Christie Duffy
NJTV Correspondent

State political leaders sat opposite business leaders this morning over breakfast to discuss some of the state economy's most pressing issues. Number one, according to the Chamber's president — a lack of funding for the Transportation Trust Fund. The fund pays to maintain our roads and bridges, and it's running out of gas.

Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim
Andrew George

Speaking Tuesday morning in Monroe at a breakfast event held by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NJ Transit Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim said $1.27 billion in federal Superstorm Sandy recovery funding awarded to the agency earlier this month will be put to good use.

Through several slated projects, the money will be used to harden signals, strengthen infrastructure along the heavily used Northeast Corridor and prepare the agency for the next big storm.

Tom Bracken
Mark J. Magyar
NJ Spotlight

NJ Forward includes gas tax increase as one funding option, urges merger of transportation agencies and more public-private partnerships

With New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund running on empty after years of overborrowing, a blue-ribbon coalition has banded together to push for a stable source of funding for transportation projects, consolidation of the state’s five transportation agencies and authorities, and increased reliance on public-private partnerships to finance major initiatives.

Michael Aron

They assembled early at the State House, about 30 business leaders upset at the Democrats' call for tax hikes to balance the budget.

"We've had enough. The business community has had enough anti-business legislation," said New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Bracken.

Chris Christie
Andrew George

A large coalition of business groups, trade organizations and state legislators took to the Statehouse steps Tuesday in opposition to a budget proposal put forth by Senate and Assembly Democrats that would raise taxes on millionaires and businesses.

Tom Bracken
NJBIZ Industry Insights

We have a short-term budget problem in New Jersey but a much more serious long-term fiscal problem. We can debate solutions to both, but there is only one solution that has received unanimous support for bringing New Jersey back to economic health.

The unquestioned solution is job growth.


N.J. Chamber Members Network at BDO in Woodbridge

N.J. Chamber Members Network at BDO in Woodbridge

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

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6th Annual N.J. Chamber Holiday Party

6th Annual N.J. Chamber Holiday Party

N.J. Chamber of Commerce members celebrated the start of the holiday season at Calandra's Italian Village in Caldwell on Nov.

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BPU President Richard Mroz on Energy Delivery After Sandy: Balancing Reliability and Affordability

BPU President Richard Mroz on Energy Delivery After Sandy: Balancing Reliability and Affordability

Richard S. Mroz, president of the state Board of Public Utilities since 2014, discussed New Jersey's Energy Master Plan and

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