Former Freeholder Director Backs Gustafson
GUEST OPINION: PELOSI DEFENSIVELY INVOKES HER RELIGION

NJ NEWS COMMONS: GREWAL: HERE'S OUR PLAN TO HOLD COPS ACCOUNTABLE

 

This is a striking example of what journalism can do. Reporting by the Asbury Park Press and others has prompted state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to enact sweeping accountability reforms for law enforcement. In Newark yesterday, Grewal said the new changes — called the "Excellence in Policing Initiative" — are "the most significant restructuring of policing practices [...] perhaps in the history of the Office of the Attorney General.” The goal, of course, is to improve the public's trust via more oversight. (Asbury Park Press / NJTV News)

THOUSANDS IN NJ COULD BE LEFT WITHOUT FOOD STAMPS

A federal rule announced by the Trump administration yesterday could affect thousands of so-called "able-bodied" residents in our state who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy groceries. Eligibilityworks like this: you can receive benefits for a three-month period only once every three years, unless you're in school, or you have a job, or you're enrolled in a job training program for at least 20 hours per week. (NJ.com)

NJ COULD OFFER HEP B, C SCREENINGS FOR PRISONERS

A bill that will likely come up for a hearing in the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee today would require every jail and prison in our state to offer blood testing to those who are incarcerated in order to screen for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. (An inmate would be able to opt out if she wanted to.) New York and Pennsylvania already have similar laws on the books. (WHYY)

NJ BUSINESSES SAY MARKET SHOWING SIGNS OF SLOWING

A survey of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association has found that most members predict a significantly worse economy next year — the lowest since 2009. This dip won't lift soon, most say. Over half of the 900 members surveyed predicted a recession in 2020 or 2021. (Bloomberg) / (NJTV News)

 

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