News Roundup & Open Thread – Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Good morning Blue Jersey fam! Here’s your Hump Day report. It’s also the final day of February, so enjoy it while you can.

District 2’s Got 99 Problems

Hirsh Singh, a South Jersey engineer and former candidate for governor, announced Tuesday that he is running for Congress to replace retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2). Of course, this is the same person whose youthful indiscretions on Facebook allowed such commentary like his celebratory “I totally raped the LSATs” and “I’ve got 99 problems and they’re all bitches.”

North Brunswick Activists to ICE: Stay the Hell Out Away from Our Courts

Volunteers stake out NJ courthouse for signs of ICE

Trump has a weird view of New Jersey

According to Twitter posts by our president, who is also a part-time resident of New Jersey, the Garden State is filled with “thousands of terrorist sympathizers,” looks like “downtown Beirut,” and is possibly — POSSIBLY — just as culpable for the Russian cyber-disinformation campaign of the 2016 election.

Let Inmates Vote!

A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers on Monday would restore voting rights to about 94,000 residents either in prison, on parole or probation.

Take the 7 Train to New Jersey?

It could happen. The idea of connecting the No. 7 subway line to New Jersey may not be quite dead yet.

March Comin’ in Like a Lion

Nasty storm to hit with heavy rain, flooding, gusty winds.

New Jersey Needs Paid Sick Leave For All

On the eve of an earned sick bill dropping, let’s think about the 1.2 million workers who do not have access to paid sick leave, or 38 percent of our private sector workforce.

Anti-Semitic incidents up 32 percent in New Jersey in 2017

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey was 32 percent higher in 2017 than 2016, according to an Anti-Defamation League report released this morning. With 208 reported anti-Semitic incidents throughout the state in 2017, New Jersey is the third highest in nation.

Not Bailing Out Nuclear Just Yet

A controversial bill that could force New Jersey ratepayers to bail out the state’s nuclear power plants hit a snag on Monday as the Senate shelved a vote on the legislation.

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