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Grewal, NJ CARES announce $1 million grant for ‘Helping Hand’ opioid program

Attorney General Gurbir  Grewal and the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, or NJ CARES, said on Oct. 8 that that state is getting $1 million in federal grant funds to help counties continue, expand and enhance Operation Helping Hand programs that help combat the opioid epidemic. According to ...

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From left, Maura Collingsgru,N.J. Sen. Vin Gopal, Rex Reid, Brendon Blake, Mary Jane Celli, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Mayor John Pallone and Evelyn Liebman discuss a plan to reduce the cost of prescription medications in Long Branch on Oct. 7, 2019. - U.S. REP. FRANK PALLONE

Pallone discusses legislation to lower prescription drug costs

Last month, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone introduced the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would lower scripted drug costs by allowing the federal government to negotiate reduced prices for Americans, stopping drug companies from charging more in the U.S. than in other countries for the same drugs, and creating a $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for seniors through Medicare Part D.

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Cory Booker’s inability to move his poll numbers leaves New Jersey Democrats pessimistic about his presidential campaign despite the enthusiasm he continues to generate on the stump.

Problematic numbers (access required)

Cory Booker’s inability to move his poll numbers leaves New Jersey Democrats pessimistic about his presidential campaign despite the enthusiasm he continues to generate on the stump.

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Gov. Phil Murphy highlights N.J.'s Film and Digital Media Tax Credit on Oct. 5, 2018, in Cresskill.

A star is reborn (access required)

New Jersey is attractive to productions companies because, “[w]e’re close to New York City, but our rents are more competitive,” said Nick Shears, director of leasing and marketing at Hugo Neu Realty Management LLC. “The tax credits are also a huge incentive."

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Ryan White program

Menendez, Booker announce $3M to combat opioid crisis

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety received the award from the COPS Office’s Anti-Heroin Task Force Program at the Department of Justice, which provides two years of funding directly to law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids.

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