A package of gun violence bills from assemblyman Lou Greenwald would require that Jersey trauma centers have a system in place to connect gunshot victims with intensive counseling and social services.

An insurance producer from Lakewood is facing charges for conspiring to defraud BCBS health care insurance affiliates of more than ten million dollars.

By law, New Jersey this year was forced to spend millions more than usual on programs designed to help people quit smoking, or prevent them from starting in the first place. Even with the added funds, NJ still ranks 34th among the states for the amount of money spent on tobacco prevention efforts.

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