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Opportunity Zones Conference Call 2/13 with Sen. Booker
As a follow up to our notice of January 26 we are making you aware of an invitation to join a conference call tomorrow to discuss the newly-created Opportunity Zones Program.

24th Annual Scholarship Competition
Once again, the League of Municipalities is proud to announce the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition for high school juniors and seniors planning to continue their education after high school.  We are again inviting you to play a major role in this exciting venture.

New Governor and Lieutenant Governor Take the Reins in Trenton
Governor Phil Murphy was sworn in today to begin his service to the people of New Jersey. According to the official list, he became the 56th person to be so honored, and the 40th to have been given that office by popular election.

Daily Update
I.  Outgoing Governor Christie Gives Final ‘State of the State’
II.  Mayors' Climate Summit
III. Register Now for These Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

IRS Advisory on Deductibility of Prepaid Property Taxes Offers Some Guidance
As a follow-up to yesterday’s letter, here is the latest we have concerning the recently adopted Federal Income Tax Reform bill that will cap the allowable deduction for combined State and Local Taxes (SALT) at Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), per year.

Press Conference on Interest Arbitration Cap
Yesterday, with only 13 days until the expiration of the 2% Interest Arbitration Cap, the League of Municipalities was joined by the New Jersey Association of Counties, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey Realtors Association and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon at a press conference urging the Legislature and Governor Elect Murphy to support permanently extending the 2% cap Interest Arbitration Cap. 

Education Opportunities for Newly Elected Officials
In some cases, a new slate of municipal policy makers will be taking the reins of government in January, we have a responsibility and obligation to do what we can to help them be better prepared to undertake the awesome responsibility of governing.

Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine, NJ Municipalities sometime this year. With a circulation of 7,558 and a much larger pass along readership, the magazine provides a unique opportunity to bring attention to your community.

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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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