New Jersey must decide how to spend extra tax revenue, hospitals performing fewer autopsies

    Good morning, Feeders! Don’t forget to bring your umbrellas to the polls. We’ve got plenty of election coverage, naturally, but we’re working on some other big stories for you, as well.


    New Jersey is getting almost $1 billion in extra tax revenue. Phil Gregory will have more details for us from today’s Assembly Budget Committee meeting. You can also hear more about this on NewsWorks Tonight at 6 p.m. on 91 FM.

    Philadelphia Police have plans to crack down on road laws, so bikers, pedestrians and drivers beware. Tom MacDonald will check in with the department to see how the enforcement is progressing.

    Pennsylvania is only one of six states that elects its judges. For that reason, your primary ballot will be packed with some unfamiliar names. Lizz Fiedler will talk with voters about how they choose their judges.

    Coming to soon to Philadelphia’s art scene: an airplane. Peter Crimmins spoke with a West Philadelphia artist who’s turned a fighter jet into art. He’ll tell us where and when we can expect to see the finished product.

    Hospitals are doing far fewer autopsies than they were just a few decades ago. Carolyn Beeler will look into why only about 5 percent of deaths result in autopsies and what it could mean for health care research.

    Our hyperlocal reporters in Northwest Philly will bring us extensive coverage throughout the day of the 8th District Council election, so stick close for updates.

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