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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety Issues Statement on All-Offender Ignition Interlock Device Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety issued the following statement by President Cathy Chase on the enactment of the all-offender ignition interlock device law in New Jersey: * * * - Vital Action Taken to Combat the Epidemic of Drunk Driving * * * "Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) commends New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) for signing into law Senate Bill (S.) 824 to require the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) by all convicted drunk dri  more

American Atheists: Bethel, CT's New Holiday Display Policy Is a 'Victory for Religious Equality'
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Aug. 22 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, American Atheists praised Bethel, Connecticut's decision to implement a fair lottery for all holiday displays. On Tuesday evening, the Board of Selectmen approved a policy to allow religious displays on public property. If too many people apply, displays would be randomly drawn for inclusion on P.T. Barnum Square. "This is a victory for religious equality. We commend the Board of Selectmen for adopting a poli  more

Andrew Goodman Foundation: Leading Civil Rights Organizations File Motion for Preliminary Injunction
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Aug. 19 -- The Andrew Goodman Foundation issued the following news release: On August 16, The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its pro bono partner Hogan Lovells US, LLP, filed a motion for an immediate preliminary injunction to prevent the state of Tennessee from implementing a voter suppression law signed by the Governor in May. The law is set to take effect on October 1, 2019, but poses immediate repercussions. The law places arbitrary and excessive burde  more

Goldwater Institute: New Jersey Taxpayers Won't Have to Pay for Union Activities Anymore
PHOENIX, Arizona, Aug. 21 -- The Goldwater Institute issued the following news: New Jersey taxpayers in one of the state's largest school districts will no longer be forced to pay for private union activities, thanks to a decision handed down this morning by the New Jersey Court of Appeals. "Today is a great day for New Jersey taxpayers, because this puts an end to an egregious form of government cronyism," said Goldwater Institute Director of National Litigation Jon Riches, who is part of the  more

Journal of Applied Toxicology Issues 9 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Aug. 21 -- The Journal of Applied Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it publishes articles on mechanistic, fundamental and applied research on toxicity of drugs and chemicals at the molecular, cellular, tissue, target organ and whole body level, published nine research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * An epigenome-wide DNA methylation study of workers with an occupational exposure to lead * Application of qualitative and quantita  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Gallup - One in Seven Americans Use CBD Products
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 22 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: An estimated one in seven US adults acknowledges using CBD-infused products, according to national polling data compiled by Gallup. Fourteen percent of Americans say that they utilize CBD. Use is most prevalent among those between the ages of 18 to 29. Those consuming CBD products were most likely to report using them for pain (40 percent), anxiety (20 percent), or i  more

PETA: AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk A/S Ban Forced Swim Test on Animals
PLAINSBORO, New Jersey, Aug. 21 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Applauds Latest Big Pharma Companies That Have Said No to Near-Drowning Test After Discussions * * * After discussions with PETA, AstraZeneca and Novo Nordisk A/S have become the latest major pharmaceutical companies to ban the widely discredited forced swim test (see this video), in which mice and other small animals are placed in inescapable beakers filled with wa  more

RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery Receives Opioid Reduction Options Grant
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Aug. 22 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: In recognition of continued efforts to combat the disease of addiction and reverse the number of opioids prescribed, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR) received the Opioid Reduction Options (ORO) Grant from the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services at the most prestigious Gold Tier level, presented only to a handful of organizations across   more

RWJBarnabas Health: Jennifer G. Velez Named to Top 25 Innovators in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare
WEST ORANGE, New Jersey, Aug. 19 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: * * * - Velez Recognized for Her Leadership, Influence, and Contributions to New Jersey * * * Jennifer G. Velez, Executive Vice President, Community and Behavioral Health for RWJBarnabas Health, today was named one of the Top 25 Innovators in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. This national recognition honors healthcare executives across the industry who have taken initiative to address an unmet need and improve   more

U.S. Golf Association Announces Final Selections for 2019 USA Walker Cup Team
LIBERTY CORNER, New Jersey, Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - The USGA today finalized the 10-player roster for the USA Team for the 47th Walker Cup Match with the announcement of seven players who will join the three previously announced selections. The Team will meet Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8. The seven players announced tod  more

U.S. Golf Association: Cole Hammer, World's Top Male Amateur, Earns McCormack Medal
LIBERTY CORNER, New Jersey, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - Cole Hammer, 19, of Houston, Texas, has won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading men's player in the 2019 World Amateur Golf Ranking(TM) (WAGR). As the McCormack Medal recipient, Hammer earns exemptions into the 2020 U.S. Open Championship and 2020 Open Championship, conducted by The R&A, provided he remains an amateur. Hammer, a sophomore a  more