TRENTON – Despite near across-the-board decreases in traffic-related fatalities at the halfway point in 2012, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety today urged drivers to stay safe on the roads during the July 4th holiday – roads that are expected to be heavily trafficked.
The election of 2012 raises two perplexing questions. The first is how the GOP could put up someone for president who so brazenly epitomizes the excesses of casino capitalism that have nearly destroyed the economy and overwhelmed our democracy. The second is why the Democrats have failed to point this out.
Health insurers avoided their worst case scenario last week — the prospect of the Supreme Court striking down the individual mandate but letting the rest of the health care law, especially profit-threatening consumer protections, go forward. Now the industry can focus on a goal it has had all along: getting rid of those pesky consumer protections.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.25 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.37 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
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NEWARK – Lauryn N. Hill, the Grammy-winning singer and actress, today admitted she failed to file income tax returns for three years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.