Sep 13, 2012

Backers of Scotch Plains-Fanwood merger take key step forward

A residents’ group gets approval to form a commission to study the benefits, but says consolidation remains a long ways off.

Sep 12, 2012

Medicare spending cuts will imperil N.J. health care employment, industry warns

Hospital association says 22,000 jobs could be lost in the next decade as a result of a budget-balancing move.

Sep 12, 2012

Legislators debate implementation of state health insurance exchange

Panel discussions focus on challenges lying in wait as New Jersey again takes up idea of creating an exchange.

Sep 12, 2012

Independent groups making political contributions tougher to measure

State’s election enforcement agency expects donor activity through these independents to play a larger role in campaigns going forward.

Sep 10, 2012

Business owners’ faith in N.J. government tested again with Trenton mayor’s arrest

Arrest of Tony Mack “makes it more difficult to engage people and businesses with the state,” according to an advocate

Sep 6, 2012

Big names in lottery management hope for N.J. contract

The Treasury rejects notion it is privatizing lottery, and says outsourcing certain functions could help contest generate more revenue.

Sep 5, 2012

Restaurants still have a strong appetite for SBA-backed financing

With traditional lending still hard to come by, and upfront costs too risky for most banks, restaurant owners say the agency has helped them get started in competitive New Jersey climate.

Sep 5, 2012

N.J. prepares to bet on privatized lottery

State prepares to welcome proposals from private companies to take over management of its lottery, and possibly expand it to the Internet.

Sep 4, 2012

Spectra pipeline under construction, but lawsuits pending

Efforts to block the high-profile pipeline extension are stuck in a holding pattern as a federal agency continues its review of project.

Aug 31, 2012

FAA giving 18.6M to N.J. airports for repairs, construction

Atlantic City International and Trenton-Mercer are among the biggest recipients, according to New Jersey’s U.S. senators.

Aug 31, 2012

PATH unveils 66 million command center

The upgrades come at a time when the bistate agency expects record traffic on the trans-Hudson system.

Aug 30, 2012

Women, minorities to benefit under construction training program

A construction program aims to provide training for about 40 women and minority residents of Newark.