Oct 24, 2014

No sports betting in N.J. this weekend, as judge grants leagues’ request for restraining order

No sports betting will take place at Monmouth Park this weekend after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against the racetrack Friday at the request of the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA.

Oct 24, 2014

Assembly panel advances film, digital media incentives bill

Legislation that seeks to expand New Jersey's incentive offerings for film and digital media projects was released by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Thursday.

Oct 23, 2014

Advocates call for changes to out-of-network medical billing at Trenton hearing

Health care stakeholders testified Thursday during a second hearing in Trenton on the contentious issue of unusually high “out-of-network” medical bills that can perform major surgery on a consumer's wallet.

Oct 23, 2014

Booker, Pascrell talk with advocacy groups about bill that would provide training for in-home caregivers

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Passaic) this week met with advocates for in-home caregivers to discuss their proposed law that would provide training for unpaid caregivers who care for family members at home.

Oct 23, 2014

Federal government joins quality-over-quantity health care movement with 840M grant program

The federal government Thursday announced a four-year, $840 million initiative to fund programs that work with doctors to help them “rethink and redesign their practices” in ways that move away from systems driven by the quantity of care delivered, and toward one focused on providing coordinated care that improves the patients'...

Oct 23, 2014

Judge upholds OSHA citations at company’s West Caldwell location

A judge's ruling supports the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's citing and fining a Massachusetts company over hazards at its West Caldwell facility that included bloodborne pathogens and lead, OSHA said Thursday.

Oct 23, 2014

Louis Berger wins 95M contract to assist Army Corps of Engineers with emergency support

Engineering and consulting firm Louis Berger Group, Inc., won a $95 million contract with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Oct 22, 2014

State transportation chief Gas tax hike may be necessary

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, in his first public appearance since confirmation, made it clear that a tax hike would remain on the table in discussions to address transportation funding.

Oct 21, 2014

State’s incentives overhaul lauded at NAIOP conference

Dan Breen, executive vice president of business and economic incentives for Jones Lang LaSalle, says that, for years, Pennsylvania has “talked about its cost advantage relative to New Jersey” in regards to business attraction and retention.

Oct 20, 2014

Elected officials back Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension

At the Exchange Place Light Rail Stop in Jersey City on Monday, city Mayor Steven Fulop and Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle were joined by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) in announcing their support for extending the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail northward into Bergen County.

Oct 20, 2014

Louis Berger wins NYC contract for post-Sandy work

Louis Berger, the Morristown-based engineering and consulting firm, announced Monday that it has won a multiyear environmental services contract from the New York City Economic Development Corporation for post-Sandy business recovery and resiliency programs.

Oct 20, 2014

Choose New Jersey joins online economic development marketplace

Statewide economic development organization Choose New Jersey is one of three sites that recently signed an agreement with StateBook International, an online marketplace uniting EDOs, site selectors and communities around the country, StateBook announced Monday.