NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:21:29 EST Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:21:29 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719871&source=RSS State to add 6 medicinal marijuana dispensaries The state is doubling the number of medicinal marijuana dispensaries to meet a growing demand of the state's medical marijuana program. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719871&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719878&source=RSS Meadowlands plant Business bullish, others cry foul The battle lines are drawn on a proposal to place a gas-fired power plant in the Meadowlands. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719878&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719881&source=RSS Rating agencies mull impact of 2019 budget As the ink dries on Gov. Phil Murphy&#8217s first signed state budget, it will bear watching how New Jersey&#8217s credit ratings &#8211 currently the second worst in the U. S. &#8211 will fare. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719881&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719883&source=RSS Mercer officials look to boost women, minority, vet-owned businesses Mercer County officials are moving ahead with plans to reserve a set amount of contracts to be filled by small business run by women, minorities and veterans, which advocates say will help small businesses and create more jobs. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180716/NJBIZ01/180719883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180713/NJBIZ01/180719909&source=RSS #8220No-poach#8221 policies ending for 7 fast food chains Seven fast food chains have agreed to end policies prohibiting workers from seeking jobs with another franchise, called &#8220no-poach&#8221 policies, under threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:39:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180713/NJBIZ01/180719909&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180713/NJBIZ01/180719911&source=RSS Elnahal eyes marijuana treatment for opioid addiction The state health commissioner is looking at the idea of expanding the state's medical marijuana program to include opioid addiction as a qualifying condition. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180713/NJBIZ01/180719911&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180712/NJBIZ01/180719938&source=RSS Health care task force recommends ways to lower costs for public employees New Jersey Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio released the state's Health Benefits and Quality Task Force's recommendations to lower the cost of health care for the state's public employees. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180712/NJBIZ01/180719938&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180712/NJBIZ01/180719945&source=RSS NJ extends deadline for insurers' ACA filings The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has extended by a week the deadline for health insurers to file 2019 Obamacare premiums, to July 18. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180712/NJBIZ01/180719945&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180711/NJBIZ01/180719959&source=RSS Newark council approves Amazon incentives Newark has formalized 1 billion in payroll tax exemptions aimed at attracting Amazon's second headquarters to the city. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180711/NJBIZ01/180719959&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180710/NJBIZ01/180719986&source=RSS Change in funding formulas key to Gateway's future, US reps say If New Jersey and New York want to get their Gateway tunnel project, they are going to have to make a deal to get funding. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180710/NJBIZ01/180719986&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709852&source=RSS Grewal seeks fast-food company records on no-poach pacts New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and 10 attorneys general from other states have called on eight fast-food franchisors to provide information on their use of no-poach agreements restricting workers' ability to seek a job with another franchise. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709852&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709862&source=RSS Bracken sees merit in creating economic master plan With the 2019 budget negotiations in the rearview mirror, now might be the best time to reassess the direction of the state's economy in the form of an economic master plan. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709862&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709887&source=RSS Public-private partnerships Redevelopment's not-so-secret weapon Redevelopment officials tout public-private partnerships as a means of helping cities such as New Brunswick and Atlantic City battle urban blight. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709887&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709888&source=RSS Budget now in tow, here cometh taxman Newly instituted combined reporting requirements for corporations and new taxes on C-corporations and individuals earnings more than 5 million are matters in New Jersey&#8217s fiscal 2019 budget that beg close heed, tax attorneys caution. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709888&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709903&source=RSS Battered and bloodied, NJ Dems look to future after budget battle There's an old saying about Garden State politics New Jersey has three parties &#8211 the Republicans, the Democrats and the Democrats. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180709/NJBIZ01/180709903&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180705/NJBIZ01/180709919&source=RSS NJ film business 'going to explode,' insiders predict The newly signed Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act enacted means dozens of film and digital media companies can take advantage of new tax credits to set up shop in the state. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180705/NJBIZ01/180709919&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180705/NJBIZ01/180709924&source=RSS Villa Marie Claire receives 3M for palliative care study Villa Marie Claire hospice, a palliative care facility operated by Holy Name Medical Center, received a 3 million appropriation from the state to continue its work to create an end-of-life care model for the state. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:36:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180705/NJBIZ01/180709924&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180703/NJBIZ01/180709938&source=RSS New Jersey to offer millions in tax credits to draw in TV, film producers Gov. Phil Murphy signed a much-anticipated bill that would provide upward of 85 million in film tax credits a year, in an effort to bolster the state's film industry. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180703/NJBIZ01/180709938&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180703/NJBIZ01/180709944&source=RSS New Jersey to establish 5M grant for local media Gov. Phil Murphy soon is expected to sign a bill to create a fund to help bolster local media, amidst an era of nationwide declining news coverage and shrinking local journalism. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180703/NJBIZ01/180709944&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180703/NJBIZ01/180709947&source=RSS Labor Department Wages increase in 14 of 15 largest counties New Jersey saw wages increase in 14 of its 15 largest counties between the fourth quarter of 2016 and the fourth quarter of 2017, the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report released Tuesday Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180703/NJBIZ01/180709947&source=RSS