Jun 30, 2014

New COAH rules set stage for new battle Developers, advocates leery of new guidelines

The fight over affordable housing in New Jersey is far from over.

Jun 27, 2014

‘Ban-the-box’ passes, heads to Christie’s desk

Under a new bill passed by both the Senate and Assembly Thursday, employers would be limited from conducting criminal background checks on job applicants until after an initial interview has taken place.

Jun 27, 2014

New sports betting bill heads to Christie’s desk after passage by lawmakers

As state Sen. Raymond Lesniak puts it, the ball's in Gov. Chris Christie's court.

Jun 26, 2014

State Senate passes sports betting bill

The state Senate has overwhelmingly passed an alternative bill to bring sports betting to New Jersey casinos and racetracks, following Monday's setback at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jun 26, 2014

Democrats pass budget with tax increases on millionaires, businesses

A Democrat-backed, $34.1 billion budget that enables the state to make a full pension payment in the upcoming fiscal year — in part by raising taxes on businesses and millionaires — is now headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

Jun 26, 2014

BCDC teams up with Etsy to help crafty entrepreneurs

Brick City Development Corporation has partnered with e-commerce website Etsy to bring the Craft Entrepreneurship program to Newark. The program focuses on helping low-income individuals with artistic skills start their own business.

Jun 25, 2014

Jersey City apartment tower aims to blend arts with luxury living

One of Jersey City’s newest residential towers is open for business, with a focus on integrating luxury apartments with the city’s historic Powerhouse Arts District.

Jun 24, 2014

Business groups rally against proposals for increased income, corporate taxes

A large coalition of business groups, trade organizations and state legislators took to the Statehouse steps Tuesday in opposition to a budget proposal put forth by Senate and Assembly Democrats that would raise taxes on millionaires and businesses.

Jun 24, 2014

Seeking a favorable tax burden? Try this N.J. city

When it comes to favorable tax structures for businesses, one New Jersey city is the place to be, according to a study released Tuesday by KPMG International.

Jun 24, 2014

Report Investigators target Christie administration in new Pulaski Skyway probe

The Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Securities and Exchange Commission are now investigating Gov. Chris Christie’s administration for potential securities law violations emanating from the $1.8 billion agreement the administration reached with the Port Authority in 2011 to repair the Pulaski Skyway, according to a new...

Jun 23, 2014

N.J. delays full small business insurance exchange

New Jersey has opted to delay until 2016 the full implementation of the online SHOP exchange for small businesses with fewer than 50 workers. Under the Affordable Care Act, the SHOP exchange was supposed to start letting these business's employees go to HealthCare.gov in 2015 to select coverage from a wide array of plans offered by multiple...

Jun 23, 2014

Lesniak moves ahead with N.J. sports betting law after Supreme Court setback

After New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports betting was rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, State Sen. Raymond Lesniak said he’s moving ahead with his contingency plan.