Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed legislation that would have imposed a 5-cent tax on single-use carryout plastic and paper bags, saying it didn’t go far enough. “Instituting a 5-cent fee on single-use bags that only applies to certain retailers does not go far enough to address the problems created by overreliance on plastic bags […]
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BPU Joins National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium On June 21, the state of New Jersey announced its intention to join the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium as a board member and public sponsor. The $18.5 million consortium is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. BPU Begins […]
What’s in the bag for New Jersey retailers and their customers? It depends on who you ask. There are a few current proposals by state lawmakers to reduce the number of single-use carryout plastic and paper bags found in the state’s landfills, waterways and coastal areas. A-3267 would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use carryout […]
A ban on offshore drilling for oil or natural gas in New Jersey waters is now law. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today to combat the Trump administration’s decision to open the nation’s ocean to oil exploration. The bill, S-258 (Van Drew, D-1; Singleton, D-7)/A-839 (Land, D-1; Andrzejczak, D-1), takes effect immediately. NJBIA supported the measure. The […]