NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2017 NJBIZ Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:41:50 EST Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:41:50 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170428/GRAPEVINE/170429790&source=RSS Grapevine analysis Insiders comment on Gov. Chris Christie's proposed reform bill Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday he had submitted a proposed bill to the Assembly and Senate which would do two things if it became law Create more transparency within the state&#8217s largest insurer and address its 3 billion in reserves, which the governor has been eyeing for use in supporting mental health care. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170428/GRAPEVINE/170429790&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170427/NJBIZ01/170429828&source=RSS Here's what Horizon's Robert Marino makes, and why experts say it's fair Gov. Chris Christie&#8217s continued his attacks on Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey on Thursday, including a criticism of the salary of Robert Marino, the chairman and CEO of the state&#8217s largest insurer. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170427/NJBIZ01/170429828&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170427/NJBIZ01/170429833&source=RSS Update Christie again attacks Horizon, proposes reform bill Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that legislation he feels is needed to reform Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will soon be introduced and is currently &#8220in the hands of legislative leadership as we speak. &#8221 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170427/NJBIZ01/170429833&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429883&source=RSS Former top Christie aide becoming Cuomo's chief of staff, report says Maria Comella, once a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie, will become chief of staff to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to a published report. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429884&source=RSS Eight added to state chamber board of directors The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce elected eight new members to its board of directors earlier this month. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429885&source=RSS Phila. Fed report Outlook on nonmanufacturing business remains strong Businesses in the South Jersey area have confidence the economy is improving, according to the latest monthly report by the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429885&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429890&source=RSS Newark mayor opens coworking space in 19th century mansion Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, alongside members of the Newark Community Economic Development Corp. , recently opened 569 Martin Luther King Blvd. , known as the Newark Foundry Workspaces, as the city&#8217s newest coworking space for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170425/NJBIZ01/170429890&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170424/NJBIZ01/170429922&source=RSS Open Mike Mercury's DuHaime talks business and of course a little politics Mike DuHaime is known around the state and around the country as a top Republican political strategist. He has worked on numerous state and national campaigns, including serving as one of the main architects of Chris Christie&#8217s two successful campaigns for governor. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170424/NJBIZ01/170429922&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170421/NJBIZ01/170429961&source=RSS N.J. metro area has highest percent employment increase over past year The Camden metro area came in on top among the nation's metropolitan regions as the area which had the largest over-the-year percentage growth in employment, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170421/NJBIZ01/170429961&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170421/NJBIZ01/170429963&source=RSS N.J. lost over 17K jobs in March After several months of reported growth, New Jersey lost approximately 17,500 total non-farm jobs in March, according to new data released by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170421/NJBIZ01/170429963&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170420/NJBIZ01/170429975&source=RSS BioNJ's Hart joining N.J. Chamber board BioNJ&#8217s founding CEO and president, Debbie Hart, has been elected to the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170420/NJBIZ01/170429975&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170420/NJBIZ01/170429976&source=RSS ACDevco, Christie celebrate groundbreaking of Gateway project The Atlantic City Development Corp. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gateway project on Thursday, with dignitaries including Gov. Chris Christie, ACDevco Chairman Jon Hanson, South Jersey Industries CEO Michael Renna and Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170420/NJBIZ01/170429976&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170419/NJBIZ01/170419793&source=RSS Guadagno calls for 'circuit breaker' in new property tax plan In a new campaign plan put forth Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is calling for further caps on property taxes in New Jersey by limiting bills to no more than 5 percent of a homeowner&#8217s annual household income. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:36:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170419/NJBIZ01/170419793&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170416/NJBIZ01/170419879&source=RSS Quick Hits Our take on the week's top headlines This week Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian Health school of medicine names founding members, life sciences companies are moving to N. J. , Sean Spicer and more. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:48:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170416/NJBIZ01/170419879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170414/NJBIZ01/170419884&source=RSS Report 146K homes needed for fair housing obligations More than 146,000 homes are needed to satisfy the fair housing needs from 1999 until 2015, according to the Fair Share Housing Center&#8217s recently released study. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170414/NJBIZ01/170419884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170413/NJBIZ01/170419903&source=RSS N.J. adds 4,500 jobs in March, ADP says New Jersey added 4,500 private-sector jobs in March, in line with the gains over the past several months, according to ADP. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170413/NJBIZ01/170419903&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170413/NJBIZ01/170419904&source=RSS Cosmetics maker gets 9.3M in incentives for Paterson project Hackensack-based cosmetics manufacturer Biogenesis was approved Thursday for a 10-year, 9. 3 million Grow New Jersey award from the state Economic Development Authority to move its operations to Paterson. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170413/NJBIZ01/170419904&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170411/NJBIZ01/170419957&source=RSS Poll Christie now 'most unpopular' governor in U.S. Gov. Chris Christie is now the most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170411/NJBIZ01/170419957&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170410/NJBIZ01/170419999&source=RSS Last week should be last warning Gateway Project needs to be fast tracked It's hard to blame the governor for coming out so strongly against Amtrak when problems on tracks it maintains led to massive delays for New Jersey commuters into New York Penn Station for virtually all of last week. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170410/NJBIZ01/170419999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170410/NJBIZ01/170409849&source=RSS ELEC's Lalevee TTF should be just the start of more funding When Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill appropriating 400 million for infrastructure maintenance, the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative, ELEC825, saw this move as step in the right direction for both the state's bridges and roads, and for the overall economy. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170410/NJBIZ01/170409849&source=RSS