Submitted by Louise Lindenmeier, Director, NJ Government Affairs (GAO)
On November 7, voters elected nominee Phil Murphy to serve as the state’s 56th Governor starting this January through 2022. Governor-elect Murphy chose Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver to serve as Lieutenant Governor. Assemblywoman Oliver served as Speaker of the Assembly for four years. All 120 of the legislative seats were also up for election. The democrats increased their majorities in both houses where they will control the Senate 25-15, and the Assembly 52-28. BAYADA is looking forward to the new administration to support home health care and help us deal with the many challenges of managed Medicaid, access to care, and increasing wages for our field staff through higher reimbursement under Medicaid and waiver programs.