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NJ Library Construction Funding Is Finally Available; Grant Applications Due In April

While the long wait is over, libraries face a quick deadline to submit their applications for a share in the available funding. Detailed applications must be completed and submitted by April 6 in order to be considered for the first round funding.

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NJ Drug Overdose Deaths Drop Slightly, But Thousands Are Still Dying

The number of people who died from drug overdoses in New Jersey appears to be down for the first time in years.

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NJ Lawmakers Move Bills To Create Safety Net If GOP Succeeds In Sinking ACA

Future of Affordable Care Act may be uncertain, but legislators are putting legal backstop in place that would guarantee coverage regardless of what Trump & Co. do

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Bipartisan Anti-Hazing Bill Clears Budget Committee

TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Kip Bateman, Troy Singleton and Linda Greenstein to crack down on hazing in colleges and schools was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill, S-3150/S-3628, would increase penalties for hazing activities resulting in injury.

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NJ Advocates Warn That Affordable Care Act Remains Under Attack

The law remains in effect pending the lower court’s review and an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court appears likely. But advocates claim the uncertainty surrounding the future of the law has already had a “chilling” effect on enrollment and that the threat to the law is both real and alarming.

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Legislature Passes Sarlo-Singleton Bill To Restore Deductibility Of State Taxes For Small Business, LLCs

Modeled on Connecticut statute, bill is ‘IRS-proof’ because it restores entity-level payment system that was in place in NJ prior to 1993

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Burlington County Opens Housing Hub To Address Needs Of Homeless

The county’s new Housing Hub opened Tuesday inside the Burlington County Human Services Building on Woodland Road and will serve as a single “point of entry” for residents who are either already homeless or experiencing housing problems.

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Senate Passes Singleton, Kean Bill To Require Spinal Muscular Atrophy Screenings For Newborns

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, which would require newborn infants to be screened for spinal muscular atrophy, passed the Senate today.

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GSE: Gay+Trans “Panic” Defense Ban Heads To NJ Gov. Murphy’s Desk

NJ Senate overwhelmingly approves legislation to prohibit reduced murder charge against LGBTQ victims

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NJ Lawmakers Take Next Step In Enacting SALT-Cap Workaround For Small Businesses

The struggle to free New Jersey from Trump’s $10,000 SALT cap continues on another front, so-called pass-through entities

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