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March 20, 2014

Re:   Press Conference on Deadline on the 2% Cap on Interest Arbitration Awards

Dear Mayor:

League President, the Hon. Suzanne Walters, Mayor of Stone Harbor
League President, the Hon. Suzanne Walters, Mayor of Stone Harbors, opens up the press conference calling for the permanent extension of the 2% interest arbitration cap.

Earlier today, the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) held a joint press conference to urge Governor Chris Christie and the State Legislature to enact legislation to permanently extend the 2% cap on interest arbitration awards, which will expire on April 1st.   League President and Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters, League 1st Vice President and Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo and Ewing Township Administrator Jim McManimon joined NJAC President and Monmouth County Clerk Claire French and Passaic County Freeholder Director Pat Lepore in urging the Legislature and Governor to quickly enact a permanent extension on the 2% cap on interest arbitration awards. 

Assembly Republican Leader, the Hon. Jon Bramnick
Assembly Republican Leader, the Hon. Jon Bramnick, expresses his appreciation to local leaders and his support for the extension of the 2% interest arbitraton cap. .

 

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick unexpectedly joined the press conference, complimenting municipal and county officials for focusing on the need to make the cap a permanent fixture. Assemblyman Bramnick pledged his support.

A copy of the remarks and photos of the press conference are available at www.njslom.org/letters/2014-0320-ia-pressconference.pdf

In addition those that spoke, we would also like to thank the following municipal and county officials for their support at today’s press conference:  Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, Elmwood Park Mayor Richard Mola, Bergen County Administrator Ed Trawinski, Mercer County Freeholder Sam Frisbee, Monmouth County Freeholder Gary J. Rich, Monmouth County Administrator Teri O’Connor, Morris County Freeholder William “Hank” Lyon, Morris County Administrator John B. Bonanni, and Passaic County Administrator Anthony J. DeNova.   In addition we would also like to thank John Donnadio and the New Jersey Association of Counties for partnering with us on this important and timely matter that impacts counties and municipalities throughout the State

Association of Counties President, Claire French
Association of Counties President, Claire French, Monmouth County Clerk expresses NJAC’s support for the extension of the 2% interest arbitration cap.
League First Vice President, the Hon. Gerald Tarantolo
League First Vice President, the Hon. Gerald Tarantolo
Association of Counties Executive Director John Donnadio
Association of Counties Executive Director John Donnadio answers a question from the press.
Ewing Administrator Jim McManimon
Ewing Administrator Jim McManimon responds to a question regarding the impact of the 2% interest arbitration cap on the township. 

We understand that later today, Assemblyman O’Scanlon, Assemblywomen Schepisi, Casagrande, and Rodriguez-Gregg will introduce A-2987 which will make the 2% cap on interest arbitration awards permanent and remove the “one bite at the apple provision”.  With only 12 days left until the sunset of April 1, it is imperative that you reach out to your State Senator and Assembly representatives asking them to support A-2987.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

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