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NEWS COMMONS: NJ WILL SUE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE OVER 'GHOST GUN' RULES

Yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grwal announced that New Jersey will take the lead in a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration. The suit will challenge the proposed federal rule to relax gun safety requirements. The change would enable almost anyone to make and sell an untraceable "ghost" gun, Grewal said. The state is also suing a manufacturer. (NJ.com)

'DEEPLY SORRY' GILMORE SENTENCED FOR TAX EVASION

A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced George Gilmore, a former Republican party leader in Ocean County, to 366 days — just over a year — in federal prison yesterday. He was convicted of three counts of tax evasion in April.Assistant U.S. Attorney Jihee G. Suh said that a federal prison sentence more than double that — 27 to 33 months — would have been fair, and argued the well-connected politico's lavish spending and failure to pay taxes was "equivalent to embezzlement and theft." (Asbury Park Press / Politico)

HERE'S WHO MURPHY IS NOMINATING FOR COMPTROLLER

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy will nominate Kevin Walsh to take on a big job in Trenton: the state comptroller. It's "a move that could rejuvenate the independent office as a headline-making government watchdog," Ryan Hutchins writes. Walsh directs Fair Share Housing — he's not afraid of a fight. If approved by the state Senate, he would serve for a six-year term. (Politico)

 

FIRST MUSLIM MAYOR IN BERGEN WON'T SEEK REELECTION

In 2008, Mohammed Hameeduddin was elected mayor of Teaneck — and now, after twelve years, he says he will not run again. He was Bergen County's first Muslim mayor. Reflecting on his tenure, Hameeduddin said he was particularly proud that the township was able to attract new businesses without relying on PILOTs (tax incentives). ""I think if you compare us to the towns around us, we’re the definition of smart development,” he said. (NorthJersey.com)

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