Oct 12, 2015

New arrival may shuffle online poker landscape

That’s according to recent polling data cited by William Pascrell III, a lobbyist for Princeton Public Affairs Group — and it’s not lost on operators who have set up shop in the state. “That’s something that I think the industry has been grappling with,” Pascrell said. But that could change in a big way, he […]

Oct 11, 2015

Grapevine Questions linger around reasons for Jamie Fox’s departure

Two weeks ago, Fox caught many off guard by announcing his plans to resign from his post by the end of the month. The news was seen as particularly timely, given that federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the dealings between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and United Airlines, which Fox lobbied […]

Oct 9, 2015

Guadagno Nestle deal a ‘door opener’ for life sciences sector

That’s why Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is thrilled to add Nestlé to that list. “In the industry that Nestlé is in, it’s a door opener, quite frankly,” said Guadagno, the state’s top official for economic development. “When Nestlé gets here and it is ready and up and running we will turn to Nestlé to be […]

Oct 9, 2015

Christie nets 3 percent support in latest FDU poll

While Christie has a lot of ground to make up in order to catch frontrunner Donald Trump and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, polling at 26 percent and 22 percent respectively, he’ll be able to secure a position on the main stage for the third Republican primary debate coming up later this month if he can maintain […]

Oct 7, 2015

N.J. job growth inches higher in September

The Roseland-based payroll and human resources company said in its monthly Regional Employment Report that the state added all 1,600 jobs in the services sector, with a net zero jobs added or lost in the goods-producing sector. Among industries, trade, transportation and utilities added 1,000 jobs for the best result of the month. Natural resources […]

Oct 7, 2015

Mental Health Association of Morris County honors U.S. Congressman

Lance authored legislation, part of which has been signed into law, which expands access and improves quality standards of community mental health centers. “Too often we are reminded that our nation’s mental health care system is not working nearly as well as it should. But in Washington we are making progress on legislation that will improve […]

Oct 6, 2015

Call for AG to investigate Horizon OMNIA plan

Sen. Nia Gill, chair of the Senate Commerce committee, grilled first the Horizon officials and then the Department of Banking and Insurance officials about technicalities in the alliance and product plan. “We know a lot more now than we did when walked in,” said Gill (D-Montclair), adding that she wanted the AG to investigate antitrust […]

Oct 5, 2015

Issues at hand for the OMNIA Health Alliance

Here’s a capsule look at the major points, and how each side characterized them: 1. Changing of tier designations. Horizon: Re-evaluations will take place every year, but for any hospitals acquired into a Tier 1 network, an evaluation would take place at the earliest three years from now. This is to help dissuade acquisitions from […]

Oct 5, 2015

Update Horizon emphasizes lower costs of OMNIA as legislators grill execs on health care alliance

A joint state Senate hearing in Trenton on Monday drew a standing room only crowd as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey gave testimony about its polarizing new OMNIA Health Alliance and tiered network plan.

Oct 5, 2015

OSHA cites Piscataway fragrance maker over equipment safety issues

OSHA said it found 19 serious violations at Ambrosia Fragrance LLC’s 7 Turner Place facility, including lack of procedures and training tied to what is known as lockout/tagout. That is the prevention of equipment from starting up during service and maintenance. “Machines that start up suddenly can seriously injure workers, or even kill them,” Patricia […]

Oct 5, 2015

Taking on Trump Will his tax plan play in N.J.?

We asked two experts — Tony Nitti, a tax partner with WithumSmith Brown, and Matt Wilk, a director with EisnerAmper — how they felt it would impact Jerseyans. Here’s a quick Q&A: NJBIZ: The plan calls for the elimination of federal income taxes on those earning less than $25,000 annually and married couples earning less […]

Oct 5, 2015

‘It’s a terrific catalyst for the community’

“Not that I know anything about building structures, but I was fascinated by the engineering,” Strangfeld, Prudential’s chairman and CEO, told NJBIZ. “It was almost like a mechanical ballet as you watch the different parts of the superstructure go up — it’s just exciting to see.” Equally exciting, he said, is the impact it will […]