WASHINGTON, D.C. – First-time jobless benefits claims increased by 16,000 to 360,000 in the week that ended last Saturday, according to data released this week by the U.S. Labor Department.
The climate proposals recently announced by the President will divide the business community. Fossil fuel companies will be alarmed and clean energy businesses will be encouraged. But one segment of the business community seems united in its support of limits on power plant emissions and other policies to protect the environment: small business owners.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez joined with 15 colleagues in calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate the fees and practices associated with pre-paid “payroll cards” which some employers use to pay employees instead of payroll checks or direct deposits.
NEW BRUNSWICK – At a visit today to Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. held a press conference with local hunger advocates decrying cuts to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) on the heels of House Republicans’ latest effort to dismantle the program. Yesterday, House Republicans voted to remove critical SNAP funding from the Farm Bill, which would effectively kill the program.
STATE — Newark experienced a 43 percent increase in the murder rate from 2008 to 2012, according to the latest State Police report, a fact conflicting with the story coming out of Mayor Cory Booker’s campaign for the US Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jeff Chiesa today called for fair federal disaster aid treatment for houses of worship damaged during Superstorm Sandy, and in future disasters.
In the war between life and death, all eyes are on Texas as the Lone Star State legislature is poised to pass a sweeping late-term abortion ban. Gov. Rick Perry has pledged to sign the bill into law. The lines have been clearly drawn surrounding this progress toward equality and civil rights for pre-born Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A few Democrats joined Senate Republicans on Wednesday to use a procedural vote to block a plan that would have temporarily restored a lower interest rate on federal student loans.
A basic economic principle is government ought to tax what we want to discourage, and not tax what we want to encourage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent.