State News

Officials Say Universal Transfer Form Will Improve Patient Safety

STATE — When a nursing home patient is transported to a hospital or a patient returns to an assisted living facility, a real time clinical record—including vital signs, diagnosis, medications, allergies and respiratory needs—will travel with the patient on a one page standardized form that 1,900 licensed health care facilities in New Jersey are required to use on Oct. 30.

Majority Of NJ Residents Say They’re Worse Off Financially

STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.

Agreement Reached To Reduce Costs For Cancelled Hudson River Rail Tunnel

NEWARK – Federal and state officials have reached an agreement on the amount of money New Jersey would pay to reimburse the federal government for money spent on a cancelled rail tunnel that would have expanded access between New Jersey and Manhattan.

Lautenberg Marks 15 Years Of Domestic Violence Gun Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) marked 15 years since legislation he authored was signed into law to prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from buying or possessing firearms.

Acting Gov. Tours $18 Million State-Owned Solar Farm

KEARNY — Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno visited a solar energy site being built on a former Kearny landfill yesterday. Approximately 2,000 solar panels are in place now, and the 13-acre facility is expected to come on-line by the end of the year. During a press conference, Guadagno noted that New Jersey has passed California in the number of solar panels installed. (Photo credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

Taxpayer Group Seeks School Board Member Info

STATE – Is a school board member’s personal email address information that the public has a right to access under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act? The New Jersey School Boards Association doesn’t think so, but a taxpayer group disagrees.