Susan K. Livio,

Susan K. Livio

Trenton, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Nearly 300K in N.J. could lose Medicaid coverage as pandemic emergency ends

The Murphy Administration is steering people who lose Medicaid to the health exchange which offers low-cost plans → Read More

N.J. legal weed market needs more Black- and Hispanic-owned businesses, state cannabis board member says

Diversity is coming, says director, with 1 in 4 businesses approved for an annual license to grow, sell weed Black → Read More

Mental health treatment company must repay N.J. $1.1M for hiring unlicensed and unvetted workers

The report by the state Comptroller also criticized the state for not checking if employees had background checks. → Read More

Support for abortion rights grows stronger in N.J., poll says

More than 6 in 10 New Jerseyans describe themselves as "pro-choice," 8 percentage points higher than a decade ago → Read More

Feds come down hard on veterans home operated by N.J. with $340K in penalties

The fines follow charges of improper care and abuse that put the lives of nursing home residents in “immediate jeopardy.” → Read More

Veterans home is safe enough for admissions again, N.J. says

In November, the state Health Department suspended admissions after inspections revealed conditions that put residents in “immediate jeopardy.” → Read More

New poll shows how N.J. residents want legal weed tax revenue spent

Only 11% said any of the money should be use for law enforcement purposes → Read More

N.J. will allow more legal weed companies to grow cannabis to boost slowly growing market

The state Economic Development Authority also announced a grant program to help aspiring business owners once harmed by the war on drugs. → Read More

N.J. could increase food aid to thousands of residents who will soon lose pandemic-era assistance

The bill raising SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, is now on Gov. Phil Murphy's desk → Read More

Veterans homes would have to separate COVID patients under proposed N.J. law as outbreak continues

A COVID outbreak at the Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison that began in late November 2021 continues → Read More

Elderly resident charged in death of 91-year-old woman at N.J. nursing home where both lived

The two people lived at AristaCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield → Read More

91-year-old nursing home resident dies after alleged assault by another resident, family says

Clara Sutowski was allegedly beaten in the face and head by an 81-year-old resident. She died three days later from the blunt force trauma. → Read More

N.J. will allow consumption lounges for legal weed, but there will be rules. Lots of them.

Dispensaries won't be allowed to serve food or drink, under what one cannabis attorney called a "stupid" restriction of state law. → Read More

N.J. weed market ‘on a path’ to include more minorities, those harmed by war on drugs, officials say

Two-thirds of people applying for a cannabis license are women, minorities or disabled veterans → Read More

Childbirth is getting safer in N.J. as hospitals report fewer c-sections, complications

There was a 19% decline in medically unecessary c-sections for first-time moms from 2016 to 2021, NJ Hospital Association study found → Read More

Troubled N.J. veterans home gets temporary CEO, new nursing director but admissions remain suspended

The state Health Department halted admissions at the New Jersey Veterans Home Memorial Home at Menlo Park in November following a poor inspection report → Read More

N.J. women’s health clinics to get $6M in state loans for expansion as demand for abortions grows

Nearly two dozen clinics will share $6 million in zero-interest loans from the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority → Read More

Powerball lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $246M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (12/31/2022)

The winning Powerball lottery numbers are drawn Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. The Powerball jackpot drawing today (12/31/2022) is worth an estimated $246 million million for a single winner. → Read More

Newark police officer who witnessed theft is struck by fleeing suspect’s car

The police officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries → Read More

‘Legendary’ advocate for New Jersey’s children retires

Cecilia Zalkind rose from a child welfare caseworker to shaping state policy on education, anti-poverty programs and child protection → Read More