Civic Info Bill to be funded in NJ

FreePress. net reports TRENTON, NJ: On Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy delivered a budget speech outlining his vision for the upcoming fiscal year. Absent from the governor’s list of priorities, in both his speech and his released budget brief, was his prior commitment to fully fund the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind initiative to strengthen local-news coverage and boost civic engagement across the state. The bill establishing the consortium passed the state legislature last year and was signed into law by Gov. Murphy. But while the state’s FY 2019 budget dedicated $5 million for the consortium, Murphy said…

NJ Gov Murphy Outraged Over Attorney General Mock – Top NJ Radio Hosts Removed from Air

via StateHouse (dot) news NJ - Trenton, NJ: Governor Phil Murphy states, “I’m outraged by the abhorrent and xenophobic comments made earlier today mocking Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on “The Dennis & Judi Show” on New Jersey Hate speech has no place in New Jersey, and it does not belong on our airwaves. Station management must now hold the hosts accountable for these intolerant and racist comments.” Pictured is NJ Gov Phil Murphy (L) and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (C) during the Grewal swearing in ceremony. The radio station released the follow: New Jersey has taken its mid-day hosts, Dennis…