Autism law introduced in House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey and Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, introduced the bipartisan Autism CARES Act of 2019 in the House of Representatives to reauthorize federal programs and activities that assist children, adults and families with Autism. The bill, House Resolution 1058, is supported by a coalition of autism and disability advocate organizations.

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Competitive edge: How sports betting helps boost New Jersey’s economy (access required)

New Jersey’s landmark victory in the Supreme Court last year, which overturned a ban on sports betting, led to a tsunami of activity that reportedly generated more than $1 billion of wagers after just over six months. The state’s take was only a sliver of that, reportedly $10.4 million in taxes in 2018, but focusing on that number understates the importance of professional and collegiate sports to New Jersey’s economy, according to some experts.

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In-your-face-time is over

Chris Christie knows how to call attention to himself. His ability to use the attention to benefit anyone but Chris Christie, though, is less than stellar. And his ability to use that attention to benefit himself turns out to be mixed, at best.

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