A former state budget director under both major political parties says the state should raise taxes now and slash pension contributions rather than borrow billions of dollars to close a huge coronavirus-created deficit.
Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney said it doesn’t make sense that people can go to a grocery store or liquor store but not a card shop, particularly since major retailers are open but mom-and-pop businesses aren’t.
Phil Murphy vowed to voters back in 2017 that he would legalize marijuana in his first 100 days in office. Now it looks like legalization, if it ever happens, will come long after his first thousand days.