Dear EarthTalk: How do green groups feel about the new 2012 Farm Bill draft recently released by the Senate? — Roger Wheeler, Miami, FL
ELIZABETH — Earlier this morning, Union County Superior Court Judge Frederic R. McDaniel sentenced Newark resident Hazma Abdul-Matin to 26 years in state prison for a January 2010 carjacking and high speed chase that ended in a police shooting, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination officials anticipate higher than normal populations of mosquitoes and an early activity of West Nile Virus (WNV) this summer.
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.”