State News

Officials Advise Residents To Take Precautions Against Extreme Heat

TRENTON — Temperatures in New Jersey are expected to hit the mid-90s both Wednesday and Thursday and the Department of Health and Senior Services recommends that residents take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Consumers Can Use New iPhone App To Check Contractor Licenses

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has launched its first mobile application, or “app,” that allows users to access its license and registration database and find information about the approximately 600,000 individuals who provide services to the public, ranging from healthcare practitioners to home improvement contractors.

646 Aspiring Cosmetologists Are Ready To Start Their New Careers

NEWARK – A total of 646 aspiring cosmetologists from across New Jersey will become fully licensed at the end of this month, each having completed approximately 1,000 hours of training and a rigorous, state-administered licensing exam, Thomas R. Calcagni, Acting Director of the State Division of Consumer Affairs, announced Monday.

Senate Health Committee To Discuss Christie Medicaid Eligibility Cuts

TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will conduct a roundtable discussion today with invited stakeholders on the impact of the Governor’s proposed Medicaid Comprehensive Waiver, which will dramatically change eligibility criteria for New Jersey’s health care safety net programs, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare.