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Are Nuclear Weapons Contractors’ Millions In Campaign Contributions Buying Favors?

Employees of private companies that produce the main pieces of the U.S. nuclear arsenal have invested more than $18 million in the election campaigns of lawmakers that oversee related federal spending, and the companies also employ more than 95 former members of Congress or Capitol Hill staff to lobby for government funding, according to a new report.

OPINION: The Minimum Wage, 100 Years Later

June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about low-wage work — we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage workforce: It could have been a thing of the past.

Primary Elections Are Today

UNION COUNTY – In the area’s most closely watched contest, two Newark city councilmen, a state senator and the mayor of Irvington will face off in today’s Democratic Primary to determine the party’s nominee replace the late U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, who died in March. In Union County, the four contenders will be bracketed together in an open primary.