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Application for the 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Available
The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state.

Weekly Policy Update
I. President Authorizes Disaster Aid following June 23 storm
II. Legislation would clarify status of volunteers
III. Spill Act Amendments Poised to Advance

Federal Update
I. Transportation Funding Deadline Looms
II. Senate Finance Working Group report maintains Status Quo for Key Tax Exemptions
III. FY 2016 Spending Bills in Doubt
IV. “E-fairness” Gains Momentum
V. Labor Department Proposes Change in Overtime Rules
VI. Following Supreme Court Fair Housing Decision, HUD Issues New Rules
VII. Free Webinar on August 19: Revising Sign Ordinances After Reed v. Town of Gilbert
VIII. Make a Difference This Summer

Recent Supreme Court Decision Keyport v. Local 68
Yesterday, the State Supreme Court issued an important decision concerning public sector labor law.

Update on South Jersey Weather Disaster Damages
As you know, severe weather conditions on June 23 devastated communities throughout the southern parts of our State. Responding to the needs of residents and businesses, municipalities in the region have dedicated all available resources to assist in the recovery. Their efforts began with the earliest forecast of the potential for problems. They will continue until all outstanding needs are addressed.

League of Municipalities Appoints New Executive Team
As scheduled, the League has completed the appointment and transition of its new management team

Niagara Bottled Water Recall Information
The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has forwarded a notice to your Health Officer providing advice regarding the recall of Niagara bottled water.

Federal Update
Here is an update on actions in Washington that can have an impact on local governments in New Jersey. We thank the folks at the National League of Cities (NLC) for their advocacy and this information.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
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