IssuesWatch Podcast

This bi-weekly podcast, hosted by NJCPA Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Kaszerman, covers the latest New Jersey policy and political issues, because you need to know both. The focus is on business and economic issues impacting the business community and all New Jerseyans.

Episodes are released every other Tuesday.


  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    The 411 on New Jersey's New Budget

    July 20, 2021
    This was one of the most unusual budget seasons in New Jersey's history! Instead of being several billion dollars short, as was projected when the fiscal year 2021 budget was being drafted, the state has seen a $10 billion surplus. Listen to our interview with NJBIA's Chris Emigholz to find out where all of that money is going.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    Free Help for New Jersey Business Owners

    July 6, 2021
    If you or your clients need help creating a business plan, accessing grants, contacting the New Jersey Division of Taxation, or navigating permitting or other regulatory requirements, be sure to learn about the New Jersey Business Action Center. Executive Director Melanie Willoughby discusses the advocacy, assistance and resources the NJBAC provides to business owners for free.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    New Jersey Business and Economic Roundtable

    June 22, 2021
    Hear a lively discussion about pressing New Jersey issues from a panel of seasoned journalists. This episode includes highlights from the New Jersey Business and Economic Roundtable hosted at the NJCPA Virtual Convention on June 18. Hear what our panelists — Tom Bergeron of ROI-NJ, John Reitmeyer of NJ Spotlight News and Rhonda Schaffler of NJ Business Beat — have to say about the state budget, outmigration, the commercial real estate market, property taxes, the upcoming elections and more.
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    New Jersey Update with Senator Steven Oroho

    June 8, 2021
    As New Jersey emerges from the pandemic, many questions remain about the economic recovery of the state's individuals and businesses — as well as the state's budget and finances. We sat down with Senator Steven Oroho — the only CPA in the state legislature — to discuss the economic outlook, the $6.4 billion New Jersey is receiving from the American Cares Act, state taxation of remote workers and more.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    AICPA’s Barry Melancon on Top Issues Impacting CPAs

    May 25, 2021
    What are the top issues impacting CPAs nationwide? There’s no one more qualified to provide insight than Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs. We talk to him about tax deadlines, possible tax increases, prospects for the U.S. economy and the rising trend across the country to minimize professional and occupational licensing rules as well as to tax professional services.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    New Jersey Political and Economic Update

    May 11, 2021
    There’s a lot going on right now in politics and economy impacting New Jersey businesses. So we turned to Tony Russo, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, to weigh in on the state budget, the $6.4 billion heading our way from the American Rescue Plan, the upcoming elections, the state’s new tax incentive programs and more.
  • IssuesWatch Podcast

    Small Business Update: ARP, Taxes and More

    April 27, 2021
    The past year has been devastating for many small businesses. Holly Wade, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center, discusses the overall outlook for the small business sector, vital aid that’s available from the American Rescue Plan and ongoing challenges facing small businesses.
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