Morning News Digest: Nov. 14th

‘Aid in dying’ bill passes Assembly following last-minute debate

TRENTON – Following a last minute push to gardener the votes needed to pass, the General Assembly today approved A2270, a bill that allows terminally ill patients to end their lives by obtaining and self-administering lethal doses of medication from a doctor. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

http://politickernj.com/2014/11/assisted-suicide-bill-passes-assembly-following-last-minute-debate/

 

 

 

Assembly passes Port Authority Reform package, now on to guv’s desk

TRENTON – The legislative package aimed at reforming an embattled Port Authority cleared its final hurdle today, when it passed the General Assembly 74-0-1. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

http://politickernj.com/2014/11/assembly-passes-port-authority-reform-package-now-on-to-guvs-desk/

 

 

 

Wilson on LD5 Senate opening: ‘I’m interested’

TRENTON – State Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson (D-5) said that he wouldn’t mind filling the state Legislative District 5 gap created by the recent victory of incumbent State Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5) in New Jersey’s First Congressional District race. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

http://politickernj.com/2014/11/wilson-on-ld-5-senate-opening-im-interested/

 

 

 

Ruiz ‘150 K percent’ behind Pintor Marin, Spencer in potential 2015 LD29 primary

TRENTON – State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29) made it clear that if there is a primary challenge in her 29th Legislative District in 2015, she will stand firmly behind her legislative colleagues, Democratic Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin and L. Grace Spencer. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

http://politickernj.com/2014/11/ruiz-150-k-percent-behind-pintor-marin-spencer-in-potential-2015-ld-29-primary/

 

 

 

N.J. college students would no longer be required to buy meal plans under bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON — New Jersey’s colleges and universities would be banned from forcing students to purchase meal plans under a bill passed by the state Assembly today. (Friedman/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/nj_bill_to_stop_colleges_from_requiring_students_to_buy_meal_plans_passes_assembly.html#incart_river

 

 

 

Supporters of N.J. pig bill presenting Chris Christie’s office with 125,000 signatures today

WOODBRIDGE — Twin sisters living in New Jersey hope to deliver 125,000 signatures to Gov. Chris Christie today collected from people urging him to sign into law a controversial pig bill with presidential implications. (Arco/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/supporters_of_nj_pig_bill_presenting_chris_christies_office_with_125000_signatures_today.html#incart_river

 

 

 

Healthcare enrollment push in North Jersey gets a personal touch

Round 2 of President Obama’s health care overhaul starts on Saturday as the three-month enrollment period for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act begins. This year, health insurance is going retail. (Washburn/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/health-care-enrollment-push-in-north-jersey-gets-a-personal-touch-1.1133274

 

 

 

Bogota mayor-elect pledges to end political infighting

BOGOTA — Voters’ demands for an efficient government and tax relief in the borough will come when there is unity on the governing body, said Chris Kelemen, who took a ceremonial oath of office as mayor Thursday night. (Morrison/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bogota-mayor-elect-pledges-to-end-political-infighting-1.1133234

 

 

 

‘Sopranos’ Family gets together as James Gandolfini is inducted into NJ Hall of Fame

“God bless Jimmy.” (Rohan/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/sopranos-family-gets-together-as-james-gandolfini-is-inducted-into-n-j-hall-of-fame-1.1133241

 

 

 

Sheridans’ son was charged with cocaine possession after deaths

SKILLMAN, N.J. – Hours after Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, were pulled from their fire-ravaged bedroom and pronounced dead Sept. 28, one of the couple’s sons was arrested for cocaine possession, police records show. (Staff/Philadelphia Inquirer)

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