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SENATORS BOOKER AND MENENDEZ EXPLAIN RESISTANCE TO HEALTH CARE POLICIES 

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez said New Jersey is pushing back against Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.20.47any dismantling of health care programs by federal officials, NJ Spotlight reports. Speaking at a health care forum in Hopewell, the pair of Democratic senators said their efforts are paying off, and that the rising price of health insurance has slowed. Both senators said they will continue to work to defend Obamacare from further reductions by the Trump administration.

LAWMAKER WANTS HIGHER SPEED LIMITS IN NJ

State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon wants to overhaul the way the state sets speed limits, The Record writes. O'Scanlon says he wants to let the limits reflect how fast most people are already driving. “We are not discussing changing people’s speeds,” he said. “We are talking about changing signs on the side of the roadway.” Many traffic engineers endorse this approach. But others, including auto insurers, oppose it.

JACKSON TO PROVIDE BUSES TO JEWISH SCHOOLS

The Jackson school district will begin busing more than 200 township children to Lakewood, where they attend Orthodox Jewish schools, the Asbury Park Press reports. The bus service will replace a program in which parents were paid a stipend to cover the transportation costs of their children. State law requires school districts to transport all students to the schools they attend, even private schools.

COMMUTERS WANT INFO ON NJ TRANSIT RAIL CLOSURES  

NJ Transit needs to provide more information about its plans to shut down the Atlantic City Rail Line to upgrade safety equipment, commuters and politicians say. Service on the line, which runs between Atlantic City and Philadelphia, is scheduled to be suspended starting Sept. 4, the Press of Atlantic City writes. The suspension, which is scheduled to extend into 2019, is to allow the installation of federally mandated safety equipment.

NJ'S GUN LAW HAS THERAPISTS WORRIED FOR PATIENTS 

The state's new gun law requires mental health professionals to always call the police when a threat of suicide or harm to another person is made. Mental health experts are concerned that the law will undermine the trust between therapist and patient and could result in fewer people seeking help, NJ.com reports.

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