Medicaid Redesign Task Force proposes cap on noneconomic damages in order to reign in Medicaid spending
"New Jersey worked hard to establish itself as the nation's 'Medicine Chest,' and our medicine chest is now ailing from abusive litigation. The report underscores our need for reform to New Jersey's civil justice laws before the cost of inaction becomes too great for us to bear and we become known as the nation's "personal injury state" instead.
Citing the diversity of her experiences and temperament during questioning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Anne Patterson's nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
In New Jersey, the arrival of spring doesn't just mean warmer weather and the smell of fresh flowers, it's also the time of year when our state's 566 municipalities draw up their budgets. And most of us, busy with daily life, fail to take note of our own council's agenda - until we see the increase on our next property tax bill.
FEMA and Small Business Assistance
Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union County residents and businesses affected by the storm must register with FEMA in order to receive assistance. The Federal Small Business Association may be able to assist those with businesses in the affected areas.
Instantly donate $10 to the American Red Cross by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999. Donate online here. For non-cash donations, visit Jersey Shore Hurricane News for the most up-to-date drop-off locations.
Help is needed in the Northern and Coastal parts of the state to sort donations and dispense meals, flashlights, and toiletries. Jersey Shore Hurricane News has the most up-to-date information about where manpower is most needed, as well as information about gas stations. The Red Cross also has a mobile app you can use to find blood donation sites. Access it here to find out where to donate blood.
A recent tide of outrageous lawsuits and vacancies on the State Supreme Court are contributing to a hostile business climate in New Jersey, according to a survey conducted by the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute.
Nearly three quarters of small businesses surveyed said it was "very important" that the Governor and State Senate resolve their impasse in order to fill vacancies on the state's Supreme Court, which began in 2010.
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