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Lagana, Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle, Caride, Caputo & Wimberly Bill Enlisting the Aid of Physicians in the Conversation with Teens on Opioid Addiction AdvancesAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Marlene Caride, Ralph Caputo and Benjie Wimberly enlisting the aid of healthcare providers in discussing the dangers of certain opioid medications prior to issuing a prescription to patients who are minors.
"We've seen the devastation the opioid crisis has created in many of our communities," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This discussion needs to be had as early as possible and from as many angles as possible to reach our young people before it's too late."
Caputo Bill Allowing Racetracks to Partner with Casinos to Promote Online Gaming AdvancesBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ralph Caputo allowing New Jersey racetracks to partner with Atlantic City casinos to promote online gaming was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"We've seen revenue from online wagering grow steadily since we first legalized it in 2013," said Caputo (D-Essex). "Allowing racetracks to partner with casinos will help bring the market to new audiences and further boost revenue to support struggling casinos and worthwhile state programs."