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Investing in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

4-18-16
A recent engineering study put an $8 billion price tag on repairing all of New Jersey’s drinking water infrastructure. Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced legislation to infuse an extra $25 billion into the federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund -- $5 billion a year over five years.
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Christie Reflects on Narcan Program

4-18-16
Gov. Christie visited Hoboken University Medical Center to discuss New Jersey's Narcan program and drug addiction in the state.
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Lawmakers Hear From Acting NJ Health Commissioner

4-18-16
New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Cathleen Bennett spoke at the Assembly Budget Committee hearing, discussing a variety of topics, including action taken regarding the Zika virus, lead, tobacco, cancer research, opiate abuse, hospital acquisitions, reimbursement and charity care.
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Research: More Followup Needed in Mental Health Care

4-18-16
South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative found that 15 percent of the adult population in the state has a mental illness. In the southern half, hospitals have seen a 20 percent increase in ER visits due to mental health conditions. Several hundred patients showed up using services in all five systems.
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Newark Extends Hotel Tax to Airbnb Stays

4-15-16
Mayor Ras Baraka announced that Newark is working with Airbnb to extend the city's 6 percent hotel tax to the website's rentals.
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Christie Touts Job Creation Program, NJ’s Economy

4-14-16
Gov. Christie was at Union County College to discuss Talent Development Centers, which are meant to be pipelines to new or better jobs.
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Lawmakers Continue to Have Different Plans for Atlantic City Recovery

4-14-16
The Assembly Judiciary Committee met to amend Speaker Vincent Prieto's bill to rescue Atlantic City, but Senate President Steve Sweeney also has a proposal put forward.
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Senators Question Higher Education Spending in State Budget

4-14-16
The Christie administration is proposing cuts to the Educational Opportunity Fund and to the state's senior public institutions.
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Former State Justice Peter Verniero Discusses New Nominee’s Impact on Court

4-14-16
Gov. Christie's prior Supreme Court nominees have been refused hearings from the state Senate. His latest nominee -- Democrat Walter Timpone -- is expected to meet the qualifications of the "gentleman's agreement" in maintaining a balanced court.
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Supportive Housing Association Director: NJ Needs More Affordable Housing

4-14-16
Supportive Housing Association Executive Director Gail Levinson says New Jersey needs more affordable housing options, particularly for the developmentally disabled.