News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017″ is scheduled for a vote tomorrow, but in spite of Trump’s threats to congressmen it might be postponed as it’s unclear now whether there are enough votes to pass it.

Senators Booker and Menendez highlight PennEast concerns in letter to regulator.

Gov. Christie’s team tried to cover up the Bridgegate scandal but failed. They did a better on the sleeper scandal in Hunterdon County. (Tom Moran)

Christie offered legislators a 100-day window to remake the school-funding formula with him, but so far there have been few takers.

With $450K raised, Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski qualifies for matching funds.

Millennials are leaving Garden State at a faster clip than any other group: that’s a concern for business groups, who want to keep them here.

Seven in 10 Garden States voters polled by the Quinnipiac said they support raising taxes on people with annual income greater than $1 million, to shore up the seriously underfunded public pension system.

Religious diversity has long been a staple of New Jersey (commentary by Joseph Albright)

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Phil Murphy, the early Democratic favorite in this year’s race for New Jersey governor, has donated at least $1.15 million to state and local Democratic organizations and candidates since 2001.

School funding concerns dominate N.J. budget debate.

When it comes to governors: Out with the old, in with the new? “Occasionally a candidate will win a second term in office, but once the individual completes his or her first or second term in office, a candidate from the other political party typically winds up winning the next election – the last exception was in 1961.” (NJ 101.5’s Davis Mathau)

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