NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:46:40 EST Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:46:40 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180223/NJBIZ01/180229927&source=RSS Gottheimer, Sweeney, Sarlo talk tax-relief bill U. S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D &#8211 5th District, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Paul Sarlo, D &#8211 Wood-Ridge, jointly touted a recently introduced state bill that would allow for tax contributions for charitable contributions. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180223/NJBIZ01/180229927&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180222/NJBIZ01/180229948&source=RSS NJ attorney general creates office to deal with opioid crisis New Jersey&#8217s Office of the Attorney General has created the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator of Addiction Response and Enforcement Strategies, or NJ CARES. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180222/NJBIZ01/180229948&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180222/NJBIZ01/180229949&source=RSS NJPP 15 minimum wage would benefit 1 million-plus in state A report released by New Jersey Policy Perspective indicates that raising the mandatory minimum wage to 15 per hour by 2023 would benefit 1. 2 million workers throughout New Jersey and boost the state&#8217s economy by 4. 5 billion. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180222/NJBIZ01/180229949&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180222/NJBIZ01/180229954&source=RSS Pallone touts 800K in grants for disease research U. S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. , D-6th District, announced three research grants for Rutgers University totaling almost 800,000 to fund research into breast cancer, sleep and metabolism diseases, and liver fibrosis. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:39:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180222/NJBIZ01/180229954&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180221/NJBIZ01/180229974&source=RSS NJ joins other states in opposing national accreditor status for ACICS New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has moved to join a coalition of states in opposing an attempt by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to regain its status as a nationally recognized accreditor. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180221/NJBIZ01/180229974&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180220/NJBIZ01/180229983&source=RSS Murphy appoints former staffer under Obama as higher education secretary Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed former White House staffer Zakiya Smith Ellis as secretary of higher education. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180220/NJBIZ01/180229983&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180220/NJBIZ01/180229989&source=RSS NJ Senate set to vote on UEZ program extension A bill in the state Senate that will extend the expiration date for the Urban Enterprise Zones program by 10 years has moved out of committee and is ready for a full vote. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180220/NJBIZ01/180229989&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180219/NJBIZ01/180219874&source=RSS NJ AG End mandatory workplace harassment arbitration New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has signed on to a multistate letter to Congress today urging its leaders to pass a ban on mandatory arbitration of on-the-job sexual harassment claims. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180219/NJBIZ01/180219874&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180219/NJBIZ01/180219876&source=RSS EDA board votes to appoint Sullivan Gov. Phil Murphy got his man when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board voted to approve Tim Sullivan as the organization's new CEO. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180219/NJBIZ01/180219876&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180219/NJBIZ01/180219900&source=RSS Marijuana decriminalization bill introduced in Senate A bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in small quantities. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180219/NJBIZ01/180219900&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180216/NJBIZ01/180219906&source=RSS State GOP calls for more non-union oversight of police and fire pension plan Assembly Republican leaders have introduced a bill that if passed would require the state&#8217s Police and Firefighter Retirement System to appoint three non-union board members, with super-majority approval needed for any increase to employees&#8217 pension and health benefits. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180216/NJBIZ01/180219906&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219918&source=RSS Rutgers to open exhibit of Frank Lautenberg papers The Alexander Library at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will launch a public exhibit of the Frank Lautenberg Papers beginning Feb. 21. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219918&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219923&source=RSS Prieto named president, CEO of NJ Sports and Exposition Authority Vincent Prieto is resigning his seat in the New Jersey General Assembly to become president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:57:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219923&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219924&source=RSS Murphy unveils temporary NJ Transit relief Gov. Phil Murphy today unveiled temporary measures to boost NJ Transit hiring, while also moving to add to its fleet inventory. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219924&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219926&source=RSS Murphy appoints Downes as EDA chairman Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed New Jersey Resources CEO Laurence Downes as chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:12:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180215/NJBIZ01/180219926&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180213/NJBIZ01/180219952&source=RSS Bill to allow ERG bond financing nears vote The state assembly is set to vote Thursday on a bill that would allow developers to issue bonds backed by commercial development grants from the Economic Development Authority. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180213/NJBIZ01/180219952&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180213/NJBIZ01/180219953&source=RSS EDA board votes to appoint Sullivan Gov. Phil Murphy got his man when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board voted to approve Tim Sullivan as the organization&#8217s new CEO. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180213/NJBIZ01/180219953&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180212/NJBIZ01/180219962&source=RSS Report Online gambling in NJ generates 245.6 mil in '17 New Jersey&#8217s online gambling industry generated 245. 6 million in revenue in 2017, up 24. 9 percent from the previous year&#8217s 196. 7 million, but the golden child of the industry was Golden Nugget, which reported 68. 5 million in revenue, a 62. 3 percent increase from 2016, according to a new study. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180212/NJBIZ01/180219962&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180212/NJBIZ01/180219967&source=RSS Murphy talks minimum wage, paid sick leave at roundtable Gov. Phil Murphy reaffirmed his commitment to raising New Jersey's minimum wage to 15 an hour and implementing a statewide paid sick leave program at a roundtable discussion Monday at Passaic City Hall. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180212/NJBIZ01/180219967&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180212/NJBIZ01/180219970&source=RSS NJ AG End mandatory workplace harassment arbitration New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has signed on to a multistate letter to Congress today urging its leaders to pass a ban on mandatory arbitration of on-the-job sexual harassment claims. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180212/NJBIZ01/180219970&source=RSS