New legislative session offers second chance for bypassed bills

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Thousands of bills are introduced each legislative session, but barely a couple hundred or so make it into law. Many of the others don’t fade away, but are revived to vie for enactment in another term.

With a new governor being inaugurated Tuesday, that is particularly true for a whole range of environmental and energy bills. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy campaigned on an ambitious clean-energy agenda, giving hope to advocates that the time to embrace a future less reliant on fossil fuels may be at hand …

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