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NJ wants to use Volkswagen settlement money for electric vehicle program

Top state environmental officials plan to push for wider use of electric vehicles as a result of the $72.2 million it received from a federal...

State settles with Aetna over privacy violations

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced New Jersey has entered into a settlement agreement with Aetna Inc. to resolve allegations the company...

Audit done, Murphy vows NJ Transit complaints won't 'go into black hole'

Gov. Phil Murphy vowed Tuesday to improve the reliability of New Jersey Transit’s train and bus schedules after getting the results of a system...

Sweeney: 12 percent marijuana tax 'as high as I'll ever go'

The Legislature's top Democrats are standing by a new proposed rate of 12 percent on recreational marijuana, potentially dragging talks on a bill for...

NJ ranks 48th among states for fiscal health, report finds

New Jersey is the third-least financially healthy state in the U.S., according to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center rankings, released...

Legislative Dems to discuss marijuana bill this morning

The entire Senate and Assembly Democratic caucus are scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday morning aimed at ironing out the text of a marijuana bill...

premium content From tax cut to tax caught: How 2 NJ food industries are feeling effects of tariffs

When looking at the Trump administration's imposition of tariffs on U.S. trading partners, the focus instantly turns to the manufacturing sectors.

premium content Hemp farming looms as budding NJ industry

Nestled in the hilly Skylands region of Sussex County, Michael Holub’s 5-acre farm in rural Lafayette Township has been relentlessly hounded by...

Murphy signs CBT 'clean-up' bill

On Thursday evening, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a controversial corporate business tax “clean-up bill,” acknowledging that the measure could...

NJ task force to study effects of automation on state economy

The Murphy administration plans to explore how New Jersey can mitigate the effects automation might have on the state’s economy and workforce...

Phased-in marijuana tax still an option, Scutari says

The option to phase in a marijuana tax over the course of several years is not off the table, according to Sen. Nicholas Scutari.

NJ film industry ‘ready for its close-up’ thanks to tax credits, Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy showed off the set for NBC’s new spy drama in Cresskill on Friday, to drive home that the state’s film and TV tax credit...

Murphy: NJ Transit audit results likely in the coming week

The Murphy administration has set its sights for unveiling the much-anticipated New Jersey Transit audit “next Tuesday,” Gov. Phil Murphy...

NJ to tax online shopping

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law Thursday requiring out-of-state online sellers to collect sales tax.

Manufacturing Day awards honors to companies and individuals

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program gave awards to numerous companies Friday at the Marigold in Somerset as part of Manufacturing Day.

Pallone calls attention to legislation targeting opioid epidemic

At a press conference at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th District, highlighted bipartisan...

Murphy signs bill establishing Growth Zone around AC airport

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an amended bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses within a mile of the Atlantic City International Airport by...

NJ BPU set to move ahead with nuclear subsidy application process

The state’s public utilities board is set to begin the process for determining which nuclear power plants should receive ratepayer subsidies to...

Tech sector key to state's 'master plan,' Noveck says

Days after the Murphy administration laid out an economic “master plan” for New Jersey, Beth Noveck, the state's first chief innovation...

Brewers seek clarity after ABC rules suspended

Eight days after the Alcoholic Beverage Control released a special ruling regarding New Jersey’s limited license breweries, Tuesday’s...

Hugin: Food retail services 'backbone of our economy'

Community health and wellbeing is rooted in the nourishment it gets from the local grocery store, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin noted at the 45th annual Good Government Breakfast, hosted by The Food Council Committee for Good Government at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Wednesday morning.

Quinnipiac poll finds Menendez leads Hugin by 11 points; Kavanaugh opposed by 59 percent

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 53 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.

OSHA fines Medford lumber company $106K

DuBell Lumber Co. is looking at $106,432 in proposed penalties after being cited 18 times by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to health and safety hazards, the DOL announced Wednesday.

Poll: NJ support for Kavanaugh split among gender, party lines

New Jerseyans have been paying attention to confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in droves and more than half of the state’s voters think he should be denied confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll released Tuesday.

$15 minimum wage would boost state economy, NJPP report says

The increase of a minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023 could inject $3.9 billion in the state’s economy through a rise of the consumption power for over 1 million residents, according to a report by the advocacy group New Jersey Policy Perspective.

EPA to spend $332M to clean Bergen County superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investing $332 million to remove toxic waste from the Ventron/Velsicol superfund site in Bergen County.

Poll: US Senate Race between Menendez and Hugin 'up for grabs'

A Stockton University poll released Monday found the race for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey is a statistical dead heat, with incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez leading Republican challenger Bob Hugin by just two percentage points.

NJ to award $700K to small businesses via STEP program

New Jersey will have access to $700,000 worth of State Trade Expansion Program, or STEP, awards through the U.S. Small Business Administration, Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced.

Issues and answers: A chat with the governor

Murphy remains hopeful minimum wage hike, marijuana legalization can happen this year

premium content Some breweries feeling sting of new ABC rules

Village Idiot Brewery in Mount Holly has held a trivia night every Thursday for the last three years. Owner Vince Masciandaro estimates that 60 percent of his business on that day comes from patrons wanting to test their knowledge over beers.

premium content New tax law challenges nonprofits

Charities forced to brainstorm new fundraising approaches

Senate approves hike in jet fuel tax

The state Senate narrowly voted 21-17 to approve an increase to the jet fuel tax on airlines that fly in and out of Newark Liberty International Airport.

Gateway taps Ernst & Young as financial advisor

Trustees of Gateway Program Development Corp. on Friday named Ernst & Young as its financial advisor.

Port Authority approves incremental $19 wage for airport workers

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved phasing in an increase in the minimum wage to $19 for nearly 40,000 workers at its three airports, up from the current $10.45 hourly rate.

State DOH granted $10.9M for maternal home visiting program

The New Jersey Department of Health has been awarded $10,969,325 through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration announced Thursday.

Port Authority board to vote on wage hikes for airport workers

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to consider at its Thursday board meeting whether to phase in a $19 minimum wage for nearly 40,000 workers at its three airport hubs, up from the current $10.45 hourly rate.

State oversight helping restore AC's credit, Moody's says

Continued state oversight of Atlantic City’s finances is a “credit positive” for the seaside gambling town, Moody’s Investors Services said Wednesday.

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