Below the fold – Feb. 23, 2021

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Below The Fold: The news that do not make the headlines but is important. By PL Hade.

  1. From Governor Murphy: Today, I signed historic legislation to:
    • Legalize adult-use cannabis
    • Decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts
    • Limit the use of previous marijuana convictions
    • Create a regulated cannabis marketplace
    • Effective March 1st, sports and entertainment venues with a fixed-seating capacity of over 5,000 people may open for spectators – 10% capacity for indoor venues and 15% capacity for outdoor venues
    • Effective immediately, indoor & outdoor collegiate sports practices & competitions may allow 2 parents/guardians per participating athlete as spectators – as long as these numbers don’t exceed 35% of the indoor room’s capacity & social distancing can be maintained outdoors
  2. Dominion Voting Systems sues MyPillow and CEO Mike Lindell for more than $1.3 billion https://www.cbsnews.com/…/mike-lindell-mypillow-sued…/
  3. Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY Prosecutor https://www.cnn.com/…/supreme-court-trump…/index.html
  4. Opinion: Trump Is Guilty of Pandemicide. History will show the former U.S. president was staggeringly negligent during the pandemic’s deadly third wave. https://foreignpolicy.com/…/trump-is-guilty-of…/
  5. Covid19
    • 500 candles – each one representing 1,000 people we’ve lost https://www.nbcnews.com/…/white-house-holds-moment-of…
    • NJ: 2,165 new positives
      • Rate of Transmission 0.86
      • Counties with the highest positives:
        • Bergen 281
        • Hudson 229
        • Ocean 192
        • Essex 188
        • Middlesex 168
        • During the summer these numbers were under 100. Do not get complacent!
Below the fold – Feb. 23, 2021

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