Federal Budget

The federal budget process can have a tremendous impact on vital programs that make our State and our municipalities strong and stable. Staying aware of the impacts of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and working with your League and Federal representatives to respond to the proposals and can ensure the best possible outcome for municipalities.

News & Updates

Federal FY2018 Budget: U.S Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps). The bill to fund the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) includes matters important to many municipalities, including the Weatherization Assistance Program.

Federal Budget for the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice bill would provide nearly $2.5 billion in funding to support local law enforcement programs.

Federal Budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The budget for the U.S Department of Transportation came in at $17.8 billion in discretionary funding, which is a $646 million decrease from FY17 but $1.5 billion more than President Trump’s proposed budget.

Federal FY2018 Budget: U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S Department of the Interior (DOI). The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment passed a spending bill to fund the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S Department of the Interior (DOI).

Federal FY2018 Budget: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) bill would reduce Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding by 1.3%, to $38.3 billion …

Federal Budget Proposal Scheduled for Release May 27 (PDF). The introduction of the detailed 2018 federal budget proposal.

Federal FY ’18 Budget Proposal Could Break Federal-Local Partnership. NJLM’s Legislative team examines the points of concern for municipalities in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

Final Federal Spending Plan for FY’17 Set (PDF). After agreement was reached to finalize Federal spending for the balance of the 2016-17 fiscal year, work begins on appropriations for FY 2018.


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    The Supreme Court overturned the lower court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA, finding that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) violates the U.S. Constitution, and effectively allowing states to permit/regulate sports wagering. Read on...
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