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The Express-Times
Is higher gas tax, lower sales tax a good deal?gasoline tax, coupled with a one-cent reduction in the sales tax. The deal app
Is higher gas tax, lower sales tax a good deal?
The Express-Times / Posted an hour ago
gasoline tax, coupled with a one-cent reduction in the sales tax. The deal apparently was reached with the support of the Christie administration. Previously lawmakers had been talking about raising the gas tax and getting rid of the estate tax,... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
New Jersey Senate OKs a redrawn Open Space funding billa compromise Open Space spending bill that would allow more money for buying fl
New Jersey Senate OKs a redrawn Open Space funding bill
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 12 hours ago
a compromise Open Space spending bill that would allow more money for buying flood-prone properties but would restrict the Christie administration from spending any Open Space funds on salaries. The Senate voted 36-0 to approve a redrawn bill that... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Sales tax cut may help offset pain at the pumpfund runs out of money. Late Monday, Assembly members said they were still hopi
Sales tax cut may help offset pain at the pump
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 15 hours ago
fund runs out of money. Late Monday, Assembly members said they were still hoping to pass a version of the legislation. Christie administration officials told legislators in March that if legislation isn’t passed by June 30 to find at least $1.6... Read more
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Philly.com
No tax hikes or cuts as NJ lawmakers vote on $34.8B budgetwas fueled almost entirely by the rising costs of health care and pensions for
No tax hikes or cuts as NJ lawmakers vote on $34.8B budget
Philly.com / Posted 22 hours ago
was fueled almost entirely by the rising costs of health care and pensions for public employees, plus debt service. The Christie administration in May reduced its revenue projections in response to a shortfall in estimated income-tax revenues.... Read more
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NJ.com
Gun control a high priority for N.J. lawmakers todaya handgun in the state. Monday's vote comes after both houses gave final appro
Gun control a high priority for N.J. lawmakers today
NJ.com / Posted yesterday
a handgun in the state. Monday's vote comes after both houses gave final approval to a resolution to block changes the Christie administration unveiled to make it easier for residents to obtain a concealed carry permit. Second Amendment... Read more
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NJ.com
New nominees named for long vacant N.J. Civil Service Commissionother meeting this year, because it does not have enough members to conduct bus
New nominees named for long vacant N.J. Civil Service Commission
NJ.com / Posted 4 days ago
other meeting this year, because it does not have enough members to conduct business. That could change soon, with the Christie administration nominating two people Thursday to the bipartisan public body, which oversees public employment,... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Senate approves bill that would impose new rules on rail companies transporting crude oil through N.J.communities in New Jersey hauling Bakken crude, which has been involved in seve
Senate approves bill that would impose new rules on rail companies transporting crude oil through N.J.
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 4 days ago
communities in New Jersey hauling Bakken crude, which has been involved in several fiery derailments in recent years. The Christie administration had opposed a prior version of the bill arguing that it provided too much public information on oil... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. Supreme Court decision erases waterfront access ruleThe state Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling wiping away a Ch
N.J. Supreme Court decision erases waterfront access rule
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 5 days ago
The state Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling wiping away a Christie administration regulation that, some environmentalists said, reduced the public’s access to beaches and riverfronts in the state’s urban north. The state... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
High court affirms ruling eliminating N.J. rule that limits public access to waterfrontThe state Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling wiping away a Ch
High court affirms ruling eliminating N.J. rule that limits public access to waterfront
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 5 days ago
The state Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling wiping away a Christie administration regulation that, some environmentalists said, reduced the public’s access to beaches and riverfronts in the state’s urban north. The state... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Revived bill would impose new rules on rail companies transporting crude oil through N.J.fiery derailments, including one this month in Oregon. The bill has been highl
Revived bill would impose new rules on rail companies transporting crude oil through N.J.
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 5 days ago
fiery derailments, including one this month in Oregon. The bill has been highly contested by the rail industry and the Christie administration, both of which want tight controls on who can access information required by the legislation,... Read more
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The Atlantic
When Poverty Is Profitableas intended, but I look at the states that are, in my view, misusing federal ai
When Poverty Is Profitable
The Atlantic / Posted 6 days ago
as intended, but I look at the states that are, in my view, misusing federal aid. New Jersey, for example: You have the Christie administration forcing school districts—by statute —to participate in a statewide project, working with a private... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Will New Jersey Hike Gas Taxes to Fund Transpiration?once it's fully phased in, according to legislative estimates, while the change
Will New Jersey Hike Gas Taxes to Fund Transpiration?
