Archive for Tag: small business

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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Assembly approves enrollment-based childcare subsidies though FY22, subsidy payment study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill providing subsidies to childcare service providers based on their enrollment numbers, not attendance, was back in the Assembly on Monday to concur with the governor’s recommendations permitting such payments through the end of fiscal year 2022 and approving a study to report...

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Wirths’ bill encouraging NJ tourist brewery hopping now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirth’s bill seeking to give New Jersey’s craft breweries a tourism boost was signed into law today. Gov. Phil Murphy signed A-1091/S-2056, which directs the state Division of Travel and Tourism to establish and market brewery trails in relation to other vacation destinations or...

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Bramnick reacts after hearing testimony Friday on the pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Friday’s Senate and Assembly Republican hearing on the impact of Covid restrictions on businesses revealed there was no opportunity for the public to be heard before state government. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick plans to introduce a bill requiring the governor to hold public hearings during...

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GOP lawmakers call for plan to reopen small businesses swiftly and safely

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to stop the delay in reopening small businesses, noting that safety precautions now underway at big businesses can also be done effectively at small businesses. “Small businesses can safeguard the health of patrons and...

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Bergen bill grants small businesses credits for sales tax collection

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen introduced legislation this week to give small businesses credit for collecting and remitting sales tax to the state. “The state expects our small businesses to collect, manage, file and remit sales taxes all at their own expense. It’s time that costs associated with...

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