by Brianne Harrison of

TRENTON, NJ-The Smart Growth Coalition, a group of developers and business leaders who have drafted a collection of bills aimed at promoting smart growth in New Jersey, have introduced their first piece of legislation. The Permit Extension Act, which would extend state, county and local permits and approvals issued on projects after Jan. 1, 2006 until the end of 2012, has already been heavily amended by the state Assembly. The coalition is hopeful that the bill will fare better in the Senate, which will debate the act on Thursday….

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