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About Laurie Ehlbeck

Laurie Ehlbeck, an experienced government relations representative and former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, was named the New Jersey state director for the National Federation of Independent Business in April 2006. As director of NFIB, the state's largest small-business advocacy organization, Ehlbeck will represent the interests of NFIB's 9,300 members in the Legislature as well as before state regulatory agencies. "Laurie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position that will be a great benefit to NFIB's small-business members in New Jersey," said Tim Goodrich, regional public policy director for NFIB. Ehlbeck most recently was the director of government affairs for the New Jersey Food Council where she represented food chains, convenience stores, independent grocers and others in the food industry before the Legislature. Prior to the Food Council, Ehlbeck was a Deputy Attorney General where she served as Legislative Counsel identifying legal and constitutional issues, and was instrumental in drafting New Jersey Cultural Trust Fund legislation. A graduate of Rutgers University and Widener University School of Law, Ehlbeck has also served with the New Jersey State Senate Majority as a Judiciary Committee Aide, and has worked at Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman. She also has served as a member of the Township of Franklin Ordinance Review Committee. Heavily involved in the community, Ehlbeck is president of the Board of Directors of Quixote Quest, a teen volunteer club, the Washington Township Citizen's Advisory Committee, and is an assistant spokesperson of Washington Township Parents of Special Needs Children. @njmompop

We’ll Keep Fighting

On behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), I would like to thank all of our members and supporters who joined the campaign against the Constitutional Amendment to raise the minimum wage.  It’s been a sometimes lonely fight … Continue reading

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Election Day is Nov. 5: Download Your NFIB/New Jersey Voter Guide Today

Download your NFIB/New Jersey Voter Guide Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, and we want to make sure that you feel prepared to make decisions that will benefit your small business when you enter the voting booth. As a member … Continue reading

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Beware the Minimum Wage Masquerade

Imagine a policy that would destroy thousands of jobs dressed up for Halloween as way to help workers.  Something really scary masquerading as something innocent.   That’s Ballot Question #2, a constitutional question seeking to mandate an increase in the minimum … Continue reading

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Earn more cash

Who doesn’t want more cash?  The unions certainly do, which is why they’re backing a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage every year, automatically, forever. If only it were that simple.  But the money to pay higher wages has … Continue reading

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