State Legislature, DEP – Thursday’s Roundup

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State Legislature
The Politico Playbook has great rundowns on the state of play around the marijuana-legalization and housing-assistance bills in the state legislature.

Marijuana legalization recently polled 2-1 in-favor among New Jerseyans, but elected officials, who don’t really work for you, are naturally cautious. To pass, they need five yes votes from a group of seven Dems.

Elsewhere, Steve Sweeney’s fixin’ to override Phil Murphy’s veto of an emergency housing assistance bill.

DEP
ProPublica has a story on the nearly 14,000 contamination sites across New Jersey. A decade ago, state legislators mandated the DEP rank them so they could be cleaned up sensibly (most dangerous first, e.g.) but we still haven’t done it.

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