A new report released Monday by New Jersey Policy Perspective warns that repealing the Affordable Care Act would eliminate health insurance for 528,000 New Jersey residents. NJ Pen says those residing in cities would be hit hardest, especially in Camden, where nearly 32 percent of adults could lose coverage.
AS DROUGHT WORSENS, RENEWED CALLS FOR RELEASE OF LONG-OVERDUE PLAN
Water supply advisers for the state are once again calling on Gov. Chris Christie to release the state's water planning blueprint as the drought in New Jersey worsens. NJ Spotlight says the plan, which hasn't been updated publicly since 1996, can't deal with the shortages or pollution from sewage treatment plants.
TWENTY JUDGES ADDED IN PREPARATION FOR NEW BAIL SYSTEM
Senate President Steve Sweeney is adding 20 new judges to court system in New Jersey. NJTV says the move is part of preparations for the state's historic bail reform, which will move New Jersey from cash bail to a risk-based system starting on Jan. 1.
CHRISTIE TO HOLD STATE HOUSE NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY
Governor Christie plans to hold his first news conference in two months at the State House today, but he won't be taking any questions. The Record says the purpose of the briefing is unknown, and it will be held in the State House rotunda, instead of the usual location in Christie's outer office.
UNITED'S FIRST FLIGHT TO CUBA FROM NEWARK TAKES OFF TODAY
The first commercial flight from Newark to Cuba in decades was set to depart from Newark International Airport at 10:18 a.m. and arrive in Havana around 2 p.m. this afternoon. NJ.com says United announced in September that it will maintain one flight to the island from Newark each day.