IssuesWatch Podcast

This bi-weekly podcast, hosted by NJCPA Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Kaszerman, covers the latest New Jersey policy and political issues, because you need to know both. The focus is on business and economic issues impacting the business community and all New Jerseyans.

Episodes are released every other Tuesday.


  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    Small Business Update: ARP, Taxes and More

    April 27, 2021
    The past year has been devastating for many small businesses. Holly Wade, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center, discusses the overall outlook for the small business sector, vital aid that’s available from the American Rescue Plan and ongoing challenges facing small businesses.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    Energy Master Plan: Little-Known But Costly Initiative for New Jerseyans

    April 13, 2021
    The vast majority of New Jersey residents and business owners have never heard of the Energy Master Plan. Well, they should start paying attention, because it could cost them tens of thousands of dollars. Get an overview of the plan and hear from our experts — Regina Egea of Garden State Initiative and Mike Butler of the Consumer Energy Alliance — about why important modifications are needed to protect New Jerseyans from costly expenses while still maintaining the important goals of the plan.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    An Important Discussion About the NJ BAIT

    March 30, 2021
    In this episode, NJCPA President Alan Sobel, CPA, outlines the ongoing issues with the implementation of the New Jersey Business Alternative Income Tax, the NJCPA’s ongoing efforts to get the issues rectified and what members can do in the meantime.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    New Jersey Budget Analysis

    March 16, 2021
    Two public policy experts help us analyze Governor Murphy’s $45 billion proposed budget for New Jersey’s 2022 fiscal year. Is the budget good or bad for New Jersey residents and business owners? Is this level of spending sustainable? And what are the prospects that major changes will be made as the proposed budget is scrutinized by the Legislature? Tune in to find out.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    The Pandemic and Payroll: Errors All Employers Should Avoid

    March 2, 2021
    Wage and hour regulations in New Jersey are among the toughest in the nation, and the pandemic has increased the potential that employers could inadvertently violate the rules. Kathleen Caminiti, Esq., a wage and hour expert with Fisher Phillips, explains the five major areas all employers need to be aware of in order to avoid making expensive mistakes.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    The Yin and Yang of the Stock Market and the Economy

    February 12, 2021
    Are you wondering how the stock market could be doing so well when the economy is in such peril? So were we! So we turned to Paul Robertson, senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein, to shed some light.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    The State of New Jersey’s Minority-Owned Businesses

    February 2, 2021
    Is there a level playing field for New Jersey’s Black and brown businesses? How have these businesses weathered the pandemic? And what do they need to succeed in the future? We talk to two people who have their fingers on the pulse of these topics and more: John Harmon, president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, and Carlos Medina, president and CEO of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.
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