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OPINION: Rep. Ryan’s Budget Plan Is A “Path To The Poorhouse”

If Americans who are embracing Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” — and that now includes Mitt Romney — spent a few minutes reviewing a few recent research reports, they just might conclude that the Wisconsin Republican’s plan to reduce the deficit might better be renamed the “Path to the Poorhouse” because of what it would mean to the Medicare program and many senior citizens.

How To Save On Back-To-School Shopping

On the fun-o-meter, I’d probably rank back-to-school shopping right above getting a flu shot and preparing income taxes. Never mind the hassle of figuring out what our kids need for the coming school year and dragging them to the mall, it’s just so expensive.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Do environmentalists think the Endangered Species Act has been a success or failure with regard to protecting biodiversity in the U.S.? — Ron McKnight, Trenton, NJ

Reintroduced Bills To Transform Foreclosed Properties Into Affordable Housing Clear Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Economic Growth Committee approved a pair of bills sponsored by committee chairman Raymond J. Lesniak yesterday which aim to address New Jersey’s foreclosure crisis by creating an expedited process for foreclosure on abandoned, dilapidated properties, and by creating a mechanism to transform abandoned properties to affordable and market-rate housing.