Governor Christie is doing battle with Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the largest health insurer in the State. Christie is highly critical of the opposition from the insurer to provide addiction treatment coverage to the State’s poorest residents. Christie calls the opposition “obscene”. ##
The race for governor in New Jersey is anyone’s for the taking. A new Farleigh Dickinson University poll released this week shows that party favorites Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno have big leads, but the majority of voters from both parties still have to make up their minds. More than half of the voters on…
New Jersey’s credit rating has dropped for an 11th time during the Christie administration. Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the State to an A3 rating due to mounting pension debt. Next year’s budget includes a $2.5 billion pension payment, about half what is actually needed. ##
$400 million is headed to the Garden State to repair roads, bridges and transit systems thanks to a bill signed into law Monday by Governor Christie. The new bill delivers the windfall of funding less than one year after all transportation projects were shut down due to no money left in the Transportation Trust Fund.…
President Trump has reportedly picked Governor Christie to head up a commission that will help combat opioid abuse in the United States. The Washington Post reports that Christie has been working with Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, on the issue. The appointment will be announced this week. ##
Governor Christie is calling for Cuba to hand over Joanne Chesimard, the woman accused of killing State Trooper Werner Foerster. This weekend marked the 40th anniversary of Chesimard’s conviction. He was killed during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.
Two bodies were found in the water off Monmouth Beach on Friday. Police say the bodies of a male and a female were both found near a dock on the Shrewsbury River side of the community. Autopsies are being held over the weekend.
Two people were found dead last night inside an apartment complex in Maple Shade, Burlington County. Authorities say the two bodies were found inside a unit at the Fox Meadow Apartments. Police taped off the complex but no ambulances took anyone to area hospitals. The investigation continues.
New Jersey’s jobless rate has fallen to a ten year low of 4.4 percent. Labor statistics released before the weekend show New Jersey adding over 12,000 jobs last month and experiencing a 0.2 percent drop in the unemployment rate. The New Jersey Treasury Department says the state’s economy is “steaming forward”. ##
A national women’s clothing store chain with locations in nine New Jersey malls is shutting its doors forever. Bebe announced that it will close all of its stores in the United States due to staggering financial losses. The closest Bebe retail location to us is in Cherry Hill. ##