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The mayor and the governor.
Already allies, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka evidently told Governor Phil Murphy he was closer to backing expungement after amendments to the bill last night prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee vote.
If not on board.
That was good news for Democratic caucus members infuriated with Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-28).
“She… she…” one pro-pot person raged.
She doesn’t support it.
“Old school,” the source grunted.
But the hope Tuesday was a dislodged Baraka on expungement might pry Tucker on legalization.
It was fluid.