Today [Monday], with the cooperation of Senate President Steve Sweeney, we get another chance to stand up and fight to restore access to health care for New Jersey underserved women. With the announcement of unanticipated "new revenues" of somewhere between five and nine hundred million dollars, it is time to see if our "fiscally conservative - I'm just worrying about how we spend our money" Governor will go along with just $7.5 million restored for women. Oh and don't forget that much of that "new" money comes from those Wall Street bonuses given to all of those NJ millionaires who didn't move.
Drawing on information from four recent national and two state-level population-based surveys, the analyses suggest that there are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, comprising 3.5% of the adult population. There are also nearly 700,000 transgender individuals in the US. In total, the study suggests that approximately 9 million Americans - roughly the population of New Jersey - identify as LGBT.
New York, a city that symbolizes wealth and power the world over and is home to Wall Street wizards who regularly bank incomes of legendary proportions, is also home to thousands of street kids, a disproportionate number of whom are gay. Drawn by the allure of the Big Apple, destitute children from all over the country somehow find their way to New York, only to discover that its cold streets and bright lights do not offer solutions to their problems.
The latest production at George Street Playhouse "Good People" is so, so good. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire has written a great play about luck, choices and a lack of both for some very good people in America's "classless" society today.