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Posted on: July 16, 2021

2021 Governor's Conference on Housing & Economic Development

The 2021 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development virtual conference will be held September 29-30. The agenda includes sessions addressing lessons learned from the pandemic, what has changed, and the efforts the state has made.

The 2021 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development virtual conference will be held September 29 - 30, 2021. The agenda includes sessions addressing lessons learned from the pandemic, what has changed, and efforts the state has ta...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Division Issues Information on 2021 Financial Disclosure Statement Filing

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2021-08 providing guidance on filing the 2021 Financial Disclosure Statements.

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2021-08 providing guidance on filing the 2021 Financial Disclosure Statements. The Local Finance Notice outlines the filing procedures and contains specific step-by-step instruction...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Program

Beginning with the 2020 tax filing New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (NJEITC) is increasing to 40% of the federal credit an average of $882 as well as lowering the minimum age eligibility for EITC from 25 to 21 years of age.

On National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a statewide awareness campaign to encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of New Jersey’s expanded program. Beginning with the 2020 tax fil...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

NJ Infrastructure Bank 2021 Webinar

The New Jersey Infrastructure Bank will be holding webinars on April 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and April 29, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The New Jersey Infrastructure Bank will be holding webinars on April 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and April 29, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The webinars will discuss program and financing changes coming in State Fiscal Year 2022 Program Fin...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

League Educational Foundation & Walmart Announce Grant Recipients

Recently Walmart provided a grant of $100,000 to the League Foundation. Their wish was to help address educational connectivity issues. After careful review, the NJLM Foundation has awarded first-round grants.

The League’s Educational Foundation is an informational resource for local government that offers timely research and a proactive approach to resolving the complex issues affecting NJ’s diverse communities. We bring together m...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Program

On national Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a statewide awareness campaign to encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of New Jersey’s expanded program.

On national Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a statewide awareness campaign to encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of New Jersey’s expanded program. Beginning with the 2020 tax fil...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

NJ Supreme Court Decision Could Impact Municipal Employment Policies

The New Jersey Supreme Court released a decision this week that could have an impact on municipalities as an employer. Delanoy v. Twp. of Ocean considered for the first time the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).

The New Jersey Supreme Court released a decision this week that could have an impact on municipalities as an employer. Delanoy v. Twp. of Ocean considered for the first time the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The PWFA amended existing po...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Issues Emergency Directive

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partners have observed active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partners have observed active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products. Please review CISA issued ED 21-02 for Microsoft Exchange on-premises products to update ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Campaign Contribution Notice

Please Note on Campaign Contributions: “No holder of a public office or position shall demand payment or contribution from another holder of a public office or position for the campaign purposes of any candidate or for the use of any political party.”

The New Jersey Division of Elections has requested we share the following information on Campaign Contributions for the particular attention of each Municipal Clerk. Questions and inquiries for additional information should be directed to the Div...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

"Get Covered New Jersey" Insurance Open Enrollment

Governor Murphy recently announced that New Jersey residents will be able to enroll in Get Covered New Jersey starting November 1, 2020, and through to January 31, 2021, extending six weeks longer than it was last year.

Governor Murphy recently announced that New Jersey residents will be able to enroll in Get Covered New Jersey starting November 1, 2020, and through to January 31, 2021, extending six weeks longer than it was last year.Get Covered New Jersey is a new heal...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

DLGS Issue LFN on Recent Tax Collection & Appeals Legislation

DLGS issued LFN 2020-25 explaining recently enacted legislation on property tax collection, tax appeals refunds, and the waiver of interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water and sewer utility payments during emergency circumstances.

The Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2020-25 explaining recently enacted legislation pertaining to property tax collection, tax appeals refunds, and the waiver of interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

NJ Hall of Fame Holds Induction Ceremony Sunday

On Sunday, 7 PM the NJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast WWOR my9, NJTV, nj.com, and the NJ Hall of Fame Facebook and YouTube pages.

On Sunday, 7 PM the NJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast WWOR my9, NJTV, nj.com and the NJ Hall of Fame Facebook and YouTube pages. The following will be inducted. The hometown for each inductee is included in case you would like ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

US Conference of Mayors Partnering with National Restaurant Association for Webinar

The National Restaurant Association is partnering with the US Conference of Mayors to host a webinar, “What Will Your City Be Like Without Restaurants?”

The National Restaurant Association is partnering with the US Conference of Mayors to host a webinar, “What Will Your City Be Like Without Restaurants?” They will discuss the challenges that the restaurant industry is facing a...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

University of Albany Creates Survey to Help Build Smart Communities

The University of Albany released a survey aimed at understanding the relationship between public libraries and the implementation of smart technology to benefit the local governments and their communities.

Earlier this week, The University of Albany released a survey aimed at understanding the relationship between public libraries and the implementation of smart technology into our communities. The survey consists of 60 questions that will take no more than...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Appellate Division Rules Certain Employee Settlement Agreements Exempt from OPRA

The Appellate Division issued a decision regarding OPRA, holding that a settlement agreement between a public body and its employee, resolving an internal disciplinary action against that employee, is exempt from disclosure as a personnel record.

Last week, the Appellate Division issued a notable decision regarding the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). In Libertarians for Transparent Government v. Cumberland County the court held that a settlement agreement between a public body and its employee, re...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

State Expands Voter Tools

The Division of Elections has launched the state’s first online voter registration tool as well as functionality to let voters track their mail-in ballot.

The Division of Elections has launched the state’s first online voter registration tool as well as functionality to let voters track their mail-in ballot.To register online, individuals will need their date of birth and one of the following form...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Juneteenth a State Holiday

Governor Murphy signed, S-19, (now, P.L.2020, c.76), designating Juneteenth, the third Thursday in June, as a state and public holiday. New Jersey is the sixth state to designate Juneteenth a state holiday.

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed, S-19, (now, P.L.2020, c.76), designating Juneteenth, the third Thursday in June, as a state and public holiday. The legislation adds Juneteenth as a paid holiday for all State government employees. New Jersey is the sixt...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

NJ Dept. of Agriculture Shares Spotted Lanterfly Fight Resources

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher has shared information and instructions for residents who encounter the Spotted Lanternfly as the Department continues to receive numerous calls about this exotic invasive insect.

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher has shared information and instructions for residents who encounter the Spotted Lanternfly as the Department continues to receive numerous calls about this exotic invasive insect. The Departmen...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

2020 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program Funding Opportunity

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. This solicitation is administered by NJDOT in partnership with the NJTPA and the other MPO’s. The TA Set-Aside program provides federal funds for com...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

BPU Seeking Comments on Improvements to ESIP Program

This week the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced that they are seeking comments and hosting stakeholder meetings, looking to evaluate and refresh the Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP).

This week the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced that they are seeking comments and hosting stakeholder meetings, looking to evaluate and refresh the Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP). The goal of the review is to improve the overall proces...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Applications Now Being Accepted for Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program

The application portal for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program opened and the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) began accepting applications, the closing date is August 26 at 1 p.m.

This week, the application portal for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program opened and the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) began accepting applications. The program will reimburse small residential rental property owners for lo...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

LFN Issued on Federal Federal Debarment-Consequences for Certain Public Works Contracts

The Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance 2020-18 regarding Federal Debarment – Consequences for Certain Public Works Contracts.

Yesterday, the Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance 2020-18 regarding Federal Debarment – Consequences for Certain Public Works Contracts. Under P.L. 2019, c. 406 a contractor or any affiliates are prohibited from contracti...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

NJ HMFA Launches Small Landlord Emergency Relief Grant Program

This week the NJ HMFA announced the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program. Rental property owners will be reimbursed for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 April-July 2020, if they forgive outstanding back rent/late fees tenants accrued during this time.

This week the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) announced the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program (SLEG). As a reminder, the program will reimburse residential rental property owners for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 between Apr...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Request from NJ Film Commission

The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission is hoping you will assist in enabling crews to work within your jurisdiction. Production companies can provide a much-needed boost to your businesses, and put people back to work.

Dear Mayor:I write to you today as a Mayor, the 1st Vice President of the League, and a member of the New Jersey Film Commission.As you may know, the New Jersey film and television industry has blossomed in recent years, creating over $400 million of reve...

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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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