News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blue Jersey’s Bill Orr will be reporting from Trenton today for Governor Murphy’s first budget address. You can also watch it live at 2:00PM on NJTV or on line at this link.

Decriminalization vs Recreational: It’s hard to keep track without a scorecard. Senator Sweeney says decriminalization won’t happen.

New health commissioner: South Jersey’s Dr. Shereef Elnahal gets Senate approval. He previously served in President Obama’s Veterans Administration.

Exercising their rights in solidarity with Parkland students. ACLU complains about how the Sayreville school system is handling student protests. Meanwhile, students at schools across the state plan for tomorrow’s walkout.

Governor Murphy appoints Belmar Mayer Matt Doherty to a lucrative job with the Casino Redevelopment Authority.

Donald vs Donald. Donald Norcross announces his bid for re-election.

NJ GOP Male Legislators working to reduce women’s rights.

Now there are seven. Mike Silvestri bows out of the race for Trenton mayor – endorses Reed Gusciora.

Aftermath of the last storm could only cost JC&PL $100 per day in fines.

Death with Dignity bill advances out of Assembly committee.

The PARCCing lot. New Jersey educators plan to transition away from this standardized test.

Helping Americans in Need. Governor Murphy deploys mobile surgical facilities to the storm-ravaged US Virgin Islands.

March Madness. Who’s from the Garden State? And who’s not?

 

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