New Jersey

July 4, 2017

STATE TO HAVE MORE AUTHORITY OVER HORIZON PER BUDGET DEAL

The State will now have much more oversight of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield under terms of the budget agreed to by the legislature and signed by Governor Christie early this morning. A cap will now be set on Horizon’s reserve fund and surplus will be used for the benefit of its subscribers. ##
July 4, 2017

STATE WORKERS BACK TO WORK, BUT WILL THEY GET PAID FOR FURLOUGH?

Most state workers will return to work on Wednesday, but will they paid for time they missed during the government shutdown? Governor Christie had threatened not to pay state workers for time missed during the three day shutdown, breaking the past practice set by former governor Jon Corzine during the last shutdown 11 years ago. [...]
July 4, 2017

DEAL DONE: BUDGET APPROVED, STATE OPENS FOR BUSINESS

The State of New Jersey is back open for business. Governor Christie signed a new $34.7 billion budget into law early Tuesday morning that restores all state services, including the re-opening of all state-run parks and beaches. State-run recreationa...
July 3, 2017

CUSTOMERS ANGRY AT STATE AFTER MVC CLOSURES MONDAY

New Jersey residents are angry with the state after they went to Motor Vehicle Commission offices Monday and found them closed. Residents had to conduct services typical with the change of a month but were locked out. The earliest the offices could p...