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Weekly Policy Update
I.  Thursday Senate and Assembly Voting Sessions
II.  Urgent Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
III. Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Mayors Wellness Campaign

Urgent Legislative Alert, Affordable Housing “Gap” Period S-2254 & A-3821
We urge your immediate attention to bipartisan legislation that will clarify municipal affordable housing obligations in a more rational and constructive manner.

Legislative Action on Local Priorities Scheduled for Tomorrow
Your Legislators Need to Hear from You

Both the State Senate and the General Assembly are scheduled to consider bills that could have lasting effects on your municipality. You might want to contact your State Legislators on one or more of the following.

NJLM Mini One Day Conference- Register Now!
On June 17, 2016 at the Conference Center at Mercer in West Windsor, the League will offer the Mini One Day Conference. This event will feature about 12 educational sessions on a wide range of topics.

National Infrastructure Week (May 16-23) Will Focus on the Benefits of Investment
Now in its fourth year, New Jersey municipalities have been invited to participate in National Infrastructure Week, May 16-23. Infrastructure Week is a national week of events; media coverage; and education and advocacy efforts to increase awareness of and focus attention on infrastructure, as a critical issue affecting the lives of all Americans.

Council on Local Mandates Invalidates Police Camera Mandate
Today, the Council on Local Mandates (the Council) determined that P.L. 2014, c. 54 (chapter 54), which would have mandated body or dash cameras in most “newly acquired” police vehicles, violated the New Jersey constitution’s state-mandate state-pay amendment.

CALL for Submissions - NJBIZ & The New Jersey League of Municipalities Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards
This is a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the inaugural public private partnership awards.

New Jersey Digital Government Summit - May 17-18, 2016
Please bring this special program to the attention of your manager or administrator.

Federal Update
I. Water Infrastructure Funding
II. Community Development Block Grants
III. Preemptive Drone Proposal
IV. FEMA Proposal Is Problematic
V. Stormwater Rulemaking
VI. Public Employee Pension Rule Proposal
VII. Transportation Infrastructure Funding Available
VIII. Freight Infrastructure Funding Available
IX. FCC Cable Box Proposal Needs Clarification
X. Supreme Court Seminar Scheduled
XI. Service Recognition Day

Governor Presents State Budget Proposal for Next Fiscal Year
Yesterday in Trenton, Governor Christie highlighted components of his State Fiscal Year 2017 (SFY ’17) Budget proposal. Noting that the proposal would give New Jersey a balanced budget without any new taxes, the Governor spoke of the “two key principles” undergirding his proposal: fiscal restraint and a willingness to pursue “hard reforms” to build a stronger economy and to make the State a better place to live.

League Releases Reports on Affordable Housing
In June, the League Executive Board retained two expert consulting firms to provide an analysis of the State’s affordable housing policies and an April report issued by the Fair Share Housing Center.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
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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