BPU awards 5 million in energy-efficiency rebates
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities doled more than $5 million in energy-efficiency rebates this week to eight facilities, spanning business, education and health care.
Fearing toll of higher payroll tax
The National Retail Foundation estimates seven out of every 10 consumers plan to reduce their spending because of the increase in payroll tax, enacted at the beginning of the year. Nearly 60 percent of Americans surveyed by the organization say the tax increase will affect their spending, saving and budgeting plans for the upcoming year.
Court upholds DEP’s waiver rule, cheering businesses
An appellate court today upheld the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s year-old “waiver rule,” a decision that gives the agency greater flexibility to waive environmental regulations in specific circumstances.
A pour substitute to speed Sandy rebuilds
The rebuilding of Belmar's boardwalk has grabbed headlines in recent months, with an ambitious plan to reopen the structure well before Memorial Day weekend. But on the other side of town, an effort to redevelop the borough's marina is slated to forge ahead, and it could be one model through which post-Hurricane Sandy development gets done in...
Battle over jobs figures a matter of perspective
When Gov. Chris Christie delivered his 2014 budget address last month, he touted the growth of the private sector during his term, to the tune of 103,000 new jobs.
Merger gives Eckert Seamans firm added presence in Trenton
The Pittsburgh-based law firm Eckert Seamans said it will acquire Trenton’s Sterns & Weinroth on April 1, bringing a 13th office to the company and pushing the attorney count to more than 385.
Legislature gets out of the waiting room on health exchange
Some Democrats were peeved after the governor twice rebuffed their efforts to create a state health insurance exchange, and Trenton health policy sources weren't surprised to see the Legislature asserting its role by creating a monitoring task force that could be approved as early as this week.
DOBI may be responsible for outreach on health exchange
To help ensure thousands of New Jerseyans learn how to get government-subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Legislature may require the state Department of Banking and Insurance to lead a coordinated, statewide campaign to raise awareness about the health insurance exchange the federal government will launch in New Jersey...
New law governing LLCs takes effect
The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act signed in September by Gov. Chris Christie became effective today for all LLCs formed in New Jersey on or after this date. For LLCs formed before today, the new rules will apply beginning March 1, 2014.
Coscia tapped to chair Amtrak board
Anthony Coscia has been elected chair of the board of directors of Amtrak, succeeding Thomas C. Carper, the agency announced this morning.
Bills to overhaul business incentives go on back burner as Trenton readies for budget hearings
Closely watched bills that would reshape the state's business and development incentives will have to wait until at least early May, their two top sponsors said today, as lawmakers fine-tune the measures while getting through several weeks of budget hearings.
Honeywell gets 40 million Grow New Jersey grant, again
For the second time in six months, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved a 10-year, $40 million grant to entice Honeywell International Inc. to keep its headquarters in the Garden State.