Oct 28, 2015

Advocacy groups Don’t tie gas tax to inheritance, estate taxes

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have largely conceded that an increase in the state’s gas tax, which has been unchanged since 1988, is inevitable in order to fund the depleted Transportation Trust Fund. However, some Republicans and business groups have lobbied for pairing the move with a repeal of the inheritance and […]

Oct 26, 2015

Genetic testing: Are we using it too much?

When genetic testing first identified BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 — the genes that increase a person’s likeliness to develop breast cancer — only one company provided the expensive option. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that the company that developed it, Myriad, could not patent it, so gene tests became more widely […]

Oct 26, 2015

Accelerators key to tech startups, but scarce in NJ

“We just didn’t have the track record or scale to qualify for a line of credit from a bank,” De Clercq said. “There was a problem in this market that was not being addressed if I couldn’t get financing for a $1 million business.” When he saw his sister raise $20,000 for a ground-level business […]

Oct 21, 2015

Appeals court sends LG headquarters project back to Englewood Cliffs

The matter will now be sent back to the municipality. “We hold, where a structure substantially exceeds the local height restriction, that in determining whether the height of a building would be ‘consistent with the surrounding neighborhood,’ a zoning board is obligated to consider the impact that the structure would have on more than the […]

Oct 12, 2015

Going high-tech For health care providers, technology means both changes and challenges

That has providers walking a fine line between securing patient data and keeping up with the trends. Experts say that struggle is especially real when it comes to electronic medical records, or EMRs, which make up the most commonly used technology across all specialties in the health care industry. Todd Brower, a health care attorney […]

Oct 12, 2015

New arrival may shuffle online poker landscape

That’s according to recent polling data cited by William Pascrell III, a lobbyist for Princeton Public Affairs Group — and it’s not lost on operators who have set up shop in the state. “That’s something that I think the industry has been grappling with,” Pascrell said. But that could change in a big way, he […]

Oct 11, 2015

Grapevine Questions linger around reasons for Jamie Fox’s departure

Two weeks ago, Fox caught many off guard by announcing his plans to resign from his post by the end of the month. The news was seen as particularly timely, given that federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the dealings between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and United Airlines, which Fox lobbied […]

Oct 6, 2015

Call for AG to investigate Horizon OMNIA plan

Sen. Nia Gill, chair of the Senate Commerce committee, grilled first the Horizon officials and then the Department of Banking and Insurance officials about technicalities in the alliance and product plan. “We know a lot more now than we did when walked in,” said Gill (D-Montclair), adding that she wanted the AG to investigate antitrust […]

Oct 5, 2015

Hearing on Horizon’s OMNIA plan seeks to create more transparency

State Sen. Joe Vitale and Nia Gill, chairs of the Health and Commerce committees, respectively, will begin the hearing at 10 a.m. in Trenton. Legislators and other elected officials around the state have voiced opposition to the OMNIA Health Alliance, raising concerns about long-term effects the largest insurer will have on health systems in the […]

Oct 5, 2015

The future is now How CSG rebranded itself for new era with new name, new focus

Earlier this year, Wolff & Samson did something not many other firms of its size and stature would dream of doing — it rebranded. “We are maintaining the best of what has been here for more than 40 years and we’re reacting to the market conditions,” Member Francis J. Giantomasi said. “This is a soft […]

Sep 29, 2015

Federal judge drops 4 bribery counts against Menendez

A judge has dismissed four counts of bribery in the federal corruption case involving U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen.

Sep 21, 2015

New sales Insurers find ways to talk directly to consumers

The ACA has turned patients into health care consumers.
Whether they are looking for a plan on the public exchange or adjusting to the affordable plans offered by employers, more and more people are shopping for health insurance than ever before.