Author Archives: Anthony Vecchione

Bill revising drunk driving penalties becomes law

Legislation that will revise penalties for drunk driving and expand the use of ignition interlock devices (IID), was signed into law on Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill, S-824, was sponsored by Senators Nicholas Scutari (D-22th) and Joseph Lagana (D-38th). An IID is a device that detects alcohol from breath samples it takes from the driver. If alcohol is ...

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Murphy signs bill to improve Medicaid eligibility system

Legislation designed to make the application process for Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare simpler and more accessible and to improve the eligibility determination system for these programs was signed into law Aug. 23 by Gov. Phil Murphy The measure was sponsored by Assembly members Joann Downey, D-11th District, Eric Houghtaling, D-11th District, and Andrew Zwicker, D-16th District, “Medicaid is a critical ...

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