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2015 05 11 Tom Bracken tmSen. Raymond Lesniak's proposed legislation to place a moratorium on New Jersey's business incentive programs is an attempt to fix something that is not broken.

Let there be a full and fair accounting of the business incentive programs as prescribed by law, but let's not do it in a way that is destructive of a program that is bringing such positive results for everyone in New Jersey.

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastSen. Paul Sarlo, chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, said there is little chance of a state gas tax increase being adopted before the November elections. "With all 80 (Assembly) seats up for reelection, nobody wants to talk about a gas tax," Sarlo told New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members during a breakfast roundtable in Monroe on April 28.

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastState Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff on March 6 gave New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members a briefing of Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $33.8 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year - and he touted the Christie administration's continuing efforts to reduce business taxes.

The state is still dealing with significant issues that impact our economy, job growth and our competitiveness. We look forward to helping shape solutions to these challenges and improving New Jersey's competitive position by aggressively working on initiatives that help grow jobs and the state's economy.

2015 Walk to Washington

The 78th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on Feb. 19 and 20, 2015 brought to Washington a who's who of New Jersey business and government leaders, all of whom participated in what NJBIZ newspaper has called "a massive mobile networking event" and The Star-Ledger called "a longstanding Jersey tradition."

NJBIZ's List of Powerful People in the State's Business Community Includes N.J. Chamber President, Chairman, Both Vice Chairs and 4 Other Board Members

The governor's statement that "economic growth has delivered the most good for the most people" is absolutely correct. We need to all work together to find ways to achieve greater economic growth as soon as possible.

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastRichard Mroz has taken over as president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities at a critical juncture - as the state, the nation and the world explore a new course for clean, reliable and affordable energy.

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastIt took about a minute for Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and his Republican counterpart, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, to find something on which to agree: The state needs to find ways to generate revenue - to the tune of hundreds of millions per year - to maintain and improve New Jersey's highways, bridges and mass transportation.

2014-11-07 Cornerstone NJ MeetingNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members heard an exclusive presentation Nov. 7 by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and participated in sit-down meetings with members of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet and senior staff to discuss ways to improve New Jersey's economy. Topics included: Expanding the economy, growing jobs, streamlining regulations, the state budget, improving the transportation infrastructure and pension reform.