Jul 15, 2013

Battle to block N.J. bill tying minimum wage to inflation

A decade ago, Vermont's first-term Republican governor was growing tired of waging war over wages.
“There were always these very large battles around whether or not the minimum wage should go up, and how much,” said Betsy Bishop, who served as chief of staff and economic development commissioner under Gov. Jim Douglas.

Jul 15, 2013

NJ Transit says it won’t raise fares in coming year

NJ Transit will spend more than $1 billion on infrastructure repairs and upgrades this fiscal year, but riders won't see an increase in fares.

Jul 11, 2013

EDA says 26 Sandy recovery grants awarded

Twenty-six companies have been approved for grants totaling up to $1.4 million under a federally funded grant program for small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Economic Authority said today.

Jul 11, 2013

Interest rate questions may put damper on surging multifamily investment sales

Investment sales in northern New Jersey's apartment sector have kept up a brisk pace, but questions over interest rates may start to weigh heavily on traders and brokers.

Jul 11, 2013

N.J. politicos McGreevey might have shot if he returned to politics

New York City's 2013 election is shaping up to be something of a redemption-fest, as Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer seek to return to politics after being chased from office by after-hours antics involving Twitter photos and prostitutes, respectively.

Jul 11, 2013

Horizon, Walgreens team to offer consumers health reform info

Consumers can pick up information about health care reform at Walgreens stores in New Jersey under a joint campaign launched today with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, part of a nationwide partnership between Blue Cross plans and Walgreens to educate consumers about the Affordable Care Act.

Jul 11, 2013

Casinos suffer another shortfall as revenue drops 12.6 percent

Gaming revenue fell across the board at Atlantic City's 12 casinos last month, regulators said in a report today, as the industry continued its losing streak.

Jul 11, 2013

NJ solar market crashes back to earth, with experts doubtful it will stage a recovery

Not long ago, New Jersey's solar market was a gold mine.

Jul 10, 2013

Supreme Court rejects Christie’s COAH elimination

The New Jersey Supreme Court today rebuffed Gov. Chris Christie's attempt to eliminate the Council on Affordable Housing.

Jul 10, 2013

Feds sending N.J. 3.4M to help enroll uninsured in health plans

A total of $3.4 million in federal funds to help enroll uninsured New Jerseyans in health plans was approved today by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is now building the online “marketplace” where insurance companies will soon sell coverage, as per the Affordable Care Act.

Jul 9, 2013

UPDATED Kean calls for action on bills after ‘blockade’ ends

A week after Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said he would end his blockade of Republican bills, his GOP counterpart is calling for swift passage of a number of Republican-sponsored measures, including several of note to the business community.

Jul 8, 2013

Incentives overhaul backer still confident the bill will be ready for Christie this month

Legislation to overhaul the state's business and development incentives won't be taken up by lawmakers today, but one of its top backers said he still expects the Senate and Assembly to meet this month to send a bill to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.