Risk Sports to Resume
  • Revenue Collections Continue Downward Trend 
  • New Information Collected on Out-of-State Visitors
Volume 11/Issue 46 - 07/18/2020
  • Legislature Passes $9.9 Billion Borrowing Plan
  • Murphy’s Approval Rating Soars to 68%,
  • Senator Gopal and iStar team up to support Asbury Park Businesses
  • NJ Gambling Revenues Plummet
Volume 11/Issue 45 - 07/16/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: NJ Plans to Borrow Billions to Avert Public Worker Layoffs
  • Governor Murphy Orders 15% Departmental Budget Cuts
Volume 11/Issue 44 - 07/09/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Wearing of Outdoor Masks Required, Murphy Promises MVC Improvements, Rutgers to Remain Mostly Remote for Fall Semester, The Latest on Reopenings, NJ Dept. of Labor Offers Extends Unemployment Benefits and more.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 43 - 07/01/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Reopening of Indoor Dining Paused, Legislature Sends $7.7 Billion 3-Month Budget to Murphy’s Desk, State Workers Furlough Plan, Governor and Legislative Leaders Agree to School Health Plan Overhaul and more
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 42 - 07/01/2020
  • Special Issue on School Reopening Plan


Volume 11/Issue 41 - 06/26/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Multi-state Travel Advisory Issued, More Reopenings Announced, Medical Cannabis Sales Tax Drops, Jobless Rates Climb and more
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 40 - 06/24/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: NJ Casinos, Racetracks, Indoor Dining, Amusement Parks and Water Parks to Reopen, State Reaches Preliminary Deal with CWA and Short-term State Budget Due Next Week
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 39 - 06/20/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: NJ Malls to Reopen, 28% of NJ Labor Force Filed for Unemployment, Visitation Rules Relaxed for Father’s Day and more.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 38 - 06/17/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Gov. Murphy Touts Wind Port as Vital to Recovery, DOH to Review College Reopening Plans, Portal Bridge Replacement Moves Forward, DOH Finalizes Guidance for Organized Sports and more.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 37 - 06/10/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Stay-At-Home Order Lifted, Limits Raised for Gatherings, Murphy to Nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to NJ Supreme Court, NJ Transit’s Strategic and Five-Year Plan Announced, Pools to Reopen June 22
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 36 - 06/04/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: State Assembly Passes Borrowing Plan, AG Announces Law Enforcement Reforms, NJ Bars & Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Footprint and $45 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 35 - 06/02/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Restart & Recovery Stage 2 Starts June 15, $5 Billion Borrowing Plan Passes Assembly Committee, AC Casinos Could Reopen July 4th Weekend, Sustained Improvement in Public Health Indicators
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 34 - 05/30/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Murphy Sets Reopening Dates for Daycares, Youth Sports, Racetracks & Religious Gatherings, Sweeney Acknowledges Need for Borrowing Plan, $100 Million for Short-Term Rental Relief, CDC Guidelines for Office Reopenings
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 33 - 05/28/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Turnpike Authority’s $24 Billion Capital Plan Approved, NJEDA Approves $2.3 Million for Small Business Grants, Outdoor Graduations Permitted in July, Professional Sports to Resume and Front-Line Worker Layoffs Possible
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 32 - 05/22/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Murphy Administration Proposes Major Budget Cuts In Face of COVID-19 Crisis, Limits on Outdoor Gatherings Eased, Historic Job Loses in April, NJEDA Expands Small Business Program and a Memorial Day Weekend Guide to NJ Beaches
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 31 - 05/20/2020
  • NJ Reopens Auto Dealerships & Bike Shops; Dining and Retail Could Open Soon; Scenarios for School Opening Discussed, Elective Surgery Guidelines and more.
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 30 - 05/18/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Murphy Announces Staged Plan for Reopening, Some Outdoor Businesses to Reopen, and More.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 29 - 05/15/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Murphy Opens Beaches in Time for Memorial Day Weekend, $50 Million in New Small Business Funding, Elective Surgeries to Resume, Info on the July 7th Primary Election and More.
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 28 - 05/13/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News:  New Jersey’s Reopening Begins: New Rules for Non-Essential Construction, Non-Essential Retail and Gathering of Vehicles, April Revenues Drop, and More.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 27 - 05/12/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Reopening Dates Expected Soon, Advisory Council Named, NJ’s Looming Financial Disaster, Rutgers Saliva Test Approved for Home Use and More
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 26 - 05/07/2020
