News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Featured image, above: Iconic Trenton bridge turns green in celebration of the Eagles’ victory in the SuperBowl. Parade in Philly is on Thursday. (Photo by Jon Shure)

A Breath of Fresh Air: Looking forward to a governor who cares about clean air and water, as Governor Murphy appoints environmentalist Debbie Mans as second-in-command at the DEP.

A Step in the Right Direction. This would never have happened under the previous administration, but our new Attorney General rejects PennEast’s proposal for a highly volatile natural gas pipeline through state-controlled land.

Arrested for Protesting:Protesters arrested outside of Congressman Leonard Lance’s office

Charter Schools: Hitting “Pause” under the new administration.

Equal Access. Governor Murphy signs an executive order directed at net neutrality and joins other states in suing the FCC for their rollback.

Dirty energy bailout postponed. Yesterday’s Senate hearing on the nuclear indusry bailout was postponed. Today at 1 PM at the State House Annex, environmental groups will be expressing their opinion.

Tweet of the Day from Garden State Equality’s Christian Fuscarino

Salary Raises: Senate President Sweeney proposes salary raises for judges and cabinet members.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, flanked by our two U.S. Senators, a Congressman, and the Governor, announces his bid for re-election.

Fighting Childhood Obesity in New Jersey: Apples instead of Oreos.

Congratulations to 23-year-old Cherry Hill native Sean Udicious who won $20,000 on Jeopardy last night. He comes back tonight to defend his title.

Sean Udicious

Happy Birthday to two legislators who make us proud to be New Jerseyans: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and Senator Loretta Weinberg.

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