Karen Rouse

Reporter, WNYC News

Karen Rouse appears in the following:

Top New Jersey Leaders Start Whipping Up Support for Marijuana Bill

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A bill legalizing weed is set to go before the New Jersey legislature in a week, but it's unclear if there is enough support to pass it.

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NJ Committees Just Say 'Yes' to Marijuana Legalization

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bill would expunge criminal records for most possession and dealing cases, but still faces uncertain fate in full legislature.

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Social Justice Advocates Say Weed Legalization Bill Falls Short

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Draft of bill doesn't address people currently incarcerated or on parole on marijuana distribution or possession charges.

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Is Taking Shape in Trenton

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lobbyists, lawyers and cannabis industry advocates scoured the latest bill before it goes to a vote.

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Murphy, NJ Lawmakers Reach Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Now comes the hard part: converting some lawmakers' "nays" into "yeas" in order to assure passage before a vote takes place on the bill on March 25th.

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This Week in Politics: A Roadmap for Compromise in Jersey?

Saturday, March 09, 2019

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Gov. Murphy's budget speech promised togetherness. We look at how far that spirit of compromise will go during negotiations.

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Millionaire's Tax, Legalized Marijuana and No NJ Transit Fare Hikes in Gov Murphy's 2020 Budget

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Murphy used his annual budget address to renew calls for higher taxes on people who make more than $1 million a year and showcase more than $1 billion in savings.

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Is NJ Any Closer to Legalizing Cannabis?

Thursday, February 21, 2019

New Jersey lawmakers feel a sense of urgency to legalize cannabis in the state before neighboring states do.

Oh Deer! NJ Seeks Ways to Rein in Surging Deer Population

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Easy access to food, the absence of natural predators and a decline in hunters in the state contribute to a problem with no easy solution.

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Oh Deer! NJ Seeks Ways to Rein in Surging Deer Population

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Easy access to food, the absence of natural predators and a decline in hunters in the state contribute to a problem with no easy solution.

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NJ Lawmaker Said African-Americans Should Be Thankful for Slavery. Now, He Wants a New Job

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In 2008, Michael Patrick Carroll said African-Americans should be grateful for slavery. Now, he wants to be voted into a post where he'd determine wills, estates and guardianship issues.

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Murphy Takes a First-Year Victory Lap in Speech

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Democratic governor touted many of first term success and called on lawmakers to take up lingering issues like legalizing marijuana, but skipped reference to brewing scandal.

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New Jersey Corporate Tax Breaks Cost Taxpayers Billions

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Gov. Phil Murphy blames predecessor, Chris Christie for billions going down a "black hole."

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NJ Legislatures Question Murphy Staffers Over Hiring of Accused Aide

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Murphy says he didn't know Al Alvarez was accused of rape when his Administration hired him.

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State Employee Sues Murphy Campaign in Bid to Change Policies on Harrassment

Monday, January 07, 2019

Katie Brennan says New Jersey's state government is using confidentiality agreements to silence witnesses and victims in harassment cases.

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Tri-State Politics

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New York / New Jersey / Connecticut politics: What's on the agenda for 2019?

Civil Rights Groups Criticize Democrats' Redistricting Plan

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Civil Rights groups say Democrats' plan could hurt minorities most.

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New Jersey Inches Forward on Legalizing Marijuana

Monday, November 26, 2018

A state legislative committee has voted to send a bill legalizing recreational marijuana to a floor vote.

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Hearings Set for Marijuana Bill in New Jersey

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Legislators will hear testimony Monday on a long-awaited bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Local municipalities would still get to decide whether to allow pot shops to open.

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Election Preview: New Jersey's Hot Contests

Monday, November 05, 2018

New Jersey Public Radio managing editor Nancy Solomon discusses where New Jersey's Congressional races are on the day before voters head to the polls.