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Posted on: May 18, 2018

NJLM 24th Annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Winners Named

Ali Raza Husaini of East Windsor Township, Aaryn S. Ross of Fanwood Borough, and
Akanksha Chauhan, Millburn Township, were named the statewide winners of the League's Louis Bay 2nd Scholarship Competition for 2018.

Congratulations to the three statewide winners of the Louis Bay 2nd Scholarship Competition! Over 40 municipalities have participated this year. We would like to also applaud all of our participants for submitting excellent well-written essays, the League...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

House Committee Unveils Infrastructure Funding Proposal

On Monday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster released a substantial infrastructure funding proposal, which would include a significant increase in federal motor-fuels taxes to reinvigorate the federal Highway Trust Fu...

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Federal Government
Posted on: July 27, 2018

U.S. House Passes NFIP Extension

The House of Representatives has approved legislation to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on a vote of 366-52. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forecast Senate approval of the four-month extension before the planned rec...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 1, 2018

House Committee Releases FY '19 Transportation & Housing Appropriations

Thanks to the leadership provided by Committee Chair and New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, late last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Local Government Funding Maintained in Federal Budget Draft

The annual Congressional Appropriations process begins with the introduction and consideration of 12 annual spending bills, each focused on one or more areas of Federal spending. The bills are put together by the subcommittees of the Senate and House Appr...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

NJ Economic & Fiscal Policy Workgroup Issues Report

On Thursday, the Legislative Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup issued its report. When created by Senate President Sweeney, the workgroup was charged with a “broad mission to identify ways to address soaring pension and benefit costs, hold do...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

NJ SC Seeks Comment on Potential Municipal Court Charge Dismissals

Late last week, the State Supreme Court issued a notice that it would be conducting hearings and seeking public feedback on a proposal to dismiss older, pending, minor municipal court matters. The notice comes on the heels of the recently released Report ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

NJ AG to Issue Guidance for Municipal Courts re: Charging Marijuana-Related Offenses

On Tuesday, State Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal circulated a letter to municipal prosecutors regarding the appropriate use of prosecutorial discretion in marijuana-related offenses in municipal court. The letter was in response to Jersey City’...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Gov. Ok on Revised Animal Cruelty Law Date Changes

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed A-4225 into law. A-4225 revises the effective dates of certain sections of the recently enacted reforms to the Animal Cruelty Laws (P.L. 2017, C.331). Specifically, Section 6 (which pertains to the appointment of certifie...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Municipal Court Report Released by NJ Supreme Court Committee

NJ Supreme Court Report on Municipal Courts On Tuesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a report, entitled Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Operations, Fines, and Fees, prepared by the Supreme Court’s Committ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

State Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Protect Criminal Justice Grant Money

On Wednesday, the State announced that it had joined other states in bringing a lawsuit against the federal government seeking to undo a policy, which could cause the state and local governments to be excluded from receiving federal grant money from the E...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Assembly Joins Us in Support of Local Businesses

On June 28, on a 77-0 vote, the State Assembly approved AR-11. The Resolution, sponsored by Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo, F. Christopher Tully, and Lisa Swain, urges New Jersey residents to shop locally and support local businesses. Our Main S...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Certain Local Taxes Extended to Include "Transient Accommodations"

P.L. 2018, c. 49, signed by Governor Murphy on July 1, authorizes municipalities to impose, where applicable, the Hotel Occupancy Tax; Municipal Occupancy Tax; Atlantic City Luxury Tax; Atlantic City Promotion Fee; Cape May County Tourism Sales Tax; Cape ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Local Government Funding Maintained in Federal Budget Draft

The annual Congressional Appropriations process begins with the introduction and consideration of 12 annual spending bills, each focused on one or more areas of Federal spending. The bills are put together by the subcommittees of the Senate and House Appr...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

NJ Economic & Fiscal Policy Workgroup Issues Report

On Thursday, the Legislative Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup issued its report. When created by Senate President Sweeney, the workgroup was charged with a “broad mission to identify ways to address soaring pension and benefit costs, hold down propert...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Animal Cruelty Enforcement

