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Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop, But NJ’s Economic Indicators Are Complicated

Despite downward trend in unemployment, thousands of jobs were shed in recent months and businesses warn about other pressures on their competitiveness

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NJ Drinking Water Contaminants Increase, Survey Says

Advocacy group says some substances top recommended health limits; most samples met standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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A Chance Of Real Action On Prescription Drug Costs At State Level?

Experts agree on need for more transparency in drug pricing but disagree on what it will take to make prescriptions more affordable

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State Officials Confirm Minimum Wage On Track To Reach $11 At Start Of 2020

Under previous regulations, it would have risen to $10.15 with standard inflationary adjustment

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Battling On Front Lines Of Mental Health In NJ’s Public Schools

A task force of educators and health care experts are ready with recommendations to help fight suicide and self-harm among students and staff

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NJ Lead Water Crisis: Four Reasons To Doubt Gov. Phil Murphy's Promise To Clean It Up

Gov. Phil Murphy rolled out his long-awaited "comprehensive strategy" Thursday to dramatically reduce what he called the toxic "scourge" of lead in New Jersey's drinking water, homes and soil.

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NJ To Provide $2M To Assist Residents With ACA Enrollment

The state is authorized as state-based exchange on the federal platform

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State's Hybrid Health Insurance Exchange Ready To Launch

A joint federal-state system, the first phase in New Jersey’s assertion of control over health insurance sold on the individual market, is just weeks away

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Baby On The Way? NJ Just Made It Easier To Get Family Leave, Temporary Disability

New Jersey residents expecting babies just got a boost under a pair of laws that took effect Monday.

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NJ MVC Starts 'Phased Rollout' Of Federally Required Real ID Driver's Licenses

Years after Congress first imposed the requirement and well behind most other states, New Jersey is making so-called Real ID drivers licenses available to the public, ahead of the October 2020 deadline when a standard license will no longer work to get past security checkpoints at the nation’s airports.

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