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Christie has no receipts for quarter-million dollars in expenses

Details of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s $82,000 spending spree at NFL games remain a mystery – despite a release of expense account receipts by the governor’s office.

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EASY ACCESS TO INFO ON COSTS OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES REMAINS KEY PROVISION OF BILL

Legislation aimed at preventing surprise ‘out-of-network’ bills would no longer cap charges, but would require binding arbitration to settle provider-insurer fee disputes

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Assembly panel gets input on legislation to address high medical bills

New Jersey lawmakers have made changes to a controversial bill intended to rein in surprisingly high medical bills some patients face if they receive treatment from hospitals or doctors not in their insurer’s network.

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N.J. lawmakers target surprise medical bills

The sponsors of a measure to protect patients from surprise medical bills say their proposed law would rely on an arbitration system to determine what doctors and hospitals can charge in contested cases, rather than set caps on medical fees.

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EDITORIAL: Transparency for corporate tax breaks

Gov. Chris Christie's national economic plan unveiled last week features a proposed cut to the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent. That approach mirrors his philosophy back home, where he has supported $5 billion of corporate tax incentives in a supposed — and thus far largely unsuccessful — effort to spark the economy.

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Lawmaker: Rutgers to review NJ tax incentives for businesses

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority plans to contract with Rutgers University to study the effectiveness of the state’s lucrative tax incentives for attracting and retaining businesses.

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State awards $4.3 million for Burlington County projects

Twenty-two Burlington County municipalities will share more than $4.3 million in grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

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'Jackpot fatigue' keeps NJ Lottery in a slump

The New Jersey Lottery is suffering from "jackpot fatigue," but it's the whole state budget feeling run down.

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Could NJ be forced to boost property tax relief?

The state is so reliant on income tax money it's running short of ways to spend it on current budget expenses.

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TAX-REVENUE DOUBLE TAKE: TOO MUCH MONEY GOING TO PROPERTY-TAX RELIEF?

It seems impossible in a state with some of the highest property taxes in the country, but the way the money is divvied up could mean other programs are not getting their fair share

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