NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2014 NJBIZ Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:44:40 EST Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:44:40 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141223/NJBIZ01/141229947&source=RSS Updated In live interview, Christie touches on range of topics from Cuba to Atlantic City Editor's note This story was updated at 230 p. m. with video clips from the interview. Speaking with Steve Adubato in a sit-down interview aired live Monday night on NJTV, Gov. Chris Christie criticized President Barack Obama on his recently announced plans to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141223/NJBIZ01/141229947&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/141229965&source=RSS N.J. voters favor Clinton over Christie by double-digit margin, poll says According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads Gov. Chris Christie by a double-digit margin among registered New Jersey voters in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/141229965&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/141229973&source=RSS Lab-supply maker, contractor awarded Defense pacts A pair of New Jersey companies won contracts from the Department of Defense, it announced Friday. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/141229973&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/141229983&source=RSS Source Christie to keynote 2015 N.J. Chamber 'Walk to Washington' dinner According to a source close to the matter, Gov. Chris Christie will again deliver the keynote address at a congressional dinner hosted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce as part of its annual &#8220Walk to Washington&#8221 event on February 19. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/141229983&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/312229997&source=RSS The advocate As new head of NJBIA, Siekerka makes it a policy to push for businesses Michele Siekerka may have spent much of the past four years in the public sector with the state Department of Environmental Protection, but the private sector has always called her name. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/312229997&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/312229998&source=RSS The communicator Singleton is making his voice heard and his name known in Trenton When it comes to the debate over corporate incentives, Assemblyman Troy Singleton D-Mount Laurel gets personal. That's because, in his Burlington County district, he's seen it all. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141222/NJBIZ01/312229998&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141219/NJBIZ01/141219715&source=RSS Gibbons attorney returns to political world A director of a notable Newark-based law firm was appointed general counsel of the Senate Democratic Majority Office. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141219/NJBIZ01/141219715&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141219/NJBIZ01/141219716&source=RSS Policy, media, legal groups among those getting Fund for N.J. grants The trustees of The Fund for New Jersey awarded 655,000 in grants to various nonprofit organizations at their quarterly board meeting for December 2014. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141219/NJBIZ01/141219716&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141219/NJBIZ01/141219733&source=RSS Bill to replenish UEZ funding heads to Christie's desk Under a bill passed by both the Assembly and Senate on Thursday, a dedicated 30 percent of reduced sales tax revenues generated by businesses within the state's Urban Enterprise Zones will stay in those areas and be deposited to Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund accounts. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141219/NJBIZ01/141219733&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141218/NJBIZ01/141219754&source=RSS Manufacturers group blasts 'Buy American' bill as bad for U.S. business The Association of Equipment Manufacturers &#8212 a national trade association for more than 900 manufacturers of equipment for industries such as agriculture, construction, mining and utilities &#8212 released a statement Thursday against the approval of Senate Bill 1811, currently before New Jersey Legislature. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141218/NJBIZ01/141219754&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141218/NJBIZ01/141219763&source=RSS S. Jersey manufacturers see growth ahead, but health care costs remain a concern Manufacturing activity continues to grow, and firms remain optimistic for the next six months, according to December's monthly Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which includes southern New Jersey. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141218/NJBIZ01/141219763&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141218/NJBIZ01/141219764&source=RSS New Jersey unemployment rate shrinks as state gains jobs in November It was good news on the jobs front for New Jersey in November, as total employment grew and the state's unemployment rate fell, according to preliminary date from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141218/NJBIZ01/141219764&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141217/NJBIZ01/141219779&source=RSS Construction management firm, armed with Grow NJ award, opts for Newark's Gateway Center An architecture, engineering and construction management firm has signed a long-term lease for more than 11,000 square feet of space at Newark's Two Gateway Center office building. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141217/NJBIZ01/141219779&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141216/NJBIZ01/141219815&source=RSS The growing gap between New Jersey and the national economy It&#8217s no secret that the closing of four of Atlantic City&#8217s casinos, and the potential closing of a fifth, has the potential to be a tremendous blow to the state&#8217s economy. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141216/NJBIZ01/141219815&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141216/NJBIZ01/141219816&source=RSS Union County sells Berkeley Heights hospital for 26M Union County announced Tuesday that it has finalized the 26 million cash sale of its Runnells Specialized Hospital, a skilled nursing facility in Berkeley Heights, to the Center Management Group of Flushing, New York. The county said the deal will save up to 52 million over the next five years and generate an estimated 500,000 in new property. . . Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141216/NJBIZ01/141219816&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141216/NJBIZ01/141219826&source=RSS Another small business survey, another dismal result for N.J. Too bad, New Jersey startups &#8212 according to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, this isn't exactly the kind of state you want to start a business in. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141216/NJBIZ01/141219826&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141215/INDINSIGHTS/141219869&source=RSS Lesniak Gaming in North Jersey will save Atlantic City Many believe that gaming in North Jersey will cannibalize Atlantic City. I disagree, and in fact, strongly believe that gaming in North Jersey will be critical to reposition the region's economy by recapturing the billions in gaming revenue that currently goes to other states. With two sites in North Jersey, we can stop the stream of buses that. . . Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:57:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141215/INDINSIGHTS/141219869&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141215/NJBIZ01/141219893&source=RSS Cooper Health awarded 40M in EDA's latest round Subaru's 117. 8 million incentive award for its Gateway District headquarters project was the main draw at last week's Economic Development Authority meeting in Trenton, but it wasn't the only high-profile, Camden-based project on the docket. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141215/NJBIZ01/141219893&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141215/NJBIZ01/141219894&source=RSS EO13 Is Camden's growth hurting its suburbs? The Economic Opportunity Act, 2013&#8217s major corporate incentives overhaul, has been very good to Camden. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141215/NJBIZ01/141219894&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141212/NJBIZ01/141219883&source=RSS At NJBIA forum, legislative leaders spar over gas tax, sick leave All four of New Jersey's legislative leaders not only want to fix the state's depleted Transportation Trust Fund, they want to do so in a bipartisan manner. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20141212/NJBIZ01/141219883&source=RSS