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NJ revises its oldest business incentives

Newark, NJ

Under an expansion and revival of the Urban Enterprise Zone program, first established in 1983, the state will set aside $42.5 million through the end of June 2022 for grants, tax breaks, revolving loans and other support for businesses that open in some of the state’s most impoverished communities.

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OPINION: Too much of a good thing

Young Woman Working at Home, Small Office

After a year of economic turbulence throughout New Jersey, the state is stepping away from its normally rational approach to paid leave policy. State lawmakers are considering a new paid sick leave bill that would create redundant benefits to which employees already have access while placing the unfunded costs of this unnecessary mandate directly on New Jersey businesses. By Aliya Robinson, senior vice president of retirement and compensation policy at The ERISA Industry Committee.

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New law will see NJ’s lead pipes replaced over next decade

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks at the Newark Health Department on Aug. 14, 2019

Every community water system throughout New Jersey would have six months to take stock of its lead service lines and replace them within 10 years--the same pipes found in communities like Newark, where hundreds of thousands of students were affected by high levels of the element found in drinking water at the city’s schools.

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