Feb 27, 2012

Next step for Health Department reorganization

Gov. Chris Christie’s reorganization of the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Human Services, announced in last week’s budget address, will move forward unless the Legislature goes through an official rejection process.

Feb 24, 2012

Choose N.J.’s new home signifies growth

Choose New Jersey, the marketing arm of Gov. Chris Christie's three-part economic development group, took on its first independent space in Princeton after increasing its staff and expanding its strategic plan to bring more businesses to the state.

Feb 23, 2012

Employer groups unite against increase to minimum wage

A proposed increase in the state minimum wage, from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour, advanced out of a legislative committee today over united opposition from employer representatives.

Feb 21, 2012

Christie bases latest budget on rapid economic growth

Gov. Chris Christie has proposed a $32.1 billion budget for the next fiscal year that's based on rapid economic growth that would drive both tax cuts and revenue increases.

Feb 21, 2012

Bill would give Amazon.com temporary sales tax break

A bill has been introduced in the state Assembly that would provide a temporary deferral of sales tax collection for Amazon.com.

Feb 21, 2012

Poll Voters have inaccurate perception of Christie income tax cut

As Gov. Chris Christie prepares to propose today a plan to reduce income taxes by 10 percent, more than half of New Jersey voters support the cut but overestimate how much they would actually benefit from it, according to a poll.

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Feb 20, 2012

Port Authority reports record growth in cargo volume

Recent multimillion-dollar investments in port and harbor projects from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have stemmed from record growth in cargo volume last year, agency officials said in prepared remarks.

Feb 20, 2012

With money running out, Urban Transit gets fresh look

The state’s Urban Transit Hub tax credit program has reached a crossroads, and in September, the Economic Development Authority will decide whether to shift more of its credits to a swelling pipeline of residential projects that for now have been sidelined.

Feb 20, 2012

From dining room to boardroom

Caren Franzini had just completed her MBA when she found herself being interviewed for a job by a hot-shot investment banker — and she was getting annoyed.

Feb 20, 2012

Bond issue may get the old college try

New Jersey is considering its first statewide higher education bond issue in nearly a quarter century, prompting hopes from contractors and college executives alike.

Feb 17, 2012

Congress approves payroll tax cut, but concerns in N.J. over Medicare decision

An extension of the federal payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits passed today by U.S. Congress won applause in the House of Representatives, but representatives of New Jersey's health care community said they were discouraged that no long-term solution was included to handle Medicare reimbursements.

Feb 17, 2012

Union County municipal merger driven by residents, not government

A proposed consolidation between Scotch Plains and Fanwood seeks to accomplish some of the same aims as an agreement reached in the Princetons, but has one noticeable difference: the Union County municipalities' combination is driven by residents, not the towns.