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EX-PRISON GUARDS CAN NOW PATROL SCHOOLS — ARMED

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The first five words of this article are everything: "Fueled by fear and finances," Adam Clark writes, a law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday will enable former prison guards and other retired law enforcement officers to apply for work as armed guards in public schools. Though it passed both houses of the Legislature unanimously, some skeptics like the National School Climate Center warned that the move to place corrections officers in schools could create a hostile or militaristic environment that is less conducive to learning. (NJ.com)

PATERSON CUTS COULD FUEL 'SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE'

At a packed school board meeting on Tuesday, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh made his first public comments about a budget that would lead to massive district cuts, including the termination of 120 teachers and class sizes of up to 40 students. “I want to avoid layoffs at all costs,” Sayegh said. (Paterson Press)

LAWMAKERS EYE TAX BREAKS FOR INVESTMENT MANAGERS

A new bill introduced last month would tax “carried interest” profits earned by Wall Street investment fund managers as personal income, not as capital gains. This would translate to a 37 percent federal income tax rate, compared to the current capital gains rate of 15 percent to 20 percent. This builds on previous legislation — a tax — signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. (NJ Spotlight)

HOW DOES YOUR COUNTY STACK UP IN 'HEALTHIEST' LIST?

This year's County Health Rankings report is live — and for the second year in a row, Morris County tops New Jersey's list. Hunterdon County is ranked as the second healthiest county in the state, and Somerset is third. Cumberland, Camden, and Salem counties are at the bottom of the list. The full national report is here, and New Jersey's state report is here. (Parspippany Patch)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Cannabis Environment Health
  • Pallone promotes generic drugs to curb prescription costs (NJ Spotlight)
  • Whooping cough case at North Jersey elementary school (NJ.com)
  • NJ toddler is fourth child to die from flu this season (The Record)
  • “Our residents can be assured that our water is clean and safe,” East Orange Mayor Ted Green says (TAPinto East Orange)
Politics
  • Dark-money bill advances, no retroactive reporting required (NJ Spotlight)
  • Pressure mounting for another investigation into hiring practices (NJ.com)

gloucestercitynews.net | March 20, 2019

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