Around New Jersey Roundup: Audible, NPower and AT&T, Comcast, Samsung

Audible gives 15,000 Newark high school students free memberships and Amazon Fire tablets. AT&T donates $30,000 to NPower for veteran tech education. Comcast will invest $13 million to expand its fiber network in New Jersey. Samsung names five N.J. schools as finalists in its Solve for Tomorrow contest.


Electronic Health Records Bill Seeks To Protect Against Drug Diversion Concerns

Garden State lawmakers are seeking to ensure that new healthcare technologies can appropriately process - and protect - prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances in an effort to reduce drug diversion and the potential for abuse. But the Senate health committee withheld action Monday on a Democratic proposal to strengthen how electronic health records address


New Bond Issue Edges Closer as Vo-Techs Make Case for Urgent State Funding

New Jersey voters will decide in a few weeks whether the state should take on more than $100 million in new debt to pay for library capital projects. But even as the fate of that proposed borrowing has yet to be determined, lawmakers are already starting to explore the next big bond issue that could go before voters.


N.J. continues to use easily hacked voting machines

When New Jersey voters go to the polls this November to choose a replacement for Gov. Chris Christie, the technology they use will be woefully outdated and vulnerable to cyberattack.


Package of Three Bills Ratchets Up State's Renewable-Energy Goals

Earlier this month, a package of three bills to overhaul the state's energy policies was quietly introduced in the Senate. If adopted, the legislation would require 100 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2050. Another bill would set a target of having 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030. The…





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