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MURPHY: IT'S 'OFFENSIVE' TO SUGGEST TOP AIDES LIED

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State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney recently announced that he plans to bring a bill to the state Legislature that would criminalize a potential witness's refusal to answer questions during an investigation. It would also give prosecutors more leverage against those who lie under oath — a charge Sweeney suggests is warranted against top aides in the Murphy administration. A committee's reportfound their behavior "evasive." The governor fought back yesterday: "If the implication is that folks in my administration didn’t tell the truth under oath [...] I find that offensive, unacceptable, and outrageous,” he said. (NJ.com)

NJ HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK KILLS 4 AND HOSPITALIZES 240

The state's health department has announced an update for the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. Since December, 361 cases have been reported. That's seven times higher than last year's number: 50 cases between December and August. This year's outbreak has killed four people and has spread statewide. The best defense against Hep. A is prevention — go get your vaccine! (Patch)

SOME ASYLUM OFFICERS IN NJ DIVERTED TO THE BORDER

The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweetedyesterday that some asylum officers in the Northeast region will be re-directed to serve at the U.S.-Mexico border. This directive means that asylum seekers who report to the Lyndhurst office — which serves immigrants in New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, and parts of Pennsylvania and New York — may have to wait even longer for their cases to be processed. (The Record)

NEW HOTLINE IS OPEN FOR LEAD QUESTIONS: 1-866-448-2432

Yesterday, the NJ Poison Center unveiled a new hotline to help the public get answers about lead-contaminated water. Call 1-866-448-2432 with questions about lead pipes, water filters, and where free bottled water is available in Newark. A medical professional will answer 24/7. (TAPinto Newark)

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