News Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

NATIONAL

Booker could be first NJ Dem since Wilson to seek the presidency

CD11: Sherrill named to House Armed Services Committee

Michigan man charged with threatening Sen. Cory Booker in racist voicemail rant.

Kirsten Gillibrand announces 2020 run.

A federal judge in New York rules against the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The shark moves to eat the other shark:  If it’s possible, the state of newspapers might actually be about to get worse.

PHIL MURPHY’S FIRST STATE of the STATE

“The audit revealed bad policy, badly run — a program more likely to have been drawn up in a smoke-filled back room than created for New Jersey’s future.”Gov. Phil Murphy, clearly referring to the years fellow Democrat Senate President Sweeney helped Republican Gov. Chris Christie shovel as much corporate welfare as possible, much of it toward Sweeney’s benefactor George Norcross and his friends and allies.

Star-Ledger editorial: Fix NJ’s sloppy tax breaks

State of the State Address: Our Progressive and Optimistic Governor

Leaders, legislators react to Gov. Murphy’s 2019 State of the State Address

Gov stresses unsafe lead levels in NJ water but offers no quick fixes

Here’s how much your NJ property taxes increased last year: Murphy just discussed it during his SoTS.

“We the People”Too many important bills are languishing in the Legislature.

In answer to Gov, Democrats hold back, but Republicans don’t

Snowflack: Murphy calls an audible in State of the State. Without mentioning him by name, Gov takes on C

NEW JERSEY 

Tom Moran: Murphy is the anti-Christie. Does he have an Act II?

Op-Ed: Why do NJ Democrats give tacit support to Trump’s immigration tactics? Audrey Levitin argues that’s exactly what they’re doing when they’re silent on county jail contracts with ICE for the detention of immigrants

10 Jesuits accused of abusing minors served in North Jersey

Democrat Awais Qazi announces his run for Assembly in LD-29. Plans a grassroots campaign fueled by small-dollar donations running in the district currently served by Shanique Speight and Eliana Pintor Marin

Kathleen Frangione will serve as Gov. Phil Murphy’s acting chief of staff while the governor searches for a permanent replacement for Peter Cammarano.

A brewing dispute between Hamilton’s chief financial officer and the mayor and other officials reached the lawsuit phase Tuesday.

The newest and now youngest member of the Senate: Andrzejczak sworn in to Jeff Van Drew’s NJ Senate seat

Federal law keeping Pell grants from incarcerated people should be overturned: Report: College aid for prisoners pays dividends for all down the line

PHOTO CREDIT: Screenshot from YouTube via WHYY

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