Insurance costs will soar under pending bills

When it comes to American business, New Jersey has a legacy as one of the original hubs for innovation and creation.

The Garden State is the birthplace of iconic American companies such as the Campbell Soup Co. Trenton’s motto, as seen on the south side of the Lower Trenton Bridge, is “Trenton Makes, the World Takes.”

But state legislators seem intent on jeopardizing that legacy and driving out even more job creators by allowing the state’s trial bar to push through harmful legislation that creates a financial windfall for lawyers at the expense of regular citizens. There are two bills before the state Legislature that will drive up insurance costs and encourage frivolous litigation.