NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2015 NJBIZ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:51:32 EST Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:51:32 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150327/NJBIZ01/150329794&source=RSS Deaths of John Sheridan, wife ruled murder-suicide Cooper Health System CEO and President John Sheridan killed his wife, Joyce, and then himself, the Somerset County Prosecutor said Friday in announcing the results of an investigation into the two September 2014 deaths. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150327/NJBIZ01/150329794&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150326/NJBIZ01/150329827&source=RSS New Jersey gains 6,200 jobs in February, but January gains revised sharply downward New Jersey's total employment rose in February, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 6. 4 percent. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150326/NJBIZ01/150329827&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150326/NJBIZ01/150329838&source=RSS Ex-transportation commissioner to run HNTB's New Jersey office Former state Transportation Commissioner Stephen Dilts has been named the New Jersey office leader for HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150326/NJBIZ01/150329838&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150325/NJBIZ01/150329873&source=RSS Letter from the editor Kim Guadagno speaks her mind at Best 50 Women event Do not call Kim Guadagno a lady. Seriously. The tough-as-nails, funny-as-hell lieutenant governor made that very clear during her keynote address at the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business event earlier this week. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150325/NJBIZ01/150329873&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150325/NJBIZ01/150329867&source=RSS Updated Study commissioned by Horizon says changes in out-of-network rules would cut N.J. residents' insurance costs As Trenton tackles the issue of high medical bills that can result when patients get care outside their insurance company network, the state's largest health insurer on Wednesday released a study that concludes New Jerseyans could see lower monthly premiums if the state's current out-of-network regulations are changed. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150325/NJBIZ01/150329867&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150325/NJBIZ01/150329874&source=RSS ACA's newly insured are not flocking to their doctors, study finds A new report shows that a year after the Affordable Care Act expanded health plan coverage in the U. S. to millions more people, physicians have not experienced a sharp increase in new or sick patients scheduling appointments. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150325/NJBIZ01/150329874&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329891&source=RSS A.C. emergency manager's report suggests 10M in expense cuts to shrink budget shortfall In its long-awaited 60-day report released Tuesday, Atlantic City's emergency management team recommended that the city move to cut its expenses by 10 million in order to help close the 2015 budget gap. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329891&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329892&source=RSS Rutgers receives 1.95M intelligence grant from feds The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security was awarded 1. 95 million by the federal government to design and deliver intelligence-related curricula at the university. The grant comes in conjunction with the university's appointment as a Center of Academic Excellence by the federal government's intelligence agencies. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329892&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329899&source=RSS DCA chief joining Wyndham Worldwide as government relations exec Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable, who announced Monday that he'll be stepping down from his post at the end of the month, will take a senior vice president position at Wyndham Worldwide, a global hospitality company boasting the world's largest hotel network. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329899&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329918&source=RSS Assembly to consider bill calling for biennial incentive programs audit on Thursday On Thursday, the General Assembly will consider a bill that calls for a biennial audit of the state&#8217s economic incentive programs administered by the Economic Development Authority. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150324/NJBIZ01/150329918&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150323/NJBIZ01/150329927&source=RSS Updated ACA effects have saved hospitals billions in charity care, government says The federal government announced Monday that expanding Medicaid and providing government-subsidized health insurance plans &#8212 both funded by the Affordable Care Act &#8212 have reduced by billions of dollars the amount of uncompensated or charity care hospitals provide nationwide. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150323/NJBIZ01/150329927&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150323/NJBIZ01/150329930&source=RSS Constable to step down as DCA commissioner Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable will be stepping down from his post at the end of the month. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150323/NJBIZ01/150329930&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150321/NJBIZ01/150329965&source=RSS Effort to save Saint Michael's earns support from Newark city council Members of the Newark city council voiced support for Saint Michael's Medical Center after hearing last week from a coalition that opposes a state-commissioned report that calls for the hospital to be converted into an ambulatory care center. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150321/NJBIZ01/150329965&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150320/NJBIZ01/150329977&source=RSS Assembly panel advances bill imposing stricter safety regulations on ride-sharing services Under a new bill advanced Thursday by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft would face a stricter set of safety regulations in order to operate in New Jersey. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150320/NJBIZ01/150329977&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150319/NJBIZ01/150319740&source=RSS Ex-judge warns that patent changes could shake up health, life science industries The country's health science industry &#8212 in which New Jersey plays a big part &#8212 could have its international lead thwarted by recent court rulings and patent litigation, according to former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150319/NJBIZ01/150319740&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150319/NJBIZ01/150319745&source=RSS Business groups unhappy as Assembly panel advances local minimum wage bill A bill opposed by statewide business groups that allows counties and municipalities to set local minimum wage standards above state and federal minimums was approved and released by the Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150319/NJBIZ01/150319745&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150319/NJBIZ01/150319749&source=RSS Philly Fed says manufacturing grew modestly in March Manufacturing activity increased at a modest pace in March, according to the monthly Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which includes southern New Jersey. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150319/NJBIZ01/150319749&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150318/NJBIZ01/150319767&source=RSS Moody's eyes seven N.J. cities for possible credit downgrades Moody's Investors Service announced this week that it has placed the cities of Asbury Park, Kearny, Newark, Paterson, Trenton, Union City and Weehawken under review for possible credit downgrades. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150318/NJBIZ01/150319767&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150318/NJBIZ01/150319768&source=RSS Tesla-inspired direct sales bill signed into law A bill that would allow zero-emission vehicle manufacturers to directly buy from or sell to consumers was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Chris Christie. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150318/NJBIZ01/150319768&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150318/NJBIZ01/150319786&source=RSS El Paso renews contract with Prudential Retirement Prudential Retirement, a unit of Newark-based Prudential Financial Inc. , announced Wednesday that the city of El Paso, Texas, has renewed its defined contribution plan agreement. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150318/NJBIZ01/150319786&source=RSS