TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate and Assembly are scheduled to vote on more than a dozen bills designed to jump-start the state’s economy by encouraging job growth and creating a friendlier climate for businesses.
Democratic leaders who control the legislative agenda unveiled their “Back to Work NJ” initiative in November.READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Man Burned When Gas Explosion Blows Out Garage At Perth Amboy Home
Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey’s unemployment rate. It’s currently 9.2 percent, where the median ultrasound tech salary is $65,860 per year.READ MORE: Police: Hennawi Salem Charged With Sexually Assaulting Women At Connecticut Furniture Store
The bills to be considered Thursday include provisions to give tax breaks to in-state and small businesses and provide incentives to companies that hire ex-inmates or train the unemployed.
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