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 7 days ago
once it's fully phased in, according to legislative estimates, while the changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit are less clear. Last year a 50 percent increase helped about 500,000 lower-income residents, according to the Christie administ... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Sandy-damaged terminal in Liberty State Park to reopen after renovationbuilding at Liberty State Park is set to reopen Wednesday after an $18 million
Sandy-damaged terminal in Liberty State Park to reopen after renovation
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 7 days ago
building at Liberty State Park is set to reopen Wednesday after an $18 million renovation. The move is being hailed by the Christie administration and park advocates as a milestone in Sandy recovery efforts, often criticized by those affected as... Read more
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Daily Journal
Transportation funding debate: Tax fairness or shell game?estimates, while the changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit are less clear. La
Transportation funding debate: Tax fairness or shell game?
Daily Journal / Posted 7 days ago
estimates, while the changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit are less clear. Last year a 50 percent increase helped about 500,000 lower-income residents, according to the Christie administration. Read or Share this story: http://on.cpsj.com/28... Read more
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NJ Biz
Christie names N.J.'s first chief tech officerwith my cybersecurity and privacy priorities." Another ongoing issue is the th
Christie names N.J.'s first chief tech officer
NJ Biz / Posted 8 days ago
with my cybersecurity and privacy priorities." Another ongoing issue is the threat of cyber-attacks. This fiscal year, the Christie administration will invest $10 million in hardening systems against the most sophisticated cyber-threats, including... Read more
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The Brown and White
N.J. Highlands rule correction is long overdue | Opinionrule should have used many more sampling points. We filed a lawsuit and later f
N.J. Highlands rule correction is long overdue | Opinion
The Brown and White / Posted 11 days ago
rule should have used many more sampling points. We filed a lawsuit and later found some support from the court and Christie administration to make a correction. We applaud the DEP for doing so. The howls of protest to this simple DEP... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie nominates A.G. pick; Democrats push gun initiativesin New Jersey to surrender their guns. • The state Assembly gave final approva
N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie nominates A.G. pick; Democrats push gun initiatives
NJ.com / Posted 11 days ago
in New Jersey to surrender their guns. • The state Assembly gave final approval to a resolution to block changes the Christie administration unveiled to make it easier for New Jersey residents to obtain permits to carry handguns — but... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Legislature acts to restore flood-zone restrictionsThe Legislature is one step away from blocking proposed changes to regulations
Legislature acts to restore flood-zone restrictions
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 11 days ago
The Legislature is one step away from blocking proposed changes to regulations made by the Christie administration that would ease building restrictions in flood-prone areas. The Assembly passed a resolution Thursday that seeks to override the rules... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Lawmakers block Christie plan for right to carrymoves, Christie said at a news conference Thursday, “They’re wrong and we’ll fi
Lawmakers block Christie plan for right to carry
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 11 days ago
moves, Christie said at a news conference Thursday, “They’re wrong and we’ll fight them.” But he declined to say how. The Christie administration now has 30 days to withdraw or amend its proposal, but Demo­crats said Thursday it was hard to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie, Legislature clash over streamlining gun permitssaid at a news conference Thursday, “They’re wrong and we’ll fight them.” But h
Christie, Legislature clash over streamlining gun permits
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 11 days ago
said at a news conference Thursday, “They’re wrong and we’ll fight them.” But he declined to say how when asked. The Christie administration now has 30 days to withdraw or amend its proposal, but Democrats said Thursday it was hard to imagine... Read more
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NJ.com
Christie nominates his former chief counsel as N.J. attorney generalgeneral during that period. Porrino returned to private practice 11 months ago
Christie nominates his former chief counsel as N.J. attorney general
NJ.com / Posted 11 days ago
general during that period. Porrino returned to private practice 11 months ago after serving several years in the Christie administration. Now, Christie has asked his friend to return to public life. Porrino, 48, born in Teaneck and... Read more
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NJ.com
Lottery for vouchers to help lower-income N.J. residents pay rent ends Fridaycan wait for years before a new round of "section 8" or other rental assistance
Lottery for vouchers to help lower-income N.J. residents pay rent ends Friday
NJ.com / Posted 12 days ago
can wait for years before a new round of "section 8" or other rental assistance programs become available. Last year, the Christie administration declined to renew two housing assistance programs, affecting 3,000 people. After a public outcry, the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
NJ Transit juggles $46M budget gap; no service cuts or fare hikes expectedtax on utility bills. Environmentalists and utility companies have repeatedly c
NJ Transit juggles $46M budget gap; no service cuts or fare hikes expected
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 12 days ago
tax on utility bills. Environmentalists and utility companies have repeatedly criticized Christie for the diversions. “The Christie administration is treating the Clean Energy Fund like a slush fund,” said Doug O'Malley, director of Environment New... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
$60M from N.J. to aid North Jersey rivers, wetlandsto parts of the Hackensack River, Newark Bay and the Passaic River will benefit
$60M from N.J. to aid North Jersey rivers, wetlands
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 14 days ago
