Archive for Tag: businesses

Committee approves legislating state certification for LGBTQ-owned businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Don Guardian’s bill authorizing the state to certify businesses owned by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals passed an Assembly committee on Thursday. Certification makes certain businesses eligible for set-aside and goal-based contracting initiatives offered by state agencies and preference when bidding for state...

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Lame duck is scariest time of year at NJ Statehouse

TRENTON, N.J. – Put down that pumpkin spice and grab some garlic, because it’s almost the most terrifying time of year at the Statehouse in Trenton. Lame duck, the months after an election and before a new legislative session, is when the Democrat majority tries to push through the...

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Farmers can sell firewood without penalty under Space, Wirths bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that protects farmers’ rights to sell firewood obtained from another property. The bill (A111) is sponsored by LD 24 Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths. “Farming has evolved through the years, and farmers have had to adapt to those...

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Assembly Republicans score victory for service-disabled veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans successfully pushed through an amendment to include service-disabled veterans in a bill targeting economically and socially disadvantaged businesses. The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee convened Thursday to consider a bill (A2146) that would help such businesses win state contracts for construction, architecture and...

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Webber bill allowing businesses to deduct food donations clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Aiming to help New Jerseyans facing food insecurity, the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee passed Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation creating a state income tax deduction for businesses that make charitable food donations. “Food banks are struggling to meet the increase in demand as more and more families...

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DePhillips renews calls to cut N.J. corporate tax to compete with Pa.

TRENTON, N.J. – Pennsylvania’s corporate tax cut must be a catalyst for change in New Jersey, says Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The lawmaker is calling on legislative leadership to prioritize his bill to lower New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation 11.5% corporate business tax rate before companies, jobs and families move to the...

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South Jersey lawmakers’ Zoom call with N.J. DEP breaks down plastic bag ban for businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Restaurants, fisheries, and food markets in South Jersey are eager to abide by New Jersey’s not-so-clear-cut law banning single-use plastic carryout bags starting May 4. In an attempt to address common questions and resolve confusion, southern shore region lawmakers, Sen. Michael Testa, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and...

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