BILL TO HELP VETERAN OWNED BUSINESSES ADVANCES

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew that expresses the state Senate’s support for businesses owned by New Jersey military veterans, and calls on the public to support veteran-owned businesses, was unanimously approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Specifically, the resolution would express support for businesses owned by veterans in New…

JOB CREATION BILL MOVES FORWARD IN SENATE

A bill which would create the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for New Jersey-based companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs was approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee today by a vote of 7-0. The legislation would establish the $200 million “Grow New Jersey” tax credit business incentive…

CHRISTIE TURNS ATTENTION TO ETHICS REFORM

Gov. Chris Christie continued his town-hall meetings on Monday and continued to push the legislature for its inaction. This time, Christie was pushing an ethics reform package. On September 8, 2010, Governor Christie put forward an ethics reform package to provide New Jerseyans the government they deserve, including a specific proposal to eliminate the “fair…

VAN DREW BILL TO ALLOW AVIATION-RELATED JOB TRAINING MOVES FORWARD

Legislation to allow county colleges and vocational school districts to establish aviation-related job training, certification and internship programs was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee. Under the bill that was sponsored by State Senator Jeff Van Drew, county vocational school districts and county colleges will work to identify needed skills and certifications, develop training…

AVIATION GRANT AWARDED TO ACCC

A major grant was awarded to Atlantic Cape Community College. U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo announced that Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the construction of the Aviation Workforce Training Center on the Mays Landing Campus of the college. EDA awarded…