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STATE TO HAVE MORE AUTHORITY OVER HORIZON PER BUDGET DEAL

The State will now have much more oversight of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield under terms of the budget agreed to by the legislature and signed by Governor Christie early this morning. A cap will now be set on Horizon’s reserve fund and surplus will be used for the benefit of its subscribers. ##

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STATE WORKERS BACK TO WORK, BUT WILL THEY GET PAID FOR FURLOUGH?

Most state workers will return to work on Wednesday, but will they paid for time they missed during the government shutdown? Governor Christie had threatened not to pay state workers for time missed during the three day shutdown, breaking the past practice set by former governor Jon Corzine during the last shutdown 11 years ago. [...]

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DEAL DONE: BUDGET APPROVED, STATE OPENS FOR BUSINESS

The State of New Jersey is back open for business. Governor Christie signed a new $34.7 billion budget into law early Tuesday morning that restores all state services, including the re-opening of all state-run parks and beaches. State-run recreationa...

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CUSTOMERS ANGRY AT STATE AFTER MVC CLOSURES MONDAY

New Jersey residents are angry with the state after they went to Motor Vehicle Commission offices Monday and found them closed. Residents had to conduct services typical with the change of a month but were locked out. The earliest the offices could p...

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LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE NAB TWO FOR DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE

Lower Township Police have nabbed two Camden residents who ditched a stolen car behind a home located on Shirley Avenue. Police announced that 28 year old Jaron J. Corbett and 26 year old Daniel D. Watts allegedly were driving a car that was reported stolen from Mt. Holly when they were captured in the Township [...]

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GUADAGNO RIPS CHRISTIE OVER BEACH PHOTO

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno took a big time shot at her boss, Governor Christie on Monday. Guadagno says a photo of Christie taken on a beach that is closed to taxpayers during the government shutdown is “beyond words” and called for lawmakers to end the shutdown as soon as possible. ##

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SWEENEY: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN TO LAST AT LEAST A DAY

Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that the government shutdown will drag into at least July 4th which means state-run beaches and parks will remain closed for the holiday. Sweeney says the shutdown cannot end today even if an agreement were reached because a bill still needs to be drafted. Sweeney announced Monday the earliest the [...]

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AC CASINOS COULD CLOSE IF SHUTDOWN DRAGS INTO NEXT WEEKEND

If the state government shutdown drags into next weekend, it is possible casinos in Atlantic City would have to close. A regulation approved during the last shutdown provides a seven-day grace period for the casinos to stay open. But if no deal is reached by Saturday, it’s possible the casinos would have to close. ##

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