to parts of the Hackensack River, Newark Bay and the Passaic River will benefit from $60 million in competitive grants the Christie administration is making available to local governments and non-profit groups. The money comes from a $190 million... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
$60M from NJ to aid North Jersey rivers, wetlandsto parts of the Hackensack River, Newark Bay and the Passaic River will benefit
$60M from NJ to aid North Jersey rivers, wetlands
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 14 days ago
to parts of the Hackensack River, Newark Bay and the Passaic River will benefit from $60 million in competitive grants the Christie administration is making available to local governments and non-profit groups. The money comes from a $190 million... Read more
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NJ.com
Civil Service Commission vacancies leaves many N.J. towns in limboleaving chairman and CEO Robert Czech the sole member of the commission. Two ot
Civil Service Commission vacancies leaves many N.J. towns in limbo
NJ.com / Posted 15 days ago
leaving chairman and CEO Robert Czech the sole member of the commission. Two other seats had already gone unfilled by the Christie administration and were vacant. By the end of December, there was no longer a quorum. Lynden said Gov. Chris... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Road-repair probe yields little; charges unlikely over Port Authority’s use of $1.8BOffice spent almost two years working alongside the U.S. Securities and Exchang
Road-repair probe yields little; charges unlikely over Port Authority’s use of $1.8B
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 16 days ago
Office spent almost two years working alongside the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Christie administration officials and Port Authority employees improperly spent agency funds on roads such as the Pulaski... Read more
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The Morning Call
N.J. Supreme Court rules against teachers on pensionsthat suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go
N.J. Supreme Court rules against teachers on pensions
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
that suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go before the court in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. Last year, the court delivered the Christie administration a victory by... Read more
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Newsmax
New Jersey's Top Court Hands Christie win in Pension Suitthat suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go
New Jersey's Top Court Hands Christie win in Pension Suit
Newsmax / Posted 19 days ago
that suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go before the court in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. Last year, the court delivered the Christie administration a victory by... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Jersey City’s tax bargains about to endwas wrong to stop the process, and that the city “simply does not want a revalu
Jersey City’s tax bargains about to end
Finance and Commerce / Posted 19 days ago
was wrong to stop the process, and that the city “simply does not want a revaluation.” The finding came a week after the Christie administration order to finish the assessments. Fulop, in an interview, said he would comply, though he questioned... Read more
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NJ.com
A Christie cabinet post for Yanks' Mark Teixeira? | The Auditordirector of Parks & Recreation, or at least, "something where I can work with k
A Christie cabinet post for Yanks' Mark Teixeira? | The Auditor
NJ.com / Posted 19 days ago
director of Parks & Recreation, or at least, "something where I can work with kids." But with only 18 months left in the Christie administration, the governor has seen many of his top cabinet members depart: In April, his chief of staff, Regina... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
New Jersey's top court hands Christie win in pension suitthat suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go
New Jersey's top court hands Christie win in pension suit
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 days ago
that suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go before the court in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. Last year, the court delivered the Christie administration a victory by... Read more
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ABC News
New Jersey's Top Court Hands Christie Win in Pension Suitthat suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go
New Jersey's Top Court Hands Christie Win in Pension Suit
ABC News / Posted 19 days ago
that suspended cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs. It's the latest case to go before the court in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. Last year, the court delivered the Christie administration a victory by... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. Supreme Court hands Christie big win on pension COLAsruling marked the second major state Supreme Court decision on the 2011 pension
N.J. Supreme Court hands Christie big win on pension COLAs
NJ.com / Posted 19 days ago
ruling marked the second major state Supreme Court decision on the 2011 pension reform law and victory for the Christie administration in as many years. In June 2015, the high court ruled a piece of the law requiring Christie to... Read more
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Island Packet
Top court: New Jersey cost-of-living payments not requiredby Christie that suspended cost-of-living adjustments. It's the latest case to
Top court: New Jersey cost-of-living payments not required
Island Packet / Posted 19 days ago
by Christie that suspended cost-of-living adjustments. It's the latest case to go before the court in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. Last year, the court delivered the Christie administration a victory by... Read more
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Daily Herald
Top court: New Jersey cost-of-living payments not requiredby Christie that suspended cost-of-living adjustments. It's the latest case to
Top court: New Jersey cost-of-living payments not required
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
by Christie that suspended cost-of-living adjustments. It's the latest case to go before the court in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. Last year, the court delivered the Christie administration a victory by... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Do Pensioners Have a Right to Cost of Living Increases?cut the state's unfunded liability by $17.5 billion. It's the latest case the
Do Pensioners Have a Right to Cost of Living Increases?
