NJ Could Get More Bang for Tax Incentive Bucks Backing Startups, Not Older Firms

New Jersey in recent years has lavished generous tax incentives on big companies like JP Morgan Chase and Subaru in an effort to bring more jobs to the state or to keep corporations from leaving. But a new evaluation of the state's sluggish economic conditions suggests taxpayers could get more return on their investments with policies…


N.J. moves to regulate growing telemedicine industry

TRENTON -- An Assembly panel Monday voted to regulate the burgeoning tele-medicine industry in New Jersey that supporters say will enable medically fragile people to remain home rather than having to travel for appointments, and save money by cutting back on unnecessary emergency room visits. Doctors and some hospitals, such as the Virtua Health ...


N.J.'s hardest-to-get-into public high schools, explained

This story is part of "N.J.'s hardest-to-get-into high schools," an NJ Advance Media special report on the rise of specialized public high schools for top students around the state. ROCKAWAY -- What is the top public high school in New Jersey? Millburn High School? Princeton? West Windsor-Plainsboro? If you guessed any of those schools or another…


Push for Emergency Responders to Report Data in New Statewide System

In an effort to improve patient care and better monitor public health - including the ongoing opiate epidemic - New Jersey could implement a new statewide system to collect, track, and analyze patient data collected from hundreds of thousands of local ambulance runs. A bipartisan trio of state lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday that would require…


Next-Gen 911 Set to Transform How the Public Interacts with Law Enforcement, New Jersey Official Says

Chief Technology Officer Dave Weinstein says his state — which has the highest population density in the nation — faces a unique challenge in pursuit of a media-rich 911 service. Last year, New Jersey's Office of Information Technology announced the launch of new text-to-911 capabilities that initiated the state's move toward modern public safety technology. Through partnership with the New Jersey State Police and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a new emergency tool was extended to the hearing impaired or those in unique emergency situations where they find themselves unable to speak. --StateScoop.com





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