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Legislative News

Town Crier Legislative Blog

Authored by the League's Legislative staff, the legislative blog provides bill analyses and information on legislative topics.

Best Practices


The League's award winning magazine NJ Municipalities is published 9-times annually. NJ Municipalities serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on municipal affairs, new initiatives and changing legislation for public officials in New Jersey. The magazine has been a news source for local government organizations for over 100 years. Subscribers receive issues in print and digital format. Subscribe to the magazine today to stay aware of news effecting local governments.

Newly Elected Officials Handbook

The League maintains a library of research publications available for purchase, including a handbook for Newly Elected Officials. This guide may be purchased, and includes articles of interest and information on legislation important to elected officials. A variety of additional publications are available, some of which you may find helpful when researching background information on a topic, or making data comparisons in your town.

Topic Histories

Bureau of Municipal Information

Online resource centers provide information on over 20 municipal topics.