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NJ Economic Development Authority Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Caren Franzini

Caren Franzini

Trenton, NJ, August 8, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that Governor Chris Christie yesterday signed legislation — Assembly 4713, Burzichelli, D-3, /Prieto, D-32 — to rename the New Jersey Economic Development Authority headquarters at 36 W. State St. in Trenton to the Caren Franzini Memorial Building.

Franzini, who died last January 25, led the EDA for nearly two decades and has made significant contributions toward improving the Garden State’s business climate, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association said.

Franzini joined the EDA in 1991 as its deputy director, and became head of the agency from 1994 to 2012 before founding her own firm, Franzini Consulting LLC in Lambertville. Continue reading

Opinion: Assemblyman Gary Schaer on ‘A Blueprint for Tomorrow’

Asm. Gary Schaer

Trenton, NJ, June 20, 2017Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, last month shared the following with Innovation New Jersey readers:

Each time we tackle the state budget, we are reminded that it is a living, breathing document that, at its core, should fundamentally reflect our priorities.  As we enter final deliberations in crafting this year’s state budget, that reminder is all the more potent.

One of the reasons New Jersey’s economy lagged far behind most of the nation after the Great Recession is because we failed to make the proper investments to capitalize on our strengths and leverage our assets to grow our economy.  We cannot expect to move forward and grow as a state without planting the proper seeds.  Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: New Jersey Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus; Focus on Productivity, Growth

Trenton, NJ, May 12, 2017 — John Reitmeyer reports on NJ Spotlight that, although not as dominant an industry as it was several decades ago, manufacturing is still a major part of the New Jersey economy, and a sector where a majority of employers have indicated they’re still looking to hire.

To help foster what could be a manufacturing renaissance in New Jersey — a state with a rich industrial history that dates to colonial days — state lawmakers are launching a new “manufacturing caucus” that will focus specifically on figuring out ways to craft policies that lead to increased productivity and growth for manufacturing. Continue reading

Event: NJ Rare Disease Alliance Commemorates Global Rare Disease Day 2017 on February 27; Focus on Innovation, Research and Access

Glen Ridge, NJ, February 25, 2017 — The New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance, dedicated to improving the lives of the more than 800,000 rare disease patients in New Jersey, will hold its annual Rare Disease Day commemoration on Monday, February 27, at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), 10 West Lafayette Street, Trenton from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

The event is co-sponsored by BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of NJ (HINJ) and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD). Continue reading

Event: HINJ, BioNJ, NJ Rare Disease Alliance, NORD to Host ‘New Jersey Rare Disease Day 2017’ on February 27

New Brunswick, NJ, February 11, 2017 — New Jersey’s rare disease community will gather to celebrate Rare Disease Day 2017 on Monday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) at 10 West Lafayette Street in Trenton.

The half-day event will be co-sponsored by BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance and NORD.

The morning will begin at 9:00 a.m. with coffee, pastries and networking, followed by speakers from the rare disease community, including patients, patient advocates, legislators, biomedical healthcare professionals and life sciences community leaders. Continue reading

Assemblyman Singleton’s ‘Prescription Drug Transparency Act’ Clears Assembly Panel

Assemblyman Troy Singleton

Trenton, NJ, February 2, 2017 — An Assembly panel on January 30 approved legislation Troy Singleton sponsored to require pharmacy benefits managers to disclose certain information to benefit plan purchasers and to establish toll-free telephone number for certain inquiries.

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee released the bill in an afternoon meeting.

It now goes to the Assembly Speaker for further consideration.

The bill (A4338), also known as the “Prescription Drug Transparency Act,” would supplement current law by requiring pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) to disclose certain information about prescription drug pricing and generic substitutions to benefit plan purchasers. Continue reading

Save the Date! ‘New Jersey Rare Disease Day 2017’ Set for February 27 in Trenton

Rare Disease DayTrenton, NJ, January 29, 2017 — New Jersey’s rare disease community will gather to celebrate Rare Disease Day 2017 on Monday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) at 10 West Lafayette Street in Trenton.

The half-day event will be sponsored by BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance and NORD.

The morning will begin at 9:00 a.m. with coffee, pastries and networking, followed by speakers from the rare disease community, including patients, patient advocates, legislators, biomedical healthcare professionals and life sciences community leaders. Continue reading

Gov. Christie, Lawmakers Move on Aggressive Bill to Tackle NJ Addiction Crisis

Drug Abuse help 2Trenton, NJ, January 25, 2017 — Susan K. Livio reports in The Star-Ledger that far-reaching legislation Gov. Chris Christie outlined in his State of the State address that would prevent opioid addiction and reduce economic barriers to inpatient drug treatment is expected to get a hearing as early as next week, one of the prime sponsors of the bill confirmed Monday.

Gov. Christie, in his Jan. 11 speech, said he wanted the Democrat-controlled legislature to pass the insurance bill within 30 days, while ordering Attorney General Christopher Porrino to quickly adopt rules limits opioid prescriptions.

Though still in the draft stage, the aggressive bill requires insurance companies to admit addicts without delay into an inpatient treatment program regardless of their ability to pay, for a maximum of six months, according to Senate Health Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), one of bill’s prime sponsors. Continue reading

Governor Christie Delivers 2017 State of the State Address; Focus Is on Combatting Drug Addiction

Governor Chris Christie

Governor Chris Christie

Trenton, NJ, January 10, 2017Governor Chris Christie delivered his 2017 State of the State Address this afternoon before members of the State Legislature. 

The following is the Governor’s address as Prepared for Delivery today:

This is the seventh time I have had the honor to step before the Legislature and the people of New Jersey to perform one of my duties as Governor. Article V, Section I, Paragraph 12 creates the constitutional requirement to report on the State of the State. As the one person independently elected by all New Jerseyans to state government, the Governor is the only person truly able to give the people this report.

For me, service to the people of this state has been my central responsibility every day of my life for the last fifteen years, first as U.S. Attorney and now as Governor. As I enter my eighth year as Governor, it is my honor and privilege to report on the State of the State I call home for me and my family. Continue reading

New Jersey State Senate Honors Rutgers as a ‘Globally Esteemed Higher Education Institution’

Rutgers SealTrenton, NJ, December 29, 2016 — The New Jersey State Senate presented Rutgers with a resolution recognizing the university as a “globally esteemed educational institution” in honor of its 250th anniversary.

The resolution highlighted the accomplishments of the university’s alumni, who include governors, senators and members of the Legislature and Supreme Court of New Jersey.

“The strength and success of the State of New Jersey, the vitality of our global communities and the effectiveness of our American society depend, in great measure, upon outstanding institutions of higher learning such as Rutgers,” the resolution stated. Continue reading