STATE – The state Assembly approved a bill sponsored by Joseph Cryan that would eliminate basic consumer protections and deregulate telephone and cable companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, “You’re gonna have to raise the retirement age for Social Security.”
RAHWAY – A candidate for the state Legislature criticized a state panel’s recommendation to keep New Jersey’s minimum wage at $7.25 per hour.
LINDEN – Though he was elected under the slogan “Democrat for Change and Action,” Linden Third Ward Councilman Peter Brown seems intent on preserving the status quo in municipal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance joined pancreatic activists Wednesday to announce the introduction of the “Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act.”
TRENTON – Legislation to provide New Jersey residents and businesses with tax credits if they buy electric cars or vehicle charging stations was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
MILLBURN – The Paper Mill Playhouse will feature four musicals and one play during its 2011-2012 season, beginning with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, “Newsies.” The show, featuring music by Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken and a new book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, will debut Sept. 15.
Dear EarthTalk: In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama called for a million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015. How likely is it that we’ll attain that goal? — Jerry Mitlitski, Salem, OR
How did our grandparents and parents know? How did most of us know? I’m talking about that time when we first realized that we were independent. Most middle aged adults I know were expected to walk themselves through a maze of daily responsibility and decision making until one day they reached the goal that is commonly referred to as adulthood.
NEWARK–In 2008, more than half a million people were involved in car crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. Nearly 30 percent of those who died in these crashes were not in cars driven by teens.