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February 12, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.     A-302, Revenue Restoration Bill Needs Amendment
II.    Governor Seeks Disaster Declaration for 17 Counties for Jonas
III.   NJ Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission Report on Health Costs
IV.  State Budget Briefing Call
V.   Transitional Aid Application Process
VI.  Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Events
VII. NLC Library of Free Research Reports Online
February 12, 2016 A-302, Revenue Restoration Bill Needs Amendment
February 11, 2016 Governor seeks Major Disaster Declaration for 17 Counties for Jonas
February 5, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.     Mayors Legislative Day
II.    IRS Proposes Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans
III.   Guidance on Administration of LOSAPs
IV.   New Jersey Future March 11 Redevelopment Forum
V.    Involving Youth In Local Decision Making
February 4, 2016 NJLM 24th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day Recap
February 1, 2016 Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition
January 29, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Storm Response
II.  Atlantic City Update
III.  CY 2016 Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures
IV. Mayors Legislative Day
V.  NJ Senators Menendez, Booker and Congressman Pallone on Off-Shore Drilling
January 26, 2016 Local Finance Notice on Storm Response
January 22, 2016 Emergency Declaration
I.   Governor Declares State of Emergency
II.  Governor Schedules Conference Call Update 
January 22, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bills
II.  Atlantic City Legislation
III. Snowstorm Preparation
IV. Federal Update
January 20, 2016 Governor Takes Action on Legislation
January 19, 2016 Federal Update
I. ACA Excise Tax Delayed Until 2020
II. Public Pension Reporting Requirements Postponed
III. Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive Supreme Court Scrutiny
IV. EPA Solicits Comments on Stormwater Regulation Updates
V. DOJ Suspends Reimbursement From the Asset Forfeiture Program
January 15, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.  Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bills
II.  Bills Awaiting Governor’s Action
III.  Governor Delivers 2016 State of the State
IV.  Senator Booker Asks Assistance on Coastal Drilling Issue
V. 2016 Campaign Contribution Notice
January 14, 2016 Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bill
January 14, 2016 Bills Awaiting Governor’s Action
January 13, 2016 Governor Delivers 2016 State of the State
January 8, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. Final Voting Sessions for 216th Legislature on Monday
II. Thursday, January 7 Session Day Recap
III. Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. 
IV. Video Explains League Services
V.  IRS Extends Deadlines for 1094 & 1095 (ACA Reporting)
December 28, 2015 Free South Jersey Complete Streets Workshop
December 24, 2015 Planning and Participating in a Mayor's Book Club
December 23, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I.  Bills Passed the Senate
II.   Bills Passed the Assembly
III.  Spill Act Amendments Poised to Advance
IV.  Hospital Tax Exemption Bill Moves to Full Senate, Assembly Version Introduced
December 18, 2015

Weekly Policy Update
I.  Regulation of Residential Rentals
II.  Four Constitutional Amendments Considered
III.  Bills on the Governor’s Desk
IV.  Washington Compromise Funds Federal Programs Through September
V.  Internet Tax Freedom Changes Could Prove Costly
VI.  Wall Township Named Environmentalist of the Year: Six Towns honored by the Governors Environmental Excellence Awards

December 15, 2015 Re: Legislative Alert - Bill to Reinstate Authority to License and Regulate Residential
December 11, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
December 9, 2015 Assembly Housing Committee to Hear Bill on Reinstating Municipal Authority to Annually Inspect Residential Rental Properties
December 4, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
December 2, 2015 100th Conference Follow Up, 16 Resolutions Approved
December 2, 2015 December Grant Page Posted
December 1, 2015 Sustainable Jersey Education
November 30, 2015 NJ Municipalities Magazine Wins 2015 Marcom Gold Award
November 20, 2015 Order Issued to Suspend Police Car Camera Mandate Law
November 16, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Leadership, Human Rights and Human Services
November 12, 2015 Gateway Project Progress Noted
November 12, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Using Technology
November 10, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Environmental Protection, Project Funding and Energy Issues
November 10, 2015 Governor Christie Takes Action on Various Bills of Interest
November 6, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. Assembly Returns November 9 : Bills on the Governor’s Desk
II. Governor Seeks Disaster Declaration in Response to early October Nor’easter
III. Progress in Washington on Transportation Funding
IV. NEW for the Annual League Conference – Consulting Meetings replace the Consulting Period
V. One Source of Data for your Municipality - now available free from Rutgers
VI. Wastewater Quality Management Rules
November 5, 2015 Education Opportunities for Newly Elected Officials
November 5, 2015 Important Conference Opportunity - Experts Available, At Your Convenience
November 3, 2015 October grant page posted
October 30, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. Assembly Returns November 9: Bills on the Governor’s Desk
II.
