Update on Interest Arbitration Cap
It has been a month since the Governor and the State Senate took action to extend the strict 2% cap on interest arbitration awards. Local leaders need predictability in putting their budgets together, especially considering that in the overwhelming majority of municipal budgets the single largest expense is for Public Safety wages. The unnecessary delay of extending the Interest Arbitration cap adds uncertainty and unpredictability, and quick action is warranted. Unless the cap is reinstated, an unelected, randomly selected arbitrator can dictate local spending and force elected officials to rearrange local priorities. The League supports the Governor’s recommendations and Senate’s action to advance the interest arbitration reform..
Register Now - Space is Limited - The NJLM Educational Foundation in partnership with Rutgers Center for Energy, Economics, and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) and the State Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is producing this special full day event to educate the public and policy makers on New Jersey’s energy infrastructure.
Invitation to Municipal Officials to Hear From Banking and Insurance Commissioner
The Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (MEL) has extended an open invitation to New Jersey Mayors, governing body members and appointed professionals to join them to welcome Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
Transportation Funding Opportunities
UPDATE: The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014 Safe Routes to School and the Transportation Alternatives Programs has been extended to Monday, June 30th 2014
Workshop on FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS)
At the request of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez I am forwarding you the following invitation... writing to invite you and your relevant staff to a workshop on April 24th, designed to help municipalities navigate and participate in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS), which provides premium discounts to entire municipalities that undertake comprehensive flood mitigation strategies.
Recent Court Decision on Nomination Petitions
Empower Our Neighborhood, et al. v. Guadagno, et al.
On March 31, 2014, Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson issued an opinion and order in the Empower Our Neighborhood, et al. v. Guadagno, et al. case that impacts the nominating petitions. In this case, Empower Our Neighborhood sought an order declaring...
PSEG NUCLEAR POWER PLANT TOUR
League Past President, Art Ondish, Mayor Mount Arlington and an employee of PSEG has asked me to survey the Membership to see if there is interest in arranging an on-site briefing and tour of PSEG’s Nuclear Power Plant in Salem, New Jersey which is the second largest nuclear power complex in the United States.