NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2017 NJBIZ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:07:24 EST Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:07:24 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129966&source=RSS Most-read Sax LLP Accounting seeks to grow its offerings, footprint in the northeast Clifton-based Sax LLP Accounting recently acquired the accounting firm Hunter Group CPA in Fairlawn. The acquisition, which closed on Nov. 1, increases Sax&#8217s size to 30 partners and a total of 168 employees and gives it offices in Clifton, Fairlawn and New York City. The move also expands the company&#8217s footprint in the northeast and. . . Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129966&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129967&source=RSS A road meant to ease traffic will be named after Christie The sloping, grassy expanse that will become Governor Chris Christie Drive is not much at the moment a third-of-a-mile easement for a planned 1. 5 million road that will lead to a county park, funneling drivers away from residential streets. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129967&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129968&source=RSS Icahn seeks casino tax funds for Trump Plaza demo Carl Icahn, owner of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, is asking that a tax fund casinos contribute to annually be used to help pay for the demolition of the closed facility. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129968&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129969&source=RSS Lawmakers ready to say 'no' to more development in Highlands Ignoring a plea from state environmental officials, lawmakers yesterday moved to rescind a new rule that would open up forested parts of the Highlands to more development. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129969&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129970&source=RSS Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus One of New Jersey's longest-serving state lawmakers said he plans to hold public hearings to question the next governor's push to legalize marijuana next year. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129970&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129971&source=RSS Murphy, Sweeney, Coughlin pledge support for 15 minimum wage In their first public appearance together, Gov. -elect Phil Murphy and the Democratic leaders of the state Legislature stood united Monday in their commitment to raising New Jersey's minimum wage to 15 an hour. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129971&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129972&source=RSS Broad Waverly Staffing purchased by private investor Monmouth County-based staffing firm Broad Waverly Staffing was sold to a private investor for an undisclosed amount, according to mergers and acquisitions and business brokerage firm Benjamin Ross Group. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129972&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129973&source=RSS NJ's top Republican says party is focused, despite Democratic wins New Jersey Republicans are clearly in the minority after the state's elections but that hardly means that they won't be a factor when it comes to pressing policy issues. State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. R - 21st District told NJBIZ that lowering property taxes, a moderate minimum wage increase and healthcare reform are at the top the. . . Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171121/NJBIZ01/171129973&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129993&source=RSS Democrats show support for Menendez after his mistrial When a mistrial was declared Thursday in the federal corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, it seemed that Mr. Menendez could face a tenuous political future. There was the looming threat that Republicans could target him next year when he faces re-election. And, more immediately, a Democratic candidate might be waiting in the. . . Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129993&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129994&source=RSS Leeshan Birney built real estate firm in New Jersey, Texas Many immigrants implant themselves into the U. S. by buying real estate. Leeshan Birney went further, developing a business that now owns 2,500 apartment units and over 1 million square feet of office and commercial space in northern New Jersey and the Houston area. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129994&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129995&source=RSS A millionaire tax rethink? Killing the state and local tax deduction makes an impression in New Jersey The Republican tax reform must still pass the Senate, but already it&#8217s having a political impact in at least one high-tax, ill-governed state. Democrat Steve Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate, said last week that the GOP decision to eliminate the state and local tax deduction could throw a new tax increase on millionaires into. . . Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129995&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129996&source=RSS New Jersey's next governor to call for raising minimum wage Gov. -elect Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to raise the minimum wage. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129996&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129997&source=RSS Thousands of Newark students will have free internet access at home High speed internet access is coming for more than 4,000 Newark high schoolers -- and their families -- with limited connectivity at home. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129997&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129998&source=RSS A bigger fish in a smaller pond The pros and cons of solo and small firm practices Before Jason Scotto D'Aniello left Purcell, Mulcahy Flanagan LLC&#8212a Bedminster-based law firm with about 18 lawyers&#8212to open his own practice in September, the 29-year-old North Brunswick-based attorney had to do some serious thinking. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129998&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129999&source=RSS Cap on labor contracts, Amazon credits pending in lame duck The fate of expiring legislation that caps what police and fire officials can get in labor contract disputes and up to 5 billion in tax credits to attract Amazon&#8217s new headquarters is uncertain as New Jersey&#8217s government enters Chris Christie&#8217s lame-duck period. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171120/NJBIZ01/171129999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119868&source=RSS NJBIZ names CFO of the Year winners for 2017 slideshow A crowd of more than 400 people gathered as NJBIZ named the winners of its 2017 CFO of the Year Awards on Oct. 10 at The Palace at Somerset Park. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119868&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119869&source=RSS Menendez survives Judge declares mistrial due to hung jury In a striking reversal of fortunes, Sen. Bob Menendez survived a corruption trial after the jury deadlocked on all counts Thursday. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119869&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119870&source=RSS House passes GOP bill to overhaul tax system The House of Representatives passed a bill that would usher in the most far-reaching overhaul of the U. S. tax system in 31 years, a plan that would reduce the corporate tax rate to its lowest point since 1939 and cut individual taxes for most households in 2018. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119870&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119871&source=RSS Lidl opens its first grocery store in New Jersey A long line of people stood outside on a brisk and cloudy Thursday to get a glimpse of a new grocery store in Vineland. Lidl, an international discount chain, opened its first location in New Jersey and celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The combination of dancing, music and curiosity about the new store created some. . . Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119871&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119872&source=RSS Murphy to N.J. local leaders Help us dump Trump tax plan Gov. -elect Phil Murphy had some fighting words as he stood Friday in a ballroom filled with New Jersey local officials and delivered his first major speech since Election Day last week. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171117/NJBIZ01/171119872&source=RSS