Congress Passes Two-Year Budget and Three-Week Highway Trust Fund Extension
III.
NEW for the Annual League Conference – Consulting Meetings replace the Consulting Period
IV. Survey on High School Youth Civic Engagement
October 29, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Housing and Community Development
October 28, 2015 Survey on High School Youth Civic Engagement
October 27, 2015 Federal Advocacy Update
I. House Transportation Committee Advances Highway Bill 
II. House Legislation Would Give Municipal Securities a Favorable Classification
III. Senate Blocks Sanctuary City Mandate
IV. EPA Announces Tougher Ozone Standard
V. NLC Asks Congress to Strip CSO Prohibition From Appropriations Act
VI. Guide to Federal Broadband Funding Released
VII. ACA “Excise Tax” Would Burden Local Governments
October 27, 2015 The Gateway Project - URGENT. Action Needed Now
October 23, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I.  Assembly Returns November 9: Bills on the Governor’s Desk
II.  Senate President announces “New Jersey: Investing in You”
III. NEW for the Annual League Conference – Consulting Meetings replace the
Consulting Period
IV. Mayors Invited To Gateway Project Forum
V.  Complete the Survey on School-Municipal Cooperation: Creative Solutions to the
2% Cap
October 22, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Transportation Matters
October 21, 2015 Bus Shuttle and Overflow Parking Locations for 100th Annual League Conference
October 16, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. Mayors Invited To Gateway Project Forum
II. Creative Solutions to the 2% Cap
III. NJAFM Conference
IV. Best Practices Checklist for CY Municipalities is due Friday, October 16
October 15, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Using Technology
October 9, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. 100th Annual League Conference
II. Action Needed on Verizon BPPT Bills
II.  NJAFM Conference
IV. Best Practices Checklist for CY Municipalities is due Friday, October 16
October 7, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Vendors’ Solutions
October 3, 2015 Nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin update
October 3, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. Update on Storms & Local Finance Notice on Storm Preparation and Response Emergency Financing and Procurement Matters
II.
League Issues Two Reports on Affordable Housing
III.
Police Car Camera Mandate Suspended
IV.
Division Issues Guidance on Increase of Bid Threshold
V.
Local Finance Notice Issued on the Approval Process for Local Unit Investment in Certain Municipal Debt Obligations
VI.
State Health Benefits Open Enrollment - New Tiered Network Plan
VII.
Best Practices Checklist for CY Municipalities is due Friday, October 16
October 2, 2015 Nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin update
October 1, 2015 Reminder - 18th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
October 1, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Personnel Management, Pensions and Benefits
October 1, 2015 Additional Information/Resources Related to State of Emergency and Hurricane Joaquin
October 1, 2015 Governor Declares Emergency in Anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin
September 30, 2015 Federal Update for the week ending September 25, 2015
I. Federal Shutdown Update
II.
EPA Storm-water Regulations
III.
White House Broadband Plans
IV.
Transportation Funding Prospects
September 29, 2015 Police Car Camera Mandate to be Suspended
September 29, 2015 I. Fraud Alert for New Jersey Municipalities
II. October is National Cyber Security Month
September 28, 2015 League releases two reports on affordable housing
September 28, 2015 18th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
September 25, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. Lagging State Pension Investment Returns Could Mean Higher Bills Future
II. Federal Shutdown Deadline Looms
III.
