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2016 09 12 prieto sweeney christie tmGov. Chris Christie and state legislative leaders are discussing a reduction in the state sales tax, potentially by half a percentage point, as part of a deal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund, POLITICO New Jersey has learned.

"Diversity is not just the right thing, it is a profitable thing,” said Chamber president and CEO Tom Bracken. “An inclusive workplace leads to fresh business approaches and opens doors to clients, contacts and customers that also value diversity."

2016 08 24 workplace drama tmA new survey finds most New Jersey businessmen and businesswomen agree that women in the workplace having equal footing with men is a good idea.

But ask them whether their workplace needs improvement, and the responses differ.

The survey, which focused on women in the workplace, revealed “a disconnect” in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender diversity, said Philip Mandel, regional managing partner at CohnReznick, a New York City-based accounting firm.

Women business leaders are about twice as likely as their male counterparts to say their company should put more effort into increasing gender diversity, a new poll said.

2016 05 06 bracken tmNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Tom Bracken says a meeting between the state's legislative and business leaders is long overdue.

Following up on comments made by Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) earlier in the week that legislative leaders should come together to work on a compromise measure in the ongoing Atlantic City saga and should continue to meet on a regular basis, Bracken said that such an idea was encouraging.