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NJ Familycare Adds More Than 100,000 Residents To Health Insurance Rolls

April 11th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

State’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare appears to pay off as federal funds cover cost of new enrollees.


Credit Downgrade is Worse Political Hit Than Financial

April 11th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey landed in the unwelcome company of Illinois and California Wednesday when Standard & Poor’s downgraded the state’s general-obligation bond rating to third worst in the nation.


Flow of Applicants for NJs Revamped Incentive Programs

April 7th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

Six months after Governor Christie signed the sweeping overhaul into law, some of the changes are clearly working as intended.


New Jersey’s Pricey Rent Strains Residents

April 7th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

More renters are expected to have trouble finding affordable apartments as demand outpaces supply in New Jersey, according to housing groups.


Advocates Urge Budget Changes to Help Middle Class

April 4th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Advocates are urging New Jersey lawmakers to enact a budget that raises revenue to help meet the needs of the middle class.


Coalition: NJ Lawmakers Must Consider Tax Hikes

April 4th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | 1 Comment

If New Jersey is going to invest in its most important priorities, the legislature should pass its own budget, and it should include revenue raisers according to Better Choices for New Jersey, a coalition of business groups, environmentalists and labor leaders.


OLS: Even After Midyear Cuts, Christie’s Still $526 Million Short

April 3rd, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

From Another year, another $500 million difference of opinion between Gov. Chris Christie’s treasurer and the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services.


Shortfall Forces Retroactive Pension Cut, Tobacco Bond Gimmick

April 3rd, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

While the biggest news out of today’s Senate Budget Committee hearing will be whether Treasury and the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services disagree substantially in their revenue projections for next year’s budget, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff will also face tough questions on the fiscal maneuvers he used to fill an $800 million gap in this year’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget.


Federal Audit Says NJ Hospitals Were Overpaid $44M For Medicaid Services

April 3rd, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

Inspector general asks for $22M federal share to be repaid, state disputes finding.


You Can’t Do More With Less

April 3rd, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

From Columbia Journalism Review, April 3, 2014: It’s not been the best week for jobs in journalism. Entertainment Weekly laid off seven staffers. Digital First Media shuttered its ambitious Thunderdome project, and at least one local paper in that chain is bracing for more cuts. And today, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Star-Ledger,, based in Newark, NJ, […]






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