Government

Bill would allow small businesses to contest potentially cumbersome state regs

State law requires public agencies and departments to consider different impacts from changing or renewing state regulations, such as jobs, small business, the economy, housing affordability and racial and social justice. Under Senate Bill 2345, which the Senate approved in 40-0 vote at its Monday session, the state would expand the definition of small business ...

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Bill would boost manufacturing training programs

Under Senate Bill 2839, the state will appropriate $250,000 to the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc., which the federal government will match with $250,000 of its own money. NJMEP would use the funds to boost its workforce development programs, support entry-level training, provide credentials to state residents and offer employment to the state’s underserved ...

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Murphy calls for extension of ACA enrollment

Gov. Phil Murphy responded to a federal judge in Texas who struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) claiming its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance was unconstitutional. "Friday night's ruling by a judge in Dallas threw the final hours of the Affordable Care Act's 2019 open enrollment period into disarray,” Murphy said in a statement late Friday.

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As tax law closes charitable deduction, NJ looks to corporate citizens for help

During Investors Bank’s Art of Thriving: Not-for-Profit Conference on Wednesday in Edison, many regional and local businesses highlighted corporate giving they have taken part in throughout their communities. Sally Glick, chief growth strategist at accounting firm Sobel and Co., said many companies will begin having a “corporate social responsibility” to help their communities. “You have ...

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