TRENTON – Saying, “The sky ahead is limitless if we just have the courage to stay the course,” Gov. Chris Christie delivered his fourth budget address to the Legislature this afternoon. The governor reluctantly agreed to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Legislature approved a bill to bring internet gambling to New Jersey today. The bill passed by a 68-5-1 vote in the Assembly, while the state Senate approved it by a 35-1 vote.
TRENTON – New Jersey is moving forward to establish a mediation process to give consumers the option to settle Superstorm Sandy-related insurance disputes without resorting to potentially expensive and drawn-out lawsuits. The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) has released a release of a Request for a Qualification (RFQ) to establish the program.
TRENTON – Both the General Assembly and state Senate are scheduled to vote on revised legislation today that would allow Atlantic City casinos to run online casino games. Gov. Chris Christie said that he would sign the revised bill as long as it incorporates the changes he made through a conditional veto earlier this month.
STATE — Legislation supported by Assemblyman Joseph Cryan is being called an assault on civil rights.
TRENTON — Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey have five days remaining to register for recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Survivors can register by phone until 10 p.m. March 1 or online until midnight.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With $85 billion in federal budget cuts set to take effect Friday unless lawmakers can reach an agreement to stop the sequester, the White House released a breakdown of how each state would be affected.
NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced an agreement with CVS-Caremark, resolving incidents at five separate CVS pharmacies in Camden, Morris and Union counties.
STATE — In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll finds the current Garden State Quality of Life Index stands at +29. This is down only slightly from the +30 score recorded in December and marks the third highest score in the more than two years Monmouth has been measuring this index.
STATE – Gas prices are once again approaching the $4 per gallon mark, rising 46 cents over the past month according to AAA. This is the largest month-to-month increase since June 2009.