‘Other states are taking notice of N.J.’s lousy business climate and are trying to...

New Jersey Assemblyman John McKeon (D-West Orange), chair of the Financial Institutions Committee, recently proposed a financial transaction tax that will kill jobs and revenue across New Jersey and test the state’s ability to...

Expansion of Employee Retention Credit … PPP loan plus ERC now allowed

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, or TCDTRA, that was passed Dec. 27 contains several important changes to the Employee Retention Credit, or ERC. The CARES Act passed earlier in...

Transaction tax will cost U.S. savers, pensioners — and ultimately hurt N.J.

As New Jersey struggles under a large deficit due, in part, to the pandemic, some state legislators believe they have found a path toward fiscal health in a proposed financial transaction tax, or FTT....

Siekerka: Tax relief can only come when there’s increased spending, needless borrowing and higher...

The year 2020 has been like no other. Yet, it seems nothing changes in Trenton. I was taken aback when Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leadership presented their agreement on so-called middle-class tax relief —...

Why long overdue Glassboro-Camden Rail Line would be big boost for economic development in...

The Delaware River Port Authority recently held public hearings on the Environmental Impact Study of the long-anticipated Glassboro Camden Rail Line, which is the next step in the decades-long journey to establish a rail...

Giving thanks to health care workers on this unique Thanksgiving Day

To say 2020 has been a challenging year would be quite an understatement.  However, difficult times present an opportunity for us to focus on the aspects of our lives that are truly important. For...

Calif.-style gas car ban is wrong answer for N.J.

The road to bad public policy is often paved with good intentions. That's particularly true in the case of New Jersey, where the Department of Environmental Protection wants that road filled with electric vehicles...

What some ‘blue state’ ballot questions could portend for N.J. in 2021

At Garden State Initiative, our research always includes a review of our competitive environment, so we scanned the Nov. 3 results across the country for any insights into what they could mean for the...

Transportation accounts for 42% of global warming emissions in N.J. Here’s how electric cars...

Never have the impacts of climate change been so apparent and so impactful in our country. As a deadly wildfire season out West collides with a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, ominous-looking photos of red...

Why saving transit will help save our economy

You might imagine that a new president-elect who is supportive rather than hostile to our region’s most important infrastructure project — the Gateway Tunnel — means we can rest easy knowing public transit is...

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Tax changes are coming — but will they help or hurt N.J.?

Ralph Thomas, the CEO of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, can easily rattle off what he calls a three-legged stool of tax changes...

ShopRite-anchored retail center in Sewell is sold

A retail center anchored by a ShopRite has sold in Sewell, according to JLL Capital Markets. Mill Pond Village, a 94,550-square-foot, two-building center at 380...

Provident Bank signs leases for administrative HQ, ops center in Woodbridge

Cushman & Wakefield has arranged two long-term leases on behalf of Provident Bank for office space in Woodbridge, it announced Wednesday. The bank will...

Rutgers survey finds small businesses are adapting to pandemic, but fear for future

A new survey by Rutgers University has found that small businesses are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will continue to need help in...

Integra wraps up $300M+ deal for ACell

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp., the Princeton-based medical technology company, has completed its previously announced, $300 million-plus acquisition of ACell Inc., it announced Wednesday. Read more...