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Raft Of Bills Advance To Ease Way For State Health Insurance Exchange

Democratic-led effort to replace federal exchange; insurance and business interests, although generally supportive, have questions

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New Jersey Avoids Veto Override On PAC Transparency Bill

Gov. Phil Murphy will sign legislation requiring sources of contributions but asks for companion measure

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Bill Introduced To Increase Diversity In Science And Technology Education

Students from underserved communities who are underrepresented in STEM fields would be provided with greater educational opportunities to prepare themselves for New Jersey’s innovation economy through a new program created by legislation authored by state Sens. Paul Sarlo, D-36th District, and Troy Singleton, D-45th District.

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River Line Back Running On Weekend Schedule As Lawmakers Seek Answers

No exact timetable has been released for when full service will be restored, but transit officials said they hope to complete the inspections on all 19 of the system’s trains before the end of the weekend.

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How Is Climate Change Affecting New Jersey?

Count the ways: Warmer air temperatures, shortened seasons, and increased rainfall are already taking a toll

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After Viral Outbreak That Killed 11 Kids, State Vows To Make Big Changes

In a long-awaited report obtained by NJ Advance Media, state health officials are calling for a dramatic overhaul of how nursing homes respond to an emergency in the wake of the deadly viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric care facility that led to the deaths of 11 children last fall.

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State Lawmakers Seek To Improve Drug-Pricing Transparency

Public website listing wholesale costs for specific meds, as well as dose, brand, and generics, could transform prescribers into savvy shoppers

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Drug Info Transparency Bill OK'd By State Senate Panel

A bill that would require a drug pricing website to mandate transparency for pharmaceutical companies marketing products in the state cleared the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on Monday.

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Affordable Housing In New Jersey: No Turning Back From Court Control?

At NJ Spotlight roundtable, assemblywoman makes case for resurrecting Council on Affordable Housing, but advocates say current court-controlled process must continue

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State Again Pares Role Of Hedge Funds In Pension Holdings

Investment returns for the state’s beleaguered retirement systems have totaled 4.68 percent during the fiscal year that ends June 30, well shy of assumptions

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