Susan K. Livio,

Susan K. Livio

Trenton, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Facing threat from feds, N.J. to surrender control of veteran homes after residents found to be at risk

Gov. Phil Murphy said New Jersey will bring in an outside vendor after new admissions were suspended at Menlo Park. → Read More

Nursing home SWAT team descends on N.J. veterans home plagued by safety violations

Last week, federal authorities threatened to cut off payment for all new admissions to New Jersey’s Veteran’s Memorial Home at Menlo Park. → Read More

Tough N.J. concealed carry gun proposal moves closer to law after fierce debate at Statehouse

The debate was hot, with one lawmaker caught on microphone calling another a choice name under his breath. → Read More

After outcry, Murphy halts plan to eliminate popular N.J. school-based mental health programs

Gov. Phil Murphy's administration had proposed creating a statewide network of counselors outside school using money that has supported about 90 programs in middle and high schools. → Read More

See how your local hospital scored in latest safety rankings. N.J. is 6th safest in the U.S.

The report assesses which hospital kept its patients safe from preventable harm, like hospital-borne infections and falls, and avoided mistakes by using an electronic system to track prescriptions. → Read More

Could the N.J. veteran’s home in Menlo Park be shut down? Feds threaten to cut funding.

The drastic sanctions come after health inspectors cited the state-operated nursing hone for putting some of its residents in “immediate jeopardy." → Read More

Fired state worker who was denied religious exemption for COVID vaccine sues N.J.

The 15-year Woodbine Developmental Center says he was allowed to skip the flu shot and the COVID vaccine - until March 2022. → Read More

In N.J.’s tightest House race, Kean says he’ll win, Malinowski says it’s too close to call

The 7th District race is one of the most closely watched in the country. → Read More

Scathing report says some at state-operated veteran’s home were put in ‘immediate jeopardy’

State findings came days after NJ Advance Media reported on new COVID outbreak at troubled Menlo Park Veteran's Memorial Home. → Read More

Horizon, N.J.’s largest health insurer, wins state OK to get into for-profit health care business

State insurance regulators approved plans for Horizon to provide health care services as well as insurance coverage under a new corporate structure → Read More

Why did N.J. stop giving money to track how many women serve on powerful state boards?

The Center of American Women and Politics received $350K last year to create database, but got nothing in the current budget to complete the job. → Read More

Federal oversight of N.J.’s child welfare system won’t end until lawmakers act, child advocate says

Ending court oversight hinges on the enactment of a law creating a state monitoring panel which hasn't passed yet → Read More

As the #MeToo movement turns 5, N.J. women leaders say it is still tough for women on the campaign trail

"The work has just begun," Rutgers panelists said. → Read More

N.J. looks to crack down on nursing homes: ‘We must fix this system as lives are literally at stake.’

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee approved four bills in response to the alarming number of people who were infected with and died from COVID-19 in the early stage of the pandemic. → Read More

Murphy’s brand new plan to address rising mental illness in N.J. schools already facing a backlash

The Murphy administration wants to scrap a beloved 30-year-old program operating in 90 schools to help fund a strategy that would reach students everywhere → Read More

Menstrual products should be as available as toilet paper and paper towels in N.J., lawmakers say

Am Assembly committee approved a package of bills that make tampons, pads available for free in schools and public assistance programs. → Read More

Can you get COVID from hotel towels and sheets? N.J. law requiring daily laundering called ‘absurd.’

Republican lawmakers want to repeal law passed early in the pandemic. → Read More

Many of the worst nursing homes in N.J. have not gotten any better, report shows. Here’s the list.

The state comptroller complained the facilities received more than $107 million in hundreds of millions of Medicaid while being repeatedly cited for serious issues. → Read More

For the 1st time, more adults in U.S. smoke marijuana than cigarettes, Gallup poll says

Just 11% say they are cigarette smokers, compared th 16% who consume marijuana → Read More

How should N.J. spend $641M to stop fatal opioid overdoses? Murphy wants to hear from you.

$641M is New Jersey’s share of the settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors who fueled the opioid addiction epidemic. → Read More