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Senate President on the Importance of Paying Pensions Now

12-11-15
Senate President Steve Sweeney discusses his plan for north Jersey casinos, Atlantic City and his pension proposal plan.
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Reaction to Sweeney’s Pension Proposal

12-10-15
Governor Christie Tuesday panned the plan, saying it amounted to a $3 billion new tax on the 90 percent of the public that doesn't get a state pension.
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Port Authority Board Meeting Marks Start of Gateway Tunnel Construction Watch

12-10-15
History may remember the Port Authority board's final meeting of 2015 as the day the Gateway Tunnel project officially went from pipe dream to economic imperative. In a little over a month, the $20 billion Tunnel project has gotten a promise of 50 percent funding from the federal government and a guarantee of regular funding sources in the federal Highway and Transportation bill.
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Christmas Tree Tradition Continues in New Jersey

12-9-15
The first Christmas tree farm in the United States was located right outside of Trenton. The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that New Jersey harvested 68,471 Christmas trees in 2012.
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Christie Castigates Business Leaders at NJBIA Confab

12-8-15
Chris Christie said he wasn't expecting a standing ovation on the way out of the ballroom at the Holiday Inn in East Windsor today, and with the tone of his talk before the NJ Business and Industry Association, there was no danger of that. “Time to wake up,” he adminished.
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Poinsettia Industry in New Jersey Blooming

12-1-15
The floriculture industry in New Jersey is worth about $195 million a year, according to the Department of Agriculture. Combined with the nursery, horticulture and sod industry, that accounts for about $445 million.
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Outlook for New Jersey Businesses Optimistic for Short Term

12-1-15
In the NJBIA's annual Business Outlook Survey, 62 percent of businesses said if they were to expand their businesses it would be outside of New Jersey. 67 percent of businesses said they take the state's inheritance tax into consideration when doing their long term planning.
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Small Business Saturday Becomes a New Holiday Tradition

11-27-15
More than 88 million Americans shopped and dined local last Small Business Saturday, injecting more than $14 billion into local economies nationwide.
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Behind Bergen County’s Blue Laws

11-26-15
At Garden State Plaza, an average of 60,000 people shop every day. That’s 19 million visitors a year. Paramus alone rakes in more than $5 billion in yearly retail sales, making Bergen County one of the wealthiest in the state, and that’s with its stores shut on Sundays.
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NJ Lottery Claims Partnership with Northstar Prevented Big Losses

11-24-15
Northstar told the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee its expertise prevented big losses in New Jersey.