RAHWAY — On Friday, Feb. 17, Olympic Gold Medallist Dain Blanton, a professional beach volleyball player and sportscaster for the Los Angeles Clippers, spent the day with students at Rahway High School.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An advocacy group dedicated to fighting “the cycle of corruption” in politics is planning a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow at noon to urge the court to reconsider the “Citizens United” decision that paved the way for unlimited political spending by corporations and unions.
TRENTON – On Thursday, the Assembly Labor Committee will consider legislation to increase New Jersey’s hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and then adjust it annually based on the Consumer Price Index.
It seemed simple enough at the time. In 2009, John Harrison, a 63–year-old oil industry sales manager in Mission, Texas, had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, a routine procedure that usually requires at most a single night’s stay in the hospital, followed by physical therapy. For Harrison, however, there was nothing routine about the ordeal that ensued.
Thanks to a small number of wealthy individuals, the outside spending groups known as “super PACs” that are working to put the four leading GOP candidates in the White House collectively raised more than the candidates themselves in January.
Did you know that almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset? Capital assets include a home, household furnishings and stocks and bonds held in a personal account.
TRENTON—Saying, “Lower tax rates will relieve over-burdened middle class families,” Gov. Chris Christie proposed a ten-percent across the board personal income tax cut that will be phased in over three years during his budget speech today.
CLARK — Seventh grade reading students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark are participating in an interactive unit based on the best-selling young adult novel, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. The popular novel has been made into a major motion picture, set to release next month.
TRENTON – Assembly Democrats Albert Coutinho, Vincent Prieto, Troy Singleton and Lou Greenwald announced on Tuesday that they’ve introduced legislation to encourage internet retailer Amazon.com to locate two warehouses in New Jersey.
JERSEY CITY – Wednesday morning, members from more than two dozen faith based, community and immigrant rights groups, including members from Pax Christi NJ, IRATE & First Friends, American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program- Newark and NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees plan to make a 12-mile “pilgrimage” from Liberty State Park to the Elizabeth Detention Center to protest the detention of immigrants.