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Feb 25

Addressing the Deer Overpopulation Problem in New Jersey

Posted on February 25, 2021 at 4:14 PM by Legislative Staff

On Monday, February 23, the Assembly Agriculture Committee met to discuss the overpopulation crisis of white-tailed deer in New Jersey. The Committee had several experts speak on the matter including Professor Jay Kelly from Raritan Valley Community College, who has been conducting a research study since 2013 on the deer population in the Garden State. He mentioned that the issue began with the lack of the deer’s natural predators, wolves, cougars, and bears. Because of the lack of natural predators in New Jersey, has led to deer overpopulation.  The Professor noted that a healthy deer population per square mile ratio is about 10 deer per mile. Currently, in many parts of the state, people are seeing 100 or more deer per square mile. The two largest issues that New Jersey is facing with deer overpopulation are the destruction of and New Jersey ‘s forests and farmer’s crops.

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Feb 24

Hospital Property Tax Subsidy Bill Now Law

Posted on February 24, 2021 at 10:05 AM by Legislative Staff

On February 22, Governor Murphy signed A-1135 (now, P.L.2021, c.17) into law. The League opposed this bill throughout the protracted legislative process, and is disappointed with the Governor’s decision to sign the bill. 

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Feb 23

Funding Initiative to Mitigate COVID-19 Educational Challenges and Other Relief

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM by Legislative Staff

The Murphy Administration announced "The Road Forward," a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on students and educators in New Jersey.

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Tag(s): COVID-19 Relief