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Update on Interest Arbitration Cap
Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since the Governor conditionally vetoed and the State Senate immediately approved the bill extending the 2% cap on interest arbitration awards.  The League supports the Governor’s recommendations and Senate’s action to advance the interest arbitration reform.

FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing $112 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).

DEP Grant Program Announced - Public Access Plans for Beaches and Other Tidal Waters
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of grants to assist municipalities with developing plans that would improve the public’s enjoyment of New Jersey’s beaches, bays and tidal waterways, and to make public access points and related facilities more storm-resilient.

Less Than 30 Days Left for Public Input on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Program Administration By States
On March 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Program Administration by States.  The deadline for public comments is May 12, 2014.

Countering Violent Extremism and Preparedness Grant Programs Fact Sheet
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a Countering Violent Extremism and Preparedness Grant Programs Fact Sheet intended to inform state, local, territorial and tribal stakeholders of the relevant grant guidance that pertains to Countering Violent Extremism and preparedness grants. 

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.

Updates to Online Listing of Grant and Loan Programs Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has recently updated and categorized its listing of State grant and loan programs administered by the Department.

Register Today: “Prisoner Re-entry: Breaking the Cycle” Conference – April 17th
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop wants to invite all of his colleague mayors to an important conference he will be hosting in his city on April 17th. The purpose of the conference is to focus upon prisoner reentry - the process of an ex-offender’s reintegration into civil society.

Energy 101
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. 

Mayors Committee on Life Sciences STEM Certificate program
As you know, The New Jersey State League of Municipalities and We Work for Health’s Mayors Committee on Life Sciences was created to promote economic development and innovation, educate legislators, policy makers and the public about the importance of the life sciences industry to New Jersey and its local communities, and benchmarked best practices within host communities that help grow and nurture the industry.

League Professional Development Seminar "Leaves of Absence in New Jersey-A look at the Family Medical Leave Act, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, and ADA Compliance”- April 23, 2014
Dena B. Calo, Esq., Partner and Director of the Human Resources Practice Group at Genova, Burns, Giantomasi & Webster and Joseph M. Hannon, Esq, Genova, Burns, Giantomasi & Webster will present the following program addressing how to manage employee “leaves” in New Jersey.

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