Murphy’s first budget address.

POLITICS
GOV MURPHY SAYS INCREASE TAXES AND SPEND ON VETERANS AND PRE-K ED: Governor Phil Murphy spoke about increasing sales tax, spending money to help veterans and increasing Pre-K school budgets. Plus the bonus from marijuana. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
SHARE THE SUN – COMMUNITY SOLAR: Community solar aims to bring the renewable-energy technology to those who now do not have access, including renters, multi-unit dwellings, and low income families. READ MORE AT NJ SPOTLIGHT

JOBS
NEW JERSEY PLAYS CATCH-UP IN CREATING JOBS: New Jersey added 43,000 new jobs in 2017, but fell short of its goal by 20K. Recruiting talent and keeping Millennials in the state seem to be key factors in job creation. READ MORE AT NJ.COM

HEALTH CARE
NEW PILOT PROGRAM FOR NURSES: Launch of new program addresses best practices to establish and maintain workplace environments for nurses in the state. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

ENERGY
ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC PLANS TO PASS SAVINGS FROM FED TAX REDUCTIONS ON TO CUSTOMERS: New savings for electric customers are a result of recently passed federal tax reforms. Don’t get too excited though, most customers will only see a change of $1.00 to $2.00 in their monthly electric bill. READ MORE AT NEW JERSEY BUSINESS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!

SMALL BUSINESS
NJBIZ BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NJ 2018: SMALL COMPANIES:
A range of positives including employee benefits, work-life balance, salary and culture are just a few ways 2018’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey honorees have set themselves apart. READ MORE AT NJBIZ

WORKPLACE
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS NEEDED IN NEW JERSEY: Bridging the gap between the skills workers have and the skills businesses need is a space New Jersey is taking a look at. READ MORE AT NJB MAGAZINE

HOUSING
RULING REACHED ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING:
A Superior Court judge’s ruling on two Mercer County communities’ affordable-housing obligations has finally answered the question of how many homes for low- and moderate-income residents New Jersey towns should provide for by 2025. READ MORE AT NJ SPOTLIGHT