NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2014 NJBIZ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:50:55 EST Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:50:55 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140917/NJBIZ01/140919771&source=RSS EO13 roundtable Lauren Moore, Ted Zangari and Jon Whiten discuss and debate the Economic Opportunity Act's first year This week, NJBIZ talked to Economic Development Authority President Tim Lizura about the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013's hits and misses in its first year of implementation since being signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie last September. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140917/NJBIZ01/140919771&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140915/NJBIZ01/309129993&source=RSS Lots of action in A.C Sorting out winners and losers Atlantic City-watchers couldn't be blamed if their heads were spinning like a roulette wheel after a plethora of news both good and bad. In case you missed any of the fun, never fear &#8212 NJBIZ will catch you up on everything going on, and what it means for the South Jersey resort city. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140915/NJBIZ01/309129993&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140915/NJBIZ01/309129996&source=RSS Lizura talks hits and misses on first anniversary of E013 Economic Development Authority President Tim Lizura can still rattle off the stats Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140915/NJBIZ01/309129996&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140915/NJBIZ01/309129998&source=RSS QA Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson #8212 'I believe Trenton can be a great city' Standing outside of Trenton City Hall on a Thursday afternoon, new Mayor Eric Jackson has a bit of a local celebrity following. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:11:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140915/NJBIZ01/309129998&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140912/NJBIZ01/140919873&source=RSS Through conditional veto, Christie seeks to expand non-gaming incentives in Atlantic City Through a conditional veto on a supplemental bill to the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, Gov. Chris Christie proposed the expansion of incentive offerings for non-gaming projects in Atlantic City. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140912/NJBIZ01/140919873&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140912/NJBIZ01/140919879&source=RSS 5.5M in ACA grants will bolster N.J. health centers, help them add jobs The federal government today announced 5. 5 million in grants under the Affordable Care Act to enable the 20 New Jersey health centers that care for low- and moderate-income residents to increase their patient load and create nearly 80 new jobs. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140912/NJBIZ01/140919879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919918&source=RSS Englewood condiment maker's Ala. subsidiary is cited by OSHA A unit of Englewood-based condiment producer Supreme Oil Company was cited by the U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 14 violations, with a recommended penalty of 234,960. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919918&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919920&source=RSS Christie vetoes latest suspension of affordable-housing fee on commercial projects The epic battle over New Jersey's affordable housing policy took a new twist this week, when Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill to again suspend a 2. 5 percent fee on commercial projects that is used to fund low- and moderate-income residential units. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919920&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919927&source=RSS EDA approves more than 98 million in incentives for 8 projects More than 98 million in Grow NJ and Economic Redevelopment and Growth incentives &#8212 including one for 39. 8 million &#8212 was approved for eight projects Thursday by the Economic Development Authority at its monthly board meeting in Trenton. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919927&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919929&source=RSS Guess who leads the way in special interest group spending in N.J.? The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission released Wednesday an analysis of the top 25 special interest groups that have donated more than 311 million in the last 15 years on campaign contributions, lobbying and independent spending. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919929&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919956&source=RSS Revel gets 90 million offer from Florida developer A Florida developer has offered 90 million to buy Revel Casino Hotel, the failed 2. 4 billion megaresort in Atlantic City that closed last week after failing to ever turn a profit. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140911/NJBIZ01/140919956&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919959&source=RSS Lesniak bill would 'shore up' AG's sports betting directive State Sen. Raymond Lesniak D-Union, a longtime proponent of bringing sports wagering to New Jersey, plans on introducing a bill next week that would &#8220explicitly abolish&#8221 any language in the state law that prohibits bets on sports. He hopes that will reinforce the directive issued Monday by acting state Attorney General John Hoffman. . . Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919959&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919964&source=RSS Updated Standard Poor's downgrades N.J. credit rating for second time this year Editor's Note This report was updated at 330 p. m. with comments from a state Department of Treasury spokesman. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919964&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919982&source=RSS N.J.'s health insurers prepare for second year of Obamacare shopping New Jerseyans were looking for bargains and lots of choices when they shopped for 2014 health insurance plans on the HealthCare. gov online exchange. Now, health insurers are gearing up to meet those consumer demands when open enrollment begins Nov. 15 for 2015, the second year Americans will buy government-subsidized health plans under the. . . Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919982&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919985&source=RSS N.J. employment grew by 3,150 in August, ADP says New Jersey added 3,150 private sector jobs in August, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report released Wednesday. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140910/NJBIZ01/140919985&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909758&source=RSS 141M residential tower planned for Jersey City waterfront developer seeking tax abatement A developer is proposing to build a 141 million, 44-story residential tower in the Liberty Harbor North section of Jersey City's waterfront, according to filings with city officials. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909758&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909759&source=RSS N.J. organizations get 859,000 in OSHA grant money The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday awarded six New Jersey organizations nearly 859,000 in grants as part of a 10. 7 million award through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909759&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909764&source=RSS Christie stays mum on sports betting details After years of failed attempts, both at the federal and state levels, proponents of sports wagering in New Jersey received a huge boost Monday after Gov. Chris Christie's administration announced that the governor had issued a &#8220combined statewide directive&#8221 along with the acting state attorney general that would allow casinos and. . . Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909764&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909766&source=RSS Trump Entertainment Resorts files for bankruptcy Taj Mahal could close in November Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy Tuesday, and its struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City is expected to close in mid-November if it does not get its financial house in order. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140909/NJBIZ01/140909766&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140908/NJBIZ01/140909779&source=RSS Christie hosts Atlantic City summit 'We have work to do' From a conference room at the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with a window view of the Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino rumored to potentially be the fifth to close this year, Gov. Chris Christie hosted a summit Monday on the city's future with state and local government and business leaders. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140908/NJBIZ01/140909779&source=RSS