NFIB New Jersey’s’ 2022 Small Business Day, hosted virtually on March 11th, was “standing room only” as small business owners from around the state discussed the issues most important to their businesses with a top state lawmaker and the association’s state lobbyist.
State Director Eileen Kean directed an informative discussion with NFIB members and state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24th Dist.), the Senate Minority Leader, to ensure that the Voice of Small Business is well-informed and heard in Trenton. Sen. Oroho generously spoke with NFIB members for more than 40 minutes and remained for some of the following discussions as well.
The event, which was free for members and guests, included an overview of NFIB’s legislative priorities in the state legislature, as well as instruction on how small-business owners can influence policy in New Jersey to help your business succeed.
The policy discussions included updates and Q&A on:
- Governor Murphy’s Budget Address Proposal
- Inflation, historically high gas prices, and the state’s $0.329 state fuel tax
- The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund and UI Taxes
- Unused COVID-relief federal ARPA funds
- Difficulty finding workers and filling positions
- Paid leave proposals