NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:42:45 EST Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:42:45 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/NJBIZ01/160829949&source=RSS Trenton reflects on passing of longtime lobbyist Arthur Maurice Nichole LoPresti, senior vice president of government affairs and special events for the New Jersey Apartment Association, remembers meeting longtime Trenton lobbyist Arthur Maurice over a decade ago when she first started in the profession for the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/NJBIZ01/160829949&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/NJBIZ01/160829954&source=RSS Phila. Fed Nonmanufacturing activity in S. Jersey keeps expanding Nonmanufacturing activity in the region that includes South Jersey continued to expand steadily in August, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:48:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/NJBIZ01/160829954&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/NJBIZ01/160829957&source=RSS Oscar quitting N.J. health care marketplace in 2017 Oscar Health is withdrawing from the individual health insurance market in New Jersey for 2017, the third carrier to take such action in light of ongoing struggles with the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/NJBIZ01/160829957&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/INDINSIGHTS/160829962&source=RSS Urban Enterprise Zones need to continue Since its inception, the Urban Enterprise Zone program in Plainfield has been instrumental in contributing to the revitalization and redevelopment of the city. The benefits that have accrued to the city are too many to mention. If Plainfield and other urban municipalities lose its designation as a UEZ community at the end of the year, the negative. . . Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160823/INDINSIGHTS/160829962&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160822/NJBIZ01/160829985&source=RSS No end in sight for nonprofit hospital tax flap despite lawsuits The state's judicial branch is in the lead for resolving a debate over taxes for hospitals operating, in part, as for-profit despite their nonprofit status. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160822/NJBIZ01/160829985&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160819/NJBIZ01/160819784&source=RSS N.J. lost 4,700 jobs last month, with unemployment up to 5.2 percent New Jersey lost a total of 4,700 nonfarm jobs in July, according to a report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160819/NJBIZ01/160819784&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160818/NJBIZ01/160819807&source=RSS Christie issues executive order to use general funds for road projects amid TTF stalemate With the state's Transportation Trust Fund just days away from exhausting all of its available funds, Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order Wednesday allowing the state treasurer to dip into the general fund to help pay for necessary road projects. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160818/NJBIZ01/160819807&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160818/NJBIZ01/160819811&source=RSS South Jersey-area manufacturing shows gains in latest Fed survey Manufacturing showed a modest improvement in August for the region that includes South Jersey, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160818/NJBIZ01/160819811&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160816/NJBIZ01/160819849&source=RSS Thomas Edison State University selected to participate in EQUIP program Thomas Edison State University has been selected by the U. S. Department of Education for a new pilot program intended for students to use federal financial aid to cover the cost of alternative credit options. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160816/NJBIZ01/160819849&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160815/NJBIZ01/160819915&source=RSS Big bucks in play in No. Jersey casino fight Both sides gearing up for costly media campaigns It's officially election season in New Jersey and chances are that, unless you've managed to avoid your television, radio or computer recently, you've seen or heard at least one or two political ads gearing up for this November's presidential election. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160815/NJBIZ01/160819915&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160812/NJBIZ01/160819906&source=RSS State is ready, willing and eager to help grow minority businesses As the lieutenant governor and secretary of state of New Jersey, I could not be more proud to call one of the most diverse states in our nation my home. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160812/NJBIZ01/160819906&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160812/NJBIZ01/160819920&source=RSS Honeywell selling government contracting unit for 300M Honeywell announced Friday that it is selling a subsidiary to engineering and construction company KBR Inc. for 300 million. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160812/NJBIZ01/160819920&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160810/NJBIZ01/160819987&source=RSS New Jersey added 2,700 jobs in July, ADP says New Jersey gained 2,700 private sector jobs in July, according to the latest ADP Regional Employment Report. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160810/NJBIZ01/160819987&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160809/NJBIZ01/160809781&source=RSS Allergan plans new U.S. HQ in Madison with 58M in EDA incentives Allergan Sales, the U. S. subsidiary of Dublin-based global pharmaceutical giant Allergan plc, will use over 58 million in state incentives to consolidate its current New Jersey-based operations and develop a new U. S. headquarters in Madison. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160809/NJBIZ01/160809781&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160805/NJBIZ01/160809848&source=RSS 'Gold medal' jobs report for July, iCIMS economist says This being the first Friday of the month, many economists are awaiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics' job report for the month of July. Among them is Josh Wright, chief economist at iCIMS, who said he dedicates this morning every month to analyze the report. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160805/NJBIZ01/160809848&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160804/NJBIZ01/160809879&source=RSS N.J. business leaders make pitch for immigration reform Leaders from several state business and policy organizations gathered Wednesday in Trenton at the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce to highlight the need for immigration reform and draw attention to the contributions of New Jersey's immigrant workforce. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160804/NJBIZ01/160809879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160804/DIVERSIFIED/308049993&source=RSS Here's why Hispanic businesses are growing faster than all others I am often asked why Hispanic businesses, especially with Latina owners, are growing at 10 times the rate of the general population. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160804/DIVERSIFIED/308049993&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160804/DIVERSIFIED/308049994&source=RSS State is ready, willing and eager to help grow minority businesses A s the lieutenant governor and secretary of state of New Jersey, I could not be more proud to call one of the most diverse states in our nation my home. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160804/DIVERSIFIED/308049994&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160803/NJBIZ01/160809904&source=RSS Fox makes appearance in federal court Former state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox made an appearance Wednesday in federal court in Newark to face a conspiracy charge related to his work as a lobbyist for United Airlines. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160803/NJBIZ01/160809904&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160803/NJBIZ01/160809914&source=RSS Government ratings No 5-star hospitals in N.J. New Jersey has zero five-star hospitals and only eight four-star ones, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160803/NJBIZ01/160809914&source=RSS