The New Jersey Legislature began its lame-duck session yesterday. It’s expected that the Legislature will be busy trying to bring forward controversial bills that they didn’t want to move forward before the 2019 election to not damage Democratic candidates and before the new session begins in January in hopes the voters will forget by the 2020 election. Those bills will most likely include driver licenses for illegal immigrants, “legalized” marijuana (marijuana cannot be legalized on a state level while remaining federally illegal), and banning single use plastics. Expect Murphy to move his radical agenda forward knowing that voters have short memories and will forget before the 2020 election and before he is up for re-election in 2021.
Apparently believing that Camden County residents are not concerned with high taxes, crime and roads last night the all Democratic Camden County Board of Freeholders voted to ban single use plastics at Camden County facilities and Camden County sponsored events. The ban will take effect on January 1, 2020. The ban includes single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, stirrers, utensils, Styrofoam and bottled water in single-serve containers. It also includes balloons which were banned via a previous resolution in February 2018.