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NJ SEED is a unique coalition of New Jersey’s most prominent labor and business organizations. For more than 35 years, our diverse membership which includes labor and business groups, energy providers, environmental consultants, telecommunications firms, residential and commercial development interests, insurance firms, educators, police and firefighters, food manufacturers and retailers, water utilities, chemical industries,
pharmaceutical companies, and health care advocates. We are committed to the belief that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.

 

 

 

4/16/19-Cheers — And Some Caution — For Reclassification of NJ’S Rivers and Streams

Cheers — And Some Caution — For Reclassification of NJ’S Rivers and Streams

April 9, 2019 | njspotlight.com  

Conservationists extol plan to upgrade hundreds of miles of waterways with new protections. Business interests question the decision.

NJ SEED: While the Murphy Administration continues to win praise from environmentalists who press for more and more regulation, business organizations call for re-proposal of the new rule this time with greater DEP transparency.

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4/16/19-The Truth About How Much Americans Are Paying in Taxes

The Truth About How Much Americans Are Paying in Taxes

April 9, 2019 | dailysignal.com 

As Americans file their taxes this week, they might be in for a surprise: As a result of legislation enacted in 2017, most Americans got a tax cut last year. The Heritage Foundation studied how the tax cuts would affect Americans in every congressional district across the country and found that each of the 435 districts got a tax cut and that the average American household paid about $1,400 less in taxes as a result in 2018.

NJ SEED: Most Americans would prefer tax cuts to tax increases.

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4/16/19-Poll: Residents Feel Overtaxed, And That NJ Is Not Doing Enough About It

Poll: Residents Feel Overtaxed, And That NJ Is Not Doing Enough About It

April 10, 2019 | njbiz.com 

Seventy-nine percent felt their property tax bill was too high, 77 percent felt the 41.4 cent gas – which could increase in the next year – was too high, and 62 percent of residents felt they paid too much on their state income tax.

NJ SEED: The poll indicates that nearly 80% of New Jerseyans feel they are overtaxed but they don’t appear to reflect that dissatisfaction at the ballot box.

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4/16/19-Will New Energy Master Plan Make Fossil Fuel a Dinosaur in New Jersey?

Will New Energy Master Plan Make Fossil Fuel a Dinosaur in New Jersey?

April 11, 2019 | njspotlight.com  

The state is planning to release a revamped energy plan in the next few weeks, but officials are keeping a tight rein on how much it will slow the prior administration’s aggressive expansion of New Jersey’s natural-gas infrastructure.

NJ SEED: Once again, NJ SEED calls on the Murphy Administration and the legislature to be mindful of the need to maintain a mix of energy sources in order to guarantee there will be sufficient supplies to meet the needs of both residents and business in order to maintain economic stability and support growth.

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4/8/19-OP-ED: Strong Supply of Natural Gas and Low Prices Are Essential in NJ

OP-ED: Strong Supply of Natural Gas and Low Prices Are Essential in NJ

April 5, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

By Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825.

“If New Jersey doesn’t expand natural gas supply, the cost of energy will soar and those who can least afford it will be hit the hardest.”

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