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POLL: MOST PEOPLE IN NJ SEE CLIMATE CHANGE 'CRISIS'

 

Though there wasn't even one question about climate change in last night's Democratic debate, a new poll suggests that most people in our state take the 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69 issue seriously. Two thirds (67 percent) of the 806 participants said they believe climate change is a "major problem" or "crisis," and nearly three quarters (73 percent) said climate change is already affecting New Jersey. Over half (56 percent) said that the government "could or should do more," and nearly a third (31 percent) said its response is "totally inadequate." (Asbury Park Press)

SENATOR BARELY SHOWED UP FOR WORK AS PROSECUTOR

This article by Ashley Balcerzak has everything you'd want in a story like this: a 13-page document you can read yourself; a non-complicated chart; a judicious use of quotations like "never at work" and "political differences." Here's what happened: State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) was fired in January from his job as a prosecutor in Linden. Now, that city's mayor, Derek Armstead, is calling for a federal investigation, and also for state Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney to suspend Scutari from the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Scutari chairs that committee and the Union County Democratic Committee. (The Record)

MENENDEZ ANNOUNCES $41M FOR PICATTINY ARSENAL

Yesterday, Senator Bob Menendez announced that the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County will receive $41 million in federal funds to create a weapons disassembly technology center. It's also "where 90% of the American military’s lethal weapons are designed," Michael Aron writes. (NJTV News)

MURPHY ANNOUNCES MAKEOVERS FOR TRAIN STATIONS

Gov. Phil Murphy's got another makeover planned — but unlike his new office in Newark, this project won't be payed for by taxpayers. Using mostly federal funds (with 10 percent via the state's Transportation Trust Fund), Amtrak will upgrade four train stations on the Northeast Corridor: Elizabeth, New Brunswick, Princeton Junction, and Trenton Transit Center. It's part of a $31 million project with many moving parts. (Planet Princeton / NJ.com)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Governor hasn’t given up plan for a public bank in NJ (NJ Spotlight)
  • Here’s how much Murphy’s trip to India cost NJ taxpayers (NJ.com)
  • Englewood Health to merge with Hackensack Meridian (The Record)
  • NJ public schools called on to provide mental health services (WHYY)
  • Atlantic City gets new mayor, old one tossed in fraud scheme (NJ.com)
  • Montclair teachers rally over errors in pay, delayed raises (The Record)
  • Montclair State researchers work to ensure free flow of information (MSU)

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