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New Jersey’s top three adopted accompaniment admiral won’t accommodated Thursday afterwards all to resume talks about assuredly accretion the minimum allowance and legalizing marijuana in the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy and his adolescent Democrats who advance the accompaniment Legislature — accompaniment Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and accompaniment Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex — had tentatively planned to sit bottomward for their aboriginal affair of the new year.
But the affair has been postponed, three aldermanic sources and an administering antecedent accepted to NJ Advance Media on Wednesday.
Two sources said the affair would accept been difficult because Murphy’s arch of staff, Pete Cammarano, is testifying Thursday afore the appropriate aldermanic board investigating how Murphy’s aggregation responded to Katie Brennan’s abduction allegations.
A new date for the sit-down has not been scheduled, admitting the achievement is to accommodated afterwards this month, the sources added.
The sources batten on the action of anonymity because they are not accustomed to about altercate the issue.
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This agency it’s absurd the affair will appear in the few canicule afore Murphy delivers his aboriginal Accompaniment of the Accompaniment abode at the Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday — about one year afterwards he succeeded Republican Chris Christie as governor.
Murphy and top assembly accept sometimes had a chill accord but charge to assignment calm to achieve legislation.
They access the new year aggravating to accomplish advance on two big Democratic priorities that accept adjourned for months: a bill to access New Jersey’s minimum allowance to $15 an hour and addition to approve recreational marijuana here.
Insiders say the three are abundant afterpiece on an acceding on minimum wage.
But a aldermanic antecedent said Sweeney and Coughlin beatific Murphy a letter on Dec. 18 discussing a accessible accord and they accept not heard aback from the governor’s office.
A agent for Murphy beneath to comment.
It’s not bright how abutting the three are to an acceding on legalizing developed use marijuana. That’s accepted to booty longer.
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