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August 10, 2018

Cancer Care, Prevention: How New Jersey Measures Up
Lilo H. Stainton | Healthcare
New report says NJ does well on cancer screenings and general care, not as well on palliative care and pain medication. But report omits recent state initiatives
Opinion: Why Is the DEP Pushing to Dump ‘Dredge Spoils’ in West Creek?
R. William Potter | Opinion
Stopping the state agency from dumping foul-smelling muck in this community is a perfect chance for Murphy administration to demonstrate its green credentials
Court Rules Jersey City Can Keep Some Funds from Failed Journal Square Project
Colleen O'Dea | Planning
Appellate court decides municipality must return $2 million to developer but can hold onto $700,000 paid into affordable-housing trust fund
Federal Court Blocks EPA From Rolling Back Pesticide Ban
Tom Johnson | Energy & Environment
Appeals court says federal agency can’t ease restrictions on chlorpyrifos, so New Jersey doesn’t have to enact its own prohibition
Murphy to NJ Transit Commuters: There’s No Quick Fix in the Offing
NJTV News | Transportation
Governor appreciates that most train engineers are giving their all, but cites a ‘small population’ responsible for most cancellations

August 9, 2018

NJ Transit Boosts Budget, While Commuters Line Up to Complain About Service
John Reitmeyer | Transportation
State agency votes to increase operating and capital budgets by $200 million all told, admits the addition will stem but not solve ongoing problems
State Supreme Court Sides with Legislature over Christie-Era Job Rule
Colleen O'Dea | Politics
Court affirms right of lawmakers to override actions by state agencies, repudiates effort to weaken civil service protections
Another Natural-Gas Power Plant in the Pipeline for New Jersey
Tom Johnson | Energy & Environment
CPV seeks approvals to build a second plant adjacent to its current unit, but environmentalists argue project flies in face of clean-energy goals
Shock for Three School Districts as New Funding Comes Up Way Short
Carly Sitrin | Education
Recent landmark reform was supposed to correct big imbalances in state aid to schools. Glassboro and two other districts get a nasty surprise
State Expands Addiction Treatment for Prisoners
Lilo H. Stainton | Healthcare
Eighty percent of inmates in Garden State were under the influence of drugs when they committed the crime that put them behind bars
Op-Ed: PARCC’s Going, But We Will Still Need Objective Assessment Data
Shelley Skinner | Opinion
Murphy administration’s proposal for replacement testing system needs more work. Its elimination of several state assessments is troubling
Trying to Stop Spotted Lanternfly from Damaging Crops in NJ
NJTV News | Energy & Environment
Invasive insect, which could do a lot of damage to fruit and vegetables, has been found in three New Jersey counties

August 8, 2018

Redirect Remaining Sandy Aid to Victims Who Still Are Not Back in Homes, State Urged
Colleen O'Dea | Energy & Environment, Planning
Six years after superstorm’s devastation, not all recovery money has been spent. Advocates want some to go to people who are trying to ‘cross the finish line’
NJ Transit’s Service Cuts Bring Fresh Hell as Agency Pushes to Meet PTC Deadline
John Reitmeyer | Transportation
NJ commuters to New York City went through ‘summer of hell’ last year. They face renewed misery because of latest service changes, suspensions
State Advised to Reject PSE&G Clawback of Revenues from Customers
Tom Johnson | Energy & Environment
Expert testifies against utility’s request to recover monies lost helping people reduce their use of energy
Rutgers Team Invents Wristband that Could Detect Diseases, Enviro Hazards
Lilo H. Stainton | Healthcare
Technology analyzes microscopic blood sample, transmits data to doctors, hospitals or patient’s phone
Family Planning Services in NJ at Risk from Federal Title X Cutbacks
Meg Robbins | Healthcare
Under Trump administration’s plan to eliminate funding for clinics where abortions are performed, four New Jersey counties could lose a range of healthcare services
Op-Ed: NJ Should Favor Single Developers for Offshore-Wind Projects
Thomas Brostrøm | Opinion
There have been calls for having different companies develop generation and transmission, but it would make more sense for New Jersey to go with single developers
The Man Who Tried to Clean Up New Jersey Politics
NJ Spotlight Staff | Politics
Former state legislator William E. Schluter, who died this week, left an indelible mark on New Jersey politics. And he had a prescription for corruption in the Garden State

August 7, 2018

Princeton Merger Pays Off in Property-Tax Slowdown, Better Services
John Reitmeyer | Budget, Planning
Five years after borough and township consolidated, officials say homeowners and municipality have saved money, and services have improved
Booker and Menendez Explain How NJ Is Resisting Federal Healthcare Policies
Lilo H. Stainton | Healthcare
Senators and state Health Commissioner outline efforts to stop Trump administration from dismantling ACA and impeding other initiatives
Third Try for Offshore-Wind Project Near Atlantic City
Tom Johnson | Energy & Environment
Turned down twice for being too costly, small clean-energy project is proposed once again for three miles off Jersey Shore
Former NJ Legislator Schluter, Known for His Unwavering Ethics, Dies at 90
NJ Spotlight Staff | Politics
In a political career extending from 1968 to 2002, William E. Schluter cinched tight the laws governing campaign contributions and lobbying
Top Court Sends Montclair State Back to Drawing Board Over New Campus Exit
Colleen O'Dea | Planning
Because plans would affect public safety, state Supreme Court returns case to Superior Court to make sure legitimate county concerns are taken into consideration
Op-Ed: Why We Need $15 an Hour Minimum Wage in New Jersey Now, Not Later
Daniel Ulloa | Opinion
As living costs continue to rise in this expensive state, people are working longer hours for less money just to get by
NJ Senators: Marijuana Businesses Must Get Access to Banking System
NJTV News | Healthcare
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say legal businesses that sell marijuana must be given entry to banking system
New Jersey Halts Admissions for Troubled Group-Home Company
WNYC News | Healthcare
A series of surprise investigations at Bellwether homes conducted by New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities uncovered evidence of abuse and falsification of records
Bramnick: On Gerrymandering and Murphy’s Fiscal Policies
NJTV News | Politics
Assembly minority leader thinks legislative districts should be more competitive, but doubts anyone from his party or the Democrats has political will to make it happen

August 6, 2018

State Agency to Partner with Hospitals on Housing Initiative
Colleen O'Dea | Healthcare, Housing
As part of pilot program, Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency will provide matching funds for homes to be built near healthcare facilities
Behavioral Health Program Expands Care, But Future Funding in Question
Lilo H. Stainton | Healthcare
New Jerseyans with mental illnesses and addiction problems have benefited from project to transform their healthcare. But it’s not guaranteed to continue
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