NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:43:26 EST Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:43:26 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180420/NJBIZ01/180429985&source=RSS Murphy appoints new diversity chief Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Hester Agudosi, the current director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Public Contract Assistance at the state&#8217s Department of Environmental Protection, as the state&#8217s chief diversity officer. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180420/NJBIZ01/180429985&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180420/NJBIZ01/180429986&source=RSS Murphy signs legislation banning oil and gas exploration off NJ coast Gov. Phil Murphy signed bipartisan legislation Friday banning offshore oil and gas exploration and production off New Jersey's ocean waters. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180420/NJBIZ01/180429986&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419792&source=RSS Brown resigns as Choose New Jersey CEO Michele Brown will step down as president and CEO of Choose New Jersey, a non-profit that works to bring business and investments into the state. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419792&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419799&source=RSS Poll Support for legalizing marijuana grows A recent Monmouth University Poll shows support for legalizing marijuana grew by 11 percent since 2014, with 59 percent of New Jersey residents now supporting it. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419799&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419803&source=RSS Congress awards NJ 13M for opioid crisis The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded New Jersey with 13 million to combat the opioid crisis. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419803&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419804&source=RSS Murphy fires back in war of words with Texas governor Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Greg Abbott of Texas are playing a serious game of Texas Hold'em, with the stakes being local businesses. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180419/NJBIZ01/180419804&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180418/NJBIZ01/180419821&source=RSS Senate gets new booze bills Two alcohol-related bills, one from each side of the aisle, were introduced to the New Jersey Senate this week. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180418/NJBIZ01/180419821&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180418/NJBIZ01/180419824&source=RSS Murphy details plans to make college more affordable Gov. Phil Murphy outlined his goals to make college more affordable Wednesday at a roundtable discussion at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180418/NJBIZ01/180419824&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419843&source=RSS FDA Commissioner, Gottheimer meet on ways to help biopharma industry Cutting red tape on drug approvals and making the elimination of the medical-device tax permanent were discussed during a meeting of U. S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, U. S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D &#8211 5th District and health care industry executives. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419843&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419844&source=RSS Murphy removes Byrne from state pension board Gov. Phil Murphy has removed Tom Byrne from his position on the State Investment Council, which he had held since 2010. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419844&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419848&source=RSS Poll Voters favor Dems over GOP House candidates A recent Monmouth University Poll finds New Jersey voters would favor Democratic candidates over Republican candidates in their House of Representatives race by a margin of 19 percent. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419848&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419853&source=RSS Cumberland County Improvement Authority endorses tracts for Opportunity Zones The Cumberland County Improvement Authority has endorsed the designation by the U. S. Department of the Treasury and Gov. Phil Murphy of qualified census tracts in Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton for inclusion in the new Opportunity Zones program. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419853&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419854&source=RSS Murphy reappoints judges, announces other nominees Gov. Phil Murphy has filed nominations to reappoint Superior Court Judges Keith Bachmann, Christine Farrington and Terry Bottinelli. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:01:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180417/NJBIZ01/180419854&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180416/NJBIZ01/180419865&source=RSS Affordable housing opens in Woodbridge The first of a three-phase affordable housing project to replace an aging public housing complex has opened in Woodbridge. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180416/NJBIZ01/180419865&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180416/NJBIZ01/180419883&source=RSS RESOURCEFUL Going green in New Jersey is getting a bit easier, thanks to a range of public and private programs offering economic help and other incentives. Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180416/NJBIZ01/180419883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419908&source=RSS Plastics manufacturer cited for safety failures, faces proposed penalties of 435K The U. S. Department of Labor&#8217s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited New Jersey plastics manufacturer Douglas Stephen Plastics Inc. for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at its Paterson facility and proposed penalties of 435,679. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419908&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419909&source=RSS State Senate passes controversial paid sick leave bill The New Jersey Senate passed the controversial earned sick leave bill along party lines. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419909&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419914&source=RSS State Legislature introduces angioplasty bills The state Senate and Assembly have introduced legislation to make it easier for independent hospitals to perform elective angioplasties on patients with heart disease and at high risk for a heart attack. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419914&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419924&source=RSS Hotline set up for Houlihan's workers owed back wages The U. S. Department of Labor has established a hotline for the 1,471 current and former Houlihan&#8217s employees throughout New Jersey and New York to help them recover back wages and liquidated damages entitled to them by an agreement signed by the owner of 17 Houlihan&#8217s locations. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180413/NJBIZ01/180419924&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180412/NJBIZ01/180419927&source=RSS Murphy to get Assembly-approved film TV incentives legislation Gov. Phil Murphy soon should receive a newly passed bill that once signed would restore tax-credit incentives to New Jersey-based film, television and digital productions. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180412/NJBIZ01/180419927&source=RSS