New Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please join us for a Joint Education & Workforce Development and Employment & Labor Policy Committee Meeting, Wednesday, September 20th at Forsgate Country Club. A formal invitation announcing our guest speakers and agenda will be sent in the coming weeks. We look forward […]
Education & Workforce Development
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation to establish a women’s vocational pilot training program to promote economic self-sufficiency of low-income women through participation in non-traditional, high-demand, high-wage occupations. The legislation, A-3717, (Sumter, Huttle), directs the Department of Labor & Workforce Development to consult with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations’ Center for Women and […]
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation to create a “High School to College Readiness Commission” to raise awareness among students and parents of admission requirements and financial issues associated with obtaining a post-secondary education. The legislation, A-4088, (Schaer, Jasey) took effect immediately.
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that designates Montclair State University as a public research university in the company of Rutgers, NJIT and Rowan University. The legislation, A-4960 (Oliver, Giblin), puts the state’s second-largest university in a better position for grants and other funding. The law takes effect immediately.
On Tuesday morning, just after midnight on July 4, I witnessed both the Assembly and Senate pass the FY 2018 State Budget. The Governor then signed it into law, ending a three-day government shutdown. Overall, the final $34.7 billion budget included no new tax increases and a number of key provisions for the business community. […]