On June 25, both houses passed and sent to the Governor A-4225/S-2689,  which would change the effective date of P.L. 2017 c.331 regarding the animal cruelty statutes.     On January 16 of this year, former Governor Chr...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Assembly Joins Us in Support of Local Businesses

On June 28, on a 77-0 vote, the State Assembly approved AR-11. The Resolution, sponsored by Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo, F. Christopher Tully, and Lisa Swain, urges New Jersey residents to shop locally and support local businesses. Our Main S...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 27, 2018

NJ SC Seeks Comment on Potential Municipal Court Charge Dismissals

Late last week, the State Supreme Court issued a notice that it would be conducting hearings and seeking public feedback on a proposal to dismiss older, pending, minor municipal court matters. The notice comes on the heels of the recently release...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 23, 2018

2% Interest Arbitration Extension

Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in  June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards expired on December 31, 2017. While the 2% property tax levy cap will continue, the cap on Interest Arbitration awa...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

RWJ Foundation Survey

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers. RWJF are seeking input on policy recommendations that will improve the health of New Jerseyans.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers. RWJF are seeking input on policy recommendations that will improve the health of New Jerseyans. In their words, this is, “…a process for identifying...

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Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Nomination Petitions Must Include Email Address

Petitions for nomination of a candidate for any state, county, school, or municipal elective public office must include a functioning email address for the candidate. P.L. 2018, c. 66 was signed by Governor Murphy July 20.

Effective immediately, petitions for nomination of a candidate for any state, county, school, or municipal elective public office must include a functioning email address for the candidate. P.L. 2018, c. 66 was signed by Governor Murphy July 20. ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Governor's Conference on Housing & Economic Development

The Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development will be held Oct. 2-3 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. Gov. Phil Murphy is the keynote speaker at the luncheon. The event will also feature a special plenary session in the morning.

The Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development will be held Oct. 2-3 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. Gov. Phil Murphy is the keynote speaker at the luncheon. The event will also feature a special plenary session in the mor...

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Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

(SHBP) Recommended 2019 Rates Increase

At the State Health Benefits Commission Rate Renewal meeting AON, the Commission’s consultant, recommended premium rates of 8.2% increase for Active Employees, no increase or decrease for Early Retirees, and a decrease of 12.7% for Medicare Retirees.

At the July 11 State Health Benefits Commission Rate Renewal meeting AON, the Commission’s consultant, recommended premium rates of  8.2% increase for Active Employees, no increase or decrease for Early Retirees, and a decrease of 12.7%...

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Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2018

NEW DATE ADDED: Free Complete Streets Training for Municipalities

A new Free Complete Streets Training For Municipalities will be held Aug. 21 in New Brunswick. This full-day workshop covers a range of topics, including what complete streets are and why they are important; policy, implementation and design; and funding.

A Complete Streets Training for Municipalities full-day workshop covers a range of topics, including what complete streets are and why they are important; policy, implementation and design guidance; and funding sources. For more information or to register...

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Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Statewide Special Events List

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and Office of the NJ Regional Operations Intelligence Center request your assistance to help compile the statewide Special Events list.

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and Office of the NJ Regional Operations Intelligence Center request your assistance to help compile the statewide Special Events list. Officials can submit a “Special Events Submission...

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Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Brownfield Marketing Assistance

The NJ State Office for Planning Advocacy (OPA) would like to assist municipalities and counties by marketing brownfields for redevelopment via SiteMart, an online database for brownfield properties in NJ.

The NJ State Office for Planning Advocacy (OPA) would like to assist municipalities and counties by marketing brownfields for redevelopment and to bring them back to the tax roll. OPA is responsible for the Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force that create...

