The New York Post reports that the US Supreme Court – the one in Washington DC – could rule as early as today on the case to allow sports betting in New Jersey, though they don’t really say why they think that ruling could happen today. (SCOTUSblog, running a live feed, says no decision today, next chance is Monday, apparently.)
A lot of people are concerned these days about creeping socialism, which is when the worker bees in a society get too much political power and start to demand a greater share of the honey, but if you want a sense of how Atlantic City – and by extension the rest of the civilized world – operate in practice, please do have a gander at Elinor’s story on Curtis Bashaw, Carl Icahn and The Chelsea. Just me, but I think the deck is stacked in favor of the other thing.
Elsewhere in worker bees, NJ-ROI has an interesting follow-up story on Chris Christie’s portrait wherein we learn “art consultant” is an actual job people have in New Jersey. That’s not surprising actually. The business I’m in has consultants too. If the art business is anything like journalism, the consultants outnumber the actual artists by five to one.
Elsewhere in Great Divides, Jim Kennedy, over on the Twitterbox, points out that the per capita personal income of Atlantic County and New Jersey were “effectively the same” up until 1989, when the Great Divergence began. Now the gap’s $17,000 per person.
Until 1989 the Per Capita Personal Income for Atlantic County & NJ were effectively the same. Than came the NJ Great Economic Divergence, North Jersey's economy changed-Pharma, Finance & Transportation- and AC remained a Service Economy. The Per Capita Income gap is now $17,000 pic.twitter.com/yVp7Nq5ncO
— Jim Kennedy (@ACEconPolicy) April 24, 2018
For more feats of journalism from across your region see below:
Cory Booker’s New Bill Would Guarantee Jobs to Everyone in 15 Local Areas–U.S. senator and potential presidential candidate Cory Booker wants to give everyone who wants one a job in 15 local areas across the country.
ICE makes 60 arrests in New Jersey–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 60 people in New Jersey during a five-day span, authorities announced on Monday.
Be a doll, clean up our N.J. beaches | Editorial–Barbie was there, it was on a beach, but Barbie's Beach House was never supposed to looked like this.
Forest fire burns more than 800 acres in Pine Barrens–A forest fire in the Pine Barrens that spread to 843 acres was only 10 percent contained as of Sunday evening, officials said.
MURPHY SAYS HE’LL BACK NJ TRANSIT PLANS TO GET MORE BUS DRIVERS ON THE ROAD–Train delays and derailments are not the only problems plaguing New Jersey Transit these days – there are delays and overcrowding on buses as well. To address those concerns, Gov. Phil Murphy wants to boost funding for NJ Transit bus operations so the agency can hire more drivers.
WHAT WOULD ‘FULL FUNDING’ OF SCHOOL AID LOOK LIKE? ADD $2.3B TO DISTRICTS–Given all the debate over what is indeed “full funding” of school aid in New Jersey, the state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services has provided the latest estimate of what every district would receive under the school finance law in the best of circumstances.