NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2014 NJBIZ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141124/NJBIZ01/141129890&source=RSS Fox calls for transportation investment, trust fund replenishment at Newark event Speaking Monday at a transportation symposium held in Newark by the Newark Regional Business Partnership, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox said that he believes Americans have &#8220accepted mediocrity&#8221 when it comes to transportation. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141124/NJBIZ01/141129890&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141124/NJBIZ01/141129900&source=RSS State's best boroughs offer amenities galore, real estate site says #8212 but which one is the best of the best? Real estate website Movoto. com took a look at New Jersey's municipalities in a quest to uncover the &#8220best small city&#8221 in the state. Although it 'fessed up that its picks are more likely to be boroughs than cities, why split hairs? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141124/NJBIZ01/141129900&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141121/NJBIZ01/141129926&source=RSS BPU again rejects Fishermen's Energy project The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted Friday to again reject a project put forth by Cape May-based Fishermen's Energy for a 25-megawatt wind farm three miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141121/NJBIZ01/141129926&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141120/NJBIZ01/141129975&source=RSS Sports betting proponents preparing for a long legal road ahead U. S. District Judge Michael Shipp heard nearly two hours of oral arguments last Thursday in what was the latest chapter of New Jersey's ongoing efforts to bring sports betting to the state. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141120/NJBIZ01/141129975&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141120/NJBIZ01/141129982&source=RSS State loses 4,500 jobs in October as unemployment rate ticks up New Jersey's employment numbers slipped in October, according to preliminary estimates reported Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141120/NJBIZ01/141129982&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141120/NJBIZ01/141129983&source=RSS Advaxis to receive 1.9M tax credit, transfer it for 1.7M in cash Princeton-based clinical-stage biochemical company Advaxis announced its preliminary approval for the 1. 9 million tax credit for 2014. The credit comes from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer, or NOL, Program, which is administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the New Jersey Department of the. . . Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141120/NJBIZ01/141129983&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141119/NJBIZ01/141119713&source=RSS Fox Transportation Trust Fund is 'too important for us to fail' Jamie Fox, the recently appointed commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, said Wednesday as part of a panel at the League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City that fixing the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund is an issue that needs to be effectively addressed. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141119/NJBIZ01/141119713&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141119/NJBIZ01/141119718&source=RSS 'He's gold' Ex-N.J. governors talk Christie's second term At the League of Municipalities conference Wednesday in Atlantic City, a panel featuring five former New Jersey governors &#8212 Brendan Byrne, Donald DiFrancesco, Jim Florio, Richard Codey and John Bennett &#8212 discussed state issues concerning Gov. Chris Christie's second term and his potential bid for the White House in 2016. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141119/NJBIZ01/141119718&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141119/NJBIZ01/141119730&source=RSS N.J. small employers could be eligible for tax credits through ACA's SHOP Some New Jersey small employers could be eligible for tax credits to help defray the high cost of health insurance if they buy coverage for their workers through SHOP, the Affordable Care Act's online small employer health insurance marketplace at HealthCare. gov. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141119/NJBIZ01/141119730&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141118/NJBIZ01/141119760&source=RSS Coalition hopes to increase health care transparency through legislation As the New Jersey Legislature considers regulating &#8220out-of-network&#8221 health care &#8212 the high, surprise medical bills that can result when patients get care from doctors and hospital who aren't in their insurance plan network &#8212 several health care stakeholders Tuesday announced a new coalition to advocate for legislation. . . Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141118/NJBIZ01/141119760&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141118/NJBIZ01/141119768&source=RSS Annual League of Municipalities conference kicks off Tuesday Now in its 99th year, the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities conference will kick off Tuesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141118/NJBIZ01/141119768&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141117/NJBIZ01/141119793&source=RSS Christie to discuss Keystone XL pipeline on upcoming Canada trip, report says Gov. Chris Christie is planning to make an official trip next month to Canada, where he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and discuss matters pertaining to the Keystone XL pipeline, according to a report Monday from The Wall Street Journal. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141117/NJBIZ01/141119793&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141117/NJBIZ01/141119800&source=RSS OSHA cites Paterson box maker after worker is hurt when crushed by machine The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Accurate Box Co. Inc. in Paterson after a worker was crushed in a die cutting machine. OSHA is proposing more than 40,000 in penalties for violations related to the May 2014 investigation of the incident. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141117/NJBIZ01/141119800&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141117/NJBIZ01/311149999&source=RSS Revenues are down, but hopes are still up State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a major online gaming proponent in the state Legislature, says the industry's first year in New Jersey has been a &#8220great success&#8221 &#8212 from a regulatory standpoint. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141117/NJBIZ01/311149999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141114/NJBIZ01/141119823&source=RSS Christie chief of staff O'Dowd to leave for Cooper executive role Cooper University Health Care announced Friday that Kevin O'Dowd, Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff, will leave his post within the administration to become its senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141114/NJBIZ01/141119823&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141114/NJBIZ01/141119825&source=RSS Will Jersey City's Fulop run for governor? Video It&#8217s the question everyone who&#8217s familiar with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop wants to know the answer to Has he considered running for governor of New Jersey? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141114/NJBIZ01/141119825&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141113/NJBIZ01/141119863&source=RSS Moody's upgrades Jersey City bond rating Citing improvements in the city's finances, Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it had raised Jersey City's bond rating one notch, from A2 to A1 with a &#8220stable&#8221 outlook. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141113/NJBIZ01/141119863&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141112/NJBIZ01/141119894&source=RSS 2nd A.C. summit's recommendations include emergency manager, partnerships, tax reforms Back in September, when Gov. Chris Christie hosted a closed-door summit on Atlantic City's future with various government and business leaders, he promised it wouldn't be the last. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141112/NJBIZ01/141119894&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141112/NJBIZ01/141119913&source=RSS New Jersey gains 4,700 private-sector jobs in October, ADP says New Jersey added more than 4,700 private sector jobs in October, according to the latest report from payroll and human resources company ADP. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141112/NJBIZ01/141119913&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141111/NJBIZ01/141119937&source=RSS N.J. city rated the worst place in the nation for veterans to live In honor of Veterans Day, the personal finance site WalletHub has put together a list of the worst cities for veterans, and whether or not surprising, a New Jersey city has topped the list this year. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141111/NJBIZ01/141119937&source=RSS