Gov. Phil Murphy signs the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act with Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senate Budget Chair Paul Sarlo, Assembly Budget Chair Eliana Pintor Marin and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac in Woodbrige on June 29, 2021.
Jul 6, 2021

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.

A NeurAbilities therapist interacts with a child at one of the organization's new autism treatment centers in Pennsylvania. Similar facilities are coming to Freehold and Cherry Hill, this fall.
Jul 6, 2021

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.

Gov. Phil Murphy signs small business relief legislation, joined by state Sen. Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Roy Freiman, Long Branch Mayor John Pallone, New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan, and WindMill Hot Dogs Owner Rena Levine Levy on June 22, 2021.
Jul 6, 2021

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.

Jul 2, 2021

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.

COVID-safe plexiglass seating is available indoors. Restrictions may be lifted, but the protocols will remain in place. - LT BAR & GRILL
Jul 2, 2021

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.

State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio delivers remarks at signing ceremony for the state's Fiscal Year 2022 budget in Woodbrige on June 29, 2021.
Jul 2, 2021

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.

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Jul 2, 2021

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 Jersey state capitol building in Trenton
Jul 1, 2021

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.

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Jul 1, 2021

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.

Jul 1, 2021

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.

The public hearing of the New Jersey Task Force on EDA Tax Incentives on May 2, 2019.
Jun 30, 2021

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.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Andrew Bruck will replace Gurbir Grewal as New Jersey's Attorney General on June 30, 2021.
Jun 30, 2021

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.