May 23, 2012

Business leaders look for Christie to maintain tax cuts

Officials with the state's two largest business organizations are looking for Gov. Chris Christie to maintain tax cuts as part of a revised budget proposal.

May 22, 2012

In wake of key auction, BPU chief says more work to be done

The head of the Board of Public Utilities says there's still work to be done to improve the regional power market, even after a successful auction that will result in three new power plants in the state.

May 17, 2012

Solar industry incentive bill released by Assembly committee

A bill promoting the state's solar industry was released by the Assembly Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday.

May 17, 2012

Stop to DEP waivers and workers comp pay hike advance, despite business opposition

A pair of measures opposed by business groups advanced in the state Senate on Thursday, including a resolution blocking a proposed environmental waiver rule and a bill providing annual increases for workers compensation recipients.

May 17, 2012

Allergan signs lease for Central Jersey RD facility

After announcing plans to move to New Jersey in November, multispecialty health care company Allergan Inc. has signed a lease to open a 93,000-square-foot research and development facility in Bridgewater — creating several hundred jobs and injecting about $12 million in private investment into the state's economy...

May 16, 2012

Neighborhood investment can trigger tax credit for N.J. companies

Businesses looking to get a tax credit while improving the neighborhood got a reminder today about a state program to encourage such investment.

May 15, 2012

At Cooper groundbreaking, Sweeney says he’s committed to solving Rutgers-Rowan

It was a who's who of the South Jersey and state business and political community at today's groundbreaking for the $100 million Cooper Cancer Institute facility in Camden.

May 15, 2012

State revenue drops in April, missing expectations, as tax cut talk looms large

State tax collections in April fell short of budget expectations and declined versus April 2011, leaving New Jersey's revenues $230.3 million behind February's revised forecasts for the first 10 months of the fiscal year.

May 14, 2012

N.J. effort to reduce regulations hobbled by lack of construction

While the Gov. Chris Christie administration has made overturning a decade's worth of strict regulatory policies a top priority for the state, business owners won't recognize the improvements until construction picks up, an economist said.

May 14, 2012

Casagrande, Bramnick announce Republican effort for working women

State Assembly Republicans plan to spend the next month holding discussions on how to improve job opportunities for women, Assemblywoman Carol Casagrande (R-Freehold) and Minority Leader Jon M. Bramnick (R-Westfield) announced today.

May 11, 2012

Retailers step up pressure on e-fairness as Minn. bill is defeated

With failed legislation in Minnesota to collect sales tax from companies affiliated with online retailers like Amazon.com, retail groups in New Jersey are putting more pressure on legislators to pass similar bills at the state and federal level.

May 11, 2012

Lawmakers slam Christie, business advocates over health exchange veto

Two Democratic lawmakers came out in defense of the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act today, touting it as a business-friendly measure one day after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill because of uncertainty over federal reform efforts.