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....

N.J. needs to tackle energy costs, now more than ever

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may seem as if other important issues have faded from the public eye. In reality, the pandemic means that we must redouble our focus on the day-to-day...

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 —...

Keep it simple, New Jersey: Make budget serve residents

Sometimes, the simpler a problem is made, the clearer the solution becomes. For New Jersey, our most onerous fiscal problem is our unsustainable debt load and unbearably high cost of living. The proposed Fiscal...

STEM programs cost more, but are worth investment for N.J.

In today’s world, technology is both indispensable and inescapable. Just about every facet of our society is changing rapidly due to technological innovation. Whether in health care or communication or finance or transportation or...

Illicit budget raid of Clean Communities fund will gut litter cleanup programs in N.J.

After 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug...

In wake of COVID-19, let’s reopen and rebuild N.J. on sound, long-term fiscal footing

I have been part of New Jersey business community for half a century. I have lived and raised my family in this state. New Jersey is blessed with some of the best demographics in the country...

Financial transaction tax is wrong for N.J.

It was front page news when several New York-based stock exchanges threatened to pull their facilities out of New Jersey if Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature move forward with a financial transaction tax....

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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...