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NJECPAC is a Continuing Political Committee (CPC). A CPC is any group of two or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership, or any other incorporated or unincorporated association, civic association or other organization, which in any calendar year contributes to aid or promote the candidacy of an individual, or the candidacies of individuals, for elective public office, or the passage or defeat of a public question or public questions, lobby for the passage or defeat of certain legislative bills introduced in the NJ Legislature in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-8(b). A CPC is frequently referred to as Political Action Committee (PAC). The NJECPAC was formed to provide funding for legislative initiatives of its members and its member organizations representing the interests of Electrical Contractors, Small Businesses and Taxpayers throughout the State of New Jersey.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Committee Republicans Demand NLRB Cease Job-Destroying Bureaucratic Activism

Republican Members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee have demanded the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) end its job-destroying activist agenda. In a letter to NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, members describe a number of actions by the Obama labor board that call into question the objectivity and credibility of the office, including the NLRB’s most recent effort to force The Boeing Company to relocate a South Carolina assembly line to Washington.

As the Republican members note, “Taken together, your actions threaten future economic growth and job creation and reflect an unsavory culture of union favoritism. We demand you cease your bureaucratic activism immediately and restore the objectivity that is essential to the effectiveness and credibility of the General Counsel’s office.” Read More

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NJ Watching Closely As Solar Industry Wavers In Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that Pennsylvania's solar-energy industry is "collapsing under the weight of its own good fortune."  That worries New Jersey Officials that are counting on the growth of Solar Installations to continue to help the state pull out of the lingering recession.
  • "Spurred by hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and state incentives, solar developers have built so many projects in recent years that they have created an oversupply of solar-energy credits, the market instruments that provide the developers with a critical income stream.
  • "The price of solar credits in the state has plummeted as much as 75 percent in the last year, dramatically shrinking the income-producing potential of new and existing solar projects." Read More
New Jersey Officials continue to introduce and pass renewable energy legislation. The problem is they are not bothering to talk to New Jerseys Electrical Contracting Industry that knows the technology best. The problem is further exacerbated by unlicensed solar companies illegally installing Solar Voltaic Panels throughout the State.

NJ Electrical Contractors with a valid NJ EC License and Business Permit are the only ones that by Law are permitted to install, maintain and repair Solar Voltaic Systems in the State of New Jersey. 

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Dems Block Bill To Provide Regulatory Relieve To Small Business

A bill aimed at strengthening protections for Small Businesses against Excessive Federal Regulations was blocked by Senate Democrats. Although a majority of the Senate voted to give small businesses a measure of relief by providing some protection against Federal Regulatory burdens, the legislation fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.

The Senate vote was 53-46 for an amendment S474 sponsored by Senator Olympia Snowe, of Maine, that would strengthen the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).

The RFA requires agencies to consider the impact that proposed regulations would have on small businesses. If the impact is economically significant, agencies are required to consider less-burdensome alternatives. Snowe’s amendment would have required agencies to consider not just the direct impact of a regulation, but also the indirect impacts on small firms that do business with companies that are directly affected.

All 47 Republicans and six forward thinking Democrats voted to provide much needed regulatory relief to small businesses. If passed, the bill would have provided business with a measure of confidence to expand their operations without the fear of costly regulations, likely resulting in the creation of more jobs. Read More

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