Mar 19, 2021

GOP lawmakers probe Murphy COVID restrictions

The remotely held hearing focused on how businesses have struggled to stay afloat with mandated closures and strict capacity limits.

Business center closed due to COVID-19, sign with sorry in door window. Stores, restaurants, offices, other public places temporarily closed during coronavirus pandemic. Economy hit by corona virus.
Mar 19, 2021

Jobless claims rising a year into COVID business shutdowns

Data released March 18 from the New Jersey Department of Labor showed that 10,242 people filed for jobless benefits the week ending March 13, a 4.4% rise from the 9,840 claims the week ending the week prior. After 12 months of the pandemic, the state has given out a combined $24.8 billion of state and federal benefits.

Mar 19, 2021

DOH grants cannabis processing permit to TerrAscend in Boonton

The company can now begin to extract, process, and manufacture products including vaporizables, concentrates, topicals, tinctures and edibles under its Ilera Healthcare, Kind Tree, and Prism brands.

Mar 19, 2021

NJ expands indoor dining, gyms, casinos, personal care amid COVID-variant surge

The latest increase in capacity is being cautiously celebrated by business owners - especially restaurants - still worried if they can stay afloat at 50%.

A cannabis leaf.
Mar 19, 2021

Menendez introduces cannabis insurance bill

The CLAIM Act allows legal cannabis businesses access to insurance products such as worker’s compensation, property, casualty and title insurance.

Mar 18, 2021

CWA taps longtime union organizer Ehret to replace Rosenstein as director

Franceline Ehret was selected to fill the shoes of Hetty Rosenstein who is leaving her post as head of the 55,000-member union, and the largest representing New Jersey’s public workers on April 2.

Shopkeeper running his business while wearing a mask, coronavirus pandemic concept
Mar 18, 2021

Congress moves ahead with Biden-backed 2-month PPP extension

Since the program’s inception, the federal government awarded nearly $704 billion to 7.8 million businesses across the nation, of which $5.8 billion has been awarded to 71,587 businesses in the state as of March 14. 

Mar 18, 2021

IRS delays tax deadline to May 17, NJ could follow suit

"This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities," IRS Commissioner Chuck Retting stated.

Mar 17, 2021

Murphy issues 13th public health emergency order

“Today’s actions mean we continue our ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts while also vaccinating New Jersey residents as quickly and as safely as possible,” the governor said at a COVID-19 briefing.

The public hearing of the New Jersey Task Force on EDA Tax Incentives on May 2, 2019.
Mar 17, 2021

NJ officials eye May application process for $1.1B corporate tax break program

NJ Emerge is meant to set the stage for the state’s economic recovery coming out of the COVID-19 recession, which many public officials and economists have described as the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression nearly a century ago.

New Jersey state capitol building in Trenton
Mar 16, 2021

Bill would move tax filing deadline from April 15 to May 15

The extension would also apply to a special payment method meant to allow business owners to circumvent some of the economic pain brought by the Trump-era $10,000 federal cap on state and local property tax deductions.

Mar 16, 2021

Applications opening for NJ $15M electric truck rebates

The New Jersey Zero-Emission Incentive Program will provide between 100 and 300 vouchers (between $25,000 and $100,000) for the purchase of medium and heavy-duty electric trucks.