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Troy Talk: The Outdoor “Escape” We All Need - Exploring New Jersey’s State Parks And Forests

tt-great-outdoors.jpgIt’s mid-June and the air is warmer, everything seems brighter, and people just seem to be a bit more relaxed during the summer. As we usher in the summer, it’s the perfect time to step away from your phone, take a break from the computer mouse, forgo that rerun on television and get outside.

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Troy Talk: Getting Sick Shouldn’t Put You In The Poor House

One of the most persistent issues that I hear about from my 7th Legislative District bosses concerns high and rising prescription drug prices. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, our country spends nearly $1 billion a day on prescription medicine, with that number projected to increase over 6% per year on average over the next decade. Further, because the government pays more than 40% of all retail prescription drug costs, this level of increase will constrain and stress state and federal budgets. This has been fueled largely by new drugs entering the market and price hikes of existing prescription drugs. As we consumers call for better cures, we also must demand that access to those vital medicines do not force us into dire financial conditions.  

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Troy Talk: The Men In Our Lives

tt-mens-health_fathers-day.jpgThis month, we celebrate and acknowledge two special events related to men: Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month.

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