Government

A resolution for times when regulations collide

Burdensome. Redundant. Frustrating. Counterproductive. “There are a lot of words for it,” Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May Court House) said of the state’s regulatory process. Van Drew is among the legislators who put the finishing touches on a bill designed to revise these regulations and ease the burden on businesses, by providing two new ...

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Suburban incentive’s big-city appeal

A hotel next to a Paterson hospital, the revitalization of a shuttered Elizabeth hospital site and a potential new headquarters for Prudential, in Newark, are among the projects that could move forward under a bill advancing in the state Legislature. The Grow New Jersey Assistance Program proposed under the bill has been highlighted as an ...

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Seeking ‘more of the same’ from Christie

As Gov. Chris Christie prepares Tuesday’s State of the State address, New Jersey’s business leaders are hoping the state continues to follow through on the agenda the governor has laid out over his first two years in office. “What we really want to see in general is more of the same,” said Melanie Willoughby, senior ...

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Incentive bills advance as end of legislative session looms

A series of bills affecting New Jersey businesses advanced in the Legislature on Thursday, a necessary step if they are going to be passed during the last day of the legislative session on Monday. The bills included a measure that puts employers that report business income as personal income on the same footing as corporations ...

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Advocate cheers bill emphasizing state contracts for N.J. veteran-owned business

Helping veteran-owned businesses obtain government contracts has been a long-running cause for advocates, according to Brian St. Ours, founder of an online directory of such companies. But like other small firms, the size of a veteran-owned business often is a roadblock to getting public-sector business. “Many businesses that are owned by veterans are one- and ...

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One-stop website launched for N.J.’s nonprofits

Following up on legislation passed earlier in 2011, acting Gov. Kim Guadagno announced Friday the Department of State launched a one-stop website for nonprofits. The site, www.nonprofit.nj.gov, developed with input from the Center for Non-Profits and the Pro Bono Partnership, offers easily accessible links for registering a nonprofit, establishing tax requirements and grant information. “New ...

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Brightly shining

Trinity Solar may be one of 465 companies that install solar systems in the Garden State, but they definitely stand out. Since the 2004, the company has gone from 26 to 415 employees and last month they moved from Freehold to a facility in Wall Township that is 10 times larger. I visited the new ...

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