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State Actions Help Keep Lid On Health Insurance Rate Hikes In NJ

Prices will increase but by far less than for consumers in most other states, as New Jersey is ‘working aggressively’ to counter federal changes to Affordable Care Act

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Letters To The Editor For Aug. 12, 2018

Does truth mean anything today?

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Murphy Signs Legislation To Expand Range Of Public-Private Partnerships

Senate President Sweeney concurs that bipartisan bill could help NJ lead the nation in infrastructure investments

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State Agency To Partner With Hospitals On Housing Initiative

As part of pilot program, Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency will provide matching funds for homes to be built near healthcare facilities.

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Make Extra Mortgage Payments, Get A New State Tax Credit

Homeowners in high-cost New Jersey could get a small NJ tax break as GOP still pushes for federal tax changes harmful to the state.

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Murphy Administration: Insurers Seeking Average 5.8 Percent Price Hikes On NJ Plans

The department released data about the insurers’ rate requests on Friday, saying the increases would have been more than double the hikes requested if the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy did not act to create the state’s own so-called “individual mandate” requiring most residents to obtain insurance coverage or pay a fine.

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Nursing Home Staffing Ratios Are Key To Protecting Vulnerable Patients, Says Milly Silva

The July 15 editorial, “Fixing nursing homes not as simple as mandating more staff,” is right to point out that ensuring quality care in New Jersey’s nursing homes is a complex issue. But it is wrong to argue that pending legislation (A382/S1612) to establish standards for nursing aide staffing levels is far from a solution.

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Bill To Create Auto-IRA Savings Program Before NJ Legislature

The New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act, a measure that would create an automatic enrollment payroll deduction IRA in the Garden State, is before the state Assembly and the state Senate. It is intended to promote “greater retirement savings for private sector employees in a convenient, low-cost, and portable manner.”

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NJ Could Give You $1,000 To Pay Off Your Mortgage

Plans are moving forward to offer middle class homeowners in the Garden State some additional tax relief.

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State Goes After Polluters For Cleanup Costs, Most Aggressive Action In Years

‘We are demanding our money back,’ says Attorney General when announcing lawsuits for cleanup and restoration.

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