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Solar and permit extension bills approved

June 29th, 2012 — Two bills at the top of the business community’s priority list were passed this week in the Legislature. The bills extend state development permits to 2014 and support the solar energy market. The solar bill expands the state requirement for …

Legislature passes $31.7 billion budget

June 29th, 2012 — Everyone in Trenton is holding their breath waiting for what Gov. Chris Christie will do with the $31.7 billion budget the Legislature put on his desk that sets aside $183 million for a tax cut but does not say when …

LLC statutes updated

June 22nd, 2012 — In the final push before the summer recess, both houses of the state Legislature overwhelmingly passed the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, which provides a much-needed update to the laws on LLCs. It has been 17 years since New …

Budget showdown

June 22nd, 2012 — The Democrat majority in the state Legislature drafted an alternative budget proposal that provides a tax cut – if state revenues hit their mark in December. Gov. Chris Christie scoffed at the delay and said the move sends “a loud …

Regional Plan Association elects new board members, officers

June 21st, 2012 — Ms. Slater Stokes directs United Airlines’ external affairs for the Eastern Region, including the New York/New Jersey market, managing the airline’s relationships with state and local elected officials, industry partners and key stakeholders. She joined Continental Airlines in 2000, and was named …

Support the Opportunity Scholarship Act

June 15th, 2012 — A well educated and reliable workforce is a key to economic growth and that’s one of the reasons why CIANJ supports the Opportunity Scholarship Act (OSA). This innovative legislation offers away to rescue students from failing school districts and help …

Record job growth

June 15th, 2012 — Gov. Chris Christie announced New Jersey added 17,600 jobs in May – the largest single month of job gains in the past seven years and 25 percent of all the jobs created across the nation in the last month. “The …

Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth

June 15th, 2012 — Bergen Community College invites you to attend a “FREE” Business Booster workshop conducted by the Business Services Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Learn how to prepare yourself for greater business success by learning the CEO mindset …

The coach approach to leadership

June 7th, 2012 — Ramapo College in Mahwah is offering its third annual leadership symposium on June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Maria Gamb, the best-selling author of “Healing the Corporate World.” This year’s symposium will be …

Pascrell wins primary

June 6th, 2012 — Eight-term Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. triumphed over his former ally, Rep. Steve Rothman, to win the Democratic nod in the bitter and expensive 9th District race. The two incumbents faced off against each other when the new congressional district map …

Environmental leaders speak

June 6th, 2012 — Assemblywomen L. Grace Spencer, a Democrat form Hudson County, and Holly Schepisi, a Republican from Bergen County, participated in a lively discussion of environmental issues this week, which was sponsored by PENPAC, the political affiliate of CIANJ. The new “waiver …

Thomas F. Roche III Elected President of the New Jersey Society of CPAs

June 6th, 2012 — CRANFORD – Thomas F. Roche III, CPA, of Westfield, has been elected President of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2012. Roche, a Principal at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, …

Amazon Reaches Sales Tax Compromise

June 1st, 2012 — Starting next July, when New Jersey residents buy from the online giant, Amazon.com, they will be charged the state’s 7 percent sales taxes. The move is expected to bring in more than $30 million in revenues for the state. Amazon …

Senate Action

June 1st, 2012 — On one hand, CIANJ was pleased the Senate held the waiver rule resolution, but it was frustrating that there was no action Thursday on the permit extension bill. CIANJ is anxiously awaiting the Aug. 1 start of the new waiver …

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