News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BRIDGEGATE TRIAL

New FDU poll shows Donald Trump is not only trailing Clinton by double digits in the Garden State, he’s also considered unfit for office by almost half of all likely voters in New Jersey. Another new FDU poll indicates only 21% of registered voters approve of the job the governor is doing, and sixty-five percent currently have an unfavorable view of him.

New Jersey election officials said Tuesday they have seen no evidence of voter fraud and are not concerned the system is compromised, despite unsubstantiated claims by Donald Trump. However, hundreds of NJ votes might not be counted because of post office error.

Christie fades from view in Trump’s campaign.

A freeze on new charter schools in N.J. is a step for civil rights. (S-L Opinion of Lauen Wells)

Atlantic City misses deadline to submit revised FY2016 budget and  sparks off exchange of letters between mayor and Depatmenty of Community Affairs.

Trump’s Atlantic City casino bankruptcy cost employees millions in retirement savings, while he made millions of his own.

EVENTS TONIGHT IN LAS VEGAS

VOTER REGISTRATION IS OVER BUT TURNOUT IS ESSENTIAL 

 HEALTH & INSURANCE

S&P rating agency says the TTF plan is another example of the state putting short-term budget relief ahead of long-term financial security.

Less than 1% of N.J. tenants know their rights. Fix it this way. (S-L Opinion of Paula Franzese)

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