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HERE'S WHAT POLICE OFFICERS MAKE, COUNTY BY COUNTY

Using statewide pension data for the State Police Retirement System and the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, Susanne Cervenka has found that 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69almost half (four in ten) of police officers across the state earn at least $100,000 per year. This article includes a breakdown by county. For example, the middle-of-the-road (median) salary in Cumberland County is about $67,000, versus about $101,000 in Mercer and $132,000 in Bergen. (Asbury Park Press)

COSTS TO RISE FOR PEOPLE WHO BUY OWN HEALTH PLANS

Though the state has a plan to form a health care exchange to lower the cost of care, the state Department of Banking and Insurance announced yesterday that the average premium will cost between 6.5 percent to 19 percent more next year. A bit of that hike — 2.7 percent — is due to a federal tax. (NJ.com)

NJ IN NEW REGIONAL EFFORTS TO CAP VEHICLE EMISSIONS

New Jersey has joined 11 other states — including New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania — in proposing a new clean energy project. It's called the Transportation & Climate Initiative, and it's in a draft stage now. The idea is to limit emissions "by requiring state fuel suppliers to buy allowances, which would be auctioned off for the right to emit carbon," Tom Johnson says. (NJ Spotlight)

GATEWAY BOARD DIRECTORS NAMED TO OVERSEE BILLIONS

Colleen Wilson has details about the new board nominees who will oversee the $30 billion Gateway project, which was approved by New York and New Jersey lawmakers in June. There are six nominees — three from each state — and they each must be confirmed by the state Senate (except for Jerry Zaro, the current chair of the Gateway Program Development Corporation). (The Record)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Murphy details plan to get lead out of schools (NJTV News)
  • Legal fallout from convictions of seven city cops (Paterson Press)
  • A ‘good start’ at removing flood-prone properties (NJ Spotlight)
  • Pallone bill seeks to reduce prescription drug prices (NJTV News)
  • Educator to host LGBTQ, race issues webinar (TAPinto New Brunswick)
 

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