From The Newsroom – 02/16/12
A fatal bus crash, the passage of gay marriage in the NJ Assembly, the conviction of a cop killer, and the announcement of Wrestlemania to NJ wind down a hectic day in the Garden State.
- A tragic Burlington school bus crash in the death of one girl and multiple injuries.
- The NJ Assembly passed the gay marriage bill through their house, even as a Governor Christie veto awaits.
- Jahmell Crockam is found guilty of the murder of Lakewood Police Officer, Christopher Matlosz
- Governor Christie, along with officials from the WWE, Giants, and Jets, announces that Wrestlemania will be coming to Met Life Stadium next year.
- Hall of Fame catcher and former Mets legend Gary Carter loses a bout with cancer at the age of 57 years old.
- At a Wednesday event to announce school construction around New Jersey, Governor Christie addressed the hot-button issue of his decision to lower flags this weekend for Whitney Houston's funeral.
- From the State House in Trenton, Kevin McArdle reports of grappling between NJ Republican and Democrats over 2012 priorities.
- Foreclosures could breathe new life, if legislation passes through the State House.
- A Monmouth Park deal is on the cusp between the state and horsemen.
- RGGI remains a priority for environmentalists around the state.
- Dino Flammia reports that flu season is in full swing, but vaccinations are still available.
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Wednesday's poll asked if you thought gay marriage should be the most pressing issue for Trenton lawmakers. 65% did not consider it the most pressing, while 20% say it is.
Hear extended audio of Governor Christie addressing the flag lowering for Whitney Houston:
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Courtesy NJ Assembly Republicans