WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on legislation next week that is aimed at curbing online piracy, but critics say that it is overly broad and could lead to censorship of legitimate online speech. And according to a MapLight, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics, entertainment interest groups that support the proposed legislation have donated more than 7 times as much to Senate members as internet interest groups that oppose the bill.
In Phyllida Lloyd’s “The Iron Lady,” the great Streep and great makeup doth a prime minister make. It’s gotten to be an old saw, touting Meryl Streep’s thespic brilliance in spite of whatever flaws detract from the film containing her performance. Here, she is probably more Margaret Thatcher than Mrs. Thatcher herself. Aye, it’s a magic trick.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman, a Democrat representing the state’s 9th Congressional District, declared his opposition to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act on a day when major websites, such as Wikipedia and Google, went dark or placed a message on their home page protesting the pending legislation.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation yesterday sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak to allow licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks throughout the state to operate sports wagering pools on professional and collegiate sporting events.
NEWARK – Between Nov. 3 and Dec. 7, 2011, a single patient obtained a four-month supply of oxycodone and methadone by presenting prescriptions, now believed to be forged, to three New Jersey pharmacies on a total of 14 occasions.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano unveiled last night the County’s 2012 Operating Budget, a proposal that includes a $1.18 million decrease in spending from 2011 budget, and a $2 million decrease in spending from 2010.
Mitt Romney, who made millions buying and selling companies for a private equity firm, pays an effective tax rate that is lower than a family earning less than $70,000.
STATE – Leading Democrats questioned Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to cut income taxes ten percent for all New Jersey residents over a three-year period.
TRENTON – On Tuesday, Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation allowing for local school board and budget elections to be moved from April to November. The bill, passed with bipartisan support in the legislature, puts into law a tool kit proposal originally introduced by Christie in May 2010.