Mar 7, 2012

Trenton lobbyist spending surges for second straight year

Lobbyist spending in New Jersey surged for the second straight year, growing by 11.2 percent, to $73.3 million, in 2011, driven by mass-media advertising.

Mar 6, 2012

Disaster buyouts get mixed response from local officials

Local officials in one oft-flooded North Jersey town are counting on big savings through the federally supported buyouts of high-risk properties, but at least one mayor said the township could be left footing a heavy bill that won't relieve future storm recovery costs.

Mar 2, 2012

Strategic plan’s comment period ends on favorable note

Business owners and trade groups have turned out in recent weeks to voice their support for the Chris Christie administration's plan for economic growth and environmental preservation, the head of the state's planning agency said today.

Mar 2, 2012

Newark officials offer details on Passaic River development

One of Newark’s next big economic development projects will likely be a 250,000-square-foot distribution center along the Passaic River, city officials said last week.

Mar 2, 2012

Feeling overburdened, N.J. residents keep eyes on tax-cutting talk in Trenton

As the income tax cut Gov. Chris Christie included in his budget plan, and a competing property tax credit proposal from Democrats, get more coverage in the state, an overwhelming majority of registered voters have finally recognized New Jersey as one of the highest-taxed states in the nation, though their concerns...

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.