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.
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.
For more feats of journalism…
NJ Transit to meet with public Thursday at AC station–ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey Transit Thursday evening plans to meet with riders of the Atlantic City Rail Line, which has been shut down since last September. Officials will be available starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the rail station located in the Atlantic City Convention Center. www.downbeach.com
New owners of Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City shake up management team–The new owners of Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino have installed new top management as the property changes hands. Luxor Capital, a New York hedge fund, is in the process of taking over the resort from former owner Bruce Deifik. www.nj.com
Pleasantville ShotSpotter testing postponed to Thursday–PLEASANTVILLE — The city’s live fire testing of its new gunfire detection system has been postponed until Thursday evening. www.pressofatlanticcity.com