The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is supporting a major project in South Jersey that will provide the B.L. England electric generation plant in Beesley's Point with the natural gas supply it needs to stop burning coal, and pave the way for it to become one of the cleanest power plants in New Jersey. The project also will provide a critical back-up route for natural gas to more than 142,000 customers in Cape May and Atlantic counties who now depend on a single pipeline.
VIDEO: “I don’t have to tell any of you that competition is fierce. I live in South Jersey and see commercials for New York, and they are chomping at the bit trying to steal away our businesses,” said New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Government Relations Michael Egenton.
Reacting hours before Democrats made their formal announcement, New Jersey business leaders and Republican state lawmakers on Monday blasted them for trying to raise taxes on millionaires and corporations to raise money for the public worker retirement system.
Business groups and Republican legislative leaders held a joint news conference Monday to speak out in opposition to a proposal put forth by state Democrats that would increase taxes on New Jersey residents earning more than $1 million in annual income.
VIDEO: Comcast Newsmakers' Jill Horner speaks with NJ Chamber Senior Vice-President Michael Egenton about the South Jersey Pipeline Project.
Mark B. Grier, vice chairman with Prudential Financial and NJ Chamber board member, today spoke in support of Common Core State Standards and the controversial PARCC Statewide Exams that were implemented in the state’s schools this year. Grier said the standards will help students emerge from high school better prepared for college and careers, and will give New Jersey a more skilled workforce.
Richard S. Mroz, president of the state Board of Public Utilities since 2014, discussed New Jersey's Energy Master Plan and… Read More