NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:15:17 EST Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:15:17 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160204/NJBIZ01/160209864&source=RSS N.J.'s acting attorney general joining Rutgers' administration New Jersey's longtime acting attorney general, John J. Hoffman, is headed to the world of academia. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160204/NJBIZ01/160209864&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209897&source=RSS Democrats unveil plan for 15 minimum wage bill planned for Thursday Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman John Wisniewski announced Wednesday that they plan to introduce a bill that would raise New Jersey's minimum wage to 15 per hour. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209897&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209901&source=RSS Christie has ground to make up ahead of N.H. primary, tracking poll says According to the latest update from the UMass Lowell7News Tracking Poll of New Hampshire primary voters, Gov. Chris Christie is currently in sixth place among Republican candidates, with 6 percent support. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209901&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209907&source=RSS Update First PARCC test results are in. How does your district rate? Common Core has been controversial, to say the least. One argument suggests standardized evaluation is necessary to mark the abilities of large groups of students, while the other says it's akin to judging a fish's ability by asking it to climb a tree. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209907&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209914&source=RSS Nation's economy added 205K jobs in January, ADP says Midsized companies led the way as private sector employment grew by more than 200,000 jobs in January, according to Roseland-based ADP. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209914&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160202/NJBIZ01/160209950&source=RSS Christie finishes near bottom of Iowa caucuses In the months leading up to Monday&#8217s night&#8217s Iowa caucuses, Gov. Chris Christie had not polled particularly well in the evangelical Christian-heavy state. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160202/NJBIZ01/160209950&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160131/NJBIZ01/160139999&source=RSS Horizon hiring Christie official, other Trenton veterans join insurer Gov. Chris Christie's deputy chief of staff and several other familiar faces in Trenton are joining Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, under a series of personnel moves announced by the insurer in an effort to bolster its government and public affairs staff. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160131/NJBIZ01/160139999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160128/NJBIZ01/160129763&source=RSS Atlantic City emergency manager takes job at consulting firm Kevin Lavin, the former corporate finance attorney appointed last year by Gov. Chris Christie to lead Atlantic City's emergency management team, has left his post to become the co-president of the Texas-based Ankura Consulting Group. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160128/NJBIZ01/160129763&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160127/NJBIZ01/160129793&source=RSS NJBIA says 2015 jobs data 'good news' for N.J. economy The New Jersey Business Industry Association said last week's report from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development indicating that New Jersey added approximately 64,500 private-sector jobs last year is more than just some good news. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:48:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160127/NJBIZ01/160129793&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160127/NJBIZ01/160129799&source=RSS Understand three new laws focusing on senior care #8212 and what still needs to be done The silver tsunami, or the growing aging population, is forcing attention on the quantity and quality of care needed &#8212 especially in maintaining an independent lifestyle for seniors in New Jersey. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160127/NJBIZ01/160129799&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160126/NJBIZ01/160129818&source=RSS Christie announces Atlantic City takeover plan 'Time to act is now' Gov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday to call for a state takeover of Atlantic City, claiming the city has, over time, been unable to prove its ability to manage its own finances. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160126/NJBIZ01/160129818&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160126/NJBIZ01/160129833&source=RSS South Jersey's nonmanufacturing industry is losing some faith, Fed finds Growth in nonmanufacturing industries has slowed in the region that includes South Jersey, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160126/NJBIZ01/160129833&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160125/NJBIZ01/160129865&source=RSS Atlantic City moving closer to bankruptcy, Moody's says In a new report issued Monday, Moody's Investors Service says Atlantic City is moving closer to defaulting on its debt service payments and declaring bankruptcy as a result of Gov. Chris Christie's decision last week to veto a package of bills aimed at helping the city in its economic recovery efforts. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160125/NJBIZ01/160129865&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160125/NJBIZ01/160129909&source=RSS The future is here William Paterson unveils new facility, thanks to state's higher ed bond act Classes are well underway at William Paterson University's new academic building, an 80,000-square-foot structure that's aptly named University Hall, with 16 general use classrooms that will serve at least 4,000 students every semester. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160125/NJBIZ01/160129909&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160122/NJBIZ01/160129907&source=RSS Moody's N.J. credit rating depends on pension, Transportation Trust Fund decisions The future of New Jersey's already second-worst credit rating will largely depend on upcoming decisions regarding pension payments and the state's depleted Transportation Trust Fund, Moody's Investors Service announced this week. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160122/NJBIZ01/160129907&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160121/NJBIZ01/160129936&source=RSS Arizona Brewing Company receives 18.9M from state to grow Jersey presence Continuing the state's growing investment in its food and beverage industries, Arizona Brewing Company received an 18. 9 million Grow NJ Award to construct a new 559,915-square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to its current facility to support its expanding operations. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160121/NJBIZ01/160129936&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160121/NJBIZ01/160129943&source=RSS Job growth continues in the Garden State Here&#8217s some good news to warm you up before the impending blizzard New Jersey has continued to make steady gains as businesses chip away at the state&#8217s unemployment rate. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160121/NJBIZ01/160129943&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160121/NJBIZ01/160129944&source=RSS N.J. ranks among highest-taxed states in the U.S. It&#8217s no surprise that the New Jersey comes with some of the highest taxes in the nation. But how high exactly when compared to the rest of the nation? Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160121/NJBIZ01/160129944&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160120/NJBIZ01/160129973&source=RSS Prieto makes fighting poverty a legislative initiative Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced Wednesday that Assembly committees will hold hearings next week to gather testimony on how best to develop legislation to help fight poverty across the state. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160120/NJBIZ01/160129973&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160120/NJBIZ01/160129976&source=RSS Atlantic City bankruptcy 'worst possible outcome,' Sweeney says Both Senate President Steve Sweeney and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian were disappointed to learn of Gov. Chris Christie's pocket vetoes Tuesday on a package of bills aimed at assisting the city in its economic recovery efforts. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160120/NJBIZ01/160129976&source=RSS