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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.

 

 

 

8/6/19-Hospital Housing Initiative Grows Beyond Expectations, Funding Too

Hospital Housing Initiative Grows Beyond Expectations, Funding Too

 August 2, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

At least six partnerships bringing housing to neighborhoods surrounding hospitals are expected to be underway by this time next year

A fledgling initiative to encourage New Jersey hospitals to build affordable housing in their neighborhoods is not only likely to result in the construction of more homes than initially anticipated, but it is also expanding to provide funds to improve the neighborhoods themselves.

NJ SEED: This initiative by NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency in cooperation with some half dozen hospitals is a creative and imaginative way to address affordable housing and community improvement. 

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8/6/19-In Each of the Past Two Years, New Jersey Enacted Wide-Ranging Laws Designed to Promote Wage Equality

In Each of the Past Two Years, New Jersey Enacted Wide-Ranging Laws Designed to Promote Wage Equality

 August 5, 2019 | njbiz.com 

Starting in January, employers will no longer be allowed to ask prospective employees about their current rate of pay. Under the new law and the Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act, New Jersey now provides some of the strongest wage discrimination protections in the country, according to advocates of both measures.
Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signed the salary history measure, Assembly Bill 1094, on July 25. Advocates of the law argue that it will help close the wage gap between male and female workers.

NJ SEED:  We urge our business partners to be aware of and carefully follow these latest government intrusions into privet sector prerogatives, worthy though they may be.

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7/30/19- New Law Aims for Speedier Road Improvements in New Jersey

New Law Aims for Speedier Road Improvements in New Jersey

 July 29, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

Many New Jersey motorists say they have yet to feel the benefits of recent gas-tax hikes that are bringing in more revenue than ever for road improvements, but a new state law could change that by making transportation projects run more expeditiously.

NJ SEED applauds the enactment of this legislation designed to break through the mountains of government red tape that needlessly delay highway construction projects.

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7/30/19-Port Authority Reports Record Number of Travelers for Year to Date

Port Authority Reports Record Number of Travelers for Year to Date

 July 26, 2019 | njbiz.com 

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (aka The Port Authority of New Jersey and New York)reported record activity levels at its airports, seaport, and Staten Island bridges during the first half of 2019.

NJ SEED:  The Port Authority’s report underscores the need for NJ to place transportation infrastructure as a top tier priority. The state’s economic health depends to a large degree upon maintaining and improving its transportation network.

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7/30/19-Delaware Basin Report Mostly Upbeat but Warns on Climate Change

Delaware Basin Report Mostly Upbeat but Warns on Climate Change

 July 26, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

Water-quality indicators in the Delaware River basin are improving and some fish are making a comeback but runoff from paved areas is increasing, invasive species are on the rise, and the salt-water line is creeping upstream from the ocean toward drinking-water intakes in New Jersey and Philadelphia, the Delaware River Basin Commission said Thursday.

NJ SEED: The good news is that water quality is improving in the Delaware River basin. However, the ages-long concern over the salt line and potential contamination of aquifers challenges legislative solution. 

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