Victory in the Deep South News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, December 13 2017

DEMOCRAT DOUG JONES CAPTURES SENATE SEAT FORMERLY HELD BY JEFF SESSIONS BY 49.9 to 48.4

THE NATION”S FIRST SIKH ATTORNEY-GENERAL

Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio is set to be named the next state treasurer.

DEP controversial plan reveals a mile-long undesirable 300-boat marina at Liberty State Park.

After costly race, Norcross to raise funds for Sweeney Super PAC.

MacArthur still argues tax bill will help NJ residents.

State turned blind eye to sexual harassment at women’s prison, lawsuit charges.

Christie administration uses obscure committees and commissions to push through contentious construction plan, keeping Assembly and Senate out of the loop.

MONDAY’S NYC-NJ TERRORIST ATTACK

 

Under a bill sponsored by Sen. Weinberg that was sent to Christie late last week, New Jersey companies would have to fully reimburse workers who are the victims of wage theft, and also pay damages.

With ICE Arrests in N.J. Courthouses surging, NJ undocumented immigrants fearful of going to court, as they fear they will end up deported.

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Murphy and his wife Tammy will be leaving Friday to visit Puerto Rico and tour areas hit by Hurricane Maria.

Trump administration named three New Jersey locations to a list of 21 Superfund sites to be immediately cleaned up, but the announcement does not come with funds and Rep. Pallone is skeptical.

This news won’t stop congress, but USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll finds just 32% support the GOP tax plan; 48% oppose it, and CBS News poll indicates 35% of Americans approved of the GOP tax bill, while 53% disapproved.

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