NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:59:43 EST Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:59:43 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181119/NJBIZ01/181119882&source=RSS Wanaque Center completes separation of patients On Saturday, the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation completed separating medically fragile residents in the pediatric respiratory unit&#8212where the adenovirus has spread&#8212from those who have the virus, including grouping residents by laboratory testing status and symptoms experienced by residents, the state department of health. . . Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181119/NJBIZ01/181119882&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181119/NJBIZ01/181119883&source=RSS EDA picks two companies for CoVest Fund support The state&#8217s Economic Development Authority selected talent acquisition firm Reflik Inc. and renewable energy company Gridless Power Corp. as its two picks to receive support under the its NJ CoVest Fund. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:01:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181119/NJBIZ01/181119883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181119/NJBIZ01/181119884&source=RSS United says it supported 16B in NJ economic activity in 2017 United Airlines contributed to 16 billion in economy activity in New Jersey in 2017, according to an economy impact study released by the airline Monday. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181119/NJBIZ01/181119884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119900&source=RSS Senate opponent to legal cannabis now 'leaning' yes Sen. Joe Vitale, D-19th district, a key holdout in opposition to legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, has changed course and now says he is &#8220leaning to support&#8221 such a measure. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119900&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119903&source=RSS DOH confirms 11th Wanaque patient death A child with a confirmed case of adenovirus, who had been a resident of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, died Thursday night in a North Jersey hospital. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119903&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119905&source=RSS Murphy on storm response 'The forecasts were lousy' The Murphy administration is blaming the state&#8217s underprepared response to last night&#8217s snowstorm, which dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in some parts of the state, on inadequate weather forecasts. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119905&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119911&source=RSS NJ sports betting reaches nearly 600M The Division of Gaming Enforcement, which regulates New Jersey&#8217s gambling and sports betting industries, on Thursday reported a drop in revenue for sportsbooks from 24 million in October to 11. 7 million in October. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181116/NJBIZ01/181119911&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119915&source=RSS Chamber CEO Bracken recognized for work on TTF legislation The New Jersey League of Municipalities on Thursday awarded Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, its Distinguished Public Service Award. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119915&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119916&source=RSS Murphy touts accomplishments, jabs Christie at municipalities confab Gov. Phil Murphy brandished a list of accomplishments from his first 10 months in office during a statewide conference in Atlantic City which drew thousands of elected officials, businesses and lobbyists. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119916&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119917&source=RSS NJ treasury rolls out 200M tax amnesty program The New Jersey Department of the Treasury on Thursday unveiled its tax amnesty program that is expected to generate a one-time infusion of up to 200 million in revenue for the current fiscal year. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119917&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119919&source=RSS Proposal tightens rules for prescription monitoring in NJ In a move to advance New Jersey&#8217s fight against opioid addiction, the state has proposed new rules for the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program that would further mandate use of the centralized database and make it easier for prescribers to monitor patient use of opioid painkillers and other controlled drugs that can lead to addiction. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119919&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119926&source=RSS Christie calls opioid epidemic among his biggest regrets Former Gov. Chris Christie called the state's opioid epidemic one of his biggest regrets as he left office. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119926&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119928&source=RSS Lawmakers eye November committee vote on marijuana The state's top Democrats are aiming to pass a bill out of committee later this month that would legalize adult-use marijuana, but it remains unclear when the Legislature would vote on such a bill. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119928&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119929&source=RSS DOH takes enforcement action against Wanaque Center The New Jersey Department of Health will require the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation to prohibit all new admissions and hire a certified Infection Control Practioner and the services of a department-approved physician or physician practice with board certification in infectious disease. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:01:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181115/NJBIZ01/181119929&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119951&source=RSS AG sues JJ subsidiary for practices related to opioid products The state of New Jersey has filed a five-count lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. , a subsidiary of Johnson Johnson, for deceiving consumers about the dangers of two of its opioid products with high potential for abuse &#8211 Nucynta and Nucynta ER, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Tuesday. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119951&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119952&source=RSS DOH opioid data dashboard newest resource in addiction battle The New Jersey Department of Health unveiled an opioid data dashboard, designed to provide public health practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public with an additional tool in the fight against opioid addiction. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119952&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119953&source=RSS Amazon HQ2 in NYC called 'win-win' for metro area Despite Amazon's bypassing of Newark for the location of its second North America headquarters, New Jersey businesses and public officials alike are saying the state has not quite been left in the dust. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119953&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119956&source=RSS Booker unveils bill to extend education benefits for veterans U. S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J. , has announced the introduction of legislation that would extend educational benefits for student veterans. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181113/NJBIZ01/181119956&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181112/NJBIZ01/181119981&source=RSS Lawmakers back tax breaks to boost apprentice employment Lawmakers unveiled a pair of tax credits aimed at boosting employment for skilled laborers by enticing employer participation in federal-level apprenticeship programs. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181112/NJBIZ01/181119981&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181112/NJBIZ01/181119986&source=RSS OP-ED Expand access to driver's licenses to all residents In New Jersey, having a car is essential to fully participating in the economy. No matter where you live in the Garden State &#8212 with very few exceptions &#8212 driving is necessary to get to work, pick kids up from school and take them to the doctor, shop for groceries and complete all the other errands that fill up the day. The ability to. . . Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181112/NJBIZ01/181119986&source=RSS