STATE — Proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program through a “waiver” of federal rules governing the program would wreak havoc on NJ FamilyCare, bringing the total number of uninsured parents in working poor families denied health coverage to 93,000 and touching every county in the state when prior cutbacks are also taken into account, according to an analysis by New Jersey Policy Perspective.
STATE — New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, is urging blood donors to donate blood to ensure an adequate summer blood supply.
TRENTON – On Monday, an Assembly panel approved a bill to ban access to tanning beds for anyone under 18 years old.
TRENTON— State legislators joined with Food & Water Watch, NJ Sierra Club and Delaware Riverkeeper Network to call for immediate passage of legislation to ban natural gas hydraulic fracturing in New Jersey.
TRENTON – On Monday, an Assembly panel approved a package of bills intended to make end-of-life care decisions easier for New Jersey families.
TRENTON – A Union County construction contractor was sentenced to state prison today for using a stolen identity, a fictitious company, and fraudulent documents to successfully bid on public projects when his companies were legally barred from such projects.
STATE – While Iowa Republicans continue to court Gov. Chris Christie as a potential presidential candidate, Christie doesn’t fare well in a hypothetical race against President Barack Obama, according to a new national poll.
TRENTON – Beginning July 2, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies will remain open until at least 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and will add Monday hours, MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced Thursday.
Relay For Life • June 10 at 6 p.m until June 11 at 6 a.m. – The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Clark fundraiser event will take place at ALJ High School, 365 Westfield Ave., Clark. Info: 1-973-232-2573 or www.relayforlife.org/clarknj
TRENTON – Legislation to limit the increase in New Jersey’s employers’ unemployment tax liabilty was approved 37-0 Thursday by the Senate. The bill (A-3819) was approved 76-0 by the Assembly on May 9. It now goes to the governor.