The New Jersey Rate Counsel said PSE&G and Exelon overstated their costs and understated revenues and should not get $300 million in subsidies, which you might remember was a big fight last year.
In not-really-related news, the company’s Salem 2 reactor was taken offline due to the foul weather, Chris Franklin reports in a story that also includes a video on frazil ice narrated by a robot.
Elsewhere in related-ish news, Brandon Castro at the New Jersey Work Environment Council has an op-ed in the Spotlight on the state’s $11 billion subsidy program, suggesting the policies are working as intended. They just weren’t intended to work for you or me. “They’re written to please moneyed interests, corporate executives, and Wall Street tycoons.” Castro calls for, “direct investments in New Jersey’s critical assets that actually support our communities and working families,” instead.
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Dark money reform now hinges on Assembly Speaker Coughlin | Moran–The Senate is close to taking a big step towards cleaner elections by approving a bill that would force secret donors to come out of the shadows and identify themselves, a measure that Gov. Phil Murphy has promised to sign. www.nj.com
A tale of two cities–SOMERS POINT – While Margate City patiently waits for state approval to dredge the backbay along Amherst Avenue, just a few miles away, Somers Point has a project underway that incorporates beneficial reuse of dredge material. www.downbeach.com
The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate approved the measure Thursday, sending it to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. Murphy has already given the measure his blessing and is expected to sign it Monday–New Jersey’s poorest zip codes have the highest frequency of emergency room visits for people with chronic conditions, according to a new analysis from the Center for Health Analytics, Research and Transformation at the New Jersey Hospital Association. www.roi-nj.com
NJ legislators pass bill hiking minimum wage to $15 by 2024–The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate approved the measure Thursday, sending it to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. Murphy has already given the measure his blessing and is expected to sign it Monday. newjersey.news12.com
Wildwood Crest joins Cape May County dispatch–Six months after launching, a handful of dispatchers work in the new Cape May County dispatch center, but around them are empty work spaces waiting to be filled in. www.pressofatlanticcity.com