New Jersey Democrats Fail to Override Christie Gun Veto

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December 4, 2015


NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS FAIL TO OVERRIDE CHRISTIE GUN VETO

The New Jersey Assembly once again failed to override Governor Christie's veto of a relatively minor gun bill that unanimously passed both houses of the state legislature earlier this year. WNYC says the bill would have required police to be notified before prospective gun buyers with a history of mental illness tried to expunge their health records.
CHRISTIE SAYS NATION IS 'IN THE MIDST OF THE NEXT WORLD WAR'
Governor Christie told the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum yesterday that we are "in the midst of the next world war," and thats the United States must expand its military and surveillance powers to stabilize the world. The Record says Christie has been ramping up his counterterrorism rhetoric in the wake of the attacks in Paris, and Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino became more fodder.
ADVOCATES PUSH FOR ACTION ON BILL TO PREVENT ADDICTION
Drug-control advocates are calling on New Jersey lawmakers to act on a bill that would require doctors to discuss the risks of addiction before prescribing an opiate-based painkiller to anyone under 18. WBGO says the group wants patients and parents to understand that hydrocodone and oxycodone are basically heroin pills.
PORK ROLL MAKER TO EXPAND TRENTON PLANT, DOUBLING PRODUCTION
Trenton makes, the world takes – pork roll, that is. The Case Pork Roll Company plans to expand their manufacturing plant in Trenton and Mayor Eric Jackson says he will offer any assistance possible to the company, which has been making pork roll in the city for nearly 150 years. NJ.com says the plant will add a second slicing line, effectively doubling their production and requiring them to hire more people to operate the new line.

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