NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:41:49 EST Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:41:49 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160630/NJBIZ01/160639985&source=RSS Poll Christie continues to struggle among N.J. voters, but Obama is up Gov. Chris Christie continues to struggle for approval among registered New Jersey voters, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll released Thursday. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, is experiencing a slight resurgence in support. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:01:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160630/NJBIZ01/160639985&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160630/INDINSIGHTS/160639988&source=RSS Would your private contracts survive N.J. Supreme Court review? Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court released two opinions that should alarm New Jersey&#8217s business community. In both cases, the high court refused to honor private contracts because they felt the terms were unfair. The opinion in each of these cases is disappointing, but when viewed together, they suggest our court system has developed a. . . Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160630/INDINSIGHTS/160639988&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160629/NJBIZ01/160629750&source=RSS Clinton leads Trump in poll of N.J. voters, but independent candidate dents her lead Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump among New Jersey voters in the latest PublicMind presidential election poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University, but Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson cuts into her lead, according to results published Wednesday. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160629/NJBIZ01/160629750&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160628/NJBIZ01/160629771&source=RSS Christie, Prieto cut a deal to raise gas tax, lower sales tax An 11th-hour, somewhat watered down Transportation Trust Fund plan was approved by the full Assembly on Monday night after Gov. Chris Christie and Speaker Vincent Prieto D-Secaucus struck a deal. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160628/NJBIZ01/160629771&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160627/NJBIZ01/306279995&source=RSS A GUIDING HAND McManus Estate planning is increasingly complex John McManus has spent more than 25 years as a guiding hand for high net worth families and individuals, but it was an experience with his own family that helped shape his career. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160627/NJBIZ01/306279995&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160627/NJBIZ01/306279997&source=RSS TAXES 101 In New Jersey, it's not as easy as 1-2-3 If you're successful or fortunate enough to find yourself living in the Garden State, you'll quickly learn that our erstwhile tourism slogan &#8212 &#8220New Jersey and You Perfect Together&#8221 &#8212 does not quite apply when it comes to taxes. Here's a primer. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160627/NJBIZ01/306279997&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629850&source=RSS State Senate confirms Consumer Affairs director The state Senate has confirmed Steve Lee as director of the state Division of Consumer Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General announced Thursday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629850&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629858&source=RSS 15 minimum wage bill heads to Christie's desk The Senate voted Thursday to approve a bill that calls for a gradual increase of New Jersey&#8217s minimum wage to 15 per hour over the next five years. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629858&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160621/NJBIZ01/160629941&source=RSS Philadelphia Fed finds mixed picture of nonmanufacturing activity Nonmanufacturing business activity was relatively flat over the past month in the region that includes South Jersey. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160621/NJBIZ01/160629941&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160621/NJBIZ01/160629942&source=RSS More N.J. executives expect state economy to improve, survey finds Some 46 percent of Garden State executives think the state's economy will improve in the next year, according to the annual spring business climate survey released Tuesday by CohnReznick and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160621/NJBIZ01/160629942&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160621/NJBIZ01/160629953&source=RSS After robust debate, out-of-network bill gets OK from Assembly committee Legislators and stakeholders agree greater transparency about health plans is needed, but no one agrees on how to avoid the surprise bills that come from out-of-network providers. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160621/NJBIZ01/160629953&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160620/NJBIZ01/160629965&source=RSS Bergen's request for new hospital manager draws unexpected coalition Bergen County is looking for a new manager for Bergen Regional Medical Center, and one possibility is a coalition of unexpected allies. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160620/NJBIZ01/160629965&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160620/NJBIZ01/160629973&source=RSS Christie names N.J.'s first chief tech officer In a true sign of the times, Gov. Chris Christie established the position of chief technology officer Monday and appointed David Weinstein to the new role. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160620/NJBIZ01/160629973&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619852&source=RSS Revised out-of-network legislation going before Assembly panel on Monday An Assembly committee is set to review a new version of legislation about surprise health care bills Monday. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619852&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619856&source=RSS Christie picks Lowenstein Sandler lawyer as attorney general Gov. Chris Christie has nominated his former chief counsel as state attorney general, the Office of the Governor announced Thursday. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619856&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619861&source=RSS N.J. loses 6,800 jobs in May, but lost fewer than feared in April New Jersey's employment level fell again in May, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which blamed the drop on a since-resolved labor dispute involving 5,000 Verizon workers. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619861&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619867&source=RSS South Jersey manufacturing outlook sees optimism despite some bad news It was good news and bad news for the manufacturing outlook in the region that includes South Jersey, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160616/NJBIZ01/160619867&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160615/NJBIZ01/160619894&source=RSS 33.6M incentive for Trenton company to stay in N.J. 1 of 7 approved by EDA The Hibbert Company, a Trenton-based printing and marketing campaign management firm, was approved Tuesday for a 10-year, 33. 6 million Grow New Jersey award from the Economic Development Authority in hopes that it will renovate its over 100-year old facility in the state's capital. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160615/NJBIZ01/160619894&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160614/NJBIZ01/160619914&source=RSS Christie, Sweeney join Izzo as PSEG breaks ground on Woodbridge power plant Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney joined Public Service Enterprise Group Chairman and CEO Ralph Izzo on Tuesday in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge for a groundbreaking on the utility company's planned 540-megawatt duel fuel power plant there. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160614/NJBIZ01/160619914&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160614/NJBIZ01/160619917&source=RSS MWWPR adds former N.J. chamber official Public relations agency MWWPR has named a former New Jersey Chamber of Commerce official as a public affairs director, it announced Tuesday. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160614/NJBIZ01/160619917&source=RSS