Sweeping down the lane despite Republican efforts to defund it, Obamacare makes its big-time debut tomorrow across the nation and in New Jersey with the introduction of health care exchanges. WNYC, the Star-Ledger and more reported on a Monmouth University poll saying New Jerseyans are generally positive about the Affordable Care Act — but still a little confused.
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In other news: Matt Katz has an interesting profile of NJ state Senate president Steve Sweeney in the Philadelphia Inquirer; NJ-based Climate Central posted an article addressing the recent brouhaha over the slowdown in global warming; and The Record reported that the downside of an improved economy is dirtier air in Bergen County.
The biggest story in New Jersey this weekend by far was a New Jersey judge’s ruling in favor of marriage equality. WNYC interviewed Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director for Lambda Legal and lead attorney on the New Jersey gay marriage case, about what’s next for same-sex marriage in the Garden State. The ruling also quickly became campaign fodder, as Cory Booker took Steve Lonegan totask for calling the decision “judical activism.”
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Our full roundup:
Poll: NJ Residents Are Positive About Affordable Care Act WNYC/NJPR
What Does NJ Gay Marriage Decision Mean? WNYC
Poll: More New Jerseyans favor Obamacare, but are confused by it Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Christie Administration will appeal Gay Marriage decision More Monmouth Musings*
Lonegan and Booker trade barbs over tax reform and gay marriage Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Garden State Equality Director Happy With Marriage Ruling, Will Continue Fight NJTV*
Likely Christie Appeal Casts Pall on Superior Court Ruling on Gay Marriage NJ Spotlight*
Montclair Parents Create Petition Calling For Civility, Respect and Patience in the DistrictBaristaKids*
Zeroing In on IPCC’s Sea Level Rise & Warming ‘Hiatus’ Climate Central*
Red Tide: GOP Hopes to Follow Christie to Trenton NJ Monthly*
Have You Met Newark Newark Pulse*
Tigerlabs Shows Off Its New Companies at Startup Showcase NJ Tech Weekly*
Stop FEMA Now hopes to take flood reform movement national NewsWorks*
NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney: A fighter for people, or power? Philadelphia Inquirer
Air gets dirtier in Bergen, Passaic as economy revives The Record
Shaq Breaks Ground on Newark High-Rise WBGO News
A Haunting in Barnegat? Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
- WHYY now enrolling for a free Oct. 5 community journalism workshop in Toms River (Limited space!) NewsWorks*
- On Friday, October 11, from Deborah Smith of JerseyBites.com will lead the training session“Intermediate Social Media for News Sites.” The workshop takes place on the Montclair State University campus in Schmitt Hall, Room 311 from 3-6 p.m. Register here.
- Are You a Local News Publisher? You Should Probably Know About the LION Conference in October Broadstreet*
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