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February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 19

January 12, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits this month because of the continued federal government shutdown.

Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on January 19 on their Families First Card, according to state Department of ...

Kean Introduces Bill to Raise Awareness of Risks of Benzodiazepines

TRENTON, NJ — A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine highlighted a looming threat to public health that has largely gone unnoticed within the larger drug crisis. Benzodiazepines, a subset of prescription drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures and alcohol withdrawal, can become highly addictive, as the number of adults being prescribed these drugs has ...

New Jersey’s Tax Amnesty Program Ends January 15

TRENTON, NJ —  New Jersey's tax amnesty program ends on Tuesday, January 15, providing individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest.

Signed into law in July 2018, the New Jersey Tax Amnesty program applies to outstanding tax filings or payments that were due on or after February 1, 2009 and prior to ...

Gubernatorial Appointments Held up as Governor and Senate President Bicker

NEWARK, NJ — During a visit last week to Saint James AME Church in Newark , Gov. Phil Murphy praised its senior pastor as a "megatalent" with a passion for criminal justice reform.

That's why, the governor said, he nominated the Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter for the state Parole Board.

"We've had many discussions about the need not just for comprehensive criminal ...


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