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SAFETY MEASURES IMPROVED AFTER STABBING OF CHILD WELFARE WORKER
Following the stabbing of a caseworker in November, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families has moved to improve the safety of its workers.
N.J. lawmaker: Why pay $2M for armed security instead of police at child welfare offices?
After a child welfare caseworker was attacked by a knife-wielding client at her office in Camden, Gov. Chris Christie's administration hired armed security guards and assigned them to each of the 46 offices scattered around the state to help calm workers' fears about their safety.
Editorial: More needs to be done for small businesses
One of the few business-related criticisms of the Chris Christie administration has been how it's handled its big-money incentive programs, such as Urban Transit Hub and the new iteration of Grow New Jersey. Under these programs, companies such as Goya, Panasonic and Lockheed Martin have been awarded millions of dollars in tax breaks to relocate within the state.
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.
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.
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.