WASHINGTON, D.C.– Starting July 1, many businesses offering tanning services must collect a 10 percent excise tax on the tanning services they provide. This excise tax requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act that was enacted in March 2010.
Recently, a man stepping off a curb near my office was struck and killed by a passing bus. Only 49, he clearly had many productive years ahead. Reading about it reminded me how quickly unexpected accidents can turn your family upside down, and how vitally important proper planning is.
Dear EarthTalk: I always thought eating fish was healthy, but now I’m concerned about mercury in tuna and other fish. Are there any fish that are still safe to eat? — Brit Brundage, Fairfield, CT
My wife recently enrolled in graduate school, so like millions of other Americans we’ve paid close attention to news about student loan programs. One recent example: A key component of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will result in several significant modifications to the how federal student loans are offered and processed.
STATE — A new George Mason University study on public pension systems across the USA says New Jersey’s system will go broke between three and nine years from now without massive reform.
TRENTON – Assembly Democrats announced a schedule for upcoming Budget Committee meetings and said the lack of information available from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on property tax caps highlight the need for a thoughtful review.
TRENTON – Congress failed to pass legislation this week that would extend the filing deadline for unemployment claimants for the federally-funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Congress will be in recess and any new bill would not be considered for a vote until Congress returns on July 12.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 125,000 in June, according to data released by the federal government today. Many of the jobs lost were because of a large drop in the number of temporary workers needed for the U.S. Census.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New unemployment claims are on the rise, according to data released today by the federal Department of Labor.
NEWARK– The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ will continue the federally-funded appliance rebate program, beginning on July 1.