Archive for Tag: small businesses

Dancer bill providing property tax relief through local merchant loyalty programs signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local businesses was signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our main streets and small business communities,”...

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Dancer bill offering property tax relief through local merchant loyalty programs sent to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Both houses of the Legislature advanced Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local businesses. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our Main Streets and small business communities,” said Dancer (R-Ocean)....

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There are more important things than marijuana, says Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – On Friday, Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the postponement of all Assembly business for 10 days, a move designed to allow the governor and Senate more time to come to an agreement on the details of marijuana legislation. “An internal political feud is not more important than...

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Rescinding business restrictions does little to help a struggling industry, says DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he was easing restrictions on restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms, allowing them to operate past 10 p.m. and increase capacity limits by 10 percent starting Friday. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso welcomed the news, but was critical of Murphy’s executive orders that...

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Rooney spotlights New Jersey’s small business health insurance crisis induced by the coronavirus

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s struggling small businesses have prioritized paying for employee health insurance premiums as the country faced its biggest public health crisis in modern history. Now small employers who purchase insurance through Members Health Plan NJ are looking at a 5.5 percent monthly Covid surcharge –...

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Committee advances bill allowing certain small businesses to forgo workers’ compensation coverage

TRENTON, N.J. – Small businesses and start-ups saddled with a mandate to purchase workers’ compensation coverage despite a lack of employees could see some relief under legislation advanced by the Assembly Labor Committee today. The bill (A508), sponsored Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber, revises the definition of...

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DeCroce makes case for regional approach as Murphy begins latest round of restrictions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce is pushing Gov. Phil Murphy to consider a regional approach to managing the second wave of Covid-19 as he begins implementing new restrictions for the first time in months. “Blanket rulemaking is not the appropriate response,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “The governor needs to...

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Programs to lower property taxes by shopping locally approved by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local merchants unanimously passed the Assembly Thursday. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our main streets and small business communities,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “It...

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