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2017 01 24 RTL Sarlo Oroho1 tmThe recently adopted phase-out the New Jersey's estate tax will have to be vigorously defended by supporters, as it is slated to be phased out over the next two budget years, said Democratic Sen. Paul Sarlo and Republican Sen. Steve Oroho during a recent luncheon in East Windsor hosted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

The message was clear: Future lawmakers will be tempted to reverse it.

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce applauds Gov. Christie for accomplishing all of the goals he set out in his 2016 State of the State address, including a tax reform package featuring the elimination of the estate tax.

2016 12 10 On the Record tHost Michael Aron talks with Tom Bracken, and Gordon MacInnes about "Dogs, Deers, and Cars". Examining repercussions of the new transportation trust fund deal, costs of the proposed State House renovations, where the state is headed and honoring the passing of a New Jersey civic leader.

2016 12 12 Comcast NewsmakersTHE WALK TO WASHINGTON IS FEB. 16 AND 17: It is 14 Amtrak train cars packed with state business and government leaders. So what happens on the train? Find out on this installment of Comcast Newsmakers.

 

Al KoeppeThe passing of Al Koeppe is a deep loss to the state, the Chamber, and me personally. Simply said, Al was one of the finest people I had ever met in my career. He always put the interest of others ahead of himself and worked diligently to make our state a better place. The importance of his contributions to the New Jersey community are immeasurable and the example he set as a leader is the standard we should all aspire to achieve.

 

 

Al KoeppeThe New Jersey business community is reacting Tuesday to news that former PSE&G President and longtime New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chairman Al Koeppe has died.

 

Al Koeppe videoAlfred C. Koeppe, business leader and champion for economic development in New Jersey's cities, is the recipient of New Jersey Future's 2016 Smart Growth Awards, Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

2016 11 28 BCBCNJ tmHealth care is moving away from a volume-focused fee-for-service model toward patient-centered primary care homes that reward providers for healthy outcomes.

If you have little idea what that means, join the club.

A new public education project is getting off the ground to try to both understand consumers’ concerns and teach them how to get the most out of the healthcare system.

2016 11 21 LSC1 tmGov. Chris Christie and the Legislature adopted positive and transformational legislation that invests $16 billion in road and mass transit upgrades over the next eight years; and reforms the state’s tax codes, including something that the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has long fought for - the phasing out of New Jersey’s estate tax.

 

N.J. Chamber President Tom Bracken, chairman of Forward NJ, led a State House press conference Nov. 3 to discuss the importance of voter passage of Ballot Question 2, which would constitutionally dedicate all gas tax revenue to transportation improvements.

 

2016 10 28 RTB Bennett tm"We are not as healthy a population as we should be," New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett told an audience of NJ Chamber members this morning at an N.J. Chamber roundtable breakfast at the National Conference Center in East Windsor.

 

The state was witness to a historic moment earlier this month. A bipartisan group of lawmakers came together and solved our state's transportation funding crisis. New Jersey now has the long-term source of funding it needs to fix our infrastructure. But there is one more piece to this puzzle: On Nov. 8, voters must vote "Yes" on Ballot Question 2 to ensure every dollar of the state's gas tax goes toward infrastructure funding.