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Grapevine: Prieto’s move on statewide paid sick leave not surprising

By August 8, 2014 10:15 AM

Last Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to act on the statewide paid sick leave bill later this fall. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Voorhees) and state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), had previously been sitting dormant for months. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Formula One stalls again, "ban-the-box" bill and more

By August 1, 2014 10:09 AM

For weeks, word had been that Gov. Chris Christie would look to package his calling for bail reform with the signing of the Opportunity to Compete Act, or “ban-the-box.” CONTINUE READING

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GRAPEVINE: Steindel resignation a 'surprise'?

By July 24, 2014 04:30 PM

Two weeks ago, when Bloomberg News first broke that Charles Steindel had resigned from his post as the chief economist for Gov. Chris Christie's administration, it was in a way, an unsurprising surprise. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: Revel’s name holds no cachet

By July 21, 2014 12:16 PM

Revel Casino Hotel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion toy, is in bankruptcy for a second time since opening in 2012 and its prospects don't look good. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: Revel’s name holds no cachet

By July 17, 2014 04:34 PM

Revel Casino Hotel, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion toy, is in bankruptcy for a second time since opening in 2012 and its prospects don’t look good. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: A casino in Jersey City? Makes sense, but not soon

By July 14, 2014 12:09 PM

Would Jersey City be the logical place for a North Jersey casino? Absolutely, said a source who deals regularly with the city. But, they warned, don't expect this to happen any time soon. CONTINUE READING

On budget, Democrats should think ahead

By July 3, 2014 12:44 PM

The budget stalemate in Trenton got a push and a shove last week, but it still lacks any certain direction. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Budget stalemate already a foregone conclusion — for now

By June 27, 2014 11:23 AM

In the last few weeks, legislative Democrats have spent a lot of their time and energy on crafting an alternative budget remedy to Gov. Chris Christie's plan to cut next year's scheduled $2.25 billion pension payment down to $681 million. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: Budget showdown in town

By June 23, 2014 08:57 AM

The state's budget, facing a projected $1.7 billion revenue shortfall, is a mess. On this, everyone agrees. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Roche 'winner' in for issues

By June 13, 2014 10:00 AM

Offers from developers interested in the sprawling Roche campus in Nutley and Clifton are due by the end of this week — and insiders expect interest to be strong. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: Good for the views, but bad for business?

By June 9, 2014 11:30 AM

Will LG Electronics USA end up getting the controversial, potentially scenic view-killing 143-foot-high headquarters along the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs that it so desires? CONTINUE READING

‘Ban-the-box’ could come as early as this week

By June 2, 2014 11:24 AM

Back in December, the Assembly Labor Committee voted to release the Opportunity to Compete Act, also known as “ban-the-box,” which seeks to limit employers from conducting criminal background checks on job applicants until after a conditional employment offer has been made. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: 'Feel-good initiatives' on the way?

By May 23, 2014 10:49 AM

May is always a budget month in Trenton, and this year in particular, it's not shaping up to be a very good one. Between the pension problem and the credit downgrades, there's not a lot of good news in the Garden State. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: 'Fireworks' over Camden? We're told it's coming soon

By May 16, 2014 12:30 PM

For months now, word has been circulating that a major project is on its way to Camden. CONTINUE READING

Grapevine: Jersey City making push to extend ferry service

By May 2, 2014 12:18 PM

The weekend ferry service from Jersey City to Lower Manhattan was supposed to be a temporary six-week project. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Bridgegate a no-show at Walk to Washington

By April 25, 2014 12:27 PM

“Who wants to talk about Bridgegate anymore?” That was the seemingly defeatist sentiment expressed by one attendee at last week's Walk to Washington event put on by the state Chamber of Commerce. CONTINUE READING

American Dream construction is one step closer to reality

By April 21, 2014 11:15 AM

Full-fledged construction at the American Dream Meadowlands site will start any day now, with cranes in the air, large crews on site and heavy equipment roaming the grounds. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Will paid sick leave end up at the ballot box?

By April 11, 2014 11:08 AM

Two Democratic lawmakers and a supportive coalition launched their campaign for statewide mandatory paid sick leave last week. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Anticipated revenue shortfall not as daunting as it sounds?

By April 4, 2014 12:10 PM

The big news out of Trenton last week after the first round of hearings on Gov. Chris Christie's $34.4 billion budget was that the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services projected a $526 million revenue shortfall through the end of fiscal year 2015. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Lesniak's bill a 'start'

By March 28, 2014 12:23 PM

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) saw the first part of his Economic Opportunity Act of 2014 come up on the Senate floor last week. CONTINUE READING

GRAPEVINE: Fulop, Christie reconnect over Pulaski Skyway closing

By March 21, 2014 12:18 PM

The dust-up between Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and the Christie administration didn't last long. In fact, the two sides have been cordial and productive together since Fulop publicly called out the governor for canceling meetings in what appeared to be political payback. CONTINUE READING

Poll Question of the Week:

If you could move out of New Jersey, would you?

State of the Union brings women's issues to the fore

By Meg Fry
January 23, 2015 01:55 PM

President Obama's State of the Union address did something smart, but not... CONTINUE READING

What business leaders can learn from Dr. King

By January 16, 2015 09:42 AM

As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Day this year, we find a landscape... CONTINUE READING

These millennials are the 1 percent … who trust advertising

By Brett Johnson
January 20, 2015 03:55 PM

It was probably during a “Rugrats” commercial break. Maybe between... CONTINUE READING

There are stressful jobs, and then there are stressful jobs. Which one is yours?

By Andrew Sheldon
January 13, 2015 10:56 AM

“A schlemiel is the fellow who climbs to the top of a ladder with a... CONTINUE READING

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Special Editions

New Jersey 350th Anniversary

By January 15, 2015 02:11 PM

For such a small state, New Jersey really does have something for everyone. From city sidewalks and urban hubs to rolling green hills and country trails, mountains, forests, farmland, historic villages and 130 miles of pristine beaches, there is never a lack of things to do in the Garden State. CONTINUE READING

Book of lists

By January 14, 2015 12:46 PM

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2014 Business of the Year Awards

By December 30, 2014 11:01 AM

Congratulations to the 2014 Business of the Year honorees! On Monday, December 8th nearly 300 individuals gathered to celebrate the honorees and Hall of Fame inductees. Click on the supplement to view the winners! CONTINUE READING

2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies Event Supplement

By November 24, 2014 01:37 PM

Congratulations to the 2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies! On Thursday, November 13th nearly 400 individuals gathered to celebrate 50 of the fastest growing companies in the state. Click on the supplement to see where each company fell on the list! CONTINUE READING


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