Everybody’s reporting that March 25 is the day the state legislature will vote on marijuana legalization, though NJ.com, citing unnamed sources, say the leaders of the pro-legalization side are still many votes short, and if they can’t whip their colleagues into position, the vote could be delayed.
George E. Norcross III writes in the Star-Ledger that the state’s great big tax incentive programs are necessary to the continued renaissance of Camden, or something. His is one of a slew of tax-incentive stories across the news ecosystem this morning, as they move toward a decision on the fate of these programs this year.
It is curious how these programs–which were put in place theoretically to help worker-type persons and communities of color–are always being pumped up by a super-affluent guy with executive hair. Sort of gives the game away, does it not?
Avalon Zoppo at the Press has a story about the plan(s) to turn Atlantic City into hub for innovate-y climate-change research. There are many designs and studies, but I don’t want to spoil things. You should read it!
For more feats of journalism…
Numbers reflect businesses’ growing reliance on Medicaid, state says–Medicaid expansion in New Jersey was lauded as the right thing to do to care for the state’s most vulnerable when Gov. Chris Christie signed it into law in 2013. www.roi-nj.com
N.J. native who helped Haiti’s earthquake victims among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash–A writer from South Jersey, who dedicated much of his life to helping earthquake victims in Haiti, was among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner on Sunday. www.nj.com
LAWMAKERS SEEK TO IMPROVE CARE OF DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED–Family members of people with developmental disabilities would have a legal right to information regarding treatment of their loved one — and to get prompt, clear and respectful responses from public agencies and care providers — under a “bill of rights” proposal that advanced Monday. www.njspotlight.com