News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

With nationwide protests against Trump’s cruel treatment of children and other immigrants scheduled for June 30, Blue Jersey will keep you up to date on local events for that day as information is published.

And you thought we got rid of Christie in January. Not true. Strange bedfellows get stranger.

Will the Governor’s budget leave small towns high and dry?

Joining the 50×30 Club. After eight years of backpedaling on the environment, now under new management, New Jersey reclaims a leadership role in saving the environment.

Medical marijuana: New Jersey’s sixth dispensary opens in Secaucus.

Protecting us from Trump. Democrats tell IRS that contributions to a municipal fund in lieu of straight taxes is a legal deduction.

Protecting Trump? Air Force to conduct exercises above the Bedminster golf course (presumably not jointly with ROKAF)

First Ladies condemn First Grifter’s Immigration Policy. All four living former First Ladies. And the children suffer.

Trenton shooting: Society suffers when guns are ubiquitous. New Jersey’s new gun laws are a good start, but they are insufficient and we need strong federal protections from gun violence. Trenton shooting deserves more attention than it is getting.

I guess being arrested is bad for your health. Camden area state assemblyman resigns “for health reasons” after being arrested.

Ignoring international treaties and changing the subject with Muller breathing down his neck, Trump creates a U.S. Space Force.

Will Rogers: “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” New Jersey epitomizes that quote in the budget negotiations.

Infrastructure. As the state ponies up more dough for the Northeast Corridor, will the Trump administration leave us high and dry?

Philadelphia Inquirer (and New Jersey reporter) Kevin Riordan FTW:

Comment (1)

  1. marshwren

    Re: Zero tolerance. “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”. Voltaire

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