TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will announce this week $200 million in new initiatives to target the opioid crisis, primarily designed to overhaul addiction services, as he makes a final push on the issue he hopes will define his legacy. In a 90-minute interview with NJ Advance Media on Friday, Christie said the funding will be… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — The clock is ticking for lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie to hash out a compromise on a state budget by the end of the week or else New Jerseyans will be staring down the barrel of the first state government shutdown since 2006. At odds are the differences within the Democratic-controlled Legislature over a… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s battle with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to give up $300 million of its reserves to the state intensified Wednesday when the governor vilified the insurer for getting slapped with $16 million in fines from the state over a period of nine months. In a hastily called news… Read the rest of this entry »
Marc LeMieux, left, outside of Monmouth County Courthouse following Phillip Seidle’s guilty plea
Governor Chris Christie today nominated three Monmouth County attorneys to become Superior Court Judges, according to an announcement from his office.
First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux, of Belmar, Lourdes Lucas of Fair Haven and Daniel L. Weiss of Asbury Park will take the bench if confirmed by the State Senate.
LeMieux has been second in command of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office since January of 2014. He has prosecuted high profile cases, including former Neptune Township Police Sergeant Phillip Seidle’s murder of his ex-wife, Tamara Wilson-Seidle, on the streets of Asbury Park in 2015.
Governor Chris Christie commemorated the opening of the Seabrook House outpatient drug treatment facility in Shrewsbury this morning by shouting down “NIMBY” protesters from the neighborhood who are not happy that the facility is located 200 yards from an elementary school.
The Governor shouted to the protesters that some students attending the school will one day drug and alcohol treatment and that they will be the people complaining that there is not enough treatment available.
TRENTON — Lesbians and other people who want to use non-conventional means to conceive a child are entitled to insurance coverage for fertility treatments if they work for state government or the public schools, under a measure Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday. The law mandating coverage for infertility was defined narrowly, sponsors say, taking… Read the rest of this entry »