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NJ Becomes First State To Regulate Carcinogenic Chemical As EPA Lags

Garden State water systems must start testing for PFNA in early 2019

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NJ Pension Fund Dumps Investment In ICE Private Prison Contractor

New Jersey has dumped its small holding in a private prison contractor that runs family detention centers amid increased scrutiny of the Trump administration's immigration policy.

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NJ Voters Could Soon Decide On $500M In School Projects

New Jersey's leaders are rushing to finalize an ever-changing plan to ask voters in November to approve the state borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for various school projects.

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Gov. Phil Murphy Rejects Bill To Protect NJ-PA Tax Accord

Murphy’s rejection came as a stunning surprise to some members of the Legislature, who said the Democratic governor has privately said he would not target the deal, even though ending it would likely net New Jersey additional tax revenues, largely from Pennsylvanians who earn high salaries here.

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Murphy, Lawmakers Agree To Reduce Bond Referendum For School Improvements To $500 Million

Murphy said that New Jersey already carries over $33 billion in total debt and the state’s annual debt service now exceeds over $4.1 billion. He said the original bond measure would have likely added between $1.72 billion and $2.17 billion to that annual total.

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SJ Senators React To Veto Of A Bill To Protect Interstate Tax Pacts

TRENTON – Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1st), Sens. Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Troy Singleton and Jim Beach issued the following statements on the Governor’s veto to Senate bill 878 which restricts authority to terminate reciprocal personal income tax agreements with other states:

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New Jersey Receives Approval To Create Reinsurance Program To Share Insurance Costs

Under the planned program, the state will use a mix of federal and state dollars to reimburse insurance companies for a portion of expensive claims. Doing so reduces those companies costs and risk and allows them to charge less for premiums.

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Twenty-Two States Ask U.S. Appeals Court To Reinstate 'Net Neutrality' Rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration’s 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration’s efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.

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Murphy Investigating NRA-Branded Firearm Insurance That Critics Call 'Murder' Coverage

New Jersey is investigating a National Rifle Association-branded firearms insurance product sold in the state, which gun control advocates have derisively called "murder insurance," the state Department of Banking and Insurance announced Tuesday night.

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Explainer: Platinum Versus Gold Health-Insurance Plans For NJ Public Workers

Bipartisan panel suggests going to less expensive health insurance could save taxpayers $1.4 billion within a few years

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