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NJ NEWS COMMONS: COUNCIL INVALIDATES NJ'S EXPANSIVE VOTE-BY-MAIL LAW

If you want a vote-by-mail ballot, you'll need to register with your home county every year, says John Donnadio, the executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties. That's because the state's Council on Local Mandateshas invalidated two state laws that required county clerks to send out ballots automatically to voters who registered to vote-by-mail since 2016. Why? The council found the laws to be "unfunded mandates." (WHYY / NJ.com)

REVISED LAW WOULD PROTECT GIG ECONOMY WORKERS

A task force convened by Gov. Phil Murphy last year detailed the widespread mis-classification of workers in our state. An audit of just 1% of New Jersey businesses found that independent contractors lost $462 million in wages because they weren't classified as employees. A bill supported by state Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney would tighten these requirements. (NJ Spotlight)

BILL WOULD RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS FOR EX-CONVICTS

Last year, about 15,000 people were on parole and about 56,000 people were on probation in New Jersey, and most of them have lost their right to vote. A billsupported by Gov. Phil Murphy would change that — it affects anyone who has been convicted of a felony (or an "indictable offense"). On Thursday, the state Assembly Appropriations Committee approved it. (Politico / NorthJersey.com)

ACLU: NJ CANNABIS ARRESTS JUMP ABOUT 35% IN 4 YEARS

Every 14 minutes: that's how frequently law enforcement in our state files cannabis charges, a report by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has found. That's 95 arrests per day. Officers arrest three times as many black people as white people for possession, even though they smoke at about the same rate. (Associated Press / Asbury Park Press)

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