NJ Politics Digest: Booker Wants Confederate Statues Out of Capitol

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The fight over Confederate statues is moving to the halls of United States government, as Sen. Cory Booker plans to introduce legislation to remove such statues from the U.S. Capitol building. Meanwhile, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) said he supports a new version of the Voting Rights Act.

While other states have said they won’t cooperate, the New Jersey Division of Elections is turning over some records to President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Division Director Robert Giles said New Jersey would supply information that’s already publicly available.

And Phil Murphy plans to raise taxes on the wealthy and pot smokers to generate $1.3 billion to pay for his progressive campaign platform. He wants to hike the millionaire’s tax, close several corporate loopholes and legalize and tax recreational marijuana.

Quote of the Day: “Individuals who were treasonous to the United States, who took up arms against their own country, and inflicted catastrophic death and suffering among U.S. citizens, are not patriots and should not be afforded such a rare honor in this sacred space. — Cory Booker on removing confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.

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NJ Politics Digest: Booker Wants Confederate Statues Out of Capitol