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.


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    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.
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    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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    Biden and Businesses: What to Expect

    January 19, 2021
    What can businesses expect during the first year of the Biden Administration? New Jersey political analyst Ben Dworkin, director of Rowan University’s Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship, weighs in on Biden’s American Rescue Plan, business policies, taxes, funding for Gateway and other infrastructure projects, and more.
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    COVID-19 Relief Package Rundown

    December 23, 2020
    Congress passed a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill on Dec. 21. A day later, President Trump voiced his displeasure with some of the measures in the bill. While it remains to be seen whether any amendments will be made to the bill, here’s a rundown of the business and individual relief measures currently in the bill – including a new round of PPP loans, direct stimulus payments to individuals, extension of unemployment benefits and a number of tax provisions.
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    Hot Topics for Employers

    December 17, 2020
    Employers have a plethora of pandemic-related regulations, rules and guidance to comply with. Pete Isberg, vice president of government affairs for ADP, gives us a rundown on issues such as PPP loan forgiveness, expiring FFCRA and CARES Act provisions, state taxation of remote workers, and expectations for more relief under the Biden administration.
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    Key Steps to Ensuring the Economic Health of New Jersey’s Cannabis Industry

    November 24, 2020
    New Jersey voters recently approved the legalization of adult-use cannabis – but that was the just first step in getting this promising new industry off the ground. Learn about the legislative and regulatory efforts underway, including the NJCPA’s proposal to level the playing field from a tax standpoint.
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    Analyzing the Election

    November 13, 2020
    It’s been a wild ride and one for the history books! Listen to our insightful and passionate conversation with Bill Pascrell III about the election process, the delayed results and predictions for the future. Bill shares his unique perspectives which are built on a long career as an advisor to state and federal candidates, an election law attorney and a lobbyist.
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