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NJ NEWS COMMONS: WHAT MURPHY COVERED IN STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Gov. Phil Murphy delivered an annual State of the State address yesterday — the full text is here. He covered a wide range of topics, including NJ Transit and another attempt to pass the millionaires tax, which bore the brunt of much criticism last year. He also pledged to investigate a toxic problem in state politics — sexual harassment — though lawmakers want more action. (WHYY)

SWEENEY MAKES HISTORY, LEGISLATURE NOW REDDER

Yesterday, Steve Sweeney became the longest-serving President of New Jersey's Senate. He kicked off the new, two-year legislative session with a vow to focus on NJ Transit, water safety, and other items. The partisan make-up of the Legislature changed, too: two Republicans joined the state Assembly, and Democrats now outnumber Republicans 25 to 15 in the State Senate. (NJ.com)

SUPREME COURT SKEPTICAL OF 'BRIDGEGATE' CONVICTIONS

Former Gov. Chris Christie made an appearance at the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday as the nine justices considered the Bridgegate scandal. Over half — at least six — "appeared openly skeptical" about whether the officials involved committed a federal crime, reporters Ted Sherman and Jonathan Salant write. Prosecutors convicted Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni of fraud and conspiracy, and Justice Samuel Alito, a Jersey native, argued this may have been a step too far. Kelley and Baroni were in court, too. (Associated Press / NJ.com)

LEGISLATURE DELIVERS 'HUGE VICTORY FOR THE HOMELESS'

On Monday, the state Legislature passed a law that will change the Code Bluehomeless shelter program. Gov. Phil Murphy will consider the measure next. Under the bill, Code Blue will go into effect at 32 degrees, period — which is simpler than its previous two-tiered system, which was either under 25 degrees without precipitation or 32 degrees with precipitation. (Asbury Park Press)

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