If you wonder why the health insurance industry has to set up front groups and secretly funnel cash to industry-funded coalitions to influence public policy, take a look at the most recent results of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s monthly Health Tracking Poll.
Iowa’s attorney general is suing a corn processing plant, alleging it has released more air pollution than allowed for at least the past 18 months. Filing of the lawsuit came a day after the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News highlighted the state environmental agency’s passivity in curbing emissions at the plant in the Mississippi River town of Muscatine.
Dave Esmay made a good life for his family as a construction superintendent in North Carolina, managing commercial projects worth $15 million to $30 million.
America is at a crossroads. Shall we be governed by people or by corporations?
If you thought we had already answered that question more than two centuries ago, you’re right. The framers of our Constitution were clear that we were to be a government of, for and by the people.
MORRISTOWN — Here Comes Santa Claus!, a new exhibit at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, will help New Jersey residents get into the holiday spirit.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of green roofs, but what are “green walls?” — P. Spencer, Alcoa, TN
RAHWAY–RSI Bank presents Father Alphonse Stephenson and Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.
ELIZABETH — A joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division and the Elizabeth Police Department led to the arrest of seven individuals who were allegedly involved in a sophisticated and widespread drug distribution network, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector workers. The five-member body primarily acts as a quasi-judicial body to decide cases on the basis of formal records in administrative proceedings.
STATE – Funding for New Jersey’s largest energy assistance program, the federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), could be on the chopping block as a result of Congress’ failure to agree on a deficit reduction plan, New Jersey Policy Perspective reports.