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ANTI-VAXXERS SWARM TRENTON. BILL CLEARS COMMITTEE

 

Hundreds of so-called anti-vaxxers — a group that has become increasingly aggressive in its attempts to spread misinformation — descended on the State House in Trenton yesterday. But they got the room wrong — it's a byzantine building, after all — and then refused to leave the event they crashed. (It was an NJ Transit hearing.) They showed up to protest legislation that would make it harder for parents who try to skirt the 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69state's vaccination law by claiming a religious exemption. The chaos didn't work: the Senate Health Committee approved the bill. Its next stop is the full state Senate. (NorthJersey.com)

'DRAMATIC' SEA LEVEL RISE EXPECTED, PLUS FLOODING

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released a reportyesterday during the first-ever meeting of the Interagency Council on Climate Resilience, which was created via an executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy. The report predicts that in 2100, sea levels will be over six feet higher than they were nearly twenty years ago, in 2000. (Yes, 2000 was 20 years ago.) (NJ.com)

FINAL VOTE TO EXPAND DRIVER'S LICENSES IS MONDAY

Yesterday, the state Senate Transportation committee cleared a bill that would enable people who cannot prove they were born in the U.S. to obtain a driver's license. The legislation was fast-tracked this week through two committees, with an urgency reflecting support by Gov. Phil Murphy. He said he would sign the bill if and when it makes it to his desk. (USA TODAY Network)

NJ REGULATORS APPROVE ONLINE LOTTERY SALES

New Jersey has formally green-lit an online gambling sales system called Jackpocket, which aoperates in New York, Texas, and elsewhere. Though the company pitches its product as a way to help "lotteries drive incremental revenue—benefiting essential state programs such as public education, veterans assistance, natural resources, and more," this move to make it even easier to buy lottery tickets is controversial, as it's dangerous for people struggling with compulsive gambling or gambling addiction. (Politico)

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