Amanda Hoover,

Amanda Hoover

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Amanda:

New Jersey Political & Government News

Get comprehensive coverage of political, government and legislature news from the New Jersey State House. Comment on NJ politics and join forum discussions at → Read More

N.J. announces 14 new medical marijuana licenses, expanding market after long delay

The state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Friday announced long-awaited licenses to grow marijuana in New Jersey. → Read More

Ciattarelli slams Murphy for increasing N.J. budget by $11B. Here’s where the money went.

The increases in state spending focus largely on pensions, education and paying down debt. → Read More

Ciattarelli isn’t crazy about N.J. legalizing weed. Could he slow things down if elected?

The Republican candidate for governor has said he would push to de-legalize weed if the rollout doesn't go well. → Read More

Here’s when N.J. cannabis commission will announce long-awaited licenses for new medical weed businesses

New Jersey’s 117,000 medical marijuana patients have only 23 dispensaries. → Read More

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants can now enroll N.J. patients in medical marijuana program

More medical professionals in New Jersey can now write recommendations for patients to use medical marijuana. → Read More

N.J. cops can’t be fired or promoted based on how many arrests they make under new law

Police officers in New Jersey can no longer be promoted or fired based on the number of arrests they make. → Read More

N.J. reports 1,717 COVID cases, 23 deaths as outbreak continues to slow

The New Jersey outbreak continues to slow as the U.S. passed a grim milestone of 700,000 COIVD-19 deaths. → Read More

Your phone might be able to tell when you’re high, new Rutgers study finds

Researchers at Rutgers University have found a connection between smartphone sensors and marijuana intoxication. → Read More

N.J.’s gas tax goes down Friday. We’re not kidding.

You'll pay less at the pump, but the days of when New Jersey's gas tax among the lowest in the nation are long gone. → Read More

N.J.’s weed commission will miss deadline to start accepting new business applications

Sources say the 2019 round of permits will be awarded soon. Those interested in winning new licenses will have to keep waiting. → Read More

N.J. approves new cannabis grow site, but 24 other weed business licenses continue to languish

N.J.'s Cannabis Regulatory Commission is allowing some licensed businesses to expand while smaller ones continue to wait for licenses. → Read More

Vaccinated people far less likely to get COVID, become hospitalized or die, N.J. update on breakthrough cases shows

Despite breakthrough COVID-19 infections, data shows vaccines are still proving very effective in protecting New Jersey residents from the virus. → Read More

N.J. automatically expunged 360K marijuana cases this summer. There could be more to come.

The old marijuana charges will no longer appear on people's criminal records. → Read More

Disaster declaration being considered for 8 more N.J. counties, officials say

Gov. Phil Murphy said he hopes the federal government will unlock funds for more counties hit by Tropical Storm Ida. → Read More

N.J. marijuana grow site will delay opening due to Ida damage

The second Acreage cultivation site is 'unlikely' to begin growing marijuana in early 2022. → Read More

Biden is coming to N.J. town hit hard by Ida flooding. This is what he’ll see.

Biden is set to tour Manville Tuesday, a week after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida hit the state. → Read More

Murphy wants more of N.J. declared major disaster area, he says during tour of damage

Biden has approved the state’s request to declare major disaster in Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, Bergen and Somerset counties. → Read More

Newark illegally spent $5M renovating ice rink by skipping bidding process, officials say

The city should have sought bidders for a possibly cheaper renovation, officials said. → Read More

Moratorium on evictions just began to unwind in N.J. Here’s the help available for rent, eviction cases.

Part of the moratorium on evictions in New Jersey that begin in March 2020 ends Tuesday. → Read More