Another Thing with Larry Mendte

Watch Steven Pressman, an economics professor at MU and Michael Egenton, Senior VP of NJ Chamber of Commerce to talk about minimum wage on Another Thing with Larry Mendte.

Chris Christie
Samantha Marcus
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Scaling back New Jersey's business tax breaks would have "a devastating impact" on the state, the state Chamber of Commerce told a key budget committee today.

"There's an economic war going on out there," Michael Egenton, senior vice president of the statewide chamber group, told the state Assembly Budget Committee during its all-day public hearing today at the Statehouse that drew more than 75 people with thoughts about Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $33.8 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

PARCC Assessment test
Dana Egreczky and Melanie Willoughby
Star-Ledger Guest Columnists

We tend to think that millennials, who currently make up the youngest generation in the workforce, are highly advanced because they grew up immersed in transformative technology. However, this is not the case. According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),millennials in the United States rank near the bottom of all workers around the world in skills employers want most: literacy, practical math and even a category called "problem-solving in technology-rich environments." The report is based on a test designed to measure the job skills of adults, aged 16 to 65, in 23 countries.

Panel at Rider University
Cristina Rojas
Times of Trenton

Some of the region's top business leaders said Tuesday that education could be a powerful economic engine, but only if the state's colleges and universities strengthen its ties with the business community and forge more active partnerships.

paid sick leave law is challenged
Jenna Pizzi
Times of Trenton

A coalition of New Jersey business groups filed a lawsuit in state court Monday seeking to overturn a new law requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Trenton.

Walk to Washington
Andrew George

For Donald Norcross, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s Walk to Washington event this week will feel a little different than it has in years past.

Having spent more than four years as a member of the state Legislature before being elected last November to longtime U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews’ vacant 1st District seat, Norcross will address guests at this year’s event as a member of Congress.

“After attending this event for years, it will be surreal to be seated on the other side of the table addressing attendees,” Norcross told NJBIZ. “New Jersey is home to some of our nation’s most successful businesses and organizations and each is unique in its background, concerns and viewpoints.

“I’m looking forward to meeting with them and hearing what Democrats and Republicans can do together to strengthen our state’s economy and grow jobs.”


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New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow

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