92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: June 27
Anyone who's used a TD Bank coin-counting machine, to turn loose change into paper money, might soon have some extra paper money. The Toronto-based financial institution reportedly is considering a $9,000,000 settlement of a class-action suit, stemming from alleged incorrect paybacks. Account holders and walk-in customers back to 2010 would be covered in the agreement, which would use a specific formula to calculate each plaintiff's amount.
With three days until deadline, the 2018 state budget clears committees in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature. School aid reductions were downsized. About 67 percent of the originally-targeted districts, however, will still receive less assistance money from Trenton for at least the next five years.
Foot traffic around Toms River Town Hall promises to be brisker than usual Wednesday. New Jersey Organizing Project and five more groups plan to stay outside Congressman Tom MacArthur's legislative office for seven hours, starting at 12 Noon, urging him to vote against the American Health Care Act when it returns to the House from the Senate. MacArthur wrote some key amendments in the revised bill.
Shore Congressmen Frank Pallone (D-6) and Frank LoBiondo (R-2) express optimism for New Jersey's bid to legalize sports betting, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to consider the case. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) also supports legalization. The lawmakers cite financial benefits for ancillary business operators and support for the state's existing gaming enterprises, but mostly tout the advantage of revenues that now go to bookmakers.
Three suspects, indicted today for last summer's rolling shootout on the Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway, bring the number of defendants facing possible trial to six. Anthony Hicks, Wilbert Demosthenes and Devan Leggette face a combined 16 counts, led by first-degree attempted murder. Prosecutors said it started as a fight in a court house rest room.