8/14/18 – Ranking transportation seeking statewide master plan

Ranking transportation seeking statewide master plan

August 14, 2018 | njbiz.com

Senate Transportation Chair Pat Diegnan, (D-18th LD), has announced his plans to sponsor a bill outlining a statewide master plan for transportation. He hopes to get it signed into law by the end of the year.

NJ SEED looks forward to reviewing Sen. Diegnan’s proposal and to making informed contributions to the discussion of NJ’s management of its transportation infrastructure.

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8/14/18 – Manufacturers decry ‘nightmare’ of steel, aluminum tariffs

Manufacturers decry ‘nightmare’ of steel, aluminum tariffs

August 14, 2018 | njbiz.com

At a recent Bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, NJ manufacturers assembled to discuss the impacts of steel and aluminum tariffs. In particular, medical device manufacturers, who use large amounts of stainless steel and aluminum, were greatly impacted by the input cost hikes caused by the tariff. In particular, four Garden State manufacturers complained that the tariffs were having a serious negative impact on their businesses.

NJ SEED urges the Trump Administration to be sensitive to the negative impact of recent tariffs on manufacturing in NJ and to accelerate efforts to bring about a more favorable balance of trade.

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8/16/18 – NJ Transit may get some much-needed help

NJ Transit may get some much-needed help

August 16, 2018 | nj.com

On August 16th, the NJ Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing regarding recent cancellations and delays of NJ Transit trains. Among other things, Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced that a vocational training program would be launched to bolster human capital at NJ Transit.

NJ SEED supports the Senate’s efforts to push for needed changes at NJ Transit.

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8/16/18 – Port of Paulsboro to receive $1.5M for water infrastructure improvements 

Port of Paulsboro to receive $1.5M for water infrastructure improvements

August 16, 2018 | njspotlight.com

The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has granted the Port of Paulsboro $1.58M for use in installing a new water main. The construction of this main is projected to create 150 jobs and will allow for the development of 150 acres of land to be used in port activities.

NJ SEED applauds the EDA for taking affirmative steps to revitalize water infrastructure and stimulate job growth in NJ.

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8/13/18 – NJ SEED Briefing with Rep. Pascrell (D-CD9)

NJ SEED Briefing with Rep. Pascrell (D-CD9)

August 13, 2018

NJ SEED representatives recently held a briefing meeting with Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-CD9) on August 13th. They discussed several topical issues, including water utility infrastructure in NJ, the state of NJ Transit, and the proposed Trump Administration tariffs. NJ SEED thanks Rep. Pascrell for taking the time to participate in this policy briefing.

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