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.
Explaining Johnny Depp’s niche in the film world, my daughter Erin, a promising player in the New York art scene, informed that the lead in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” is an iconoclast for the masses. Joanne, her mother, my wife and a college professor, simply exclaimed, “I just want to see my Johnny.” My obsolescence couldn’t be more satisfying.
NEWARK — With tens of thousands of music fans expected to journey to MetLife Stadium for the Electric Daisy Carnival – and tens of thousands more descending upon Asbury Park for the Bamboozle Music Festival, NJ Transit is offering travel tips to customers planning to utilize its service to Asbury Park and MetLife Stadium this Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.