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.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation to bar those convicted of crimes from serving on school boards and requiring board members to undergo criminal checks has been signed into law.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie and the state Republican Party will pick up the tab for three helicopter flights that sparked a storm of criticism.
TRENTON – Legislation that would move New Jersey’s February presidential primary election back to June, to be held with the regular partisan primary elections, was advanced Thursday by a Senate committee.
TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has expanded and extended its free nicotine replacement therapy program
WARREN – Rep. Barney Frank is coming to New Jersey to help Ed Potosnak raise funds for his 2012 Congressional campaign.
HIGHLAND PARK – Over 100 seniors and health care advocates packed the Highland Park Senior Center for a rally in support of Medicare and against Republican efforts to privatize it on Wednesday
WEST TRENTON – A Tornado Watch is in effect for all but extreme southern New Jersey from now until 8 p.m. tonight. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the potential for severe weather conditions statewide, along with the National Weather Service.
TRENTON – Democrats are criticizing Gov. Chris Christie for using a State Police helicopter to travel to his son’s baseball game and to return to meet with political donors.
WEST TRENTON — The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring an excessive heat warning today. Temperatures and heat indexes are expected to reach the low to mid-90s in parts of central and southern New Jersey.