  • Latest Updates: Murphy’s Popularity Remains High, Public Health Emergency Extended; Heath Care Leaders Back Murphy’s Approach on Reopening, Latest on Unemployment Payouts and More.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/ Issue 25 - 05/05/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Furlough Plans for State Workers, Schools Closed, BPU to Allow Solar Construction, DEP Deadlines Extended and More
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 24 - 05/03/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 News: Trump and Murphy Meet; $1.7billion to NJ Hospitals, More PPE and Test Kits; NJ Transit Revenues Fall; Parks and Golf Courses Reopen
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 23 - 04/29/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Murphy Reopens Parks and Golf Courses; Senators Offer Reopening Recommendations; Traffic and Tolls Collections Down and Rutgers Saliva Test Approved
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 22 - 04/27/2020
  • Governor Murphy Announces, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health”
  • Governor Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Commission
Volume 11/Issue 21 - 04/23/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Murphy’s Approvals Soar, Tri-State Contact Tracing Program, Murphy Slams McConnell and more ventilators for NJ
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 20 - 04/21/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Murphy to Release Blueprint to Reopen NJ, Hospitalization/Death Rates Stabilize, New Rules from NJDOL, Senator Menendez’s $500 Billion Relief Package and More.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 19 - 04/19/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Reps to Mid-Atlantic Council Named, New Testing Site at American Dream, NJ Considers Tapping Federal Reserve, and more.
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 18 - 04/15/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Rutgers gets FDA Approval for Coronavirus Saliva Test; DOL Implements Tech Upgrades; New Guidelines for Independent Contractors and Gov. Murphy Signs New Coronavirus Bills
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 17 - 04/14/2020
  • Latest Updates: The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Multi-state Economic Task Force; EDA Loan Program at Capacity; Tax Deadline Moved; New Face Covering Requirements and more
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 16 - 04/09/2020
  • Latest Updates: The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Non-Essential Construction Stopped, Limits on Retail shopping, Parks Closed, Student Assessment Requirements Waived, Primary Election Day Postponed and more.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/issue 15 - 04/06/2020
  • Latest updates: FEMA funds Drive-Through Testing, Access to USNS Comfort, Online and TV-based Learning Available, Update on NJEDA Small Business Loan Program.
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 14 - 04/01/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: Murphy Swings Back at Trump; Tax Date Moved; State Budget Extended; New Executive Order & More.
  • COVID-19 Resources: includes link to new EDA Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard
Volume 11/Issue 13 - 03/30/2020
  • The latest on New Jersey’s COVID-19 response: New Funding Sources to Health Care Providers, More Ventilators, More Hospital Beds and New Reported Cases
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 12 - 03/26/2020
  • Latest Updates: EDA Approved Aid Package for Businesses, Mass Testing Sites Update, Major Disaster Declaration Granted, NJ TRANSIT to Receive $1 Billion from Federal Relief Package, New Cases
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 11 - 03/25/2020
  • Latest Updates-State Finances, Jobs & Assistance, Education, Legislature, Business Operations, Philanthropic Aid
  • COVID-19 Resources- Info on US Small Business Administration Loans, NJ Economic Development Authority Grants
Volume 11/issue 10 - 03/21/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates--Executive Order 107 Directing Residents To Stay Home, Governor Signs COVID-19 Response Bills and Tri-State Request for COVID-19 Federal Aid
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 9 - 03/20/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates--COVID-19 Testing Site in Bergen County, Closure of Personal Care Businesses, Request for Federal Block Grants & Senate Passage of COVID-19 Response Bills 
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 8 - 03/18/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates--National Guard Activation, 2-1-1, COVID-19 Text Updates, Closure of Shopping Malls
  • COVID-19 Resources
Volume 11/Issue 7 - 03/16/2020
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates--Executive Order, Tri-State Governors' Announcement & School Closures 
  • COVID-19 Resources 
Volume 11/Issue 6 - 03/14/2020
  • Latest Updates
  • COVID-19 Resources 
  • Assembly to Vote on Legislation Addressing COVID-19 Pandemic
Volume 11/Issue 5 - 03/05/2020
  • Kevin McCabe Joins River Crossing Strategy Group


Volume 11/Issue 4 - 02/26/2020
  • Gov. Murphy Unveils his FY 2021 Budget


Volume 11/Issue 3 - 02/11/2020
  • Assembly Leaders Announce New Leadership Team for 2020-20 Session
  • Senate President Sweeney Outlines Legislative Priorities for New Session
  • Governor Murphy Nominates New State Comptroller 
  • New Legislator Profile: Assemblyman Bill Moen
Volume 11 Issue 2 - 01/28/2020
  • Governor Murphy Unveils Energy Master Plan: Announces Historic Order on Climate Change and Land Use Permitting
  • Key Components of the EMP
  • Executive Order on Climate Change


Volume 11/Issue 1 - 01/15/2020
  • Governor Murphy Delivers 2020 State of the State Address


 of 1
Records 1 to 74 of 74