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CDC recommends retesting Newark kids for lead after skewed results

7-3-17
The CDC says the issue affects kids between the ages of one and six, who got the test tube version of the blood lead test before May 17 and got a result of ten micrograms per deciliter or less.

MacArthur discusses heroin task force, dismisses CBO score

6-28-17
As a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Rep. Tom MacArthur discusses how the federal government can help states and communities battling the opioid epidemic.

Problems persist despite declining homeless rate

6-27-17
The leading causes of homelessness continues to be eviction and job loss, but other drivers include mental health issues, substance abuse and chronic health conditions.

Vote on controversial Senate GOP health care bill delayed

6-27-17
The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare will cause premiums to go up and the number of uninsured Americans to surge.

Assembly and Senate work to pass budget as deadline looms

6-26-17
Legislators are working to finalize budget details, including a Horizon bill and school funding.

Task force releases nine ways to curb campus sexual assault

6-26-17
After the Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault released their recommendations, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle wants to make those recommendations law.

Menendez: Senate health care bill ‘devastating’ for NJ Medicaid recipients

6-23-17
Sen. Menendez said the Senate’s bill to repeal Obamacare could ultimately slash $30 billion in Medicaid funding for New Jersey.

Teen suicide rates are increasing at a higher rate

6-23-17
New data shows suicide is the third leading cause of death for New Jersey youth ages 10 to 24.

Assembly bill would create benefits system for contract and freelance workers

6-22-17
Assemblyman Singleton wants to create a pilot program to give freelance and contract workers health and workers comp insurance, retirement and paid time off benefits.

Surgeon becomes first women to win coveted American Heart Association Award

6-22-17
Newark Beth Israel's Dr. Margarita Camacho has done over 550 heart transplants. She's the first woman to receive the American Heart Association's Distinguished Service Award.