Feb 6, 2023

NJ attorney general announces crackdown on ‘pig butchering’ schemes

These three entities were targeted to combat the practice, wherein fraudsters fatten victims up before swindling their funds.

Health insurance
Feb 6, 2023

NJ towns opt for alternatives to contested state health plan

The massive premium hikes of more than 20% that were approved last fall by the State Health Benefits Commission are leading municipalities to switch to private coverage.

Gov. Phil Murphy joins President Biden, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to highlight bipartisan infrastructure law funding for the Hudson River Tunnel Project on Jan. 31, 2023.
Feb 6, 2023

Federal funding gets Hudson Tunnel Project to starting gate

The $292 million Mega Grant, which President Joe Biden announced late last month in New York City, comes at a critical time.

Temp workers
Feb 3, 2023

Temp workers bill heads to Murphy’s desk

The measure, which has been a lightning rod for both supporters and opponents, provides protections for such contractors while also setting standards for the agencies that employ them.

Feb 2, 2023

Applications open for 2023 Historic Property Reinvestment Program

The initiative aims to use historic preservation for community development, attempting to attract long-term private investment while preserving sites around the Garden State. 

During a Jan. 31 afternoon press conference at the West Side Rail Yard in New York, President Joe Biden announced a $292 million Mega grant to fund a critical early phase of the Hudson Tunnel Project.
Jan 31, 2023

Biden announces $292M Mega Grant for Hudson Tunnel Project

The White House says the news is the first of several funding announcements for the project expected this year.

Jan 31, 2023

New law incentivizing concrete decarbonization is a ‘win-win’

“We must also incentivize the business community to further use innovative products and processes,” said NJBIA Deputy Chief Government Affairs Officer Ray Cantor. “This bill does exactly that, by providing tax incentives to developers to use low carbon concrete.”

Tom Bracken, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president and CEO
Jan 31, 2023

NJ Chamber blasts coalition calling on Murphy to renege CBT sunset

During an interview with Bloomberg earlier this month, the governor signaled support for letting the corporate business tax surcharge sunset at the end of 2023 as planned following a 2020 extension due to the pandemic.

NJBIA legislative panel
Jan 31, 2023

Senate Republican Leader Oroho will not seek re-election, reaction pours in

“Steve Oroho exemplifies how our politics should be – holding true to one’s positions but never letting the political get in the way of the need to connect personally with those with whom we may disagree,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. “With his retirement at the end of the current legislative session, the Senate will lose a gentleman."

From left: Col. Derek Routt, commander of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; and Stephen Dougherty, executive director for the South Jersey Transportation Authority, announce a round of federal funding for projects at the Atlantic City International Airport.
Jan 31, 2023

AC Airport projects land $13.3M in federal funding

“The funding we are announcing today is just one of the many ways we are making New Jersey the best place to start a business, the place to do business, and the place to scale a business in this increasingly interconnected world," said U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

Jan 30, 2023

Bills to support veterans clear committee in Trenton

The meeting featured testimony by a number of businesses and organizations to highlight their efforts to support the community, including: Bristol Meyer Squib, Verizon, Volunteers of America, the United Services Automobile Association, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, NJ Vet2Vet, NJ SOS Veterans and NJ Bankers Association.

Call center
Jan 30, 2023

Bill forcing telemarketer transparency clears Senate committee

The legislation would require callers to identify themselves and what they’re selling within the first 30 seconds of the conversation.