News Roundup: Zika update, Millennial promiscuity, and NJ’s proposed gas tax

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Guests: Donald McNeil Jr., Jean Twenge, Ryan Hutchins

The CDC warned pregnant women and their partners not to travel to parts of Miami where locally transmitted Zika infections have turned up.  We’ll get an update on the Zika virus in the United States from DONALD G. MCNEIL JR, science reporter for The New York Times and author of Zika: The Emerging Epidemic. Then, we’ll take a look at a new study that Millennials are having less sex than the previous Generation X with the study’s lead author, JEAN TWENGE from the University of San Diego State University’s Department of Psychology.  We’ll round out the hour with RYAN HUTCHINS, POLITICO’s New Jersey bureau chief. He’ll discuss the brewing battle between Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey’s State Legislature over a proposed gas tax hike. The tax, proposed to replenish the sorely depleted Transportation Trust Fund, is disliked by Christie, who instead is calling for a cut in the sales tax to go along with any gas-tax increase. In the meantime, construction spending has been halted by the Governor, leading to an outcry from many workers.

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