Three Republicans in the New Jersey Assembly have taken a valiant stand against a Big Government intrusion into the private lives of stinkbugs.
"It's not that Jay favors stink bugs," Webber's spokesman explained, adding that the Morris County assemblyman tends to oppose this sort of non-binding resolution. "Besides, there are a lot more important issues the Assembly should be addressing."
New Jersey's farmers, for whom crop loss due to stink bugs could reach $40 million, might disagree.
The invasive and voracious little insect (official name, Halyomorpha halys ) can be "devastating" to orchards, according to the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University.