NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:09:26 EST Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:09:26 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160923/NJBIZ01/160929888&source=RSS Christie names new commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Gov. Chris Christie has named the successor to former state Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Harold J. Wirths. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160923/NJBIZ01/160929888&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160921/NJBIZ01/160929957&source=RSS Rutgers Cancer Institute partners with University Hospital to expand care in Newark area Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey announced its partnership with University Hospital in Newark that results in an expansion of cancer services in Essex County. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160921/NJBIZ01/160929957&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160920/NJBIZ01/160929980&source=RSS Growth in S. Jersey nonmanufacturing activity slows Nonmanufacturing activity in the region that includes South Jersey continued to grow in September, but at a slightly softer pace, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:39:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160920/NJBIZ01/160929980&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160920/NJBIZ01/160929982&source=RSS Christie hits new low in latest Rutgers poll voters also oppose casino expansion As federal prosecutors continue to make their case against two of his former allies in connection with the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, Gov. Chris Christie has hit a new all-time ratings low with just 23 percent favorability among New Jersey voters in the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Monday. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160920/NJBIZ01/160929982&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160919/NJBIZ01/160919806&source=RSS Prosecutors Christie knew about GWB lane closures Federal prosecutors said Monday that Gov. Chris Christie knew about the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge allegedly orchestrated by members of his administration as they happened. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160919/NJBIZ01/160919806&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160919/NJBIZ01/160919819&source=RSS Video Footage of explosive device found near Elizabeth train station detonating while being examined Update Here is a video of an explosive device found near the Elizabeth train station detonating while it was being examined by a bomb robot early Monday morning. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160919/NJBIZ01/160919819&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160916/NJBIZ01/160919841&source=RSS Christie's treasurer nominee is approved by state Senate Gov. Chris Christie's nominee for New Jersey's treasurer was approved Thursday by the state Senate, according to a published report. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160916/NJBIZ01/160919841&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160916/NJBIZ01/160919859&source=RSS Construction underway on Newark high rise, NJPAC and developer say The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Philadelphia developer Dranoff Properties Inc. have begun construction on Newark's first new, upscale residential high rise in more than 50 years, they announced Friday. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160916/NJBIZ01/160919859&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160916/NJBIZ01/160919875&source=RSS Greater number of U.S. workforce is testing positive for illegal drugs More of the U. S. workforce is testing positive for drugs, according to lab tests at Quest Diagnostics. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160916/NJBIZ01/160919875&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160915/NJBIZ01/160919879&source=RSS State added 2,200 jobs in August, data show The state gained 2,200 nonfarm jobs in August, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 5. 3 percent. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160915/NJBIZ01/160919879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160915/NJBIZ01/160919884&source=RSS Christie signs medical marijuana bill, but PTSD sufferers still must wait on Health department Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to expand medical marijuana use to those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder Wednesday. But there is still one more hurdle. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:05:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160915/NJBIZ01/160919884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160915/NJBIZ01/160919887&source=RSS S. Jersey region's manufacturing conditions still improving Manufacturing conditions in the region that includes South Jersey continued their improvement in September, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160915/NJBIZ01/160919887&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160914/NJBIZ01/160919904&source=RSS MetLife Investments cuts ribbon on new global headquarters in Whippany With the help of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and a company-branded blimp flying overhead, MetLife Investments formally cut the ribbon Wednesday on its new 184,500-square-foot global headquarters in the Whippany section of Hanover Township. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160914/NJBIZ01/160919904&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160913/NJBIZ01/160919938&source=RSS Rehabilitation plan caps insurer Health Republic's reversal of fortune As a last resort, New Jersey's health insurance co-op is exiting the insurance marketplace for 2017 in anticipation of a negative balance, after just three years in the state. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160913/NJBIZ01/160919938&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160913/NJBIZ01/160919949&source=RSS Microenterprise business bill advanced by Assembly panel A bill that aims to offer greater assistance to the owners of microenterprises, businesses with five or fewer employees, was advanced earlier this month by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160913/NJBIZ01/160919949&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160912/NJBIZ01/160919969&source=RSS State wants insurer Health Republic put into rehabilitation program co-op's CEO out The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is asking the state's Chancery Court to put a health insurance co-op into rehabilitation. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160912/NJBIZ01/160919969&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160912/NJBIZ01/309129996&source=RSS Ending tax deal with Pennsylvania meets resistance New Jersey is poised to end a nearly 40-year-old reciprocal tax agreement with Pennsylvania that allows commuters to pay their home state&#8217s income tax rate rather than that of the state where they work. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160912/NJBIZ01/309129996&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160912/NJBIZ01/309129997&source=RSS Christie takes action, calls UEZ a 'failed experiment' Calling them a &#8220failed 30-year experiment,&#8221 Gov. Chris Christie recently conditionally vetoed a measure that would have extended the lifespan of the state's 32 Urban Enterprise Zones by another 10 years. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160912/NJBIZ01/309129997&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160909/NJBIZ01/160909801&source=RSS Advaxis ribbon-cutting brings out who's who of state, business officials Gov. Chris Christie and BioNJ's Debbie Hart joined immunotherapy company Advaxis for the ribbon-cutting of its new facility in Princeton on Friday. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160909/NJBIZ01/160909801&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160909/NJBIZ01/160909802&source=RSS British financial services firm's U.S. unit gets 30M EDA incentive to move to Jersey City Fidessa Corporation, the American wing of the Fidessa Group, a British financial software systems and service provider, received approval for a 10-year, 30. 6 million Grow New Jersey award Friday from the Economic Development Authority to relocate its operations from Manhattan to Jersey City. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160909/NJBIZ01/160909802&source=RSS