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Legislation approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee would commission a study on the feasibility of allowing family members and caregivers of persons with developmental disabilities to establish tax-free trusts for the long term care needs of those individuals.
S-1034 is sponsored by Senator Diane Allen and explores the possibility of allowing pre-state tax contributions to special needs care and placement trusts designed to supplement Medicaid benefits received by persons with disabilities. Current law allows the establishment of such accounts, but does not allow for pre-tax contributions.
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In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."- The New York Times
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