News Roundup for Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

At House freshman orientation, Rep. Frank Pallone hosts the new delegation. 11-1 Democrat 

#FirstSnow

Yesterday in the snow: Florida trolled us. Gritty was just blissed-out. But there were 555 car crashes on NJ roads yesterday. And Phil Murphy’s taking criticism from commuters for NJ’s slow responseincluding predictably from the GOP state chair (who has no such responsibilities, and whose Gov. Christie blew town to Disney World in his first blizzard as Gov). Port Authority Bus Terminal was closed due to overcrowding. And, oh yeah. Christie had words.

National

Democrat flips a district in the nation’s first ranked-choice voting in a congressional electionin Maine

Midterms were a mandate on gun control. Here’s where the new Congress can start. (Feinblatt, Washington Post)

It begins. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in D.C. for House freshman orientation, photographed from behind by a Hill staffer, mocked. Fox News’ new villain

Speaking of AOC, did this really happen? Politico reports a closed-door fight between Ocasio-Cortez and Frank Pallone ever how to run the House Dems’ response to climate change. She denies this even happened.

The Union of Concerned Scientists overturns its longstanding opposition to nuclear power.

Not NJ, but what if it was? Let this bring you to tears. Would you be prepared to do the same? Hero steps in between D.C. police and a homeless man – and saves a life

Around New Jersey 

To NJ Working Families. Thanks for mentioning me & Blue Jersey among ‘Architects of Jersey’s Midterm Blue Wave’

Jane Fonda was in Newark to talk fair wages. If you missed it, here’s video and how to loop into some action items for a $15 minimum wage

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribal nation wins 6-year lawsuit, reinstated as state-recognized tribe

Jersey Journal editorial: Tuition-free college becoming a reality

That heartwarming story of a BurlCo couple raising money for a Good Samaritan homeless man – – all a hoax

Stile: Trump launches Twitter rant against Mueller. Does that hurt Christie’s chances at AG?

At the League: NJTV has Phil Murphy’s closing address to local leaders across NJ. Including lots of ‘big-league’ jabs at Christie.

Mayors Baraka & Fulop: Gov. Murphy must ensure cannabis jobs come to our cities

Owe back taxes? This NJ tax amnesty program is your chance to settle up

 

 

 

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