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N.J. Expands Health Care Coverage to all Children, Regardless of Immigration Status

Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor Another 16,000 children can now get health care coverage regardless of their immigration status, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at an event highlighting the state’s Jan. 1 expansion of its Medicaid program. The expansion is the newest phase of the “Cover All Kids” initiative intended to provide access to […]

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Mukherji’s Involvement in Fulop-Leased Hoboken Cannabis Shop Questioned

Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor Assemblyman Raj Mukherji’s involvement in a cannabis dispensary plan in Hoboken is leading to allegations of unfair political influence by critics of the plan who are intent on keeping the dispensary from opening. Mukherji, a Hudson County Democrat who represents Hoboken in the state Assembly, helped connect the people […]

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Menendez Probe Gives Last-Minute Surprise in Sleepy Local House Race

Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The quiet race in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District got a jolt last week after reports revealed Sen. Bob Menendez is under federal investigation again. Menendez’s son, Rob, is the candidate in that district — though with fewer than two weeks left until Election Day, a district that is overwhelmingly […]

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Breweries and restaurants spar over how to fix N.J.’s licensing rules

Courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The drawn-out fight over whether the brewery industry is hampered by onerous regulations continued Thursday during a committee meeting discussing legislation aimed at brewery license holders. Brewery owners, bartenders, and restaurateurs packed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing, where lawmakers heard a discussion of three bills — one to codify […]