If you buy your own health insurance, chances are you will be paying more next year. The State Department of Banking announced that rate increases will start at 6.5 percent and could be as high as 19 percent in 2020. The rising cost of medical care is to blame.
Senator Cory Booker has qualified for November’s democratic presidential debates. Booker has achieved the fundraising threshold, and also has earned three percent support in latest polling. Booker also has over 165,000 donors to his campaign.
New Jersey now has a documented death as a direct result of vaping. The New Jersey Department of Health announced that the woman died in August; her identity has not been revealed. There are also 14 cases of lung disease from vaping in the Garden State.
Someone stole three bronze plaques that were affixed to a 9/11 memorial in Monmouth County. Police in Atlantic Highlands say the plaques were stolen from the memorial at a scenic overlook. Police say the park provides a solemn and respectful opportunity for reflection on the events 19 years ago.
Governor Phil Murphy has made $10 million in grant money available for towns who want to seek shared services agreements to save money. The grants will go to towns who show the best possible ideas on how shared services can save taxpayers’ dollars.
Senator Cory Booker says he’s all for the inquiry in to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Booker says this is not a political issue, but a moral one. He believes it’s the only way for justice to be served.
NJ Advance Media reports some sort of action to legalize recreational marijuana will occur in Trenton sometime after the upcoming election. It may be a bill to legalize weed, or a referendum question before voters in 2020 to see if they are in favor of legalization. It will occur during the lame duck period after…
New Jersey State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam that actually originates from a legitimate state police phone number. Police say the caller is requesting personal information, and the call comes from 856-451-0100 which is the number for the Bridgeton station. The calls are a hoax, and police say they never call…
People are back to work in New Jersey. The state’s latest unemployment rate is at an all time record low of 3.2 percent, which is a half percent lower than the national rate. There are over 4.2 million full time jobs in New Jersey.
A half hour closure of the Delaware Memorial Bridge will be held on Sunday. The bridge will be closed at approximately 1:00am to allow a ship to shore crane bound to Philadelphia to pass under the span. Traffic delays are expected even during the overnight hours.