The Senate Health Committee heard from health care professionals, drug addiction prevention advocates and a reporter who did a series on heroin addiction about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction in New Jersey.
There is a congressional vote to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood set for Tuesday. Gov. Christie wants to defund the organization, which he expressed during the latest presidential debate.
After a tax court ruling last year determined hospitals with mainly for-profit operations were subject to pay property taxes, lawmakers worry without a specific law on the books, hospitals facing large property tax bills will have to shut down.
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