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Your Voice in Trenton

CCSNJ's work in the public policy area is second to none.

As the South Jersey business community’s voice in Trenton, CCSNJ fights for initiatives that will improve the state's business climate and stop legislation that increases the cost of doing business. Over the years, we have built a solid, credible relationship with our legislators and the Governor and his Cabinet. We put our clout to work for you, representing your concerns in Trenton.

Legislative Updates

Get the latest news and updates on Legislative activity and critical issues impacting business in South Jersey

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Advocacy

Read CCSNJ's position statements on critical issues we have actively lobbied on such as: labor mandates, workforce development initiatives, fair taxation policy, industry-specific issues and more

POSITION PAPERS

Public Policy Committees

Get Involved in our Public Policy Committees. These meetings offer our members opportunities to meet and hear from the State's legislative officials.

GET INVOLVED

Government Action Reports

219th Legislative Session

With the start of the new year and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect all aspects of life, the New Jersey Legislature stayed busy with virtual hearings focused on business and resident assistance and the state’s economic recovery, as well as taking up many non-COVID-19 related issues. The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) has remained active and engaged during these virtual hearings on behalf of our members and the entire South Jersey business community.

219th Legislative Session

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, CCSNJ's priorities have shifted to helping our members navigate this crisis, but we wanted to share some of the more non-COVID-19 issues and measures that the CCSNJ has worked on throughout 2020.

218th Legislative Session

The 218th Legislative Session brought a vast amount of activity that impacts the South Jersey business community. As the South Jersey business community’s voice in Trenton, the CCSNJ worked diligently throughout this legislative session to ensure that its members were well-represented on the issues that matter most to members' bottom line and day-to-day business operations.

"The CCSNJ excels at bringing forward our political leaders for direct interaction with small business leaders."

- PETER FUREY

New Jersey Farm Bureau

Legislative Updates

Board Council Reports

The Chamber’s Board Council on Government Spending Reports are the product of the efforts and expertise of our Board level committee of industry experts. The focus was on efficiency, not on cutting or eliminating programs. Our Board Council has developed 100 recommendations, which conservatively could save State government, and therefore taxpayers, approximately $1 billion. The Chamber has worked closely with state government officials to implement the recommendations contained in these reports, share our ideas, recommendations and expertise.

The New Jersey Organization for a Better State (NEW JOBS) is a nonpartisan organization whose trustees promote a probusiness climate in New Jersey by endorsing and supporting legislative candidates who actively support economic growth, the creation of private-sector jobs, and the lowering of business costs.

NEW JOBS is the State’s largest and most influential ideological business political action committee. Other interest groups put their backing behind candidates who understand their specific issues. We do the same in supporting candidates for New Jersey Legislature that protect and defend business.

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For any Government-related comments, questions or suggestions please contact:

Hilary Chebra 

Manager, Government Affairs, CCSNJ

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