Our allegedly liberal media is pulling out its whiskers over Phil Murphy’s budget, which includes a proposed tax increase. You will remember this I’m sure the next time they want to give Amazon $5 billion. Or give a couple hundred million to a profitable power company. Speaking of PSE&G, that bill’s back!
Pro tip: A great way to divert the rabble from the fact you don’t really pay taxes is to rail about how high they are all the time.
Who doesn’t love a good Wawa story? This dude was selling marijuana out of a bathroom. I’m still a little unclear on the details but “Broomhead had documents and ledgers detailing the sales.” #Organization.
Jurors are deliberating in the excessive force trial against the Atlantic City Police Department and officers Glenn Abrams, William Moore and John Devlin, and the Press of AC’s John DeRosier has the enlightening details.
For more news from across the region, see below:
Hamilton teachers hold ninth annual Ricky McAvaddy blood drive–The Hamilton Township Education Association sponsored the ninth annual Ricky McAvaddy Blood Drive at the Joseph C. Shaner School on March 12. A www.shorenewstoday.com
PUTTING AN END TO SICK-PAY ACCRUAL BY LONGTIME PUBLIC WORKER–“Banking” unused sick pay perpetually and then taking it as a fat retirement bonus may not be an option for longtime county, municipal, and school employees much longer. www.njspotlight.com
The max fine for a power company leaving you in the dark is less than your monthly bill–Utility companies that failed to restore power to customers in a timely manner after multiple nor'easters slammed the state could face fines of $100 to $250 a day under current law. www.nj.com
A new legal weed plan allows for hundreds of dispensaries across N.J.–A state lawmaker has unveiled a plan to legalize marijuana that would permit hundreds of dispensaries across New Jersey and would allow people to grow a small number of plants at home. www.nj.com
WHY ARE DEMOCRATS BACKING A FORMER NRA-SUPPORTER OVER A FIRST-TIME BLACK WOMAN CANDIDATE?–When Tanzie Youngblood announced her congressional bid for New Jersey’s 2nd District, she thought she’d easily win the support of local, and even national, Democrats. www.newsweek.com