NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:59:08 EST Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:59:08 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180117/NJBIZ01/180119862&source=RSS Grocery shopping local just got easier Raking in over 1 billion per year, agriculture is New Jersey's third largest industry. New legislation signed this week allows counties to create promotional labels to propel the popularity of hyper-local agriculture products made right within their borders. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180117/NJBIZ01/180119862&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180117/NJBIZ01/180119867&source=RSS New law requires state health benefits programs to cover advanced breast cancer screenings Former Gov. Chris Christie signed S2793A4320 into law that requires the State Health Benefits Program and the School Employees Health Benefits Program to cover 3-D mammogram screening for breast cancer. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180117/NJBIZ01/180119867&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180116/NJBIZ01/180119880&source=RSS Murphy signs executive order ensuring equal pay for women In one of his first acts as governor, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies from asking job applicants about their past wage history, in an effort to create pay equity between men and women in the state of New Jersey. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180116/NJBIZ01/180119880&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180116/NJBIZ01/180119884&source=RSS Murphy sworn in, pledges 'stronger, fairer' NJ Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey's 56th governor, and he pledged to move the state past legacy issues inherited by his administration, push back against the policies of the Trump administration and promote economic diversity and equity. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180116/NJBIZ01/180119884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119900&source=RSS New Jersey sees slowest property tax rate growth in four years, according to study New Jersey residents got a rare bit of good news regarding their property taxes, which are ranked the highest in the nation average property tax rates rose by the smallest amount in four years in 2017 form 2016, up just 1. 6 percent to 8,690. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119900&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119901&source=RSS Murphy appoints Fiordaliso as president of the Board of Public Utilities Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced Monday the appointment of Joe Fiordaliso to president of the Board of Public Utilities. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119901&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119906&source=RSS Gov.-elect Murphy names Beale as adjutant general of New Jersey Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced the appointment of Col. Jemal J. Beale to lead the New Jersey National Guard and the state's Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs as adjutant general. Beale is the first minority to lead the New Jersey National Guard. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119906&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119912&source=RSS One of NJ's top Republicans outlines GOP strategy to reduce tax burdens One of the state&#8217s most powerful Republicans, Senator and Conference Leader Anthony Bucco 25th District, outlined GOP plans to lower the state&#8217s tax burden and stem the outward migration of retirees and millennials. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180115/NJBIZ01/180119912&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180112/NJBIZ01/180119928&source=RSS Bills to legalize marijuana reintroduced to NJ legislature Gov. -elect Phil Murphy received significant support this week for his goal to legalize marijuana within his first 100 days of office. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:13:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180112/NJBIZ01/180119928&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180112/NJBIZ01/180119935&source=RSS Murphy picks Asbury Park superintendent for education commissioner Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced Friday that Asbury Park Schools Superintendent Dr. Lamont Repollet will serve as commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Education for Murphy's administration. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180112/NJBIZ01/180119935&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180111/NJBIZ01/180119958&source=RSS Christie signs Amazon incentive bill Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed the legislation that would allow for Amazon to receive up to 5 billion in state incentives were it to develop its second headquarters in New Jersey. The bill, coupled with the city of Newark&#8217s HQ2 bid, would offer up to 7 billion in local and state incentives to the ecommerce giant. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180111/NJBIZ01/180119958&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180111/NJBIZ01/180119967&source=RSS Murphy names his communications team Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced Thursday his new communications team in the governor's office. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180111/NJBIZ01/180119967&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180110/NJBIZ01/180119989&source=RSS NJHA hires state DoH official for strategic initiatives planning The New Jersey Hospital Association has hired one of the top officials in the state&#8217s Department of Health, Victoria Brogan, as senior vice president of strategic initiatives. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180110/NJBIZ01/180119989&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180110/NJBIZ01/180119990&source=RSS Murphy nominates VA doctor to lead NJ Department of Health Gov. -elect Phil Murphy has nominated Dr. Shereef Elnahal as the commissioner of the state&#8217s department. If confirmed, he will be the first Muslim-American cabinet member in the state. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180110/NJBIZ01/180119990&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180110/NJBIZ01/180119999&source=RSS Murphy names senior leadership team Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced Tuesday the senior leadership team for the upcoming administration, naming a new deputy chief of staff and directors who will work at the Governors Office. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180110/NJBIZ01/180119999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180109/NJBIZ01/180109867&source=RSS Murphy nominates Asaro-Angelo as labor and workforce development commissioner Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced Tuesday the nomination of Robert Asaro-Angelo as labor commissioner. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180109/NJBIZ01/180109867&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180109/NJBIZ01/180109868&source=RSS Women- and minority-owned businesses get positive boost with new law Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Tuesday intending to expand the scope of small businesses owned by women and minorities by providing loans through the Economic Development Authority EDA. Under this law, direct EDA loans will be available to women- and minority- owned businesses in &#8220regional centers&#8221 around urban centers designated. . . Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180109/NJBIZ01/180109868&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180108/NJBIZ01/180109900&source=RSS Central Jersey car dealership pays bonuses to employees as a result of new tax reform law The new tax reform law is giving some benefits to New Jerseyans. The Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, a new and used car dealership in Flemington, is awarding each of its full-time employees a 500 bonus because of the recently passed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180108/NJBIZ01/180109900&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180106/NJBIZ01/180109910&source=RSS Murphy retains heads of agriculture and corrections Gov. -elect Phil Murphy announced on Friday he would appoint two cabinet members to remain in their positions for his administration. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180106/NJBIZ01/180109910&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180104/NJBIZ01/180109943&source=RSS AG Sessions appoints new interim US attorney for NJ Carpenito is co-chair of both New York-based Alston Bird LLP&#8217s Litigation and Trial Practice Group and Government and Internal Investigations Team. Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180104/NJBIZ01/180109943&source=RSS