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Pointing to ACA Success, NJ Plans to Reduce Hospital Charity Care Subsidies

During a budget hearing Wednesday, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said because so many people have gotten health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey can reduce its charity care subsidies to hospitals.

NJ Man Among Those Killed in Amtrak Derailment

An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on its way from Washington, D.C. to New York Tuesday night, killing six people.

Christie Outlines Five-Point Plan for Growth at Speech in New Hampshire

During a major policy address in the Granite State, Gov. Christie laid out a five-point plan for 4 percent GDP growth.

Union Members Rally for Full Pension Payments at State House

Police estimate 2,000 union members gathered in front of the State House to demand Gov. Christie honor the agreement to fund the pension system.

Officials Call for Reauthorization of Federal Highway Trust Fund

The federal Highway Trust Fund expires May 31 and New Jersey politicians say without reauthorization, state infrastructure is in jeopardy.

Lawmakers Consider Greater Penalties for Swatting

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who is a victim of swatting, has introduced legislation that would make it a second-degree crime punishable by 10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

Summer Camps Reminded to Be ADA Compliant

The U.S. Attorney's Office has sent flyers to summer camps throughout New Jersey reminding them that they must make reasonable accommodations for children with disabilities.

ABCD Executive Director: Community Living Better Than Institutions for Those with Disabilities

Dr. Dan Keating, executive director of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities, says those with disabilities have more flexibility when they live in the community versus living in state-operated institutions.

Poll: Menendez victim of ‘political witch hunt,’ N.J. residents say

A new Monmouth University poll found that while most New Jerseyans believe Sen. Bob Menendez is "probably guilty" of federal corruption, many believe he's the victim of politics.

Christie Greets New Hampshire Residents, Discusses Political Issues

Gov. Christie was in New Hampshire Friday where he spoke with residents at a local diner.