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logoThe New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED) was born during the recession of the early 1970s. The New Jersey business community was frustrated with a seemingly unending stream of environmental laws and regulations that stifled growth. New Jersey’s labor leaders were frustrated with the continuing decline of manufacturing and with the lack of incentives to create job growth, especially in the private sector.

Today, NJ SEED continues to be the leading voice in New Jersey for environmental balance and economic growth. Issues such as maintaining our state’s vital transportation infrastructure and its all-important port facilities, seeking to create a more efficient regulatory process, strengthening our essential telecommunications industry and providing for our security in these threatening times continue to be the focus of NJ SEED.

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Christie in N.H.: ‘I’m not going to increase the gas tax’ in N.J.

NJ.com 02/05/2016 SALEM, N.H. — speaking on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Christie said he has no plans to raise New Jersey’s gas tax. The Republican presidential candidate, fielding a heated question from a former New Jersey resident angered for being forced to leave the Garden State because he said the cost … Continue reading “Christie in N.H.: ‘I’m not going to increase the gas tax’ in N.J.”

DEP Says ‘No Way’ to Rejoining RGGI; Dispute May Head to Court – Again

NJspotlight.com 02/03/2016 The Christie administration is standing by its decision to pull out of a regional multi-state initiative to curb greenhouse-gas emissions contributing to global warming. In a partisan vote, the Legislature earlier this year approved a resolution aimed at bringing New Jersey back into the program, which environmentalists argue can reduce power plant pollution … Continue reading “DEP Says ‘No Way’ to Rejoining RGGI; Dispute May Head to Court – Again”

Voters to Decide About Gas Tax Allocation

Njtvonline.org 02/03/2016 Lawmakers seemed to be making headway on the transportation crisis when a constitutional amendment dedicating gas tax revenues unanimously passed both houses last month. Problem is, when you talk to residents, most have never heard of it. The resolution will ask voters if all gas tax money should be reserved for the Transportation … Continue reading “Voters to Decide About Gas Tax Allocation”

New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund Crisis in 5 Charts

Elec825.org 02/03/2016 The Transportation Trust Fund was established in 1984 to provide a stable source of funding for New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure. It worked as designed for years, but it is now running on fumes and will be bankrupt July 1. If that happens, construction projects around the state will grind to a halt, including … Continue reading “New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund Crisis in 5 Charts”

Lawmakers, Christie administration point fingers as TTF deadline nears

2/4/2016 Legislative leaders and the Christie administration seemed no closer Wednesday to finding a funding solution for the Transportation Trust Fund, with Democrats refusing to post any legislation until the governor returns to New Jersey to hammer out a deal and the state transportation commissioner saying lawmakers need to act first. Senate President Stephen Sweeny … Continue reading “Lawmakers, Christie administration point fingers as TTF deadline nears”