Archive for Tag: small businesses

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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Committee passes Dancer’s bill suspending paperwork error fines for small businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee cleared Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill Wednesday protecting small businesses from costly fines for first-time paperwork mistakes. “Before the coronavirus-related closures, nearly half of New Jersey’s private workforce was employed by small...

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Dancer, Clifton bill directs $6 million in CARES Act funding for suburban & rural business support

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced a bill (A4571) to help suburban and rural businesses impacted by the Gov. Phil Murphy’s economic shutdown to pay rent under a new $6 million grant program to be administered under the state Department of Community Affairs. “In order to help our state...

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Schepisi bill would permit weekend safe-street festivals to help local businesses during shutdowns

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi says that it’s time to help small businesses such as retailers, restaurants and bars to reopen and flourish safely with the ability to sell goods, food and drinks in a safer outdoor setting during the summer months. “Our local businesses need to reopen...

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Reopening won’t work like a light switch, GOP lawmaker warns

WALL TWP., N.J. – Because the road to normalcy is set to be a long and potentially difficult one for businesses, Assemblyman Edward Thomson is calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to lay out specific benchmarks and timetables so they can better plan. “Businesses, especially seasonal businesses, can’t just flip...

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Bramnick: Murphy should focus federal money on small business relief

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to use federal relief under the CARES Act to help small businesses and residents make ends meet. “As much federal funding as possible should go to small businesses and individuals,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Our priority...

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In wake of unemployment numbers, Bergen calls for significant relief

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Many bills have been introduced and passed by the legislature, but Assemblyman Brian Bergen says those measures are providing too little to remedy the self-inflicted shutdown of the state’s economy. “Nothing is being done to consider the losses faced by shuttered businesses and people trying...

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