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N.J. works to reduce delays in Medicaid applications

New Jersey lawmakers on Monday scrutinized the state's handling of thousands of low-income residents' Medicaid applications, as the Christie administration asserted it had made progress in reducing the backlog.

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Christie should abandon plan to move disabled citizens back to N.J., budget panel says

The Christie administration has said saving money is the central reason why it is moving ahead with the controversial Return Home New Jersey policy that involves transferring hundreds of people with disabilities from out-of-state facilities into group homes licensed by the state. But when members of the Assembly Budget Committee Monday asked how much money New Jersey has saved so far, they did not get an answer.

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Retired teacher gets keys to new Riverside home from Habitat for Humanity

 It took three years of sweat and labor, with help from over 2,000 volunteers, to make the modest one-bedroom home ready for its new owner.

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FINE PRINT: REVAMPING THE RULES FOR REPORTING FEES STATE PAYS FOR INVESTMENTS

Legislation calls for more openness in divulging details of how funds are handled, seeks to widen ban on ‘pay to play’ contributions

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BILL WOULD REQUIRE DEP TO SET LIMIT FOR TOXIC CHEMICAL IN DRINKING WATER

Drinking Water Quality Institute made recommendations for TCP, other chemicals in 2009 but DEP didn't act on them

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Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation to present 27 young men at Kappa Beautillion

The Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation will present 27 male high school juniors and seniors to society at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10. In addition to an introduction of each participant, the evening's program will include performances, a waltz and the awarding of scholarships.

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UBER TRIES TO STEER CLEAR OF NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS IN GARDEN STATE

Assembly committee approves bill that would require Uber drivers to carry more insurance, satisfy police background checks

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It's time to break the cycle

With the so-called “war on drugs” now in its fourth decade, the resultant casualties have left many to note that this disastrous policy has replaced slavery and the Jim Crow laws as a way to disenfranchise minorities in America.

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Christie considers bill to increase reporting on business tax breaks

New Jersey’s pension and transportation funding woes may be the two largest issues confronting state lawmakers this year, but the lucrative tax incentives the state awards businesses to relocate or remain in the Garden State are drawing significant attention, with some lawmakers pushing to enact legislation to better measure the incentives’ effectiveness.

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FINE PRINT: BEEFING UP OVERSIGHT OF STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVES

Legislation on governor’s desk would spell out specific goals of incentive programs and assess their effectiveness more rigorously

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