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MURPHY: GIVE MILLIONAIRE'S TAX, OR MAYBE BUDGET VETO

 

Gov. Phil Murphy's remarks about the state's financial future were a medly of mixed metaphors: "line in the sand," and "putting Band-Aids on our fiscal house." Brenda Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.20.47Flanagan is, well, more to the point: "He’s determined to expand New Jersey’s millionaire’s tax and threatened to possibly veto a budget that doesn’t include it." (NJTV News)

HOW UNION IS BATTLING OPIOID CRISIS: 133 OD DEATHS IN '18

In Linden on Tuesday, the Union County Prosecutor's Office updated the community on its attempts to combat the local opioid crisis, which in 2018 claimed nearly twice as many lives via overdose than in 2015. They discussed the Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (CLEAR) program and Operation Helping Hand, which pairs people who are struggling with addiction with trained recovery coaches over a week-long period. Six counties in the state use this model. About 130 people connected with a recovery coach during a session this month, which is about 50% more than the 83 residents who accepted help in the county's first session last June. (TAPinto Union County)

DOVER COP IN VIOLENT ARREST SUED IN SIMILAR INCIDENT

One of the police officers at the center of a graphic video involving a Morristown teenager was previously sued by a man in 2015 who alleged he was the victim of unwarranted force, Kevin Coughlin reports. That lawsuit was settled in 2017, and the victim was paid by the town of Dover's insurer. The officer, Police Sgt. Michael Pier, is now on paid leave, and the state Attorney General's office is investigating the other two officers at the scene. Dover Mayor James Dodd said he would take "swift action" in the case of misconduct. (Morristown Green)

HERE ARE THREE PLANS FOR PORT AUTHORITY OVERHAUL

The number of daily passengers at Port Authority's bus terminal is projected to rise by 30% by 2040. Yesterday, the agency revealed three distinct plans for managing the influx in a now-public document. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg said it's been a long time coming "just to get people’s attention" on the project — and this is just the beginning. (Rockland / Westchester Journal News)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Education Policing & Public Safety
  • New rules limit ICE activity in New Jersey state courthouses (The Record)
Politics
  • A false answer, a big political connection and $260 million in tax breaks (WNYC / Pro Publica / The Star Ledger)
  • Sweeney claims tax incentives have spurred New Jersey (ROI-NJ)
  • Medical cannabis bill passes first big test: the state Assembly (Patch)
  • Is Murphy's foundation really like Trump Foundation? (NorthJersey.com)
Working in Jersey
  • Report: NJ ranks 9th in U.S. for jobs in renewable energy sector (ROI-NJ)
  • Editorial: Preparing for jobs should be Camden’s focus (Philly.com)
  • Walmart guaranteeing jobs to any military veteran, over 2300 hired in NJ (LeighValleyLive.com)

published gloucestercitynews.net | May 24, 2019

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