Government

NJEDA expands Brownfields Loan Program

The expanded loan program will make financing of up to $5 million available to potential brownfield site purchasers and current brownfield site owners. The action is part of the governor's efforts to drive targeted investments in underserved communities.

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Activists call on EDA board to resign over alleged tax incentive mismanagement

In a letter titled "Better Choices for New Jersey," delivered to the state EDA's board meeting on Tuesday, a group of activist organizations said that the agency “rushed through billions in corporate subsidies to profitable and politically connected corporations without adequate oversight or accountability, and may even have turned a blind eye to fraudulent tax incentive applications.”

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DeCroce calls for action on bill restricting e-cigs

Following reports the FDA is investigating dozens of seizures afflicting teenagers who use e-cigarettes, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce has written letters to the chairs of the Assembly and Senate Law and Public Safety committees urging action on her proposed legislation to ban the possession of such products by individuals under 21 years of age.

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Coming soon: Summer of Hell part 3?

Another “challenging” summer could be in store for New Jersey Transit riders, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday morning, despite staffing increases and the full installation of a federally mandated emergency braking system, both meant to alleviate symptoms that previously created commuting nightmares for riders.

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Still the law (access required)

New Jersey’s liquor laws remain substantially similar to those enacted at the end of Prohibition in 1933. Though provisions have been grafted onto the statutes over the years, the serial additions have created a set of rules that are outdated and complex. “The old rules are not serving New Jersey now, the old rules are serving the license holders. But in fairness to them they played by the rules.”

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