STATE – Half of New Jersey voters approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as President, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, while 42 percent disapprove. Those numbers are similar to Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating, which stands at 56 percent to 33 percent.
LINDEN – Newark Council President and Essex County Freeholder Donald Payne Jr. skipped a 10th Congressional District candidates’ forum event in Linden last night. So did Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith.
HAMILTON – According to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study released today, there is a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in-vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash.
You’ve heard it before. Let’s deep six ObamaCare and replace it with a trio of sure-fire free-market solutions to the problems that plague our health care system. All that’s really needed, we’re told, is to pass tort reform, allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines and encourage people to set up health savings accounts.
STATE – Half of New Jersey residents believe that the Garden State is headed in the right direction, while 41 percent say it’s on the wrong track, according to the most recent Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ statewide poll.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A Perth Amboy middle school teacher was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting a female student over a five-year period, beginning when she was 13 years old, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
Francois Hollande’s victory doesn’t and shouldn’t mean a movement toward socialism in Europe or elsewhere. Socialism isn’t the answer to the basic problem haunting all rich nations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, national environmental groups called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ fluids, instead of issuing guidance for regulating the practice, following the agency’s release of draft guidance.
Friday’s jobs report for April was even more disappointing than March. Employers added only 115,000 new jobs, down from March’s number (the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the March number upward to 154,000, but that’s still abysmal relative to what’s needed). We need well over 250,000 new jobs per month in order to begin to whittle down the vast number of jobs lost in the Great Recession.