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By Eric Strauss
Hackensack | November 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

21 11, 2017

Bergen County announces $15 minimum wage for its workers

2017-11-21T16:54:24+00:00

Bergen County’s full-time employees will earn at least $15 an hour under a minimum wage increase announced Tuesday by County Executive Jim Tedesco. The county said in a news release that Bergen would be the first county in the state to adopt such a mandate. About 130 employees working a ...

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Bergen County announces $15 minimum wage for its workers 2017-11-21T16:54:24+00:00
21 11, 2017

Orsen leaving EDA; expected to land with South Jersey Industries

2017-11-21T15:11:01+00:00

Melissa Orsen has resigned as the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, ROI-NJ has learned. Two sources told ROI-NJ that she is expected to be named general counsel for South Jersey Industries. The sources requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for Orsen or the utility. ...

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Orsen leaving EDA; expected to land with South Jersey Industries 2017-11-21T15:11:01+00:00
21 11, 2017

Business groups eager for opportunity under Murphy

2017-11-21T12:27:04+00:00

The New Jersey League of Municipalities’ annual conference in Atlantic City draws some of the state’s biggest political players every year — more for the parties at the end of the day than the actual conference, many say. It’s the place that Gov.-elect Phil Murphy was deemed to have all ...

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Business groups eager for opportunity under Murphy 2017-11-21T12:27:04+00:00
21 11, 2017

Smart Growth coalition offers Murphy blueprint for economy

2017-11-21T12:13:09+00:00

For all the campaign talk about funding pensions, sanctuary cities and legalizing marijuana, the business community knows one issue will dictate the success or failure of the next governor’s administration: economic development and job creation. While Gov.-elect Phil Murphy spent the past six months campaigning, the Smart Growth Economic Development ...

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Smart Growth coalition offers Murphy blueprint for economy 2017-11-21T12:13:09+00:00
20 11, 2017

Murphy, Norcross, Sweeney, Coughlin push for $15 minimum wage

2017-11-20T14:23:08+00:00

Elected officials gathered Monday at the State House to push for an increase in New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 — a move that has previously been vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy joined U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1st Dist.), state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-West Deptford), Assembly ...

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Murphy, Norcross, Sweeney, Coughlin push for $15 minimum wage 2017-11-20T14:23:08+00:00
20 11, 2017

Willoughby looking for next challenge after retiring from NJBIA

2017-11-21T11:40:52+00:00

Melanie Willoughby is looking for her next challenge. Willoughby, who has been named to the transition team for Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, announced her retirement from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association on Friday. But Willoughby told ROI-NJ that, even at the age of 63, she has many years left ...

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Willoughby looking for next challenge after retiring from NJBIA 2017-11-21T11:40:52+00:00
20 11, 2017

Murphy releases full transition team membership

2017-11-20T09:56:53+00:00

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has announced the full membership of his Transition2018 committees, with more than 500 people joining his transition team, working on a variety of issues. Murphy had previously announced the committee chairs and co-chairs. In the news release issued last week, he added Donna Chiera of the American ...

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Murphy releases full transition team membership 2017-11-20T09:56:53+00:00
17 11, 2017

N.J. adds 2,600 jobs in October, preliminary data show

2017-11-17T12:37:59+00:00

Private-sector employment increased by 2,600 jobs in October, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. October’s job gains enhance New Jersey’s continuing employment growth, with private-sector employers adding 34,100 jobs over the past year, according to BLS data. Since February 2010, the low point for private-sector ...

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N.J. adds 2,600 jobs in October, preliminary data show 2017-11-17T12:37:59+00:00
16 11, 2017

At League event, Murphy invokes campaign themes

2017-11-20T10:42:35+00:00

In a speech that received a lukewarm review from attendees at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy reiterated campaign promises and discussed key ideas, without any additional information on how any would be implemented in his new administration. He promised to address issues in the state ...

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At League event, Murphy invokes campaign themes 2017-11-20T10:42:35+00:00
16 11, 2017

Mistrial in Menendez corruption case, as jury can’t reach verdict

2017-11-20T10:42:54+00:00

The federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has ended in a mistrial after the jury remained deadlocked after four days of deliberations. According to multiple published reports, the 12 jurors — including a recent replacement — could not reach a verdict after the New Jersey Democrat’s 11-week trial. ...

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Mistrial in Menendez corruption case, as jury can’t reach verdict 2017-11-20T10:42:54+00:00
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