TRENTON – Although no one won the jackpot in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawing, a South Brunswick store sold a ticket worth $1 million.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Deputy Director Ronald G. Rios unveiled the Veterans Outreach Program, to help connect veterans with needed services.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that would place caps on health insurance enrollment fees, deductibles, and pharmacy co-payments for military retirees enrolled in the Department of Defense’s TRICARE system. The bill would aid nine million beneficiaries in the military health care system.
The chairman of a House subcommittee that helps shape the nation’s nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), has been scathing about the Obama administration’s consideration of new cuts in the arsenal’s size. A shift in U.S. targeting policy, now under White House review, “could border on disarmament and significantly diminish U.S. strength,” Turner complained in March. “Clearly, any further reductions will undermine the deterrent that has kept this country safe.”
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TRENTON— In response to several recent incidents of physical and emotional intimidation of students at the hands of school staff both in New Jersey and across the country, Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) is proposing legislation that will speed the disciplinary process for teachers and other school officials found to have engaged in bullying, intimidation, or harassment of students.
TRENTON – Even though preliminary estimates indicate New Jersey added 2,600 jobs in April, the state’s unemployment rate edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, signaling that more people are actively looking for jobs.