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VIDEO: Anarchists in Kentucky Supported by Louisville Bail Initiative

CNBNews Staff Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 25, 2020)-- Anarchists unload signs and weapons from a U-Haul following the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 23, that officers Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Detective Miles Cosgrove who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor’s home were deemed justified in the shooting. Det. Brett Hankison, was charged with first-degree wanton endangering the lives of people inside the apartment next door. The main stream media reported the protests following the Grand Jury's decision were spontaneous. However, according to the Gateway Pundit, the rioters were actually being supported by the Louisville Bail Initiative . Holly Zoller, a member of the... Read more →


NJ Republicans Describe Murphy's Approved $32.7 Billion Budget as Fraudulent & Fake

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Democratic-controlled New Jersey Legislature passed a $32.7 billion state budget Thursday, but not before a heated debate with Republicans. Gloucestercitynews.net files LOVE YOUR MONEY The budget, which takes effect Oct. 1 and runs through June 30, 2021, includes an increased tax on income of more than $1 million and a 2.5 percent surcharge on corporate profits over $1 million. This year’s budget does not include a tax rebate of up to $500 for couples with children that meet certain income limits that is part of a budget compromise reached... Read more →


CNBNews Aug./Sept. 2020 CHEERS AND JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER-Gloucester City resident Dan Reader was upset about his grandchildren coming home from the Gloucester City Playground at Lane Avenue with stickers on them. So instead of just complaining he stepped upped and cut the six-inch-high grass himself. Thank you Dan for caring and watching over our neighborhood. JEER— PSE&G employees doing construction work throughout the city since last year keep the motors and flashers on their vehicles operating for 8 hours at a time. The work is being done in residential neighborhoods without any consideration of the people living there. The noise and carbon... Read more →


Guest Opinion: State Legislators Should Pass the Reforms Pennsylvanias Actually Need

By Nathan Benefield THE CENTER SQUARE Sep 18, 2020 In recent weeks, Gov. Tom Wolf called on state legislators to enact parts of his political agenda – including legalizing recreational marijuana and mandating small businesses provide workers with paid leave benefits. Such proposals exhibit Wolf’s disconnect from what Pennsylvanians care most about during this crisis: schools, jobs and health care. Wolf, moreover, hasn’t called lawmakers to discuss his ideas or to hear their proposals. In fact, at a recent press conference, the governor couldn’t remember the last time that he spoke with legislative leaders. According to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman,... Read more →


President Trump, Senator McConnell signal intention to move quickly to replace Ginsburg

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – In the aftermath of the death Friday of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that they will be moving quickly to fill the vacancy. McConnell released a statement late Friday saying that he would be prepared to call for a vote in the Senate once the president selects a nominee. To some observers, that stands in contrast to his decision in 2015 not to allow a vote on former President Barack Obama’s nomination of a replacement after the death... Read more →


FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS WOLF EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORITY BY CLOSING BUSINESSES

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square)(SEPT. 14, 2020) – A federal judge on Monday threw out portions of the Wolf administration’s orders that restricted activity during the coronavirus pandemic, saying GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES that the governor had exceeded his authority. The ruling by Judge William Stickman in the Western District of Pennsylvania court delivers to Gov. Tom Wolf’s political opponents what they had failed to achieve for months in the Legislature as bill after bill to curtail the governor’s power was passed, only to be vetoed. Specifically at issue were the administration’s orders closing “non-life-sustaining businesses” and restricting... Read more →


Murphy Wants More Time to Respond to Lawsuit to Stop Voting by Mail in New Jersey

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey officials asked a federal judge Friday for more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign seeking to stop an order by Gov. Phil Murphy allowing all voters to cast their ballots by mail. Gloucestercitynews.net files Murphy and Secretary of State Tahesha Way are supposed to respond to the complaint by Sept. 14. However, in the request submitted by the state’s Attorney General’s office, they noted that they did not receive the lawsuit until Aug. 24, six days after the campaign filed the... Read more →


Republican Leader Says Recreational Marijuana Deal in Pennsylvania Unlikely This Fall

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – No matter how much Gov. Tom Wolf may support it, one of the Senate’s highest-ranking Republicans said a deal legalizing recreational marijuana this fall just won’t happen. “Like with any issue, a bill would need to work its way through the Senate Committee process to be vetted,” said Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre. “Movement on this issue should not be expected his fall.” Corman’s comments follow a Thursday news conference from Gov. Tom Wolf again calling on the Legislature to enable recreational cannabis and use the tax revenue to... Read more →


Murphy's New Election Law Allows Ballots to be Counted 10 Days Before Nov. 3

SOME FEAR THIS COULD LEAD TO LEAKS “If anyone thinks that won’t happen, they’re delusional. Giving campaign operatives access to confidential vote counts before Election Day would be an unfair advantage that could be used to change the outcome of elections.” ~Sen. Anthony Bucco, R-Morris By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square A woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot July 7, 2020, at a drop box in Hackensack, New Jersey. Seth Wenig / AP photo (The Center Square) – A battle continues over how New Jersey residents will vote and how those ballots will be counted with just two... Read more →


Illegal Immigrants Are Now Eligible for Professional Licenses in New Jersey

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Calling it “smart and good” for New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will allow those with undocumented immigration status to obtain professional licenses if they meet all of the requirements. Murphy held a virtual bill signing on Facebook that includes sponsors and representatives from Make the Road NJ, an immigrant advocacy organization. The bill will apply to the half a million undocumented residents living in New Jersey, the governor said. Rutgers University student Estrella Rivas introduced Murphy and told of her plans to become a doctor. She... Read more →


CNBNews Opinion:Leave NJ Why You Can...

Tax & Spend Murphy is at it Again

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 31, 2020)--The state's gas tax will increase by 9.3 cents on October 1 because, ….hold on to your face mask…. people are driving less. In other words, residents of NJ have been conserving energy so Murphy decides to increase the gas tax. The last time he raised the gas tax he said the roads and bridges needed to be repaired. This will bring the gas tax total in New Jersey to 50.7 cents. Diesel will also be taxed by 57.7 cents per gallon as of October 1. This is because less gas was sold... Read more →


DOJ Investigating Wuhan Virus Nursing Home Deaths in NY, Michigan, NJ and PA

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Four Democratic governors, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, received letters Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting data on the impact COVID-19 has had on public nursing homes in their states. Gloucestercitynews.net files The letters, which were also sent to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, say the department’s Civil Rights Division is considering whether to conduct an investigation on nursing homes operated by the state or a local government. “Protecting the rights of some of society’s most vulnerable members,... Read more →


SURVEY: 20 Percent of Small Business Owners Will Close if Economic Conditions Don't improve

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – More than 20 percent of small business owners said they will have to close permanently if current economic conditions do not improve within the next six months, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business. The largest small business association in the U.S., headquartered in Nashville, conducted the survey to assess the financial health of small businesses. The survey found that 21 percent of small business owners said they will have to close without improved economic conditions within the next six months. An additional 19 percent... Read more →


Federal Judge Halts Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Ballot Collection Rules

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A federal judge halted a lawsuit filed in June against Pennsylvania election officials regarding the state’s ballot collection procedures, preferring instead for lower courts to rule on the issue first. Nicholas Ranjan, of the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania, said in a filing Sunday that his order will “apply the brakes … and allow the state courts to weigh in and interpret the state statutes that undergird Plaintiffs' federal- constitutional claims. "After carefully considering the arguments raised by the parties, the Court finds that the appropriate... Read more →


80 Percent of NJ Restaurant Employees Still Out of Work Because of Murphy's Unreasonable Lock Down

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – About 80 percent of restaurant workers in New Jersey are still unemployed, according to information shared during a roundtable discussion hosted by New Jersey Assemblyman Brian Bergen. Gloucestercitynews.net files New Jersey’s restaurant industry employs about 300,000 workers, and most of them have not returned to work, according to information from the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association. Republicans are continuing to criticize Gov. Phil Murphy for keeping businesses, especially restaurants, closed during COVID-19, and one Democrat is asking Murphy to consider a regional reopening plan. Murphy is allowing outdoor dining... Read more →


Losing Electrical Power for Days Not Acceptable Say New Jersey Lawmakers

image unsplash.com By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Angered by long lag times after tropical storm Isaias, New Jersey lawmakers are encouraging utility companies to have a backup plan to prevent widespread power outages during storms. The Assembly Telecommunication and Utilities and Homeland Security Committees held a joint hearing on the outages that occurred after Isaias. Assembly Telecommunication and Utilities Chairman Wayne DeAngelo and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight issued statements after their joint hearing on the widespread utility outages occurring after the storm. “We’ve seen this time and time again,” DeAngelo said. “With many residents working from... Read more →