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MURPHY: $2M IN COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION GRANTS

There are about 15,000 computer science job vacancies in New Jersey — and yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state will provide $2 million in 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69 grants to support computer science coursework in schools. This funding will also help schools create computer science program from the ground up. Murphy said the state hopes to support students who are under-represented in this field, including female students and students of color. (WHYY)

NORCROSS MAKES $600K LOAN TO A LINKED SUPER PAC

Insurance- and political power-broker George Norcross loaned $600,000 to General Majority, a super PAC "closely associated with him," Matt Friedmanreports. Dated Oct. 28, this loan marks the first time Norcross has funded the super PAC under his own name — and it launched in 2013. The same day, General Majority spent that amount on political ads supporting Democrats: $350,000 for ads in the 8th district, and $250,000 for the 1st district. (Politico)

600K IN NJ WOULD LOSE INSURANCE IF TRUMP WINS LAWSUIT

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a report detailing the potential nationwide fall-out from an anti-Obamacare lawsuit brought by the Trump administration and 18 attorneys general. 15 states — including New Jersey — are fighting it. If they lose, these states will be the hardest hit. (New Jersey is tenth on the list.) 20 million people would lose their health insurance, including 595,000 New Jerseyans. And 181,000 New Jerseyans who depend on tax credits to buy health insurance would lose that support. (NJ.com)

IN SUIT, MUSLIM COP ALLEGES HARASSMENT OVER BEARD

A lawsuit recently filed in federal court alleges that a Muslim police officer in Jersey City faced harassment within his own department for his beard, even though he was allowed to grow it via a religious accommodation. The suit describes how the department's religious accommodation policy changed in a confusing way that led to harassment, from permitting only a half-inch, "neat and clean" style to an "un-manicured" style — still a half-inch. 11 officers in the city's police department work with religious accommodations. (Jersey Journal)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Nonprofits, leaders discuss Newark’s racial wealth gap (TAPinto Newark)
  • Amid doubts, Newark residents still line up for bottled water (NJTV News)
  • NJ: clean energy plan won’t need big rise in spending (NJ Spotlight)
ELECTION 2019:
  • Murphy tries to energize voters in final days of Assembly races (Politico)
  • Election Day 2019: What you need to know before you vote (The Record)
  • Governor toured the state over the weekend (NJTV News)
  • Election Day: Last-minute campaigning and late spending (NJ Spotlight)
PLUS:
  • What the latest Newark, Port Authority lease means (TAPinto Newark)
  • Hasbrouck Heights police department: officer trading cards (TAPinto)
 

😜 Not everything is terrible—

  • Here's where to find the best craft hard cider around NJ (NJ.com)
  • NJ teacher pushes paralyzed alum at NYC marathon (Asbury Park Press)
  • The 31 best out-of-the-way restaurants in our state — a list (NJ.com)
  • Just Go Outside: Holmdel Park in fall (Asbury Park Press)

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