Donald E. McMichael Sr.; Air Force Veteran, GCHS Alumnus, Musician, Insurance Adjuster
CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

NJ News Commons: MURPHY PUSHES FOR $2.1 BILLION AIRTRAIN REPLACEMENT

On Tuesday, flanked by Port Authority Chairman Kevin O'Toole and Executive Director Rick Cotton (video), Gov. Phil Murphy called for Port Authority's board to approve a $2.1 billion project: replacing the AirTrain at Newark Airport. Patching it up would cost $400 million. In 2017, the board approved a capital plan for the next ten years — the AirTrain is on it. (see page 12). (NJTV News)

LAWMAKERS OUTLINE HOW TO IMPROVE MATERNAL CARE

In a joint Assembly meeting on Tuesday, lawmakers approved several maternal health bills, including: doula care, patient-safety bundles, maternity-care data, a maternity health campaign, "respectful" birth standards, care for between pregnancies, perinatal-care curriculum for community health workers, the "My Life, My Plan" program, and the Listening to Mothers Survey Act. (NJ Spotlight)

EDA ACCEPTING OFFSHORE WIND TAX CREDIT APPLICATIONS

The state's Economic Development Authority is now accepting applications from companies to snag offshore wind tax credits ($100 million cap). The New Jersey Business and Industry Association says this is a good thing — though Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing for tax credit reform. (North American Windpower)

HACKENSACK VOTES 'NO' ON $170M SCHOOL REFERENDUM

After a dramatic month, Hackensack residents finally went to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a $170 million school district referendum. The unofficial count: 2,225 'no', and 638 'yes'. Some voters said they might have approved it if the price tag were smaller, as the mayor had suggested. (The Record)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

  • Katie Brennan + Murphy Administration | Who hired official accused of rape for top job in Murphy’s administration? Murphy won’t say. (NJ.com)
  • Jameek Lowery + Paterson | Paterson combining its police and fire dispatch centers (Paterson Press)
  • Government Shutdown | Cooper offers furloughed federal workers primary care appointments within 24 hours (TAPinto Camden)

Comments