Chris Emigholz VP Government Affairs

Taxation & Economic Development Committee

The Taxation & Economic Development policy committee develops positions on legislative and regulatory proposals covering tax and economic development issues. This includes job creation incentives, development incentives, tax compliance, and tax competitiveness. You can also visit our Taxation Resource page for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Chris Emgholz at cemigholz@njbia.org.

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June 16, 2021
NJBIA’s Opposition on Assembly Bill 5890 in Assembly Appropriations Committee

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to testify today on Assembly Bill No. 5890 concerning enhanced enforcement for worker misclassification. My name is Ray Cantor and I am Vice President for Government Affairs with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide business association whose members employ about […]

March 8, 2021
NJBIA Support for 10 Bills To Help Businesses During Covid-19

Good Afternoon! My name is Christopher Emigholz, and I am the Vice President of Government Affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) covering tax, budget and economic development policy. On behalf of our member companies that provide 1 million jobs in our State and make NJBIA the largest statewide business association in […]

February 19, 2021
NJBIA Testimony on 4 Pro-Business Bills in ACE Committee

Good Afternoon! My name is Christopher Emigholz, and I am the Vice President of Government Affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) covering tax, budget and economic development issues. On behalf of our member companies that provide 1 million jobs in our State and make NJBIA the largest statewide business association in […]

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June 18, 2021
Legislature Plans to Introduce State Budget on Monday

The home stretch of the FY22 budget season hits on Monday, when the Legislature is set to introduce its state budget bill. If the bill is voted out of committee early next week, which is anticipated, the Legislature could send it to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk as early as Thursday, when voting sessions are scheduled […]

June 11, 2021
Senate President Weighs in on State’s Record Budget Surplus and Federal Relief

With New Jersey already sitting on $6 billion in COVID-19 relief provided through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio recently revealed that revenue collections in the state are expected to hit an all-time high, producing a more than $10 billion surplus to close out FY21, representing an increase of $3.8 […]

May 7, 2021
NJBIA Supporting Proposal to Protect Nonprofits from Surprise UI Bills

Last year, NJBIA was happy to see the Legislature move so quickly to address a pending unemployment insurance (UI) crisis. The association pushed for a remedy to soften the employer impact due to the massive unemployment caused by the pandemic, and A-4853 (Greenwald/Mazzeo/Verrelli)/S-3011 (Madden/Sweeney) was exactly what was needed. NJBIA still believes the new law […]

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