In its scheduled voting session Thursday afternoon, the state Senate will consider legislation mandating employers report their new hires to the Department of Human Services, a measure aimed at preventing employees from fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits.Read More »
Months of waiting on what would — or would not — become of the Economic Opportunity Act finally seem at an end, with a special seminar today offering the development community the chance to collectively breathe a sigh of relief on the legislation's likely passage.Read More »
A bill that sought to ease restrictions on local rent control may result in only a review of how the policy is applied to senior housing in New Jersey, following Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto this week of the controversial measure.Read More »
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, told a press conference at University Hospital in Newark today that information will be made public at the end of this month about the coverage and the prices of health insurance plans that insurers will start selling Oct. 1 on the new federal Marketplace that...Read More »
The bill to overhaul the state's business incentives is now in the hands of the Senate, after the Assembly today adopted changes recommended hours earlier by Gov. Chris Christie.Read More »
Soligenix Inc. hasn't claimed benefits from the Orphan Drug Tax Credit because the pre-revenue company has yet to generate taxable profits.Read More »
When NPS Pharmaceuticals received federal approval to sell Gattex earlier this year, it was great news for those who suffer from short-bowel syndrome — a very rare disease.
It also was great news for the Bedminster company, which stands to benefit from $50 million in tax credit for developing this so-called orphan drug.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop's sick-leave proposal — under which employers with more than 10 employees must allow both full and part-time workers to accrue five paid sick days a year — is causing a stir well before the measure goes before the city council Wednesday.Read More »
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop's plan to make his city the first in New Jersey to require employers to provide paid sick days is drawing support from unions and advocacy groups, but opposition from business lobbyists — who are also fighting a bill in Trenton that would mandate paid sick time for all New Jersey workers.Read More »
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A voter-approved bond for higher education construction took center stage today, when state officials unveiled an $86 million project to transform a former Newark high school into new facilities for the New Jersey Institute of Technology.Read More »
Dr. Robert Eidus believes Vanguard Medical Group’s story will resonate with doctors who want to remain independent, rather than be employed by hospitals — but who are frustrated with the mounting bureaucracy and expense of running a medical practice.Read More »