Dec 4, 2012

Retail group hopes to open dialogue with state over lottery privatization

A Main Street retail group opposing the Gov. Chris Christie administration's call for bids to privatize state lottery operations hopes an upcoming Assembly committee hearing will open discourse with the governor's office on the effect such a contract would have on small businesses.

Dec 3, 2012

Busy day in Assembly as minimum-wage increase set for vote

A package of business-related bills passed the state Assembly today, but all eyes are on the effort to raise the state’s minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation, which is now on its way to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

Nov 29, 2012

Senate approves two minimum wage votes

The Democrat-led effort to raise the state's minimum wage and permanently index the rate to the consumer price index likely took a major step forward today, with the state Senate approving two versions of the bill.

Nov 28, 2012

Health provider group looks to delay new regulations on reimbursement limits

A health care provider group is looking to repeat history by delaying in court the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance's new regulations to widen the net of medical procedures subject to reimbursement limits under personal-injury protection, or PIP, set to take effect Jan. 4.

Nov 28, 2012

Sweeney blasts inaction on wind

Lawmakers and an environmental group today said New Jersey stands to make significant environmental and economic gains from the development of offshore wind, but only if state and federal officials act soon.

Nov 28, 2012

Christie taps ex-federal prosecutor to coordinate Sandy recovery effort

Gov. Chris Christie today named Marc Ferzan, a managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, to a cabinet-level position from which he will direct recovery efforts as the state looks to rebound from Hurricane Sandy.

Nov 28, 2012

ShopRite project moving ahead, but attorney says roadblocks remain

A Wyckoff grocery store that’s been the scene of a pitched battle for more than two years got approval from the town planning board, but a lawyer says the project’s opponents aren’t going away.

Nov 27, 2012

NJTV gets grant to archive NJN assets

Four decades of New Jersey television history could soon be preserved for decades to come, thanks to new funding from a New Jersey nonprofit foundation.

Nov 27, 2012

Chamber puts disaster-recovery focus on Walk to Washington

The annual trip to the capital will feature panel discussions on rebuilding business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Nov 21, 2012

An unusual first contract win set up Newark consultancy for neighborhoods projects

BCT Partners got its first contract by default, when the winner was declared ineligible. Since then, it’s been on a roll.

Nov 19, 2012

Business groups set for battle as minimum wage hearings get under way

New Jersey's business groups are boosting their efforts to stop a bill that would increase the state minimum wage to $8.50 an hour and link annual adjustments to the Consumer Price Index.

Nov 15, 2012

EDA board amends incentives policies, approves 5.1 million for Rowan

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will take a more scientific approach in calculating the maximum internal rate of return for projects seeking assistance under the Economic Redevelopment Growth grant program.