- “Need for police reform no less pressing after Dallas”: People overlook that protests are against police misconduct, not against cops. (S-L editorial)
- Black Lives: What I don’t want to hear may be what I need to hear.’ (Kevin Riordan)
- At a South Jersey forum, seeking lessons from the carnage.
- Newark’s march to “Stop the killing. Stop there violence.” What the protesters and Larry Hamm said.
- Sen Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) and Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-Ocean) want to expand NJ’s hate crime law to include violence against police. ACLU says that’s unnecessary.
2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
- Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton. Here is what he and she said yesterday.
- N.J. Republicans prepare for pre-convention battles in Cleveland on Tuesday: Sen. Pennachio, Steve Lonegan, and Bill Palatucci.
Mayor Fulop wades into state Highlands fight: opposing a Christie administration rule that threaten vital drinking water reservoirs with new septic systems.
As Guadagno and Ciattarelli prepare to run for governor, Bramnick stands back.
Medicare charges by two N.J. hospital systems among highest in the nation.
Lead testing gets regulatory fast track: new requirements will require that schools test their water each year and make available the results to the public.
With longstanding complaints that Verizon’s traditional phone network is plagued by outages and is not fast enough, South Jersey customers get a hearing.
Outside money at issue in the 5th Congressional District race. (Herb Jackson)
- Senate President Sweeney met with Governor Christie yesterday to propose a revised TTF plan but he has not released the details. Sweeney said, “we’re going to offer a couple compromises to the governor and hopefully it’s something that might pique his interest and he’ll offer something back. I never expect that I’m going to give the governor something, a compromise that he would accept in totality.” Senator Paul Sarlo, Chair of the Budget Committee, said that the proposal is a retooled version of the original Senate bill. That bill would have raised the gas tax in exchange for about $870 million in other tax cuts, including phasing out New Jersey’s estate tax.
- Once again Sweeney is negotiating directly with Christie without involving or having the backing of Assembly Speaker Vince Prieto.
- Federal funding for Gateway project gains steam. Two elements to begin the two-part review process required to access grants to be announced.
- NJ Transit caught in road funding fight. Its halted projects are less visible but just as important.
Feds help NJ’s Zika campaign, but Christie vetoes $5 million for similar effort. Zika Tracker: N.J. has confirmed 54 travel related cases of this mosquito borne disease primarily in our northeast.
Homeowners whose property sits atop former industrial cesspools could have their houses purchased by the state.
Theater down the Shore? It’s getting better.