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NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ MOVES CLOSER TO PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL

 

After a dramatic hearing on Thursday, the Senate Health Committee approved a bill that would make it legal for terminally ill patients to "die with dignity" by taking life-ending medication given to them by a doctor in New Jersey. The bill, if passed by both houses and then signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, would make New Jersey the seventh state to legalize physician-assisted suicide (via "right to die" laws). Murphy has not revealed whether he supports or opposes it. (NJ.com)

SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES NEW SEVERANCE PAY BILL

On Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a first-of-its-kind billthat would guarantee laid-off employees one week's pay for every year they worked at any company that lays off 50 or more workers. Companies with 100 or more workers must notify workers at least 90 days in advance that layoffs are coming or workers will receive an extra four weeks of severance pay. (Asbury Park Press)

BILLS TO EASE FORECLOSURE CRISIS CLEAR COMMITTEE

After months of bipartisan work on residential foreclosures (and a report), lawmakers passed a package of ten bills on Thursday to address the issue. New Jersey leads the nation's foreclosure crisis: one in every 986 homes here are in some stage of foreclosure, which is more than double the national average. (NJTV News)

NEWARK MAYOR CLAIMS NYC IS 'ABANDONING' HOMELESS

On Wednesday, Newark mayor Ras Baraka claimed New York City's Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program — which offers one year of paid rent for homeless shelter residents — "has serious defects and is causing a burden" on Newark. The commissioner of NYC Department of Social Services wrote about it here. Patch's write-up includes NYC Homeless Services data. (Newark Patch)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Katie Brennan + Murphy Administration
  • Murphy calls Verniero reform proposals ‘game changers’ (NJTV News)
  • Gov. Phil Murphy addresses how his administration handled the Katie Brennan rape allegation (NorthJersey.com)
Sen. Cory Booker
  • Cory Booker is damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t (The Atlantic)
  • Booker statement on Judiciary Committee vote opposing Barr’s nomination for Attorney General (InsiderNJ)
NJ Transit | NJ Transit official charged in scheme to steal more than $2 million from agency (The Record)

🎀 ✂️ | ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ opens after years of delays (Jersey Journal)

😷 🤒 | Rutgers student diagnosed with meningitis (TAPinto New Brunswick)
 

😜 Not everything is terrible...

🍔 Shake Shack to open latest NJ location next week (NJ.com)
❤️ Restauranteur beats cancer, opens eatery (Hoboken Patch)
🍴 'MasterChef Junior' will feature three North Jersey boys (The Record)
🦅 Hundreds of seagulls fly near the Tinton Falls landfill (Asbury Park Press)
🚢 Battleship New Jersey: you've never seen NJ like this (video!) (NJ.com)
 

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