Christie intends to spur NJ businesses

June 1, 2010 11:08:19 AM PDT
Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno and New Jersey business leaders hope "Choose New Jersey," a new privately funded nonprofit corporation, can lure businesses back to the Garden State. The initiative being announced Tuesday comes on the heels of "The Red Tape Review," a report by Guadagno outlining the cumbersome rules and regulations that companies must satisfy to do business in New Jersey.

The 65-page report recommends policy changes to make the state more business friendly. Christie could implement some of them by executive order; others require legislative approval.

Critics say the proposed changes could erode residents' rights to public notice and comment.