Legislators gave final approval to a bill mandating that companies provide paid sick leave, but not before making substantial amendments that will ease the burden on businesses. Among other things, the revised bill permits existing paid-time-off plans to satisfy the measure’s requirements and overrides a dozen or so local existing ordinances so businesses have to […]
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Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order requiring that NJ begin the process to re-enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a compact of northeast states using a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gases. The Christie administration withdrew from the regional compact in 2012. Read Governor Murphy’s announcement here. NJBIA opposes New Jersey’s return […]
The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is seeking amendments to better protect commercial and industrial ratepayers when a joint legislative committee meets on Wednesday to consider a bill that would require the Board of Public Utilities to develop regulations for nuclear power plants delivering electricity in New Jersey. The Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee […]
New Jersey’s next governor will find a state better able to withstand a natural disaster, better prepared to meet new threats like cybersecurity, and well-equipped to be a leader in solar energy and offshore wind power. That’s according to Richard Mroz, president of the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU), who addressed a joint NJBIA-NJ […]