New Jersey could avoid 3,290 deaths and generate $36 billion in public health benefits by transitioning to electric vehicles by 2050, according to a report by the American Lung Association.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced a partnership with the mental health platform Uwill to provide round-the-clock virtual services to students at 44 higher-education institutions, both private and public.
Fears about misinformation, AI hallucinations, cheating and the long-term undermining of education persist, but college students and professors are finding AI useful for administrative tasks and tutoring.
Reported glitches and loopholes in Apple’s parental screen time monitors are bad for both parents and for their kids, a New Jersey congressman said at a recent event.
Plus, more states announce new broadband deployment funding, the White House launches a $1.5 billion innovation fund related to the telecommunications supply chain, and more.
State officials marked International Transgender Day of Visibility last week with the launch of the first version of its new centralized information hub to support transgender and non-binary constituents.
As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities nationwide, New Jersey and Ohio are using data to understand how overdoses impact constituents as well as to inform their ongoing responses.
Drivers in the Garden State will now be able to present digital vehicle registration during traffic stops as part of a program launched by the Motor Vehicle Commission late last week.
The new law requires public schools, local and state government and government contractors to report cyber incidents within 72 hours. The state hopes this will give it better insights and enable faster response and mitigations.
With the pressure of the pandemic finally easing, state officials are working to upgrade the technology underpinning outdated unemployment offices and prevent fraudulent claims.