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Kean: Murphy’s Tax Increases Blew NJ’s Shot for Amazon’s HQ2

Trenton, NJ: njsenate release -Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said massive tax increases imposed by Governor Phil Murphy and legislative Democrats this year have likely blown New Jersey’s shot at luring Amazon’s new headquarters and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. “New Jersey was well on the path to creating the stable, predictable tax environment that employers like Amazon require…
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ICYMI: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to New Jersey Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON – New Jersey businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 11-13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced yesterday. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Phil Murphy on Oct. 18, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers…
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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Future of Work Task Force

TRENTON, NJ: by the Office of the Governor - Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order establishing the Future of Work Task Force, charged with studying how technological innovation will impact the development of jobs and New Jersey’s economy. He also announced that the task force will be chaired by Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Beth Simone Noveck. The Governor previewed…
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“The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”

Trenton, NJ: by the Office of the Governor - "Thanks to Governor Murphy, New Jersey is poised to become a national leader in the innovation economy. The $500 million New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund, announced by the Governor earlier today, will allow the State to invest in and partner with start-up companies that agree to locate and operate in New…
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HEALTH – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems…
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