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Gov. Murphy establishes Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday establishing the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council.

State Senate to debate paid sick leave

The New Jersey Senate will debate a bill that would require private employers to grant accrued workers paid sick leave days.

Gov. Murphy notifies RGGI of New Jersey's commitment to rejoining compact

Gov. Phil Murphy has notified governors of states that belong to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of his administration’s commitment to...

Gottheimer, Sweeney, Sarlo talk tax-relief bill

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D – 5th District, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Paul Sarlo, D – Wood-Ridge,...

NJPP: $15 minimum wage would benefit 1 million-plus in state

A report released by New Jersey Policy Perspective indicates that raising the mandatory minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023 would benefit 1.2...

Bill would ban pension funds from investing in gun manufacturers

State Sen. Vin Gopal, D –11th District, plans to introduce a bill barring New Jersey public employee pension funds or annuities from investing...

NJ attorney general creates office to deal with opioid crisis

New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General has created the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator of Addiction Response and Enforcement...

Pallone touts $800K in grants for disease research

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th District, announced three research grants for Rutgers University totaling almost $800,000 to fund research into...

NJ joins other states in opposing national accreditor status for ACICS

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has moved to join a coalition of states in opposing an attempt by the Accrediting Council for Independent...

Murphy appoints former staffer under Obama as higher education secretary

Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed former White House staffer Zakiya Smith Ellis as secretary of higher education.

NJ Senate set to vote on UEZ program extension

A bill in the state Senate that will extend the expiration date for the Urban Enterprise Zones program by 10 years has moved out of committee and is...

Marijuana decriminalization bill introduced in Senate

A bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in small quantities.

NJ AG: End mandatory workplace harassment arbitration

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has signed on to a multistate letter to Congress today urging its leaders to pass a ban on mandatory...

EDA board votes to appoint Sullivan

Gov. Phil Murphy got his man when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board voted to approve Tim Sullivan as the organization's new CEO.

State GOP calls for more non-union oversight of police and fire pension plan

Assembly Republican leaders have introduced a bill that if passed would require the state’s Police and Firefighter Retirement System to appoint...

Prieto named president, CEO of NJ Sports and Exposition Authority

Vincent Prieto is resigning his seat in the New Jersey General Assembly to become president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Murphy unveils temporary NJ Transit relief

Gov. Phil Murphy today unveiled temporary measures to boost NJ Transit hiring, while also moving to add to its fleet inventory.

Murphy appoints Downes as EDA chairman

Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed New Jersey Resources CEO Laurence Downes as chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Rutgers to open exhibit of Frank Lautenberg papers

The Alexander Library at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will launch a public exhibit of the Frank Lautenberg Papers beginning Feb. 21.

EDA board votes to appoint Sullivan

Gov. Phil Murphy got his man when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board voted to approve Tim Sullivan as the organization’s new...

Bill to allow ERG bond financing nears vote

The state assembly is set to vote Thursday on a bill that would allow developers to issue bonds backed by commercial development grants from the Economic Development Authority.

Report: Online gambling in NJ generates $245.6 mil in '17

New Jersey’s online gambling industry generated $245.6 million in revenue in 2017, up 24.9 percent from the previous year’s $196.7 million, but the golden child of the industry was Golden Nugget, which reported $68.5 million in revenue, a 62.3 percent increase from 2016, according to a new study.

Murphy to headline Walk to Washington

Gov. Phil Murphy will headline the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s Walk to Washington, an annual event that gathers many of the state’s business leaders for a trip to the nation’s capital.

FDU Poll: Murphy already getting mixed reviews

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll has Gov. Phil Murphy starting his administration with an approval rating of 35 percent.

Setting the record straight on pipeline rights of way


Federal regulators recently approved the PennEast Pipeline to deliver clean, reliable and affordable natural gas to millions of families and businesses across the region. That approval — after more than three years of regulatory and scientific reviews — found PennEast Pipeline is in the public need and benefit, and can be constructed and operational with minimal environmental impacts.

NJDEP once again denies PennEast Pipeline application

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has once again denied the PennEast Pipeline Co. application to construct a 116-mile pipeline through New Jersey and Pennsylvania due to what it said was inadequate information regarding environmental compliance in building on freshwater wetlands.

Pallone calls for probe of cosmetic products he says contain asbestos

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th District, called on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the retailer Claire’s after reports the store’s cosmetic products may have been contaminated with tremolite asbestos, a known carcinogen.

Former Newark deputy mayor joins Rainone Coughlin Minchello LLC

Former Newark Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson has joined Rainone Coughlin Minchello LLC as of counsel, the law firm said.

New FDU marijuana poll highlights continued divisions

Proponents of legalizing recreation marijuana use said a newly released Fairleigh Dickinson University poll on the subject doesn’t provide conclusive evidence of public concerns.

Poll: Public cautiously optimistic for Murphy

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll finds Gov. Phil Murphy beginning his administration with an approval rating of 35 percent.

Murphy taps Sullivan to head EDA

Tim Sullivan has been selected to serve as chief executive office of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority by Gov. Phil Murphy.

EDA names first award winner under Garden State Growth Zones program

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved financial assistance to Passaic-based Vidal Travel through its small business support program, a part of its Garden State Growth Zones initiative.