I’ve often said the U.S. health care system is so complex that trying to understand it makes your hair hurt. Case in point: the Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,000 pages. I’ll grant you that it’s a massive piece of legislation — but lawmakers felt that’s what was needed to fix at least some of the problems that resulted from the helter-skelter way our health care system developed.
The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the wherewithal to turn himself into a lethal killing machine is tragic but far from surprising. Frankly, I’m almost surprised it doesn’t happen more often, given that we’re not only raising young people on a diet of violence but indoctrinating them into a worldview that sees violence as a means to an end.
NEWARK – As part of its enforcement effort against unregistered and non-compliant home improvement contractors, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued Notices of Violation against 44 contractors, seeking a total of $195,000 in civil penalties, based on complaints and referrals by consumers from across New Jersey.
TRENTON – Two contractors were sentenced Friday for rigging bids and inflating school contracts at the direction of an engineer who oversaw construction projects for the Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood school districts, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
What consumer beverage outsells milk, beer and soda, costs more than a gallon of gasoline, and is now being banned from sale in some U.S. National Parks?
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 8.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.