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 19 days ago
cut the state's unfunded liability by $17.5 billion. It's the latest case the court is deciding in a battle between the Christie administration and pensioners and unions. The court delivered the administration a victory last year by declining to... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. making progress revamping child welfare system once among worst in U.S.TRENTON — The federal monitor of New Jersey's child welfare system Wednesday pr
N.J. making progress revamping child welfare system once among worst in U.S.
NJ.com / Posted 19 days ago
TRENTON — The federal monitor of New Jersey's child welfare system Wednesday praised the Christie administration for one again making "significant progress" working with troubled families last year, but also highlighted lingering problems caseworkers... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. Republican breathes new life into Christie's pension overhaul"safety valve," which kicks in when revenues fall at least 1.5 percent below pr
N.J. Republican breathes new life into Christie's pension overhaul
NJ.com / Posted 20 days ago
"safety valve," which kicks in when revenues fall at least 1.5 percent below projections, would "probably allow the Christie administration to never make the pension payment anyway, since that would merely allow (lawmakers) to do what they... Read more
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Roll Call
Cory Booker, National Democratic Surrogate, Goes Homeelection in which turnout was low and Republican Chris Christie was elected gov
Cory Booker, National Democratic Surrogate, Goes Home
Roll Call / Posted 21 days ago
election in which turnout was low and Republican Chris Christie was elected governor. He rattled off a series of Christie administration policies that he said made his constituents worse off. “The question is not ‘Why are they doing this... Read more
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The Brown and White
Highlands rule changes threaten farms, clean water | Opinionand remanded it to an administrative law judge. In 2010, that judge upheld the
Highlands rule changes threaten farms, clean water | Opinion
The Brown and White / Posted 22 days ago
and remanded it to an administrative law judge. In 2010, that judge upheld the standard based on additional data. Under the Christie administration, the Farm Bureau filed papers against it and secretly negotiated a backroom deal. The Farm Bureau... Read more
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NJ.com
Is child poverty finally declining in N.J.?families in the state in which the post-recession recovery has limped behind mo
Is child poverty finally declining in N.J.?
NJ.com / Posted 22 days ago
families in the state in which the post-recession recovery has limped behind most other states. State lawmakers and the Christie administration this year have separately touted their efforts to assist struggling families — from the governor's... Read more
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Philly.com
At stake in hearing: How many affordable houses N.J. must providefailure to arrive at a formula never erased that obligation. "Never before in
At stake in hearing: How many affordable houses N.J. must provide
Philly.com / Posted 22 days ago
failure to arrive at a formula never erased that obligation. "Never before in the history of Mount Laurel, even under the Christie administration, has such an extreme argument been acceptable," said Kevin Walsh, executive director of the Fair... Read more
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The Brown and White
Poll: Should N.J. allow more homes in the Highlands?Highlands, which includes Warren County and part of Hunterdon County. The DEP s
Poll: Should N.J. allow more homes in the Highlands?
The Brown and White / Posted 26 days ago
Highlands, which includes Warren County and part of Hunterdon County. The DEP says yes; opponents say this is a move by the Christie administration to satisfy home builders. What do you think? Are these lot sizes practical? Will they help farmers... Read more
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The Express-Times
Changes to N.J. Highlands rules a step forwardabout the balance between water protection and limited development, the back-an
Changes to N.J. Highlands rules a step forward
The Express-Times / Posted 26 days ago
about the balance between water protection and limited development, the back-and-forth between environmentalists and the Christie administration seems to have glossed over a group of people with a big stake in the outcome: Farmers. Remember?... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Competing ads aim to sway NJ voters on gas taxfinancial crisis to the looming deadline of the fund, which is unfunded after J
Competing ads aim to sway NJ voters on gas tax
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 27 days ago
financial crisis to the looming deadline of the fund, which is unfunded after June 30 and will run out of cash in August, Christie administration officials say. Democrats in the Legislature, led by Sen. Paul Sarlo, D-Wood-Ridge, have proposed a... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Competing ads aim to sway N.J. voters on gas taxfinancial crisis to the looming deadline of the fund, which is unfunded after J
Competing ads aim to sway N.J. voters on gas tax
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 27 days ago
financial crisis to the looming deadline of the fund, which is unfunded after June 30 and will run out of cash in August, Christie administration officials say. Democrats in the Legislature, led by Sen. Paul Sarlo, D-Wood-Ridge, have proposed a... Read more
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NJ.com
Did state rush Horizon health plan approval? Judges will decideeven have the authority to consider the financial impact on hospitals when they
Did state rush Horizon health plan approval? Judges will decide
NJ.com / Posted 1 months ago
even have the authority to consider the financial impact on hospitals when they review a new insurance plan. The Christie administration in September signed-off on Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's OMNIA tiered plans, touted... Read more

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