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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 7, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP’s New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

TAX REVENUE

TRENTON _ A top New Jersey lawmaker and fellow Democrat on Tuesday shot down Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to use higher-than-expected tax revenue for property tax relief in exchange for a millionaire’s tax. Senate President Sweeney said in a phone interview that the Democratic governor’s plan is a gimmick and that he doesn’t plan to go along with it. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 497 words.

TRUMP-YEARBOOK PHOTO

WALL _ A New Jersey high school yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on their clothing is now suing the district. Teacher Susan Parsons says school officials requested the changes in 2017 but then set her up to “take the blame.” She says the district created a hostile work environment that led to harassment and death threats against her and violated her rights by barring her from speaking to the media. SENT: 315 words, photos.

SAN FRANCISCO-CASHLESS STORES

SAN FRANCISCO _ San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards. The Board of Supervisors will take up the issue at a meeting Tuesday, and it’s likely to pass because nearly all 11 members are listed as sponsors or co-sponsors. By Janie Har. SENT: 600 words, AP photos planned.

AMAZON GO-TAKING CASH

NEW YORK _ Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it’s adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening in New York City Tuesday will be the first Amazon Go store to do so. At its other shops, customers can only enter with an app that links to a credit card or an Amazon account. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 389 words, photos.

INCYMI:

IRS-DONOR SECRECY-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK _ New York and New Jersey want to know how the Internal Revenue Service decided to stop requiring donor information from certain nonprofit organizations — among them big political spenders. New York Attorney General Letitia James and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a public-records lawsuit Monday against the tax agency. The suit comes as Montana and New Jersey are challenging the policy change itself in a separate case. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 498 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ PATCO-OVERNIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGES _ PATCO will run fewer trains and close seven stations in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey under a new overnight schedule that will put a police officer on each train.

_ STUDENT STABBED _ Police say a 17-year-old boy stabbed a 16-year-old girl in the leg after classes ended at Neptune High School.

_ VOTER BRIBERY CHARGE _ A northern New Jersey man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to promote a voter bribery scheme in his town.

_ ROOMMATE FATALLY STABBED _ A dispute between two people who shared a southern New Jersey home ended with one man fatally stabbed and the other facing charges.

SPORTS:

RAC--MAXIMUM SECURITY-MONMOUTH PARK

OCEANPORT _ Maximum Security has arrived at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

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