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State’s Hybrid Health Insurance Exchange Ready to Launch

Lilo Stainton | October 9, 2019 | NJ Spotlight |   A joint federal-state system, the first phase in New…

Baby on the way? N.J. just made it easier to get family leave, temporary disability.

Sam Marcus | October 8, 2019 | NJ Advance Media |   New Jersey residents expecting babies just got a…

Legislators seek to give high school coaches stability with new law mandating multiyear contracts

David Weinberg | October 14, 2019 | Press of AC |   A pair of state legislators are seeking to…

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SENATE PRESIDENT CREATES SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

Trenton– Senate President Steve Sweeney announced today the creation of the Senate Select Committee on New Jersey Transit to investigate the reasons for NJ Transit’s continued failures and to develop an action plan to turn around the embattled agency.

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SWEENEY URGES VAPING BUSINESSES TO JOIN EFFORT TO COMBAT CRISIS, PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney met with the New Jersey Vapor Rights Coalition today to urge the vaping businesses, local retailers and organizations to help keep dangerous, unregulated and counterfeit products out of the hands of New Jersey consumers, particularly the youth.

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RICE INTRODUCES BILL TO REQUIRE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO REPLACE LEAD PIPES ON FORECLOSED HOMES

Trenton – Senator Ronald L. Rice introduced legislation, which would require financial institutions that have foreclosed on properties to remove water service lines that contain lead. The legislation is part of the ongoing effort to tackle the water quality dilemma plaguing New Jersey.

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