News Roundup for Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Featured cartoon by Duff Moses

Pittsburgh Massacre: Governor Murphy orders flags to fly at half-staff. In the wake of this preventable tragedy, the governor calls for stricter gun safety laws. The rabbi of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation has New Jersey roots. At Monday night’s vigil in a Voorhees synagogue, the rabbi had a special message for children.

CD-3 – Will the Congressman who resurrected TrumpCare from the dead keep his seat? It depends on turnout. A good turnout in Burlington County bodes well for Andy Kim. A good turnout in Ocean County benefits Carpetbagger MacArthur. Asbury Park Press’ full-throated endorsement of Andy Kim.

CD-4 – Will his tax issues doom Josh Welle’s already slim chance of unseating longtime anti-abortion zealot Chris Smith?

CD-5Josh Gottheimer gets endorsement of North Jersey Record.

CD-9 – North Jersey record endorses Bill Pascrell. Wait! Is someone running against him?

CD-11Jay Webber gets “help” from Trump and his minions in his close race against Mikie Sherrill.

US Senate: Menendez carries a slim margin and siphons off dollars from other Democratic races.

Today’s Hall of Shame. The State Senate passed a bill that would ban disposal of fracking waste in New Jersey. Five senators voted against the bill, essentially encouraging energy companies to poison our water. These senators are:

  • Anthony Bucco
  • Michael Doherty
  • Steven Oroho
  • Joseph Pennachio
  • Sam Thompson

Renewable Energy: New Jersey’s only physicist-legislator says we are ahead of Washington in this area.

Hurricane Sandy (still in the news) Governor Murphy reminds everyone that Chris Christie never finished the job of recovery. He announces a $50 million fund to aid in recovery.

Keeping innocent people out of jail. Attorney General Grewal is on the case.

Playing the race card. Trenton councilman blames Mayor Gusciora’s appointment of a black police director on “politics.”

Fake News in New Jersey: Circa 1938.

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