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NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY TO CHRISTIE'S EDA BOARD MEMBERS: PLZ RESIGN

 

In an exclusive story, reporter Ted Sherman reveals that Gov. Phil Murphy has demanded a near-complete shake-up of the state's embattled Economic Development Authority (EDA). The agency bungled billions in state funds by awarding subsidies to companies with little quality control or oversight, the governor said in January. Two sources told NJ Advance Media that at least five board members were asked to resign — specifically, appointees selected by former Gov. Chris Christie. In a statement, EDA Chairman Larry Downes confirmed that he agreed to resign after talking with the governor. (NJ.com)

SWEENEY HAS 'PATH TO PROGRESS' PLAN FOR BUSINESSES

In Trenton yesterday, Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney presented a set of 32 recommendations — a list he calls a "Path to Progress" — to members of the the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. They chiefly concern pension system reform, public employee health care benefits, school district consolidation, interstate tolls, and leveraging the state's assets. (NJTV News)

PSEG'S FILES NOTICE TO SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR PLANTS

Just two days before PSEG Nuclear was set to learn whether its three nuclear plants will be awarded $300 million in subsidies per year, it filed a notice with regulators that it will shut them down. Though PSEG previously threatened to close the plants, "foes called the move a hardball tactic designed to intimidate the state Board of Public Utilities," Tom Johnson writes. (NJ Spotlight)

NO RUTGERS STRIKE: UNION WINS 'HISTORIC CONTRACT'

Around 10 p.m. last night, the AAUP-AFT teachers' union at Rutgers reached a deal with the University that won pay equity for female faculty and also secured pay raises. This means a strike has been averted — though if it had happened, it would have been the first teachers' strike in the university's history. The contract will next come before a vote by union members, who need to sign off on the deal. Today, the union is holding a presser at 10 a.m. in New Brunswick. The university confirmed it will release a statement today as well. (The Record)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Health
  • Are more long-term facilities needed for NJ's sickest kids? (NJTV News)
  • State launches review of human services payment reform (NJ Spotlight)
  • Pallone: new legislation aimed at curbing youth nicotine use (NJTV News)
Environment
  • Impact of $119B plan to protect NY/NJ from next Sandy (The Record)
Politics
  • Ocean County Gilmore tax trial: jurors deadlocked (Asbury Park Press)
  • Tom Kean Jr. challenges rookie Democrat for seat in Congress (NJ.com)
  • Firefighter union, state get more time to negotiate (Press of Atlantic City)
  • Murphy responds to Trump's comments about Congresswoman Omar at town hall (NorthJersey.com)
Race and Ethnicity
 

published gloucestercitynews.net | April 17, 2019

 

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