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- Created on Friday, 21 June 2013 18:13
- Written by Dana Egreczky, Guest Columnist / FreeEnterprise.com
On many current measures based on existing state assessments, New Jersey has one of the best public school systems in the country. Our aggregate data consistently place us on the very short list of five top-performing states based on many key measures of success.
Yet even with these results, graduation rates for first-time, full-time, continuously enrolled, degree-seeking students in our community colleges are unbelievably low.
- Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 13:47
- Written by Jared Kaltwasser / NJBIZ
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg is being remembered as a champion of the environment, the poor and public health, but colleagues say one of his most critical roles for New Jersey business was his advocacy for transportation investment — and for rail transit, in particular.
- Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 18:13
- Written by MaryAnn Spoto / The Star-Ledger
New Jersey will receive between $20 billion and $25 billion of the $60 billion in federal Sandy aid, Gov. Chris Christie revealed to a crowd in Lavallette yesterday during the start of his pre-Memorial Day Shore Tour.
It was the first time since the federal funds were approved in January for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that the governor disclosed the portion specifically allocated to New Jersey.
- Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 05:31
- Written by Kevin McArdle / NJ101.5
New Jersey's unemployment rate continues to hover around 9 percent, higher than other states in the region, and the state also continues rank near the bottom in the nation when it comes to its business tax climate, but this isn't stopping Garden State business owners and executives from supporting Gov. Chris Christie.
- Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:39
- Written by State Street Wire Staff
Two out of three N.J. business owners will – or probably will – vote for Gov. Chris Christie.
That is one of the findings of a new poll released by the N.J. Chamber of Commerce today.
- Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:58
- Written by Mary Ann Bourbeau / NJBIZ
A survey by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce found 66 percent of business owners and executives will likely vote to re-elect Gov. Chris Christie, and would do so no matter who the opposing candidate was. Only 9 percent said the same thing about his Democratic challenger, Barbara Buono.