Obituary: Connie A. Ballinghoff, of Runnemede
Obituary: Anna May (Devereaux) Nocella of Gloucester City

NJ News Commons: $2M FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION, MURPHY SAYS

 

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that the Computer Science for All program will award $2 million in grants to 29 high schools — that's 900 or so students total. Newark received $100,000. Math for America also announced a new fellowship for elementary teachers in New Jersey. (TAPinto Newark)

LAWMAKERS CHIP AWAY AT BIG BOULDER OF STUDENT DEBT

On Monday, the Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved S-3125 and S-3149, two bills designed to help students with NJCLASS loansfind a way out of massive debt and default. The first legislative hearing was in 2016. The Senate is slated to consider the two bills today. (NJ Spotlight)

MURPHY: STATE WILL INVESTIGATE FATAL POLICE SHOOTINGS

On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law (S1036) that mandates the state's role in investigating fatal police shootings: they will be pursued by the state, not by local law enforcement. Police unions rebuked the move. Jameek Lowery's death in Paterson might have had an impact, activists said. (NJ.com)

COURT: INJURED RAIL STAFF CAN'T SUE WITH FEDERAL LAW

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has ruled that an injured rail worker cannot sue NJ Transit under the Federal Employers Liability Act because the agency is an “arm of the state.” A pending bill in the legislature would waive NJ Transit's "sovereign immunity" to such lawsuits. (The Record)
 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

  • $15 Minimum Wage | When does NJ's minimum wage go up? Key vote on $15 rate set for Thursday (The Record)
  • Shutdown | Air traffic safety system will take time to recover post-shutdown (Press of Atlantic City)

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