State Preemption of Local Authority over Bee Keeping
IV. Bill to require release of “Bidders List” on Governor’s Desk
September 24, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Sustainability
September 24, 2015 2015 Conference Resolutions
September 18, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I.    Attorney General Directive on Body Worn Cameras Reminder
II.   New GASB Rule Requires Disclosure of Tax Abatements
III.  Mayors Committee on Life Sciences
IV. FEMA Again Extends Sandy damage claim deadline to October 15
V.  Best Practices Checklist for CY Municipalities is due Friday, October 16
September 17, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Budget and Finance
September 14, 2015 Reminder - Innovation in Governance Awards - 2015 Invitation
September 11, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I. September Advocacy Critical for Federal Transportation Funding
II. Best Practice Checklist Issued
III. League Staff testifies before Red Tape Review Commission
IV. FEMA September 15 Sandy damage claim deadline approaching
September 10, 2015 Funding Announced – Diabetes Prevention and Control
September 10, 2015 Important Conference Sessions - Ethics
September 10, 2015 2015 Conference Resolutions
September 9, 2015 Sustainable Jersey Education
September 4, 2015 Weekly Policy Update 
I. Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) Facts to share with Assembly candidates
II. President Proclaims September 2015 as National Preparedness Month
III. FEMA September 15 Sandy damage claim deadline approaching
September 4, 2015 September Preparedness Month – Message from NJSP-OEM
August  28, 2015 Weekly Policy Update
I.        Important PERC Decision Regarding Employee Health
          Contributions
II.       Help Identify Municipal Road Infrastructure Costs
III.     Governor Signs Bill making certain changes to Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program
IV.     FEMA September 15 deadline approaching
August 25, 2015
August 21, 2015
Weekly Policy Update
I. Energy Tax Facts to share with Assembly Candidates
II. Pensions issues guidance on Post Retirement Employment Restrictions
III. Survey on School-Municipal Cooperation: Creative Solutions to the 2% Cap
IV. FEMA September 15 deadline approaching
August 14, 2015
Weekly Policy Update
I. Acting AG Directive Regarding Body Worn Cameras
II.   Governor  Signs DLGS Streamlining Bill,  S-2454,   P.L. 2015, c.95
III. Red Tape Commission to Meet in September
IV.  Flood Insurance Policy Holders have until September 15 to Request their Hurricane Sandy Claims be Reviewed
V.   A-366/ S-1713 – Would Protect and Restore Local Revenues
VI.  Division Issues Local Finance Notice 2015-14
August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015
August 11, 2015
August 7, 2015
Weekly Policy Update
I.   OPRA/OPMA
II. Appellate Division Rules Temporary Layoffs can be Non-Negotiable, Clarifying Recent NJ Supreme Court Decision
August 1, 2015
July 31, 2015
Weekly Policy Update
I. Acting Attorney General Issues Directive on Body Worn Cameras and Provides Funding to State Police and Municipalities.
II.
Senate President Announces Proposal Pension Funding
III. Federal Transportation Funding Crisis Delayed for Three Months, While Senate Advances Long-Term Fix
IV. Bills on the Governor’s Desk
July 30, 2015
July 24, 2015
Weekly Policy Update
I. President Authorizes Disater Aid following June 23 storm
II. Legislation would clarify status of volunteers
III. Spill Act Amendments Poised to Advance
July 23, 2015
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
July 17, 2015
Weekly Policy Update - 2015 Legislative Priorities
I. Transportation Trust Fund
II. Affordable Housing Reforms
III. Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission
July 15, 2015
July 10, 2015
Weekly Update
I.   First Ruling From Mount Laurel Judge

II.  Sunset of Certain Provisions of C.78 Pension and Healthcare Reforms
III. South Jersey Storm Update
IV. Governor Signs Bill on Snow Removal from Covered Fire Hydrants & Locator Pole Installation 
July 10, 2015
Innovation in Governance Awards - 2015 Invitation
July 7, 2015
July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015
Weekly Policy Update
I.  State Budget Update
II. Division issues guidance on Financing and Procurement Matters Related to Storm Response
III. Important Tax Court Decision Regarding Not-For-Profit Hospitals
IV. Bill requiring defibrillators for local recreation departments on the Governor’s Desk 
V. Bills sent to the Governor for consideration
VI. Increase in Bid Threshold
VII. Statement of State Aid Release
VIII. Affordable Housing
June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
June 26, 2015
June 25, 2015
June 24, 2015
Legislative Update
        I.  Legislature Takes Action on State FY 2016 Budget
       II.  OPRA/OPMA pulled from agenda
June 23, 2015
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