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This is a true story of how New Jerseyans fought back against the largest proposed utility rate increase by the state’s biggest gas and electric company in its century-long history – and won. Just last week, consumer advocates – including AARP – reached a settlement on “Energy Strong,” a PSE&G proposal to harden its electric and gas systems following the tragedy of Superstorm Sandy. The settlement saves New Jersey utility customers $1.6 billion. A culmination of a more than a …
Susan Milligan is visiting six Election 2012 battleground states to talk with 50-plus voters for a report that will be published in the September issue of the AARP Bulletin. She posted this from Fairfax, Virginia. Wanna shag? It’s a question that might get your face slapped in a pub in England, where the word refers to an intimate encounter. But in Virginia and southward, shag is a couple’s dance. And at Icons, a popular restaurant and dance hall in Fairfax, …
Tough economic times have helped to breed new and creative solutions.