Dennis F. Marco Presents on National Home Care Association of America Legislative Call

Dennis F. Marco, Senior Director at Porzio Governmental Affairs, delivered a session titled “New Jersey’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights” during the National Home Care Association of America’s (HCAOA) Legislative call on March 6. Marco represented New Jersey among 15 states as part of HCAOA’s state chapter advocacy round robin to association members. With over three decades of experience in …

Porzio Governmental Affairs Advocates for NJ Craft Distillers as Governor Phil Murphy Signs New Jersey Liquor License Reform

In a historic move, Governor Phil Murphy signed 2022:S4265/2022:A5912 into law on January 16, 2024, marking the most substantial reform of New Jersey’s outdated liquor license laws in almost a century. The new law aims to increase the number of available liquor licenses statewide by making unused licenses available. Most importantly, it removes a myriad of restrictions that have long …

Continent 8 Technologies Opens State-of-the-Art Data Center in Atlantic City

On April 18th, Continent 8 technologies, a long-time client of Porzio Governmental Affairs, opened its state-of-the-art data center in Atlantic City. Continent 8 offers hosting and data storage services for digital gaming businesses, and this data center is the result of significant investments made by the company in the New Jersey gaming industry. The data center houses 90% of the state’s licensed internet gaming and sports wagering platforms, making it a landmark in the gaming space.

Continent 8 Technologies Awarded the NJBIZ Leaders in Digital Technology Award

On March 30th, long-time Porzio Governmental Affairs client Continent 8 Technologies was awarded the NJBIZ Leaders in Digital Technology award in an online ceremony. Continent 8 is a technology and services firm, offering hosting and data storage services for businesses in the digital gaming space. With the help of Porzio Governmental Affairs’ Barbara DeMarco, this international firm has made large investments in New Jersey, most notably the creation of an Atlantic City data center in 2019. 

Legislative and Budget Activity

August 23, 2022 In the Statehouse, our team was working to ensure that the State’s $50.6 billion FY 2023 budget included key provisions that would increase access to higher education at county colleges, expand services for people with disabilities, fund services for students with disabilities, and increase access to cancer screenings and research. Our team worked alongside and on behalf …

Porzio Governmental Affairs Coordinates Microstamping Technology Demonstration on Behalf of Client Brady United Against Gun Violence

On June 14th, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz, and Brady United Against Gun Violence held a live demonstration of microstamping technology, a cutting-edge forensic technology used for tracing bullet casings to the firearm that they were discharged from. Todd Lizotte, one of the co-inventors of microstamping, demonstrated the technology. The New Jersey legislature is currently considering a bill, S1462/A2216, that would implement microstamping technology for newly manufactured semi-automatic pistols sold in the state. Only two states in the country, California and New York, have passed microstamping laws. The demonstration occurred at the Newark Police Department shooting range on Delancey Street in Newark, NJ. 

Porzio Governmental Affairs Hired by New Offshore Wind Joint Venture

Porzio Governmental Affairs has secured its first offshore wind client, entering the burgeoning industry, the firm announced on Thursday. Porzio Governmental Affairs, based in Trenton, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porzio, Bromberg, & Newman (Porzio), headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.

Executive Order No. 271 – Vaccination or Testing Requirement for Employees of State Contractors

October 26, 2021 – Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 271 (the “Order”) on October 20, 2021, which requires new and potential state contractors to demonstrate that all of their employees (whether full-time or part-time) who enter, Pursuant to the Order, each executive department and agency must ensure that the contracts or agreements that it enters into include a clause that the contractor or any subcontractors, at any tier, that is party to the contract, must maintain a COVID-19 vaccination/testing policy.