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Elderly, Disabled Could Become New Medicaid Enrollees

12-2-14
New Jersey residents in need of long-term care who were once considered ineligible for Medicaid could become new enrollees through a new trust.
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AAA Survey: Seniors Say They Should Take Driving Tests

12-2-14
A recent AAA survey found 80 percent of seniors over age 75 favor requiring medical screenings and a driving test for license renewal.
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Dec. 2, 2014

12-2-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.
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Newark Reels From Weekend of Violence; Baraka Calls Situation an ‘Emergency’

12-1-14
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a press conference that the recent spike in violence throughout the city will be treated as a state of emergency.

Lawmakers seek measure to limit election spending

12-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to amend the U.S. Constitution to rein in the influence of money in politics. The state Senate is expected to vote Monday on a resolution that would petition Congress to hold a constitutional ...

Lawmakers concerned about falling lottery revenue

12-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers worry falling income from the state's recently privatized lottery could affect state agencies after a report showed revenue projections are down. The state Treasurer's review from last month shows lottery revenue down ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Dec. 1, 2014

12-1-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

New Jersey Senate votes to expand early voting

12-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has approved expanding early voting opportunities, even though Gov. Chris Christie previously vetoed a similar measure. The measure passed Monday would require each county to have several polling ...

GOP fundraiser: Christie sand dune plan ‘stupid’

11-30-14
BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — Plenty of oceanfront homeowners at the Jersey shore are unhappy with GOP Gov. Chris Christie's plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes along the state's entire 127-mile coastline. Among them is Lawrence Bathgate, ...

Lawyer vows fight over police chief suspension

11-29-14
HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a suspended northern New Jersey police chief is vowing to fight the sanction and is predicting "a war." Attorney Stuart Alterman represents Haledon Police Chief Louis Mercuro, who was suspended this week because of ...