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BILL TO BAN RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FOR VACCINES FAILS

 

Anti-vax protestors cheered on a victory in Trenton yesterday — but Democratic leaders are vowing that it will be short-lived. A bill that would have banned non-vaccinated students from attending public schools and daycare programs due to a religious exemption didn't garner enough support, and state Senate President Steve Sweeney says he will reintroduce the bill in the next legislative session. “We’re ready to go to war on this,” he said. “This is about public health. It’s about protecting people.” (NorthJersey.com / WHYY) 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69

CORY BOOKER DROPS OUT OF 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Presidential hopeful and Newark-based senator Cory Booker left the 2020 race yesterday. "I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together," Booker wrote on Twitter. FiveThirtyEight pegged his candidacy around the two-percent mark in the polls. He hadn't polled above four percent since the first debate in June. (New York Times / FiveThirtyEight)

BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS, OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS DIE

State lawmakers were poised to pass "the nation’s strictest limit on single-use plastic," Samantha Maldonado writes, but that's over. It died on the floor of the Legislature — it didn't make it past the last day of the two-year legislative session. The bill would have banned single-use plastics, paper bags, and polystyrene containers, and it would have restricted straws, too. (Politico)

FEDS: HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT JC MARKET SHOOTING

Federal authorities have released new details about the two anti-Semitic domestic terrorists who shot up a kosher market in Jersey City last month, killing a police officer and three residents. The damage could have spread even further: the shooters had a bomb that could have killed people from 500 yards away, plus materials to make a second bomb. (Associated Press / NJ.com)

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