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Startups, Incubators, Accelerators: Thinking Big About Small Business
John Reitmeyer | February 23, 2018 | Budget
New Jersey works to enhance business climate for fledgling companies by delivering support and services to help them thrive
Group Argues for Applying Sales Tax to Far More Services in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | February 22, 2018 | Budget
Case being made that revenues would grow, sales-tax structure would be fairer, and online retail sales should also be targeted for greater tax take
Sweeney Forges Ahead with State Tax Policy Review, No Input from Murphy Team
John Reitmeyer | February 21, 2018 | Budget
Senate President sets up working group to examine NJ tax and fiscal policies in wake of federal changes but doesn’t include anyone from new administration to the review body
NJ Officials Scramble to Save Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel After Trump Snub on Funding
John Reitmeyer | February 20, 2018 | Transportation
Big blow to prospect of federal cash for Gateway infrastructure project leads some lawmakers to consider fighting for it in Congress, others to work on Plan B
More Train Cars Now, First Step to Ease Overcrowding on NJ Transit
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2018 | Transportation
Governor announces immediate move to relieve some of the ‘greatest headaches for commuters,’ underlines pledge to make agency one of his administration's priorities
Effort Advances to Circumvent Trump Property-Tax Hit, but Questions Remain
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2018 | Budget
NJ lawmakers push ahead with creative maneuver to stave off new federal limit on tax write-offs. Skeptics still maintain IRS won’t accept the workaround
‘Don’t Raise Our Costs. Please’ — NJ Manufacturers Make Case to Lawmakers
John Reitmeyer | February 15, 2018 | More Issues
Manufacturing has been growing recently in the state, but industry leaders say they’re struggling with high taxes, high costs, a shortage of skilled workers, and they fear a wage hike
Residents Question Murphy on Live TV: Main Issues Are Taxes, Immigration
John Reitmeyer | February 14, 2018 | Politics
New governor takes questions from New Jerseyans who are preoccupied with high taxes and his immigration policies
Lawmakers Want $166M for Rail, Roads, Bridges on Top of $2B Already Budgeted
John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2018 | Transportation
Gas-tax increase in 2016 was supposed to solve underfunding of infrastructure projects in New Jersey but legislators want supplemental funding — again
Can ESG Help Make NJ's Pension-Fund Investments More Ethical?
John Reitmeyer | February 12, 2018 | Budget
Some states are using ESG factors - environmental, social, and governance - to evaluate investments in companies. Will New Jersey follow suit?
Push to Give Towns More Power to Entice Developers with Special Bonds
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2018 | Budget
Some Republicans concerned about consequences for towns if they take on new debt obligations in the name of redevelopment
Treasury Works to Revamp Tobacco Bonds, Ease Strain if Budget Falls Short
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2018 | Budget
Creative refinancing could improve state's bottom line by $250 million amid concerns former Gov. Chris Christie’s last budget won't meet revenue projections
Engineer’s Sleep Apnea, NJ Transit’s Lax Screening Led to Hoboken Crash — NTSB
John Reitmeyer | February 7, 2018 | Transportation
Safety board recommends key upgrades and Sen. Booker wants to roll back Trump administration’s reversal of federal sleep apnea regulations for train drivers
Police, Firefighters Advance Toward More Control over Own Retirement Funds
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2018 | Budget
Union-friendly Murphy expected to give positive reception to legislation that his predecessor Christie rejected last year
New Jersey Lawmakers Push Pay Raise for High-Ranking State Officials, Judges
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2018 | Budget
Strained state finances notwithstanding, Senate President Sweeney says it’s not “a whole lot of money”
State Lawmakers Call for 30 Pages of Reforms at New Jersey Transit
John Reitmeyer | February 5, 2018 | Transportation
Extensive recommendations include more commuters on agency's board of directors, targeted focus groups for fare hikes, closer state oversight
Alarm Over NJ Pension System’s Ties to Foreclosures in Puerto Rico
John Reitmeyer | February 2, 2018 | Budget
Members of state investment council make clear they would not be comfortable if pension fund profited from the hardships of Puerto Ricans
Murphy Team’s Budget Wish List Could Get Cool Reception in Legislature
John Reitmeyer | February 1, 2018 | Budget
There are already signs that some proposals from governor’s advisory committee will meet resistance in the State House
Murphy’s Pick to Fix NJ Transit Is Infrastructure Expert, Veteran Commuter
John Reitmeyer | January 31, 2018 | Transportation
Kevin Corbett, who has a lot of experience in big subway projects but none in running a mass-transit agency, says he won’t accept status quo at NJT
New Lease on Life for Urban Enterprise Zones, but Is Murphy Onboard?
John Reitmeyer | January 30, 2018 | Budget, Planning
Legislation hopes to maintain UEZ benefits, like 50 percent sales-tax break, in dozens of communities where zones are scheduled to expire
NJ Signs on as Part of Multistate Coalition to Battle GOP Tax-Code Revision
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Murphy joins fellow Democratic governors from New York and Connecticut to officially challenge Trump tax code in federal court
Business Task Force Hopes to Transform New Jersey into Millennial Magnet
John Reitmeyer | January 26, 2018 | Budget, Social, Planning
The Garden State has the highest millennial outmigration in the country, but attention to education, tuition, and vocational training could go a long way to turning things around
Murphy Wants ‘New Culture’ in Economic Development Agency, Names New CEO
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor disdains Christie era's ‘lavish’ tax breaks, promises to grow economy with ‘multi-faceted effort to leverage everything’ NJ has to offer
Lawmakers Cut Murphy Some Slack on Date of First Budget Address
John Reitmeyer | January 25, 2018 | Budget
New governor gets more time to compile spending plan, allows Treasurer Muoio to clear Senate confirmation process
Assemblyman Seeks Fix to Expedite NJ Credit for Property-Tax Prepayments
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Without a quick legislative repair, the thousands of residents who rushed to prepay their 2018 property taxes will have to wait until next year for state tax credit
Murphy's Latest EO Seeks to Get NJ Transit Back on Track (and on Time)
John Reitmeyer | January 23, 2018 | Transportation
Governor wants nothing less than full-scale financial and operational audit on way to organizational overhaul
Murphy Executive Orders Dig into Tax Incentives, Seek Surge in ACA Enrollment
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2018 | Budget, Politics
The new governor is wasting no time tackling issues he raised on the campaign trail, including whether the state is realizing the biggest bang for its tax-incentive bucks
Assembly Republicans Hope to 'Rally the Reasonable' to Ensure Civil Discourse
John Reitmeyer | January 22, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Minority leader wants to raise questions about Murphy's liberal agenda without resorting to bullying or berating
Newark Makes it onto List of 20 Finalists for Amazon’s Second Headquarters
John Reitmeyer | January 19, 2018 | Planning
Online giant promises $5B investment and as many as 50,000 jobs. City and state have offered $7B in tax incentives to try to land the project
On Day One Murphy Highlights $15 Minimum Wage But No Details or Timeline
John Reitmeyer | January 18, 2018 | Budget, Politics
Governor acknowledges his staff and those of Democratic leaders in Senate and Assembly have just begun to discuss finer points of implementing an increase in the wage
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