News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday September 12, 2017

Keeping Dreamers in their country. Senator Booker meets with Dreamers to help them fight trump’s heartless program.

Speaking of Senator Booker: Do this today: Call his DC office (202-224-3224) to thank him for supporting Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All solution. And call Senator Menendez (202-224-4744) to ask why he hasn’t jumped on this bandwagon.

Speaking of Senator Menendez: A former staffer says the Senator did nothing wrong in expediting visas for associates of Menendez’s buddy, The Ophthalmologist.

Soon to be gone from the State Senate, but still an important factor. Senator Ray Lesniak joins environmental groups challenging Christie’s sell-out to Exxon.

The bully vs. the Nazi: Chris Christie strikes back at Steve Bannon.

Building a legacy on top of eight years of failure – Christie tries one last initiative before he’s no longer on the state payroll.

Tip of the Iceberg: Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor arrested for DUI. But that’s only part of the story.

Amazon’s second headquarters: Could New Jersey win one of the biggest prizes in e-commerce? Should we even try?

Hypocrisy anyone? Kim Guadagno’s ethics plan would give the public the cell phone numbers of elected officials (not such a good idea), but says nothing about the lobbying industry or campaign contributions.

Turning tax burdens into tax payers: There’s a better, more compassionate, and more fiscally responsible way to treat our prisoners.

Remembering Petty Officer Kenneth Smith. Services for the Cherry Hill sailor killed in the USS John S McCain collision will be on Saturday.

 

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