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So Called ‘Green Amendment’ Could Actually Halt Projects that Improve the Environment

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Trenton NJ, a proposed constitutional amendment that attempts to establish that every person has a legal right to a clean environment could, in fact, block initiatives designed to improve the environment, such as offshore wind projects.

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Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse ,NJ Business Climate Ranked Worst in Region and Declining

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Trenton NJ, NJBIA released its 2024 Regional Business Climate Analysis showing New Jersey continues to remain last in the region by a wide margin in terms of business taxes and cost competitiveness.

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The Inherent Dangers of the So Called , ‘Green Amendment’

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Trenton NJ, NJBIA is opposing a constitutional amendment that attempts to establish that every person has a legal right to a clean environment.

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‘Do Better for Business’ Video Campaign to Shed Light on New Jersey’s Anti-business Policies

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Trenton NJ, with Gov. Phil Murphy and some lawmakers continuing to advance policies that will harm New Jersey businesses of all sizes, NJBIA is launching a Do Better for Business awareness video campaign to hold them accountable and to bring more concise visibility to anti-business policies that require change.

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New Jersey Business and Industry Association Releases 65th Annual Business Outlook Survey

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Trenton NJ, a year ago, historic inflation resulted in one of the most dismal outlooks from New Jersey businesses in recent memory.

But NJBIA’s 65th annual Business Outlook Survey for 2024, released today, shows a leveling off from the overall negativity from New Jersey’s business community amid a slow retreat from record-setting inflation.

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New Jersey’s Innovation Economy Continues to Lag Region

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Trenton NJ, NJBIA’s updated 2022 Indicators of Innovation report, a comprehensive examination of how New Jersey’s innovation economy compares to other regional states, shows the Garden State slipping slightly in overall score and position from the 2020 report, but also taking key steps which could improve its future standing.

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New Environmental Justice Rule Could Sink New Jersey’s Economy Once and For All

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Trenton NJ, NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Ray Cantor will testify today that a new environmental justice rule proposed by the state Department of Environmental Protection runs the risk of negatively impacting residents economically in communities designated as overburdened.

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New Jersey Still Worst Business Climate in the Region

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Trenton  NJ, As part of its recent budget testimonies provided to the Legislature, NJBIA has released its updated 2022 Regional Business Climate Analysis showing New Jersey continues to significantly trail the rest of the region in business climate.

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NJ Community Colleges, NJBIA Launch NJ Pathways to Career Opportunities Initiative

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Paramus NJ, NJ Community Colleges, NJBIA Launch NJ Pathways to Career Opportunities Initiative New Jersey’s Community Colleges and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) have launched a transformational initiative designed to align the state’s educational system to build an innovative workforce.

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Several Bills Could Help NJ Small Businesses offset some expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Trenton NJ , NJBIA is supporting several bills before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee this afternoon that would help small businesses offset some expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the purchase of health and safety equipment and winterizing outdoor dining areas.

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NJBIA 63rd Annual Business Outlook Survey : Nearly 60% of NJ employers are either looking to end their businesses sooner, or considering it

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Ridgewood NJ, nearly three in four business owners said they were challenged to find appropriate staffing in 2021, and nearly the same amount raised wages – some considerably – to help offset their workforce shortage, according to NJBIA’s 2022 Business Outlook Survey, released today.

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Time For Governor Murphy to Stop Hiding the Massive Costs and Disclose Financial Implications of Insane Energy Master Plan

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First the “Crazy Eddie Budget” now the “Crazy Eddie Energy Plan”

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Trenton NJ , Governor Phil Murphy and his appointees to the Board of Public Utilities are still chasing windmills  but have yet to disclose the price tag on his far-reaching energy master plan announced nearly two years ago, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco chided the front office for its lack of transparency with New Jersey families. At an NJBIA meeting in February 2020, administration officials shared the BPU was conducting a cost study that would likely be released the following month. Over a year and a half later, no cost analysis has been shared with the public, yet the Administration continues to move forward on its implementation.

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NJ’s Draft Climate Resilience Strategy Should be Based Realistic Assumptions Not Fearmongering and Fake Science

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Business and Industry Association today urged state officials to take a more measured approach than the overreaching proposals contained in New Jersey’s 2021 Draft Climate Change Resilience Strategy because the sea-level rise scenarios it uses to guide coastal management decisions are not based on the latest science.

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NJBIA Opposes Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Based on Workplace Safety Concerns

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is opposing legislation receiving final votes in the Legislature today that will create and regulate a legal marijuana marketplace, as it weakens much-needed protections for employers seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace.

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NJBIA’s 62nd Annual Business Outlook Survey Shows COVID-19 Impacts, Enormous Dissatisfaction with Business Climate

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) released its 62nd annual Business Outlook Survey , The survey as expected showed a severe COVID-19 impact, an anticipated slow recovery and an overall dissatisfaction with NJ’s business climate.

In states that are booming like Texas, Florida or Tennessee, government works to lure new investment to their states. In New Jersey, the opposite is true. 9 out of 10 New Jersey Businesses surveyed feel that our state has made no progress in easing regulatory obstacles for business.

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