Government

Sources: Dems meeting on cannabis, $15 minimum wage postponed

New Jersey’s top three elected officials will not be meeting on Thursday to discuss legalizing marijuana and a $15 minimum wage, NJBIZ has learned. Gov. Phil Murphy; Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District; and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-19th District, tentatively planned to meet today, but it was postponed, according to three sources, all of ...

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NJEDA, AACCNJ launches minority-, women-owned business program

30 small business owners attended the first Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program class presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and the state’s Economic Development Authority, in Bordentown. Overall, the program is set to include 18 training sessions in addition to workshops and counseling sessions regarding bonding and insurance, business ...

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NJ tax incentives: Little oversight, missing data and overpaid incentives, audit suggests

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority had little oversight and accountability over the $11 billion of tax credits it awarded since 2005, making it difficult for the agency to determine if companies actually delivered on their promised jobs and economic activity, according to an audit the Office of the State Comptroller released Wednesday. Gov. Phil ...

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Brennan sues state, Murphy campaign and alleged attacker

Brennan, in the suit filed Monday, is seeking damages and changes in the way the state handles confidential investigations.She came forward last year with allegations that in 2017 while a volunteer for Phil Murphy’s campaign, Al Alvarez sexually assaulted her. Brennan said she attempted to notify the administration repeatedly but was ignored.“Through her own experience, ...

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A blue Congress and what it means for NJ (access required)

In New Jersey, Democrats flipped four of five congressional districts from red to blue, leaving Rep. Chris Smith, D-4th District, as the sole Republican representing New Jersey when the entire House was sworn in on Jan. 3rd for the 116th Congress. And although Democrats lost two seats in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez held ...

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Brennan to sue state of NJ

Brennan, according to the Wall Street Journal, has claimed that Al Alvarez assaulted her in April 2017. He was later hired as chief of staff at the Schools Development Authority in spite of Brennan’s repeated efforts to inform multiple levels of the Murphy administration of the assault. Alvarez left his job in October after being ...

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NJBIA, Hudson County chamber join suit to strike down payroll tax

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Business and Industry Association announced Friday they would join several regional and statewide business advocacy groups, as well as real estate-developer Mack-Cali and some of its subsidiaries, in suing Jersey City and New Jersey to strike down a recent law allowing some cities to enact a one percent payroll tax.

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