Aug 7, 2012

Lesniak Leagues ‘took the bait’ when filing sports betting suit

After hearing word that various professional organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court to stop New Jersey from pursuing legalizing betting on sports, state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) said they're playing right into the state's hand.

Aug 6, 2012

Red tape review ‘not as flashy’ as in early days, but still key to business

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.

Aug 6, 2012

Early success of site cleanup effort gives life to polluted property

River Drive Construction President Joe Langan has spent years turning away projects that sit on polluted sites, which often were destined for lengthy and unwieldy cleanups overseen by state regulators. But a program that puts those cleanups in the hands of private-sector consultants has caused him to...

Aug 3, 2012

Budget cuts could slash pivotal staff at Atlantic City airport

Air traffic control service at Atlantic City International Airport could be disrupted by federal spending cuts slated to take effect in January, according to a new report, dealing a potential blow to the growing facility as the city works to revive its tourism industry.

Aug 3, 2012

Assemblyman Schroeder charged with writing bad checks

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.

Aug 2, 2012

Aug. 13 hearing to look at Barnegat Bay, plastic bags

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.

Aug 1, 2012

Builders can see waivers to DEP regulations as new rule takes effect

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.

Jul 24, 2012

Retail association doubts Washington will move on online sales tax collection

A federal bill that would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales tax was debated today at a U.S. House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee hearing, though the head of a state retail association said the effort is just as likely to stall as New Jersey's bill did when the state

Jul 23, 2012

Christie signs solar rescue bill

After more than a year of uncertainty, the solar industry sees sunnier skies ahead now that a bill to revive the state's solar market is law.

Jul 20, 2012

Bankers expect uptick in IPOs as a result of legislation

A survey of U.S. investment bankers finds the majority expect more initial public offerings to come to market as a result of the new federal JOBS Act, which relaxed regulations for companies that go public and have revenue of less than $1 billion. But the same 55 percent majority also is concerned the act's relaxed regulations could...

Jul 19, 2012

Heated debate over Meadowlands casino, but immediate action unlikely

State lawmakers and stakeholders gathered today to debate the merits of building a casino in the Meadowlands, bringing attention to an issue that inspired heated discussion but is unlikely to advance any time soon.

Jul 19, 2012

Christie signs bill that will lead to private provider expansion

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill today that's expected to lead to an expansion in services for addiction treatment providers.