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Weekly Policy Update
I.    New Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act Would Double Local Aid
II.   State Fiscal Year Appropriations Bills Introduced – Budget Deadline Looms
III.  Bill to Reauthorize UEZs Advances
IV.   Senate Passes Bill to Permit Volunteer Firefighters to Continue Service After Retirement From PERS or PFRS
V.   Governor Vetoes Bill to Require Police Departments to Provide Cultural Diversity Training
VI.  One-year Permit Extension in Sandy-impacted counties
VII.  Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
VIII. Newly Updated License Fee Publication - Available now!
IX.   Going To The DNC Or RNC Convention? Join NLC for Special Events!
X.    Upcoming Free Training from Sustainable Jersey
XI.   New Economic Development Resource Available

19th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
In recognition of the many municipal governing body members who are selflessly serving for twenty or more years, the League of Municipalities is pleased to once again accept nominations for the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

Transportation Funding Proposal Benefits Motorists and Taxpayers
Thank you for contacting your legislators and stressing the need for adequate and reliable funding to meet local and State transportation infrastructure funding needs for the next 10 years.

Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine, NJ Municipalities sometime this year. With a circulation of 7,558 and a much larger pass along readership, the magazine provides a unique opportunity to bring attention to your community.

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.

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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