New Jerseyans receive $500 rebate checks starting this month
Households earning up to $150,000 with at least one dependent child, and individuals earning below $75,000 with at least one dependent child begin receiving $500 rebate checks this month.
State officials approve $100M in child care aid
The new legislation provides federal dollars for grants that businesses can use to improve brick and mortar facilities, and money for workforce development and technical assistance. The state will also use the funds to study the current status of the industry in New Jersey.
Murphy approves tax break ‘clean-up’ bill ahead of July 4 weekend
The governor signed a 213-page measure for the state’s corporate incentive programs, just as summer recess and legislative reelection campaigns begin.
Newark lead levels fall below federal limit for third period in a row
New preliminary averages are under 7 parts per billion; the federal EPA acceptable level is 15 ppb. These results, confirmed by Edison-based engineering firm CDM Smith, put the city in compliance with EPA standards for 18 straight months.
To help summer businesses, new law lets teens work up to 50 hours a week
The legislation was introduced on June 14 and sailed through the state Legislature, garnering Gov. Phil Murphy’s approval on July 1, just when Fourth of July weekend business kicks off.
NJ makes single largest pension payment in decades, $6.9B
This marks the first time in 25 years that the state has come through on its full bill.
SBA extends application for $100M Community Navigator Pilot Program
The initiative, part of the American Rescue Plan, will engage with community organizations to aid small businesses around the country during recovery, with a priority on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, women and veterans.
New fiscal year: Here’s what taxes go up July 1
New Jersey employers and workers will start paying back into the state unemployment system, which paid out tens of billions of dollars in benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Worker misclassification legislation makes its way to Murphy
A task force convened by the governor previously reported the state misses out on tens of millions of dollars in unpaid employment taxes due to the practice.
NJCU, NJEDA to establish sports betting, fintech hub
Online sports wagering technology and financial technology sectors get a boost with $200,000 in funding and staff resources that will bolster the center’s goals of providing an incubator for the industries and acting as a connector between industry, academia and relevant state agencies.
Murphy to decide on 213-page tax break ‘clean-up’ bill
The state Senate approved the 213-page measure by a unanimous vote at its June 30 session--the day before lawmakers break for the summer recess and to begin their reelection campaigns.
Murphy taps NJ’s first openly gay attorney general to replace Grewal
First Assistant Attorney General Andrew Bruck will replace outgoing Gurbir Grewal in the role for the remainder of the four-year term, which ends this January.