NJBIZ - Government http://www.njbiz.com/section/government Government Government en-us Copyright 2017 NJBIZ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:34:36 EST Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:34:36 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170623/NJBIZ01/170629878&source=RSS Vitale posts bill targeting Horizon's designation as health services corp. State Sen. Joseph Vitale posted his much-anticipated bill Friday answering Gov. Chris Christie's call for legislation targeting the reserves of the state's largest insurer. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170623/NJBIZ01/170629878&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170623/NJBIZ01/170629880&source=RSS Christie signs executive order for more transparency in state agencies Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order late Friday in response to reports of a 15. 5 million fine against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield for problematic Medicaid claims processing. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170623/NJBIZ01/170629880&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170623/NJBIZ01/170629897&source=RSS N.J. health care industry reacts to Senate bill Statewide experts weighed in on the U. S. Senate's health care bill that was unveiled Thursday and its potential effects on New Jersey. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170623/NJBIZ01/170629897&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170622/NJBIZ01/170629934&source=RSS Legislation could jeopardize Horizon's BCBS brand, national association says The latest action by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to introduce legislation adding more state control over its largest insurer &#8212 whose reserves he has been eyeing since February &#8212 is threatening the very existence of the company. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170622/NJBIZ01/170629934&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170621/NJBIZ01/170629962&source=RSS CIS opens age-restricted housing project in Oakhurst Multifamily developer Community Investment Strategies was joined by local and state officials at its ribbon-cutting ceremony for Heritage Village at Oakhurst. The firm opened its affordable, age-restricted housing community last Friday in Ocean Township. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170621/NJBIZ01/170629962&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170620/NJBIZ01/170629983&source=RSS Phila. Fed reports continued growth in nonmanufacturing sector Nonmanufacturing business activity continued to grow in the region that includes South Jersey, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170620/NJBIZ01/170629983&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170620/NJBIZ01/170629984&source=RSS NJBIZ QA NJ Bankers' John McWeeney talks about rising interest rates For New Jersey Bankers CEO and President John McWeeney Jr. , the Federal Reserve&#8217s announcement that it is raising short-term interest rates is somewhat of a reason to be happy. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170620/NJBIZ01/170629984&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170620/NJBIZ01/170629999&source=RSS Airbnb bill heads to governor's desk to provide millions in tax revenues to municipalities A bill that would standardize taxes paid by those staying in short-term residential accommodations such as Airbnb was approved by the state Senate Monday and is heading to Gov. Chris Christie&#8217s desk. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:48:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170620/NJBIZ01/170629999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170619/NJBIZ01/170619850&source=RSS A name you may not know #8212 but you should Paramus-based fintech KOGER focuses on helping financial firms cope with regulations As a business, KOGER stands out in the banking and finance sector in various ways, but in no way is it more different from fellow travelers in the industry than its ability to say this with a heretical lack of sarcasm Regulations are the gift that keeps on giving. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170619/NJBIZ01/170619850&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170616/NJBIZ01/170619872&source=RSS Christie nominates Michele Brown to replace Mary O'Dowd on Horizon BCBSNJ board Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Michele Brown, the head of Choose New Jersey, to be the public member of the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey board of directors, the Office of the Governor announced Friday. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170616/NJBIZ01/170619872&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170616/NJBIZ01/170619883&source=RSS New Jersey employment slumps by more than 13,000 jobs New Jersey lost more than 13,000 jobs in May, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said this week. However, the unemployment rate held steady at 4. 1 percent, below the national rate of 4. 3 percent. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170616/NJBIZ01/170619883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170615/NJBIZ01/170619910&source=RSS Poll finds Murphy leads Guadagno among voters, while Christie sinks to a new low in approval Republicans may want to close their eyes and ignore the results of a recent political poll by Quinnipiac University. They aren&#8217t pretty for the GOP. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:11:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170615/NJBIZ01/170619910&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170614/NJBIZ01/170619949&source=RSS State's chief tech officer says smart devices need to get smarter to fight cybercrime Here's the deal with smart phones and smart devices They aren't very smart. At least, that's the take of Dave Weinstein, the chief technology officer for the state of New Jersey, a cabinet-level post under Gov. Chris Christie. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170614/NJBIZ01/170619949&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170614/NJBIZ01/170619944&source=RSS Poll 'Strong support' for funding women's health services The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute conducted a poll in partnership with Rutgers University in order to gauge the desire for women&#8217s health funding in the state. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170614/NJBIZ01/170619944&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170613/NJBIZ01/170619951&source=RSS Officials break ground on Terminal A project at Newark airport Gov. Chris Christie and officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey broke ground Tuesday on the Terminal A redevelopment project at Newark Liberty International Airport. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170613/NJBIZ01/170619951&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170613/NJBIZ01/170619956&source=RSS Group aims to give doctors a stronger voice in out-of-network debate A surgeon, a lobbyist and a politician walk into a room. That is hopefully going to be a more common occurrence, if the 2-month-old New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance has anything to say about it. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170613/NJBIZ01/170619956&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170612/NJBIZ01/170619980&source=RSS Bank of America exec Doherty to become chairman of state chamber Robert H. Doherty, state president for New Jersey at Bank of America, will be the new chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the organization said Monday. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170612/NJBIZ01/170619980&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170608/NJBIZ01/170609869&source=RSS At NRBP forum, execs and officials talk about the human side of development At the Insiders Forum of the Newark Regional Business Partnership, business leaders from Audible and Lotus Equity, to Rutgers Newark and the Newark Community Economic Development Corp. sat down to discuss the potential for a &#8220Live, Work, Learn, Spend and Play&#8221 environment in the Washington Park District. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170608/NJBIZ01/170609869&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170607/NJBIZ01/170609880&source=RSS N.J. adds most jobs in nearly a year, ADP reports New Jersey added 6,200 private-sector jobs in May, according to human resources and payroll company ADP. That was the best total in nearly a year, since June 2016&#8217s gain of 8,500 jobs, the company added. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170607/NJBIZ01/170609880&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170606/NJBIZ01/170609899&source=RSS HackensackUMC partners with Army Reserve on medical training Hackensack University Medical Center announced Monday a partnership with the Army Reserve to launch a new program to provide, at no cost to the government, medical training for service members. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170606/NJBIZ01/170609899&source=RSS