Jan 22, 2015

‘The action I’m taking’ Christie orders emergency management team for A.C.

During what was his third scheduled summit on the future of Atlantic City on Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie announced his plans to implement an emergency management team for the city through an executive order.

Jan 22, 2015

N.J. unemployment rate continues to fall

New Jersey saw another decline in its unemployment rate in December, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. But employment actually dipped slightly, with the state losing 400 jobs during the month.

Jan 22, 2015

A.C. poised to get emergency manager, consultant

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce Thursday the hiring of an emergency manager for Atlantic City and a consultant who held the emergency manager role during Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings.

Jan 21, 2015

Medicaid reimbursement bump helped patients get appointments, study finds

The temporary, two-year increase in Medicaid reimbursements to primary care providers was associated with a 7.7 percent increase in new patient appointment availability without longer wait times, according to a new 10-state study that included New Jersey.

Jan 21, 2015

200K-plus in N.J. have signed up for insurance through HealthCare.gov, government says

More than 200,000 New Jerseyans and about 7.2 million people nationwide have enrolled in a 2015 health insurance plan via the online insurance exchange at HealthCare.gov as of Jan. 16, the federal government announced Wednesday.

Jan 21, 2015

New Start New Jersey puts forth agenda for strengthening middle class

In conjunction with the Center for American Progress, New Start New Jersey released a policy agenda Wednesday at an event in New Brunswick that aims to strengthen the state's middle class and improve quality of life standards.

Jan 21, 2015

NJBIA Several issues being advanced by Obama ‘not good for small business’

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Michele Siekerka says that several policy items proposed by President Barack Obama during Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech “are not good for small business,” which she added is the “backbone of the American economy.”

Jan 20, 2015

EDA approves 72.3M in incentives for eight new projects

The Economic Development Authority voted last week to approve roughly $72.3 million in incentives for eight new projects across the state.

Jan 19, 2015

EDA votes to approve nearly 1 million in incentives for co-working spaces

In what the Economic Development Authority sees as a boost to the state's technology sector, the board voted last week to approve a combined $971,550 in loans for three separate co-working spaces in Hoboken, Jersey City and Asbury Park.

Jan 19, 2015

EO13 was success in 2014 #8212 what’s next?

Gov. Chris Christie did not waste any time in last week's State of the State address before touting the state's efforts last year to attract and retain businesses through the use of corporate incentives.

Jan 19, 2015

Gural hopes new grandstand is a winning bet

It's been three years since Jeff Gural took control of the Meadowlands Racetrack, and he knew from the start it wouldn't be easy.

Jan 15, 2015

Future Hackensack University Health Network-Seton Hall medical school heralded as ‘game-changer’

On Thursday, Hackensack University Health Network and Seton Hall University formally announced their plans to start the state's first four-year, private medical school on the campus of the former Roche headquarters in Nutley and Clifton.