Short News Roundup for Monday, July 2, 2018

Short & late News Roundup this AM. What happens when you get trouble getting AC to work overnight at 95 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Sales ax, mega-millionaires, Airbnb, Uber/Lyft, vaping, property taxes etc: NJ budget: Here’s how much you’ll actually pay in new taxes, and what you’ll get

Who won the budget brawl? And will Murphy & Sweeney keep fighting?

Moran: Sweeney v. Murphy: The duel is arranged

The wrong guy to be cracking Chris Christie jokes: Steve Sweeney on Phil Murphy: “His behavior is exactly like Chris Christie’s, but he smiles more.” [credit Matt Friedman for the quote]

Asbury Park #FamiliesBelongTogether rally: Among the points made in Bill’s coverage of Asbury’s rally, is why in a city that’s 30% Hispanic, many attendees raised their hands when asked if their parents, or their grandparents, were immigrants. Few, when asked if they were immigrants. “We are fearful, nobody is safe.”

Trump was in Bedminster this weekend, with the Bedminster #FamiliesBelongTogether rally just a few thousand feet away. 

More coverage of Princeton #FamiliesBelongTogether rally: Adriana Abizadeh of Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund and Rev. Carol S. Haag of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton

William W. Spearman: Former Camden councilman joins NJ Assembly

How is this not already a hate crime? 3 black U.S. senators introduce bill to make lynching a federal hate crime – Cory Booker, Tim Scott & Kamala Harris

Obama: ‘You are right to be concerned’Lordy, this is a frustrating read, the account of Barack’s advice to Dems, speaking at a DNC fundraiser in the backyard of two mega-donors (the last 11 words should be a clue to what’s wrong with this picture). Obama’s words must have sounded gently soothing to Democratic big donors; people should vote (duh), “don’t wait till you feel a tingle in your spine because you’re expecting politicians to be so inspiring and poetic and moving” (nuanced but obvious swipe at Bernie Sanders and perhaps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), and took zero responsibility for the condition DNC is in now (as he let it languish, and focused on OFA as the Democrats lost thousands of seats during his tenure). Also, no comment on the biggest issues of the day; that might have been useful.

Washington Post: Will Amazon pick underdog Newark for its HQ2? Experts worry the city cannot afford to win.

The Millennial Socialists are Coming. Can’t get here soon enough …

Mexico’s ‘Bernie Sanders wins in a huge historic landslide with a mandate to reshape the nation. I do not think he is paying for your stupid wall, Donald Trump

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