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Weekly Policy Update
I. Mayors Legislative Day
II. IRS Proposes Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans
III.  Guidance on Administration of LOSAPs
IV. New Jersey Future March 11 Redevelopment Forum       
V.  Involving Youth In Local Decision Making

NJLM 24th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day Recap
Yesterday in Trenton, mayors from all around New Jersey gathered for the League’s 24th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day.

Local Finance Notice on Storm Response
The Division of Local Government Services has recently issued Local Finance Notice 2016-02 regarding storm response – financing, procurement and property tax matters in response to this past weekend’s storm.

Governor Takes Action on Legislation
On Tuesday, the final day to take action on legislation from the 216th Legislative Session, the Governor took action on the following bills of interest.

Federal Update
I. ACA Excise Tax Delayed Until 2020
II. Public Pension Reporting Requirements Postponed
III. Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive Supreme Court Scrutiny
IV. EPA Solicits Comments on Stormwater Regulation Updates
V. DOJ Suspends Reimbursement From the Asset Forfeiture Program

Weekly Policy Update
I.    Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bills
II.   Bills Awaiting Governor’s Action
III.  Governor Delivers 2016 State of the State
IV. Senator Booker Asks Assistance on Coastal Drilling Issue
V.  2016 Campaign Contribution Notice

Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bills
At the close of the 216th Legislative Session, Governor Christie took action on 70 bills on Monday.  The Governor signed 50 bills into law, conditionally vetoed 11 bills and vetoed 9 bills.

Free South Jersey Complete Streets Workshop
The Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association is hosting a Free Complete Streets Implementation Workshop for municipalities and counties in south Jersey. 

Planning and Participating in a Mayor's Book Club
Encouraging young students to read and connecting community members to the schools and their municipal leaders, the Mayor’s Book Club program is a success story in building literacy and good relationships.

Re: Legislative Alert - Bill to Reinstate Authority to License and Regulate Residential

100th Conference Follow Up, 16 Resolutions Approved
On Thursday, November 19, sixteen resolutions, articulating new legislative and policy priorities for the League of Municipalities, were adopted at the Annual Business meeting held to conclude the League’s 100th Annual Conference.

NJ Municipalities Magazine Wins 2015 Marcom Gold Award
NJ Municipalities magazine is the recipient of a Gold Award from the MarCom Awards for its work during the League’s 100th Anniversary year.

Education Opportunities for Newly Elected Officials
Now that the election is behind us and we have, in some cases, a new slate of municipal policy makers who will be taking the reins of government on January 1, 2016, we have a responsibility and obligation to do what we can to help them be better prepared to undertake the awesome responsibility of governing.

League Releases Reports on Affordable Housing
In June, the League Executive Board retained two expert consulting firms to provide an analysis of the State’s affordable housing policies and an April report issued by the Fair Share Housing Center.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
Need to fill an open position? Looking to place an ad for equipment for sale? The New Jersey League of Municipalities website offers a Classified Ads section.

 


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