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PARCC, money at issue in NJ budget talks
Education spending, on everything from the PARCC tests to state school aid, looks likely to gain special notice in the coming week as state lawmakers dive into Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget. Don't expect the process to yield a whole lot more money for schools.
Updated: Study commissioned by Horizon says changes in out-of-network rules would cut N.J. residents' insurance costs
As Trenton tackles the issue of high medical bills that can result when patients get care outside their insurance company network, the state's largest health insurer on Wednesday released a study that concludes New Jerseyans could see lower monthly premiums if the state's current out-of-network regulations are changed.
Determining water standard is in everyone's best interest
Local lawmakers have moved to help out with legislation that creates a state standard for the chemical. Assemblymen Herb Conaway, D-7th of Delanco, and Troy Singleton, D-7th of Palmyra, introduced legislation that would require the state to establish a specific maximum contaminant level for TCP based on research, evaluations and recommendations by the Drinking Water Quality Institute.
Assembly OKs two bills that would modify N.J. budget process
The state Assembly approved two bills that supporters said would bring greater transparency to the state budget process by changing the way revenue is estimated and requiring more disclosure about new funding sources.
WOULD PATIENTS SAVE CASH IF OUT-OF-NETWORK PROVIDER CHARGES WERE SLASHED?
Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has been working with Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Bergen and Passaic) and Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), as well as Sen. Joseph F. Vitale (D-Middlesex) on writing a bill to address out-of-network costs and related issues.
NJ bill seeks state standard for chemical found in Moorestown wells
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill to force Gov. Chris Christie's administration to adopt a water safety standard for an unregulated chemical some six years after a state advisory panel recommended it.
Assembly panel advances bill inspired by Cinnaminson firefighter's death
TRENTON — Legislation inspired by a Cinnaminson firefighter’s sudden death and his family’s ensuing loss of health coverage was voted out of the Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday, but not before some questions were raised about the measure’s costs and constitutionality.
Assembly panel advances bill imposing stricter safety regulations on ride-sharing services
Under a new bill advanced Thursday by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft would face a stricter set of safety regulations in order to operate in New Jersey.
Assembly committee approves bill to double allowances for disabled NJ vets
New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation to double the state allowances for certain disabled veterans for the first time in decades and to make future increases automatic.