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Singleton Seeks SIC Disconnect from Troubled Company

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) on Wednesday called on the State Investment Council to divest public employee pension funds from a company fined millions of dollars by the feds for its dubious debt collection practices.

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3 reasons why Christie should sign A4607 | Opinion

A4607 is a bill on Governor Christie's desk which provides $6 million of supplemental funding for transportation assistance for senior citizens and disabled residents of our State.

Unlike other supplemental funding bills, which Governor Christie signed with the budget measures, this one remains on his desk. Word is he may even have plans to veto the bill which provides a modest funding boost of $6 million to help bridge a growing gap between demand and availability of paratransit services.

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N.J. pension investments miss their mark

TRENTON — New Jersey's $80 billion pension fund likely won't hit its target investment return for the fiscal year that wrapped up in June after several years of double-digit gains that kept the giant pension system from falling into even deeper trouble.

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Agreement Brings Relief to Kin of Disabled Residents Living Outside of State

If families object, state will no longer force return to New Jersey facilities, according to deal between senators and Christie.

Until the past week, Carl Schulze had a growing sense of trepidation regarding his 35-year-old son Peter, who’s lived outside the state due to a seizure condition that left him with an intellectual disability.

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Two N.J. child welfare workers assaulted, injured on job

TRENTON — Two child protection caseworkers were attacked and injured while they were removing a child from a suspected abusive home in Pennsville Township, Salem County on Tuesday, according to state officials.

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New Jersey gives tax breaks to longtime Christie donor

MONEY TALKS: One major Christie donor is also the recipient of millions in tax breaks from the state’s Economic Development Authority.

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NJ Assembly bill would increase corporate tax break transparency

Regular updates on the effectiveness of tax breaks handed out by New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority would appear online if Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton’s new bill becomes law.

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks More Transparency for State's Tax-Incentive Programs

Assemblyman Singleton wants regular reviews detailing the effectiveness of tax breaks to be posted online

With the potential value of state-administered corporate-tax incentives just having soared to over $6 billion since Gov. Chris Christie took office more than five years ago, another legislative effort is underway to step up oversight of the incentive programs to ensure they are being properly utilized.

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Patient-Centered Health Plan for State Employees Wins Panel’s Approval

Pilot program backed by state Senate president billed as way to cut benefits spending while improving quality of care While Gov. Chris Christie’s latest proposal to reduce government spending on public-employee healthcare has stalled, a pilot program with the same goal backed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney is moving forward.

A vote yesterday by a panel that oversees the design of public-employee health benefit plans in New Jersey paves the way for an experimental program based on offering patient-centered healthcare to New Jersey public employees.


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Bill to Curb Toxic Chemical in Drinking Water Awaits Decision by Christie

Classified by EPA as likely carcinogen, TCP levels remain unregulated in Garden State

The latest attempt to regulate a potentially carcinogenic chemical in New Jersey’s drinking water is now in the hands of Gov. Chris Christie after getting final legislative approval on Monday, and six years after officials rejected a similar recommendation by scientists.

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