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

    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.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    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.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    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.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    Insights Into the Election

    October 23, 2020
    This is an election season like no other. The differences on the issues and in the personalities of the two presidential candidates are as stark as black and white. And there are some very consequential congressional races as well. With so much at stake, we’re bringing you expert insights from Washington lobbyist Rob Zucker on everything from current polling numbers to the timing of election results to the implications of those results.
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    Tax Policies of the Presidential Candidates

    October 20, 2020
    It’s no secret that President Trump and Vice President Biden have starkly different positions on many issues. And with so many issues to talk about, taxes don’t often make the list. But the disparate tax policies of the two presidential candidates warrant attention. Listen as two tax experts from Crowe break down the candidates’ positions on individual tax, corporate tax, energy, payroll, retirement and healthcare.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    Analyzing New Jersey’s New Budget

    October 6, 2020
    We’re not going to mince words: New Jersey’s FY21 budget is a disaster. The $37.2 billion budget covering Oct. 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, includes significant spending increases over last year, $700 million in tax hikes — including an expansion of the millionaires tax and an extension of the CBT surtax — and $4.5 billion in borrowing. Listen as Chris Emigholz, vice president of government affairs at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, breaks it all down and clears up confusion around some of the numbers.
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