DEP Release: With Significant Snowfall Predicted, DEP Reminds Local Governments on Steps for Proper Snow Removal
Disaster Strikes in the Borough of Edgewater. How You Can Help.
As you know, disaster struck Wednesday night, in the Borough of Edgewater, when a devastating fire swept through the Avalon Apartments. Approximately 1,000 borough residents have been displaced.
Weekly Policy Update
I. Transportation Trust Fund
II. Atlantic City
III. Washington Watch
IV. New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Decision Affecting Municipal Land Use
V. League Legislative Priorities & Mayors’ Legislative Day
Property Tax In New Jersey
Has anyone ever asked you why property taxes in New Jersey are so high? No? Well, if anyone ever does, you can refer them to the League’s short and straightforward “Property Tax in New Jersey” brochure.
Washington Watch – An Update on Activity in Our Nation’s Capital
I. Congress Extends Terrorism Risk Insurance Program
II. Local Governments Score Partial Victory in Supreme Court Cell Tower Case
III. Strong Cadre of Former Municipal Officials in New Congress
Transportation Trust Fund (TTF)
On Tuesday, Department of Transportation Commissioner (DOT) Jamie Fox suspended local transportation aid to municipalities, effective immediately.
New Content on DLGS Web Site
The Division of Local Government Service’s has posted new content on their website.
Please support all efforts to increase local transportation aid
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto advocates a 100% increase in the Local Aid component of the Transportation Trust Fund in an article that will appear in the February edition of our League magazine, New Jersey Municipalities.
Contact Legislators Now to Protect Relief for Our Property Taxpayers
In one month, Governor Christie will propose the State’s next budget. Facing the need to fund pension payments, the slow economic recovery, rising debt and the pending Transportation Trust Fund crisis, it appears that State budget makers will be hard pressed to make ends meet, yet again.
Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Projects in New Jersey
This notice is to discuss the current regulatory review process for interstate natural gas pipelines in New Jersey.