Christie covering up Exxon aide’s email

International Business Times recently published a report on Gov. Chris Christie’s administration blocking the release of email from the governor’s top aide who went to work for Exxon’s New Jersey lobbying firm just before Christie officials settled litigation with Exxon. The Christie…

Opinion: Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

by Robert Kuttner Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society’s ground rules, while the rich get even richer — yet this situation doesn’t translate into a winning…

Service animals allowed on school buses

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz that would permit service animals on school buses for students with disabilities was signed into law today. The law, S-2601, builds on existing legislation that allows…

Microbeads are banned in cosmetics

A bill Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Paul Moriarty, Tim Eustace, Linda Stender, Marlene Caride and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to address the growing environmental concerns over beauty products containing microbeads is now law. The measure was amended to concur with the…

Uncle Sam’s Favorite Corporations

by Phil Mattera It’s said that the partisan divide is wider than ever, but there is one subject that unites the Left and the Right: opposition to the federal business giveaway programs popularly known as corporate welfare. These programs include…