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NJ health advocates ask Menendez to ‘keep the gloves on’
NJ Citizen Action, BlueWaveNJ, the NJ Main Street Alliance, Planned Parenthood NJ, Health Professionals & Allied Employees (HPAE), and the NJ Health Care for America Now (HCAN) Campaign delivered boxing gloves to Senator Robert Menendez at Bayonne City Hall to thank the senator for his strong support for real health care reform including a public health insurance option. Last week, Sept. 29, Senator Menendez voted for two key public option amendments in the Senate Finance Committee sponsored by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). While the amendments did not pass, State advocates planned thank Menendez for his YES votes and ask him to “Keep the Gloves On” as he continues fighting for a strong health reform bill with a public option.
The Jersey Journal:
Bayonne receives $3.5 million grant to construct new firehouse
Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that Bayonne will receive a $3.5 million federal grant to build a new fire station on a 1.8 acre plot just north of the temporary station on Port Terminal Boulevard, according to today's Jersey Journal.
Associated Press :
Gov't seeks ban on texting truckers, bus drivers
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will seek to ban text messaging by interstate bus drivers and truckers and push states to pass their own laws against driving cars while distracted.
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Wall Street Journal:
Senate Democrats Take Aim At Health Insurance Excise Tax Plan
WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Democrats are taking aim at the excise tax on high-dollar insurance premiums that is the central funding source for the health overhaul legislation proposed by Finance panel chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.
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