NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:19:09 EST Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:19:09 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160211/NJBIZ01/160219938&source=RSS N.J. lost 18B in a decade due to outmigration, NJBIA report says The New Jersey Business Industry Association released a report Thursday indicating that the outmigration of some 2 million New Jersey residents cost the state approximately 18 billion in net adjusted gross income in the years between 2004 and 2013. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160211/NJBIZ01/160219938&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160211/NJBIZ01/160219946&source=RSS Rutgers chosen by federal government for Young African Leaders program For the third year in a row, the U. S. State Department has selected Rutgers University to offer the Mandela Washington Fellowship program as part of President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160211/NJBIZ01/160219946&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160211/NJBIZ01/160219966&source=RSS Top 3 towns in each N.J. county with the highest average tax bill Ah, property taxes. A sensitive subject for many New Jersey residents grappling with high quarterly bills. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160211/NJBIZ01/160219966&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219963&source=RSS Update Christie suspends presidential campaign Gov. Chris Christie suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday following a poor performance in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:36:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219963&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219964&source=RSS N.J. business community reacts to end of Christie's presidential run Members of the state's business community were largely complimentary of Gov. Chris Christie and his presidential campaign Wednesday. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219964&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219978&source=RSS Newark chemical company cited by OSHA faces 72K in fines A Newark maker of flavor and fragrance products faces more than 72,000 in fines after an investigation by the U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219978&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219982&source=RSS NJBIA blasts 15 minimum wage proposal as 'direct hit' on small businesses New Jersey Business Industry Association CEO and President Michele Siekerka says proposals for a 15 minimum wage recently put forth by some New Jersey lawmakers &#8220will impact the state's economic climate and be a direct hit on New Jersey's small businesses. &#8221 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219982&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219983&source=RSS N.J. posts small January jobs gain, ADP says New Jersey added only 2,800 jobs in January, its lowest gain in three months, according to the latest report from payroll and human resources company ADP. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219983&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219990&source=RSS Christie campaign contemplating future after lackluster N.H. primary finish Gov. Chris Christie&#8217s presidential campaign appears to now be on life support following a sixth-place finish in Tuesday night&#8217s long-awaited New Hampshire primary. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160210/NJBIZ01/160219990&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160209/NJBIZ01/160209776&source=RSS Sweeney, Donald Norcross put forth state, federal 15 minimum wage plans Senate President Steve Sweeney and U. S. Rep. Donald Norcross each announced plans Tuesday during a news conference in Trenton to sponsor state and federal bills that aim to hike New Jersey's minimum wage to 15 per hour. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160209/NJBIZ01/160209776&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160209/NJBIZ01/160209778&source=RSS EDA approves 22M in incentives for two Jersey City projects The Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to approve more than 22 million in incentives for two projects based in Jersey City. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160209/NJBIZ01/160209778&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160209/NJBIZ01/160209787&source=RSS NJBIA Time to expand angel investor tax credit program The New Jersey Business Industry Association is calling on lawmakers to vote on legislation expanding eligibility under the state&#8217s angel investor tax credit program, which would allow for investments in the holding companies of qualified, &#8220emerging,&#8221 New Jersey-based tech businesses. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160209/NJBIZ01/160209787&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160208/NJBIZ01/160209803&source=RSS N.J. cities among best, worst places for Valentine's Day, study finds Love is in the air&#8230 Well, at least in one New Jersey city. Maybe not so much in another. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160208/NJBIZ01/160209803&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160208/NJBIZ01/160209810&source=RSS Survey N.J. employers less concerned about Obamacare According to the latest biannual survey released Monday by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Baker Tilly, Garden State employers are less concerned about the short-term and lingering effects of the Affordable Care Act. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160208/NJBIZ01/160209810&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160208/NJBIZ01/160209841&source=RSS Taxes top chamber's 2016 policy agenda Between last Novemberrsquos legislative election mdash and the lame duck session that followed it mdash and a sitting governor who is busy running for president, Trenton has had its fair share of quiet days in the past several months. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160208/NJBIZ01/160209841&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160204/NJBIZ01/160209864&source=RSS N.J.'s acting attorney general joining Rutgers' administration New Jersey's longtime acting attorney general, John J. Hoffman, is headed to the world of academia. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160204/NJBIZ01/160209864&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209897&source=RSS Democrats unveil plan for 15 minimum wage bill planned for Thursday Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman John Wisniewski announced Wednesday that they plan to introduce a bill that would raise New Jersey's minimum wage to 15 per hour. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209897&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209901&source=RSS Christie has ground to make up ahead of N.H. primary, tracking poll says According to the latest update from the UMass Lowell7News Tracking Poll of New Hampshire primary voters, Gov. Chris Christie is currently in sixth place among Republican candidates, with 6 percent support. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209901&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209907&source=RSS Update First PARCC test results are in. How does your district rate? Common Core has been controversial, to say the least. One argument suggests standardized evaluation is necessary to mark the abilities of large groups of students, while the other says it's akin to judging a fish's ability by asking it to climb a tree. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209907&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209914&source=RSS Nation's economy added 205K jobs in January, ADP says Midsized companies led the way as private sector employment grew by more than 200,000 jobs in January, according to Roseland-based ADP. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160203/NJBIZ01/160209914&source=RSS