The commission, one of the Christie administration’s earliest outreaches to the corporate sector, continues to provide benefits — including the perception that the state is open for business, which is critical in high-cost New Jersey.
Schroeder, a deputy minority whip, is accused of writing about $400,000 in bad checks to investors in his company, a supplier to the U.S. military.
The hearing is expected to draw plenty from the business community, who are opposed to regulations of plastic bags. Instead, they say, the best solution is to allow retailers to continue their efforts to promote bag reuse and recycling.
A business advocate said there’s no way to argue “against something that creates economic opportunities and business expansion and creates jobs,” but environmentalists are preparing for a legal fight over allowing waivers to DEP regulations.