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Business Leaders Take to the State House to Warn that Tax Hikes Would Damage Economy and Job Growth

NJ Chamber Press ConferenceBusiness leaders and legislators appeared on the State House steps this morning to warn that a proposal to increase income taxes would hurt New Jersey's economy and job growth - essentially chasing high-income earners, and the taxes they pay, to more tax friendly states like Florida and Pennsylvania.

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Hundreds of New Jersey Chamber Leaders Gather at the State Museum for our 'Open House'

Photos from the 2014 NJ Chamber Open HouseHundreds of business leaders, legislators and state department heads packed the galleries and the outdoor pavilions of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on June 12 for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 17th Annual Open House. It was the second consecutive year the event was held away from our Trenton offices - a result of the growing popularity of the event. As always, there was great food, drink and ample networking opportunities for everyone.

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A Gas Tax Increase Alone Won't Solve State's Transportation Fund Crisis

NJ Chamber Breakfast RoundtableNeither of them said they necessarily supported an increase to the state gas tax. But both Assemblymen Gary Schaer, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, and Declan O'Scanlon, the committee's ranking Republican, said a gas tax hike alone wouldn't answer the need to raise $1.6 billion for annual maintenance and improvements to the state's highways, bridges and mass transportation.

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Survey: Business Leaders Are Down on Obamacare, Concerned About Consumer Spending, and Don't Want Another Super Bowl in N.J.

Government Regulations Are No longer the Top Concern for Executives

Business leaders are down on Obamacare, concerned about consumer spending, and they don't want New Jersey to host another Super Bowl, according to the latest ParenteBeard-New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Business climate survey.

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The Verdict on Growing Jobs in New Jersey: 'We Can't Rely on Tax Incentives Alone'

NJ CHamber Breakfast Roundtable-tmDemocratic Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, Republican Assembly Anthony M. Bucco, and commercial lawyer Ted Zangari all sung the praises of the state's new economic incentives designed to lure companies to New Jersey, during a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Roundtable on Growing Jobs and the Economy in Monroe on April 29.

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N.J. Chamber's First-Ever Spring Trip to D.C. Attracts Hundreds of Business and Political Leaders

2014-03-22 Walk to WashingtonThe 77th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on April 22 and 23, 2014 brought to Washington a who's who of New Jersey business and government leaders, all of whom participated in what NJBIZ newspaper has called "a massive mobile networking event" and The Star-Ledger called "a longstanding Jersey tradition."

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U.S. Sen. Menendez Meets with NJ Chamber Members

U.S. Sen. Bob MenendezU.S. Sen. Bob Menendez may be banned from Russia, but he was welcomed to a recent luncheon for members of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members in Iselin.

The ranking senator from New Jersey, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke candidly on a wide range of topics during a question and answer session with Cornerstone members, including relations with Russia, Middle East peace talks, Sandy recovery, the federal income tax rate, transportation funding and working with Sen. Cory Booker.

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N.J. Chamber President Bracken Urges Business Owners to Get Involved in New Effort to Promote Pro-Growth Agenda

Tom BrackenNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken urged business owners this week to personally get involved in an initiative to promote pro-growth legislation that will help expand the economy and create jobs in New Jersey.

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State Treasurer Briefs N.J. Chamber Members on Proposed State budget

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastState Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff this morning gave New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members a briefing of Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $34.4 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year - and he touted the Christie administration's continuing efforts to reduce business taxes.

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NJ Chamber's Twitter Account Named Among Top 10 in the State

Tops in the Twitterverse

NJ Spotlight this week named the Twitter account of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (@njchamber) one of its Top 10 for keeping followers up to date on New Jersey politics and the people who are crafting policy.

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