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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.

NJ sports betting case to be heard by Supreme Court

6-27-17
The Supreme Court will hear New Jersey's sports betting case in the fall, with a decision expected in early 2018.

Supreme Court allows partial Trump travel ban to take effect

6-27-17
The Supreme Court said it would consider the merits of the travel ban case in the fall, but for now it will allow the Trump administration to deny entry to immigrants from six mostly Muslim countries.

State budget and Horizon bill still up in the air

6-27-17
Bills about the school funding formula, the use of lottery funds to fund the pension system and the use of Horizon reserves to fund health care programs are being used as leverage as the state's budget deadline nears.

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.

Newark sets goal of 2,020 jobs for Newarkers by 2020

6-26-17
Hire. Buy. Live. Newark. is a new initiative with the goal of hiring 2,020 Newarkers in jobs, both high-skill and entry-level, at a variety of Newark's largest employers.

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.

Ask the Governor: June 26, 2017

6-26-17
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor” on NJ 101.5, hosted by Eric Scott at 7 p.m.

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.

State GOP leaders fight Democrats’ school funding proposal

6-22-17
Republicans leaders and the NJEA president presented a counter to the education funding formula put forth by Democratic leaders last month.