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Hey, New Jersey: Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette

Hey, New Jersey: Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

New Jersey Democrat Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle is sponsoring a bill that would ban smoking at all parks and beaches. The controversial measure won the approval of the State Assembly on Thursday and will now head to the State Senate where a vote has not yet been scheduled.

I’m sorry to disappoint those who feel that government should just make the sale of tobacco illegal, but it just isn’t going to happen.

Regardless of the arguments both pro and con, a federal ban on cigarettes would be a practical impossibility considering that tobacco is still a big business (and source of tax revenue).

 

Bridgegate Report Shows That Christie Loves Wasting Taxpayer Money

Bridgegate Report Shows That Christie Loves Wasting Taxpayer Money
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJESEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

Grab your significant other and bottle of the most prohibitively expensive champagne (make sure somebody else pays for it)! The $1 million review ...

March Madness Would Bring in Millions to State Economy if N.J. had Sports Betting

March Madness Would Bring in Millions to State Economy if N.J. had Sports Betting
BY ALISE RODERER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

ATLANTIC CITY – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo joined by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, today high...

Coalition to Verizon: Stop Treating Jerseyans as Second Class Citizens

Coalition to Verizon: Stop Treating Jerseyans as Second Class Citizens
BY JOSHUA HENNE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

TRENTON – Today, “Don’t Hang Up On New Jersey” – a coalition of more than 30 consumer advocates and labor/community organizations representing ove...

Greenwald: Christie Must Denounce Billionaire Backer's ‘Outrageous’ Nazi Reference

Greenwald: Christie Must Denounce Billionaire Backer's ‘Outrageous’ Nazi Reference
BY TOM HESTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Tuesday after Politico reported that H...

Devine: The Supreme Court of N.J. Made the Wrong Call

Devine: The Supreme Court of N.J. Made the Wrong Call
BY JAMES J. DEVINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJESEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

(Democrat James J. Devine, of Rahway, released this statement after the Supreme Court allowed Gov. Chris Christie more time on affordable housin...

Christie Shutting Out Tesla Shows He's More About Cronyism Than Free Enterprise

Christie Shutting Out Tesla Shows He's More About Cronyism Than Free Enterprise
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Perhaps Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk forgot to endorse Chris Christie's reelection, or maybe this is just yet another example of Gov Soprano and his flagr...

Gov. Abandons School Funding Formula in FY15 Budget; Districts Face Another Year of Staff and Program Cuts

Gov. Abandons School Funding Formula in FY15 Budget; Districts Face Another Year of Staff and Program Cuts
BY SHARON KRENGEL
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

In his FY15 State Budget, Governor Chris Christie proposes an almost infinitesimal increase in aid for New Jersey school districts, marking t...

Greenstein Brings a Fresh Approach to New Jersey’s Political Table

Greenstein Brings a Fresh Approach to New Jersey’s Political Table
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Linda Greenstein has faced adversity on a regular basis snce becoming a public servant in New Jersey. Beginning her political career as an un...

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