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N.J. lawmakers seek to rein in soaring out-of-network health care costs

Acting to rein in business practices insurance companies say lead to more than $1 billion in excessive health care costs every year, a group of state lawmakers Thursday introduced a long-awaited bill that limits how much out-of-network hospitals and doctors can charge for their services in New Jersey.

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Lawmakers unveil out-of-network health care reform bill

The landmark out-of-network reform bill introduced Thursday by several top Democratic lawmakers sent health care providers and insurers into immediate spin mode, with each side pleading its case on the controversial issue.

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CHRISTIE VETOES BILL SEEKING TO DOCUMENT EFFECTIVENESS OF CORPORATE TAX BREAKS

Governor rejects call for annual review of billions in tax incentives, prefers ‘more holistic’ approach to assessing whether program’s paying dividends

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EDITORIAL: Require accounting of governor's 'allowance'

The state sets aside $95,000 a year for the governor to entertain in the course of his official duties. But accounting of exactly how those funds are used is not required.

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Christie vetoes bill scrutinizing corporate tax breaks

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday conditionally vetoed a bill that would calibrate how New Jersey measures whether its corporate tax incentives are effective.

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Christie conditionally vetoes tax break report legislation

Governor Christie on Tuesday conditionally vetoed a bill that would require New Jersey to more thoroughly assess the effectiveness of the programs that have awarded companies billions of dollars in tax breaks in recent years.

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Christie signs legislation to aid military students, update child safety seat law

Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation intended to aid school districts with large populations of students from military families, as well as separate legislation to update the state's child safety seat law.

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Big appetite: Christie buys $300K of food & booze with NJ expense account

Chris Christie’s expense account tells a story of appetite and ambition, one that pits government waste versus the New Jersey governor’s waistline.

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Christie billed state $85K to entertain in sports VIP boxes, money later repaid by state GOP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent $85,000 in public money to entertain in luxury boxes at sports venues between 2010 and early 2012, when state Republicans started to pay for the expenses and reimbursed the state for those already incurred.

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BCC ranked high in raising earnings

PEMBERTON TWP. Burlington County College ranks among the top community colleges for its ability to increase its graduates' earning power, according to a recent report by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

"This is clear, compelling, and objective evidence for students to choose Burlington County College for educational and career success," said college president Paul Drayton. "If you want a bottom-line reason to attend BCC, this thorough analysis by Brookings affirms our ability to add significant dollars to your future salary."

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