Sep 18, 2012

Newark power plant secures environmental approval

Hess will build the plant with the help of a subsidy; expert says there’s little incentive to build plants without help from the state.

Sep 17, 2012

Smart growth group defends transit hub incentive in wake of critical report

New Jersey Future says the Urban Transit Hub incentive shouldn’t be measured by workers riding the train every day, but by its ability to reverse decades of policy that promoted development in suburban areas without transit service.

Sep 14, 2012

Bill fostering business-academic ties advances

A Senate committee moves forward a bill to create ties between the business and university communities.

Sep 14, 2012

Reality TV bill would prevent N.J. towns from creating a ‘Situation’

An assemblyman plans to introduce legislation that would attempt to regulate reality TV show production in Garden State towns.

Sep 13, 2012

EDA approves 40 million incentive for Honeywell

It’s the second incentive awarded to the Morris Township-based company, though agency officials said Honeywell never applied for a grant under the BRRAG program the state expanded to retain the firm.

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.