Dec 4, 2014

N.J. League of Municipalities executive director reportedly retiring

After what will be 41 years on the job, New Jersey State League of Municipalities Executive Director Bill Dressel reportedly plans on retiring next June.

Dec 4, 2014

Premiums for ‘silver,’ second-level Obamacare plans are stable, report says

New Jerseyans now shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act via HealthCare.gov are finding premiums for the second-lowest cost, or “benchmark,” silver plan are holding stable for 2015 coverage, with a 2 percent decrease on average before government subsidies, according to a new report Thursday from the federal...

Dec 4, 2014

A.C. mayor misses the fireworks at Assembly panel hearing

The Assembly Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee had prepared to hear testimony Thursday from Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian on some of the challenges facing his city, but received word in the morning that the mayor had canceled, citing personal reasons.

Dec 3, 2014

Port Authority’s 7.8B budget focuses on infrastructure

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled a $7.8 billion budget for 2015, with nearly half of it focused on its continued push to upgrade transportation and shipping infrastructure.

Dec 3, 2014

Government cracking down on Medicare debtors, fraudsters

The federal government said Wednesday it will bar from the Medicare system health care providers with unpaid debts to Medicare, as well as those found to engage in abusive Medicare billing practices.

Dec 3, 2014

Updated Health care spending reached 2.9 trillion in 2013, government says

Health care spending in the U.S. grew 3.6 percent in 2013, reaching a total of $2.9 trillion, or $9,255 per person, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday.

Dec 2, 2014

Bill would provide tax relief to Atlantic City

Based off a plan he put forth last month, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) is introducing a bill that would provide Atlantic City with tax relief in hope that it will bring fiscal stability to the trouble Shore resort.

Dec 2, 2014

Defense contract modifications worth 137.6M to Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Training unit, based in Moorestown, has received two modifications to Aegis weapon system contracts, worth a total of $137.6 million.

Dec 1, 2014

DuPont faces 120K in penalties over chemical leak at Deepwater plant

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing more than $120,000 in penalties for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. over hazardous chemicals violations at its Chamber Works plant in Deepwater.

Nov 25, 2014

Picatinny researchers awarded Army’s top honor

Seventeen Picatinny Arsenal scientists and engineers have been awarded the Army Research and Development Achievement Award, the Army’s top honor for science and technology.

Nov 25, 2014

Amtrak sets revenue record in fiscal 2014, narrows operating loss

Amtrak said it recorded more than $3.2 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year, setting a new record for the federally subsidized railroad as it continues its march toward a better balance sheet.

Nov 25, 2014

Despite property tax appeal buildup, there is hope for resolution

A new report from the state judiciary shows New Jersey's backlog of property tax appeals is still growing, but stakeholders are optimistic about the court's ability to clear cases going forward.