News Roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

Liz Myers remembers Assemblyman Peter Barnes, who died yesterday. She was his communications director, one of the ‘kids in the office’ he always rooted for. He was Assembly Whip, an FBI agent, and security chief for the NJ Devils. Today would have been his 90th birthday. – his son, Peter Barnes III

Most New Jerseyans would eat a guppy if it lowered their property taxes. But they’re also eyeing legal weed to do that (lower their property taxes, not eat a guppy, though maybe weed would be useful there, too)

Too bad there’s no snow to shovel yet. Cory Booker heads to another early primary state, South Carolina

Dumb and Dumberer: Sweeney praises Cuomo, probably to annoy Murphy

Yup, President Trump, New Jersey felt the same. From Bob Woodward’s new book, Trump told Christie he was ‘stealing from’ Trump’s campaign and was never meant to have any real responsibility and that he was “jinxing” the campaign. Christie took to Twitter to take shots at Woodward.

Monmouth County Clerk blames Gov. Murphy for her own action of sending out a confusing, factually incorrect letter to voters along with vote-by-mail ballots

Where’s your Governor? Talking union at IBEW’s District 3 meeting at Atlantic City first thing this morning, then off to San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, back Thursday night.

State audit blasts the fiscal management of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)

The Politics of Potand New Jersey (Carl Golden)

Hackettstown HS student punished for calling a fictional cop a “pig” will be allowed to sue the school district. The school is also accused of using racial & homophobic epithets in discussing the incident with the student, who is gay and biracial. This was during a discussion in English class of a play where a corrupt police officer treats two suspects differently based on their economic status, according to the suit. The school is also accused of trying to stop her from talking about the Black Lives Matter movement. Here’s the background.

Do teachers make enough? Here’s the median salary in every NJ district

Bob Braun’s Ledger: Why is Murphy covering up Christie’s $10 million loan of state funds to failing Newark charter school? 

Feel free to blame positive train control and lack of available engineers: NJ Transit cancels 7 trains across 4 lines

Statehouse Dems want voting machines that are better protected against manipulation or error, and they’re willing to spend more of any federal election funds we get to get them, more than Gov. Murphy plans

800 Newark Airport workers get layoff notices after United Airlines contractor change

Bonnie Watson Coleman – New Jersey’s only woman in Congress is rolling up her sleeves in CD3, CD4, CD7

Still a regressive tax: Sports betting to pass Nevada by 2020, state predicts


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