News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Making New Jersey Even Safer. New Jersey has among the strictest gun safety laws and Governor Murphy wants us to be even safer. An interview with the Governor on an interstate gun safety task force with nearby states. P.S. – Arming teachers is not the answer to school shootings. The copycats are out as a Dumont High School student uses social media to issue threats and authorities find a rifle in his home. Two South Jersey high schoolers arrested for making comments about school violence. And coming in April: A March for Gun Safety in Trenton.

Sometimes the best lessons don’t require textbooks. Cherry Hill students plan a walkout in protest of their school’s stifling of a teacher’s rights to free speech.

Nuclear giveaway bill is stalled once more. It seems as if no one but Senate President Sweeney and his minions like the PSE&G nuclear bailout bill and it is stalled in the Senate once more. Hopefully, for ratepayers, it will die there.

Humane treatment of New Jersey’s prisoners should include allowing them the right to vote.

Mitigating Trump’s tax scam, the State Senate passes a bill that would allow charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes.

LGBT Rights: New Jersey is among the best states, but we still have a long way to go.

Saving New Jersey’s Tourism Industry. South Jersey officials denounce Trump’s offshore drilling plan.

Transgender equality bill moves forward in Trenton.

More woes for Atlantic City as their police are grilled in federal court about allegations of violence against suspects. And more woes for Trenton, as it ranks dead last among state capitals.

Bringing lousy customer service to the UK, Comcast, who controls much of our state’s communications infrastructure, makes a bid for Rupert Murdock’s Sky TV.

 

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