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March 30, 2009
Trenton, NJ



In view of the latest development that various unions have filed an appeal of the emergency ruling of last week allowing a furlough of State workers, the NJ League of Municipalities again goes on record supporting the ruling of the Civil Service Commission.

The emergency rule issued by the State Civil Service Commission grants municipal governments, as well as the State, a useful tool to save jobs, better control taxes and help stabilize the economy by implementing temporary lay-offs, known as furloughs. The furloughs are for duration of one or more days during a defined time period.

“In a time of crisis, government needs the tools to protect jobs and save taxpayers dollars. Every stakeholder, from government employees, taxpayers, businesses, must contribute its part to combat this crisis to reduce costs and save jobs.  All of us are impacted and all of us must make the necessary sacrifices to weather this economic storm” stated League Director, Bill Dressel.

The League is closely monitoring the litigation and will urge the Attorney General to aggressively defend the authority of the State to adopt rules which help government at all levels protect the taxpaying public.

For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.




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