Apr 20, 2012

Sports authority strikes down challenge at racetrack

The state Sports & Exposition Authority has struck down a challenge to its contract with the group that will take over management of Monmouth Park Racetrack next month.

Apr 20, 2012

Christie sees job loss as argument against tax hike

Gov. Chris Christie said the 8,600 jobs the state lost in March bolster his case for cutting taxes and not increasing them.

Apr 20, 2012

Task force looks for ways to collect from tax-exempt nonprofits

As more municipalities cut services and real estate values plummet, state and local government officials are pushing to form a task force that will examine methods to collect in lieu of tax payments from tax-exempt and tax-abated properties.

Apr 18, 2012

Lautenberg blasts Port Authority over toll hikes

In a hearing today, U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg admonished the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and its deputy executive director over its tolling practices, saying steep rate hikes are unfair to commuters.

Apr 17, 2012

Bramnick says small-business owners need attention, too

The Republican leader in the Assembly said Tuesday he wants to find out if the state is doing enough to help small businesses.

Apr 13, 2012

Rutgers-Camden faculty take anti-merger stance to lawmakers

A group of 200 faculty members from Rutgers University’s Camden campus has joined the fray in the battle over the state’s plan to merge their school with Rowan University.

Apr 11, 2012

Retail group Escheat law could cost N.J. 94M in lost sales tax revenue

The loss of gift card sales from New Jersey, combined with the state's unclaimed property law, could cost state coffers up to $94 million per year in sales tax revenues, according to an analysis released today.

Apr 11, 2012

Panelists emphasize importance of targeted employment growth

New Jersey's unemployment rate won't begin to fall until the public sector engages business to target areas for sustainable economic growth, government officials and business leaders said Tuesday at Plan Smart New Jersey's regional planning summit on the draft state strategic plan.

Apr 5, 2012

ELEC reports 5th straight decline in political contributions from contractors

Political contributions from public contractors in 2011 declined for the fifth straight year, though the 5 percent decrease was the smallest since 2007, a report from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission showed today.

Apr 5, 2012

Opportunities in urban development eyed at mayors’ summit

Redeveloping city retail districts and revitalizing abandoned buildings were among the topics covered by a wide-ranging summit held by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association today in Trenton.

Apr 4, 2012

Booker slams Devils owner over Prudential dispute

Newark Mayor Cory Booker today publicly ripped into New Jersey Devils owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek, calling him a "liar" and "bamboozler" a day after arbitrators ruled on the city's long-running legal battle with team ownership over rent and revenues from the Prudential Center.

Apr 3, 2012

Joint venture completes certificate of need application for Mountainside

A certificate of need application filed by Hackensack University Medical Center and LHP Hospital Group Inc. to take ownership of Mountainside Hospital, in Montclair, was deemed complete by the state on Monday, with a public hearing scheduled for April 19, a Department of Health and Senior Services...