NJ Assembly, Senate panels advance jobs bills

State Assembly and Senate committees have advanced a package of bills designed to spark employment in New Jersey.The centerpiece in the Assembly's multi-bill package allows

TRENTON - State Assembly and Senate committees have advanced a package of bills designed to spark employment in New Jersey.

The centerpiece in the Assembly's multi-bill package allows jobless residents to receive training from a potential new employer without jeopardizing their unemployment benefits. It's modeled after a Georgia program that lets unemployed people receive six weeks of jobs training.

The Senate budget committee advanced a bill that makes the corporate business tax code more competitive with other states by taxing businesses based only on sales.

The Legislature shifted its focus to jobs bills after being pummeled for a month by Gov. Chris Christie for failing to approve bills he wants to spur property tax relief.

Democratic leaders say they hope to have the bills to the governor by early January.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A small plane crashed onto a street in 1 Small plane crashes on Bayonne street
City officials in Newark have raided an apartment 2 Newark officials raid apartments, supermarket
Organizers say entering the icy water gives people 3 Residents take icy plunge in Asbury Park to help fight lupus
East Brunswick house fire leaves woman in her 4 East Brunswick house fire leaves woman in her 60s dead
Residents across New Jersey are taking advantage of 5 Residents take advantage of spring-like temps

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE