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March 4, 2011

RE: Budget Hearing Schedule Set

Dear Mayor:

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee have invited the public to present testimony on the Governor’s proposed spending plan for the State’s next Fiscal Year. (See our letters of February 23, 24 and 25 at, and for details on the proposal and its impact on municipalities.)

The Committee schedules and on-line registration to testify is available on the Legislatures website at

League President, Mayor Chuck Chiarello of Buena Vista Township, is scheduled to present testimony on behalf of the League and all our members to the Assembly Committee next Tuesday, March 8 and to the Senators on the following Tuesday, March 15. We will provide you with a copy of his Assembly testimony on the day he delivers it.

If you choose to testify, please provide us with a copy of your remarks. But even more important than formal testimony will be the contacts you make with your State Senator and General Assembly Representatives. Please reach out to them as soon as possible and express your positions on vital municipal property tax relief funding issues and on pension and benefit reform.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121 or

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director  


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