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NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY VOWS TO OVERHAUL ANTI-HARASSMENT TRAINING

 

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy described how he aims to change how workplaces handle claims of harassment and sexual assault. He now supports legislationthat modifies discrimination laws, including a clarification to affirm that an incident is harassment even if there's no physical contact, and even if it only happens one time. Murphy stopped short of addressing his administration's issues in this area. "I’m not going to comment on any specific situation, but believe me there are repercussions if people are found to have violated what the code of conduct is,” he said. (USA Today Network NJ / Politico)

$3B IN TAXES? SO MANY VISIONS OF THE NEW BUDGET

Next week, Gov. Phil Murphy will deliver his fiscal year 2021 spending plan — it's a to-buy list, essentially. The plan will be picked apart during public hearings, and then, in June, lawmakers will write up a final appropriations bill that will be signed by the governor. This year, a coalition of progressive groups is supporting a "For the Many" campaign, which calls for an added $3 billion in taxes to fund anti-poverty and climate resilience programs. (NJ Spotlight)

JERSEY CITY MAYOR HAS A PLAN TO FIX BUDGET SHORTFALL

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop shared what he believes is the answer to fix the city's poorly-funded school system. It's an approach that might sound familiar. The goal is to spend less (in this case, via $45 million in budget cuts) and "earn" more. At the city level, "earn" just means increasing the income that the district can use — and that, in Fulop's plan, means higher school taxes, to the tune of $25 million per year for the next three years. (Jersey Journal)

SUSSEX COUNTY RELEASES ALERT FOR OPIOID OVERDOSES

Sussex County experienced 11 opioid-related deaths last month, compared to 4 fatal overdoses in December. The rise has prompted the New Jersey State Police to issue an "overdose alert" for the county. The number of naloxonedoses administered to people in the community rose by 50 percent. (NJ.com)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Bloomberg: NJ Muslims speak on "hurt he caused" (NorthJersey.com)
  • NJ Transit gets PTC go-ahead from feds (NorthJersey.com)
  • Is PSE&G’s Highland Park project an exemplar? (NJ Spotlight)
  • Waterfront Commission: Lesniak could face calls for recusal (Politico)
  • Plan to tear down school for cancer center sparks protest (NJTV News)
  • Sterner penalties could deter threats to religious groups (NJ Spotlight)
  • Planet Princeton wins NJ News Commons award for local investigative reporting (Planet Princeton) | Celebrate with us on March 5 — RSVP!
PLUS:
  • Westfield to hatch new law to allow for hen raising (TAPinto Westfield)
  • NJ nurse treats NICU baby decades after treating father (Courier News)
  • 130 animals rescued from illegal puppy mill need new homes (NJ.com)
 

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