Governor Chris Christie held a press conference in the Rotunda of the New Jersey State House yesterday, where he announced his plan to make a $300 million in renovations to the building. WBGO says the building has not been renovated in more than 60 years.
NJ ATTORNEYS ASKS COURT TO 'RECLASSIFY' POT AS LESS DANGEROUS DRUG
New Jersey's medical marijuana program is nearly seven years old, but pot is still classified as one of the most dangerous and reviled drugs with no medicinal benefits. Philly.com says two attorneys argued in front of a three-judge panel in Trenton that it is inconsistent for the state to have a medical marijuana program and still classify the drug as a Schedule I substance, alongside heroin.
NJ SUPREME COURT TO HEAR MAJOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CASE
The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a case today that could ramp up construction of affordable housing units in suburbs across the state by tens of thousands of units. The Record says the case is the latest chapter in the Mount Laurel litigation, which dates back to the 1970s and has faced 16 years of delays and dysfunction.
SEPARATION ANXIETY: HOW DEPORTATION DIVIDES IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
NJ Spotlight looks at the effects that deportation has on New Jersey's immigrant families. The story of broken families has "become all too familiar for many immigrant families and is sure to become the norm if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledges."
'FIGHT FOR $15' SUPPORTERS RALLY AT NEWARK AIRPORT
Hundreds of airport and food service workers rallied outside Newark Liberty International Airport yesterday to call for a living wage of $15 an hour. NJTV says the demonstration stretched all the way from Terminal B to C, and drew support from Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.