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The Economic Opportunity Act, Which Turns One Today, Has Kicked New Jersey’s Subsidy Surge into High Gear

In ten months, New Jersey has awarded a total of $1.6 billion in tax incentives, bringing the total since January 2010 to $4.6 billion so far – nearly four times as much as in the entire previous decade, when the state awarded a total of $1.2 billion in subsidies.


EO13 Roundtable: Lauren Moore, Ted Zangari and Jon Whiten Discuss and Debate the Economic Opportunity Act’s First Year

NJBIZ reached out to New Jersey Business Action Center Executive Director Lauren Moore; Sills Cummis & Gross real estate attorney and EO13 architect Ted Zangari; and Jon Whiten, deputy director for liberal think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective, for differing perspectives and opinions on the law.


Lesniak Wants Christie to Restore Food Funding for Poor

Senator Raymond Lesniak has introduced a resolution directing Governor Chris Christie to tap unused energy funds to prevent the loss of food aid to the needy, a move that would protect them from having food stamps cut by as much as $90 a month because of a rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


Somerset County Business Partnership Endorses ForwardNJ

Mike Kerwin, president/CEO of the Somerset County Business Partnership, has announced that the organization has fully endorsed the NJ State Chamber of Commerce “ForwardNJ” program and has joined the coalition that will work toward reforming the state’s transportation system.


Rally Urges Support to Repeal New Jersey Estate Tax Exemption

Groups representing accountants, business owners, seniors and others joined Republican lawmakers in Trenton on Monday to kick off a push to repeal New Jersey’s lowest-in-the-nation estate tax exemption.


On Capitol Steps, Legislators Join Business Leaders in Blasting New Jersey’s Estate Tax

Fired-up Republican and Democratic legislators on this cool Monday afternoon railed against New Jersey’s estate tax — or “death tax” — for driving capital out of the state and burdening families during a press conference on the capitol steps.


Through Conditional Veto, Christie Seeks to Expand Non-Gaming Incentives in Atlantic City

Through a conditional veto on a supplemental bill to the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, Gov. Chris Christie proposed the expansion of incentive offerings for non-gaming projects in Atlantic City.


Trend in Hospital Mergers Reflected in Palisades-Hackensack Partnership

Standalone community hospitals – once the foundation of healthcare across New Jersey – have been disappearing steadily for decades, with many institutions propelled by economic pressure to join up with larger networks, while others have closed.


While New Jersey Bungles its Food Stamp Program, More than One in Ten New Jersey Households Still Struggling With Hunger

New federal data showing widespread hunger in New Jersey makes clear that the state’s poor performance on food stamp outreach and implementation, and the Christie administration’s rejection of Heat and Eat benefits, is unnecessarily putting hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans at risk.


Video: NJPP’s Raymond Castro on the Affordable Care Act and Young Adults

New Jersey Policy Perspective senior policy analyst Raymond Castro appeared last night on a NJTV News segment exploring Affordable Care Act enrollment trends among young adults.


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