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NEW JERSEY NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY: NJ ISN'T WELL-PREPARED FOR ANOTHER SANDY

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that details how the state government should prepare for the imminent threat of climate change, which created a storm seven years ago that some residents are still working to overcome. This order creates a Climate and Flood Resilience Program with its own officer. A new report estimates the number of homes in our state at risk of frequent flooding — including "beyond the coasts" — has skyrocketed, and will continue to expose the state to significant costs. (The Record / NJTV News)

REPORT: 'CHILLING EFFECT' ON HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT

A new report argues that federal immigration policies are dissuading many families in our state from signing up for health insurance. Enrollment among Latinx and Asian families — 75% of the state's immigrant population — dropped 6.8% in 2018. Sign up soon: Healthcare.gov opens Nov. 1. (WHYY)

GREWAL FILES CLEAN AIR ACT LAWSUITS AGAINST EPA

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has filed two lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency over out-of-state coal companies that allegedly pollute Jersey air. For 'downwind' states like ours, air pollution is a serious threat, Grewal says — it's linked to many health effects. (NJTV News)

LEAD CRISIS: CAMDEN KIDS STILL USE BOTTLED WATER

The water fountains in Camden Public Schools don't work, and they haven't worked for 17 years. A $75,000 item in the district budget for water coolers and cups is one way to solve the problem, but the district does use tap water — with filters — to prepare its school lunches. A spokeswoman said that recent tests found lead in less than 2 percent of "all sinks and running water." (NJ.com)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Map: Can Dems translate registration into Assembly? (NJ Spotlight)
  • City Council approves lead line replacement contracts (TAPinto Newark)
  • J&J: Tests of recalled baby powder find no asbestos (Asbury Park Press)
  • Public works boss indicted, allegedly stole from town (NJ.com)
  • Murphy: American Dream parking ‘taking it through the nose' (NJ.com)
PLUS:
  • Her daughter went missing. Then the social media attacks began (WHYY)
  • Gruesome whale death had 'most cuts' marine expert had ever seen (Asbury Park Press)

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