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New Jersey’s business community wants to have a voice in helping the next governor.

“This state needs a plan. We need a strategic plan for this state,” NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka said. That planning process begins a week from Monday at the OpportunityNJ Affordability Summit.

Siekerka and Thomas Bracken, president and CEO of the NJ Chamber of Commerce, were joined by business advocates from across the state earlier this week to discuss their efforts to keep affordability and competitiveness at the forefront of the gubernatorial election.

As NJ101.5 radio reported, “Bracken and Siekerka want a voice in helping the next governor focus on solutions to intractable problems. They worry they’re not hearing those sorts of details from Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno…” (Read more)

And as the news website NJ Spotlight put it, “New Jersey’s business leaders are concerned the state is approaching a crisis point precipitated by its notoriously high taxes and severely underfunded public-employee pension system. And they want to help lead a statewide discussion of possible fixes that could be enacted before it’s too late.” (Read more)