Karen Yi

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NJ spent at least $9M testing its unvaccinated workforce as a quarter remain without shots

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Overall, New Jersey has spent about $154 per employee on testing, and the costs per capita for each office correlate with its vaccination rate, as one might expect.


15 NJ Nursing Homes Still Got Medicaid Funding Despite Poor Inspections, Report Says

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Acting comptroller Kevin Walsh is recommending the state withhold Medicaid dollars from facilities that continue to under perform.


NJ Promises Fixes To $40M Immigrant Fund Amid Criticism Over Expired Benefits

Monday, January 31, 2022

The fund was replenished last week after Gov. Phil Murphy's office diverted most of the money to other state expenses citing lack of demand.


NJ Gov. Murphy Says He Will Restore $40M Immigrant Worker Fund After Most Money Was Diverted

Friday, January 28, 2022

On WNYC’s Ask Governor Murphy live show Thursday, Murphy said he was working to replace the diverted funds by using money from another federal COVID relief package.


NJ Hospitalizations, COVID Cases Down From Peak Two Weeks Ago

Monday, January 24, 2022

Officials think infections and hospitalizations in the state likely peaked earlier this month.


NJ Fund For Immigrants Distributed A Fraction Of Aid, Reallocated $34M For State Budget

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The remaining $34 million was re-appropriated to eligible state expenses such as payroll or other departmental costs incurred during the pandemic.


NJ Will Resume Releasing Prisoners Early Due To COVID After Murphy Declares Emergency

Friday, January 14, 2022

Governor Phil Murphy’s redeclaration of a public health emergency this week also reactivated the state’s early release law.

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NJ Wastewater Commission Pulls Power Plant Contract After Local Uproar

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission will no longer vote on a contract to begin construction on a gas power plant in Newark. 


Newark Residents Urge Gov To Stop Plans For New Power Plant As He Touts “Landmark” Environmental Justice Law

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission wants to build a back-up power generator to prevent against future storms. 


A Year After NJ Released Thousands Early From Prison, 9% Are Back in Custody

Thursday, January 06, 2022

New data reviewed by WNYC/Gothamist show lower than average recidivism rates.


NJ Landlords Can’t Automatically Deny Renters Based on Criminal Pasts, New Law Says

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

The measure, which took effect Jan. 1, eliminates a key obstacle facing formerly incarcerated people who often struggle to find a decent place to live.


NJ's Temp Workers Would Get New Protections Under Proposed Bill

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

State Sen. Joe Cryan has introduced a bill to give temp workers basic protections, like a minimum wage. 


NJ Landlord Who Sough Sex Favors In Exchange For Housing Will Pay $4.5M Settlement

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

It’s the largest DOJ settlement in a case involving sexual harassment in housing. 


70% of NJ State Workers Are Vaccinated As COVID Cases Continue To Climb

Monday, December 13, 2021

The governor implemented a vaccine or test requirement for state workers on Oct. 18. 


NJ Renters Have 2 Weeks To Apply For Rental Aid As Eviction Moratorium Sunsets

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

New Jersey’s eviction ban for low-income renters expires at the end of the month.


1 Year After Early Release, Former NJ Prisoner Finds New Start

Friday, November 19, 2021

A New Jersey law meant to protect prisoners and corrections staff from COVID let people out of prison up to eight months early. 


Election Night 2021: Call-in Special

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Host Brian Lehrer hears from reporters and callers from New York and New Jersey about the voting, campaigning and what comes next.


Last Immigrants Detained In Bergen County, NJ Urge ICE, Lawmakers For Release

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Several detainees sent a letter to Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez urging them to press ICE to let them go


NJ Opens Applications For $40 Million Excluded Worker Fund

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Undocumented immigrants and other workers ineligible for previous rounds of pandemic relief money can now apply for up to $2,000 per household.


As Murphy, Ciattarelli Pitch Post-Pandemic Future, Labor Shortage Slows Recovery

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

While New Jersey has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the country at 7.1%, there’s also a serious worker shortage.