NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:11:23 EST Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:11:23 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929963&source=RSS Feds grant 30.6M to NJ to combat opioid problem New Jersey will receive slightly more than 30. 6 million in federal funding to help the state fight its growing opioid epidemic, U. S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced Friday. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929963&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929969&source=RSS Sussex County addiction center secures 500K for opioid fight The Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton has been granted a 524,670 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the office of U. S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer announced Friday. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929969&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929970&source=RSS Murphy says local Democratic Party's 'united,' despite no-shows A record 1,500 attendees came out to the New Jersey State Democratic Committee&#8217s 2018 two-day convention in Atlantic City, according to Chairman John Currie. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929970&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929979&source=RSS NJ chamber recognizes Munoz and Sumter as women leaders in innovation The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce awarded its 2018 Alice H. Parker Women Leaders in Innovation Award to Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Shavonda Sumter, at a Thursday evening reception at the National Conference Center in East Windsor. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929979&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929982&source=RSS 12M supportive-housing partnership aims for healthier communities The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency board on Thursday unanimously approved a 12 million investment in a new partnership with the New Jersey Hospital Association to develop supportive housing as a means to create healthier communities. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:57:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929982&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929985&source=RSS Murphy unveils plan to train, hire 5,000 new service employees in AC The state government will be partnering with Unite Here Local 54, a hospitality and culinary workers union in Atlantic City, to form a full-time training program that is expected to create upward of 5,000 new jobs, according to an announcement Thursday from Gov. Phil Murphy&#8217s office. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929985&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929988&source=RSS Report says AC still needs 'direction, partnership' At a Thursday press conference in the resort city, Murphy unveiled a report authored by special counsel Jim Johnson that said Atlantic City still needs direction and partnership. Murphy hired Johnson shortly after taking office. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929988&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929989&source=RSS FAA gives 7M infrastructure grant to Newark airport The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a 7 million grant to Newark Liberty International Airport, U. S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929989&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929994&source=RSS Sweeney Medical marijuana tax needs to go away Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, said he wants the state to phase out its taxes on medical marijuana, eventually eliminating the tax altogether. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929994&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929995&source=RSS Former Murphy campaign firms to form strategic partnership The public affairs and political consulting firm BGill Group is officially partnering with the public relations company Stateside Affairs, according to a Wednesday announcement from Stateside. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:13:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929995&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919817&source=RSS Blazin' Bakery owner Sargente joins NJCBA advisory board The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association added Blazin&#8217 Bakery owner Tara Sargente to its strategic advisory board, it said Wednesday. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919817&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919820&source=RSS Tax debate could table September marijuana vote A September vote for how to legalize and regulate adult-use marijuana is unlikely, following disputes over an appropriate tax structure, officials said. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919820&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919821&source=RSS Lambertville adopts ban on plastic bags and straws, Styrofoam Lambertville is the latest of nearly two-dozen towns across the state to ban single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam and polystyrene foam containers and plastic straws. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919821&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919823&source=RSS Rutgers receives 18M grant for tobacco center The Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Sciences TCORS at the Rutgers School of Public Health has secured funding for the next five years thanks to an 18 million grant from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health, Rutgers University announced Tuesday. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180919/NJBIZ01/180919823&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919832&source=RSS Panel 'Perception' key to success of cannabis business Perception is one of the biggest hurdles cannabis businesses face when seeking approval from communities and municipalities, and was the view in vogue among the panel members at NJBIZ&#8217s Business of Cannabis event Tuesday at the Imperia in Somerset, moderated by New Jersey CannaBusiness Association President Scott Rudder. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919832&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919833&source=RSS Murphy to propose investor protection rule for NJ brokers New Jersey public officials plan to introduce an Obama-era consumer protection law that would regulate the state&#8217s investment brokers, Gov. Phil Murphy said. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919833&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919837&source=RSS Senate proposes buyback program for foreclosed homes Towns and community development organizations would be able to turn foreclosed homes into affordable housing under a measure approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919837&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919840&source=RSS Senate to vote on Murphy's changes to AC airport tax break bill Lawmakers plan to have another go at a bill which Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed in August that called for the creation of a Garden State Growth Zone in the area surrounding the Atlantic City International Airport. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919840&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919852&source=RSS Murphy, unions strike deal on changes to health care plans New Jersey will save nearly half a billion dollars on health care costs over the next two years following a deal struck between the governor&#8217s office and the state&#8217s public-sector unions, including the New Jersey Education Association, the state&#8217s largest, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919852&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919854&source=RSS BPU to solicit applications for offshore wind generation New Jersey&#8217s public utilities board will begin accepting applications on Sept. 20 to develop 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919854&source=RSS