Mar 30, 2023

Former Murphy aides Kelley, Bryan launch consulting firm

Newark-based Elysian Consulting Group will provide expertise on economic and tax policy, real estate development and finance, corporate strategy, public relations, and political strategy.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announce that approximately 1.7 million New Jersey homeowners and renters applied for the first year of the state’s ANCHOR property tax relief program at the New Milford Boro Hall in New Milford on March 1, 2023.
Mar 28, 2023

More than 800K New Jerseyans to begin receiving ANCHOR payments

Over 1.7 million state residents – including 1.25 million homeowners and 514,000-plus renters – applied for the $2 billion tax relief program.

During a roundtable event in Newark March 27, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Jane Cohen, executive director of the Council on the Green Economy, announced the recipients of the Green Job Council’s $5 million Building Our Resilient, Inclusive, and Diverse Green Economy (NJ BRIDGE) initiative grant award.
Mar 28, 2023

$5M in NJ BRIDGE grants to build, support green workforce

According to First Lady Tammy Murphy, who announced the recipients March 27, their contributions catalyze and support successful models to expand economy opportunities in the sector for communities statewide.

New Jersey Statehouse
Mar 27, 2023

NJ Assembly holds first public budget hearing Monday

“The upcoming public hearings represent a critical element of the Legislature’s budget process," said Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, D-29th District, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. "I look forward to getting direct input constituents and advocates on issues impacting our communities."

Mar 24, 2023

NJ’s February jobs report shows continued momentum, mixed results

According to Charles Steindel, former chief economist for the State of New Jersey, who analyzed the new report for the Garden State Initiative, in 2023 "there were 105,400 more jobs in the state this February than in February 2022.”

Mar 23, 2023

Jersey businessman sentenced to 3 years for COVID fraud

According to court documents, the Warren County resident submitted false documentation to three lenders to obtain approximately $1.8 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Havemeyer Arch, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mar 22, 2023

Senate holds first FY2024 NJ budget hearing in Mahwah

Representatives from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey testified on topics including the state's $10 billion surplus, unemployment insurance and the sunsetting of the corporate business tax.

On March 21, Choose New Jersey announced the official opening of its new office in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Mar 22, 2023

Choose New Jersey opens Israel office

The new center "will undoubtedly deepen our economic relationship with Israel, its business leaders and its people,” said Wesley Matthews, president and CEO of the Garden State organization.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers the FY2024 Budget Address in Trenton on Feb. 28, 2023.
Mar 21, 2023

Murphy signs three bills from small business package

“This legislation will enable us to attract, retain and inspire small businesses to expand in a state that remains at the national forefront of economic vitality and innovation," the governor said.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers the FY2024 Budget Address in Trenton on Feb. 28, 2023.
Mar 21, 2023

Senate quickly passes bill to address potential school aid cuts

While the measure does plug a bulk of the shortfall for a number of schools in the next budget, the affected districts will still be forced to make tough decisions and potential cuts.

Rhonda Schaffler, New Jersey Assembly Democrats communications director
Mar 21, 2023

Schaffler named Assembly Democrats’ communications director

For the past six years, Rhonda Schaffler has served as a correspondent and host of NJ Spotlight News’ weekly business series, NJ Business Beat.

Mar 20, 2023

Jersey man admits to mass-mailing elder fraud scheme

Between March 2019 and May 2022, the defendant obtained more than $1.6 million from victims of the scheme, according to court documents.