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Notices
Posted on: July 2, 2018

League Accepting Innovation in Governance Awards Applications

The DCA and NJLM will acknowledge and promote excellence in the Innovation in Governance annual recognition program. Apply to showcase problem solving & prevention successes in your municipality. Awards will be presented at the League Conference.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the New Jersey League of Municipalities will again acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through our annual recognition program. This is a great opportunity to showcase innovative solutio...

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Notices
Posted on: July 3, 2018

GRANTS: US EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Program

The US EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) is accepting applications for the Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program. FY18 i6 Challenge and FY18 Seed Fund Support grants help build regional capacity/translate innovations into jobs.

The US EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) is accepting applications for the Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program. The US EDA is awarding grants to build regional capacity to translate innovations into jobs. The two fun...

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Notices
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Animal Cruelty Enforcement

On June 25, both houses passed and sent to the Governor A-4225/S-2689, which would change the effective date of P.L. 2017 c.331 regarding the animal cruelty statutes from August 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019.

On June 25, both houses passed and sent to the Governor A-4225/S-2689,  which would change the effective date of P.L. 2017 c.331 regarding the animal cruelty statutes.     On January 16 of this year, former Governor Chr...

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Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Updated Mayors Wellness Campaign Toolkit

The new and improved Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) toolkit is geared to help mayors and community organizations address their unique local health needs. The toolkit contains an introductory video, and nearly 30 cost-effective program ideas.

The new and improved Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) toolkit is geared to help mayors and community organizations address their unique local health needs. The toolkit contains an introductory video, and nearly 30 evidence-based, step-by-step, cost-effectiv...

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Notices
Posted on: June 8, 2018

FAST Update

The Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2018-16 providing an update on the Financial Automation Submission Tracking (FAST) and the reopening of the budget module for municipalities.

The Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2018-16 providing an update on the Financial Automation Submission Tracking (FAST) and the reopening of the budget module for municipalities. Calendar Year municipalities will be requir...

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Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Connect with NJLM National Affiliate

The National League of Cities represents 19,000 cities, towns, and villages across America — giving local leaders a voice in Washington and beyond. Sign up for NLC’s Weekly newsletter at nlc.org.

The National League of Cities represents 19,000 cities, towns, and villages across America — giving local leaders a voice in Washington and beyond. Every day, NLC posts news, resources, and opportunities that empower elected officials to become ...

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Notices
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Nominees Sought for Michael A. Pane Memorial Award

Nominations are requested by Sept. 15 for the 16th Annual Michael A. Pane Memorial Award, honoring a local government attorney, engineer, or planner who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics. Award presented at the League Conference.

Nominations are requested by Sept. 15 for the Institute of Local Government Attorneys' 16th Annual Michael A. Pane Memorial Award, honoring a local government attorney, engineer, or planner who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and whose work ha...

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Notices
Posted on: May 25, 2018

GRANT: NJDEP Barnegat Bay Watershed Water Quality Improvement

The NJDEP is seeking proposals for projects to reduce the input of nutrients, primarily nitrogen, which are transported into the bay by stormwater runoff. Applications are due August 31.

The NJDEP is seeking proposals for projects to reduce the input of nutrients, primarily nitrogen, which are transported into the bay by stormwater runoff. Proposals that mitigate nutrients in stormwater in the northern and southern portions of Barnegat Ba...

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Notices
Posted on: May 18, 2018

NJLM 24th Annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Winners Named

Ali Raza Husaini of East Windsor Township, Aaryn S. Ross of Fanwood Borough, and
Akanksha Chauhan, Millburn Township, were named the statewide winners of the League's Louis Bay 2nd Scholarship Competition for 2018.

Congratulations to the three statewide winners of the Louis Bay 2nd Scholarship Competition! Over 40 municipalities have participated this year. We would like to also applaud all of our participants for submitting excellent well-written essays, the League...

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Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Correct Version of the State Flag

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag. The underskirts of the goddesses are silver as set forth by the NJ legislature in 1928. Non-approved versions show the underskirts incorrectly in blue.

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag.On behalf of the New Jersey State Treasury Printing Service, we are distributing this information so that municipalities will be aware of the correct and a...

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