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2016 04 13 Tom Bracken New Jersey's business groups welcomed news Tuesday from Gov. Chris Christie that the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund had reached a surplus of about $1 billion and would lead to a roughly $200 million tax cut for employers.

2016 04 12 Christie tmNew Jersey businesses will see their taxes drop by about $48 per employee this summer. Governor Christie announced Tuesday that after running a deficit for several years, the account that pays unemployment claims is now well into the black. Christie said the roughly $1 billion balance in the fund will trigger about $200 million in cuts to the state unemployment insurance tax on businesses. That means the average business, which has paid about $700 a year per employee into the fund, will pay about $652 a year for each worker, the administration said — the first such tax cut since 1998.

2016 04 03 Mike EgentonSteve Adubato talks with Michael Egenton, Executive VP of Government Relations NJ Chamber Of Commerce, at the annual “Walk to Washington,” about business issues facing the state including the minimum wage debate, paid sick leave for workers, and tax reforms that would help New Jersey businesses.

2016 03 15 AC tmNew Jersey voters will be asked this November to decide if casino gaming in the state should expand beyond Atlantic City, after a resolution to place the question on the ballot received the necessary three-fifths majority support from both the Senate and the Assembly on Monday.

A pair of bipartisan bills that aim to phase out New Jersey’s estate tax and offer more exclusions for taxes on retirement income were advanced Monday by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Tom Bracken tmAccording to the latest biannual survey released Monday by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Baker Tilly, Garden State employers are less concerned about the short-term and lingering effects of the Affordable Care Act.