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Posted on: March 1, 2024

Governor Proposes Corporate Transit Fee

During his FY 2025 Budget Address on Tuesday, February 27, Governor Murphy unveiled a proposal for a Corporate Transit Fee (CTF). This new fee targets corporations with incomes over $10 million, affecting around 600 of the most profitable entitie...

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Posted on: March 1, 2024

Governor Delivers Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Address

On Tuesday, February 27, Governor Murphy delivered his seventh budget address, proposing a $55.9 billion budget for FY2025. In his address to the Legislature and attendees, the Governor outlined a comprehensive plan to bolster the state’...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

LFN 2024-03 Outlines Appropriations Cap Relief for Municipal Budgets

On Thursday, the Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2024-03 outlining appropriations cap relief for CY2024/SFY2025 budgets.  

As we reported last week, the Local Finance Board approved the following...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Local Finance Notice Issued on Russia-Belarus Contracting Law

Local Finance Notice 2024-04 comes after an unfavorable ruling in the Federal District Court, which resulted in the NJ Treasury announcing changes to its list of persons and entities banned from public contracts because of ties to Russia...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Local Finance Board Approves 2024 Appropriations Cap Exceptions

During Wednesday’s meeting, the Local Finance Board unanimously approved exceptions to the appropriation cap. Under N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.3(d), the Local Finance Board has the authority to grant additional exceptions under extraordinary circumstance...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Local Infrastructure Hub Offers Grant Bootcamp

The Local Infrastructure Hub is offering a second phase of free Grant Bootcamps for municipal officials for several federal grant opportunities.  

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has provided cities with oppor...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

DOH ask Local Entities to Complete Survey

The DOH is requesting that county and municipal government professionals, staff, youth groups, and parent groups participate in a survey provide feedback on the redesign of DOH’s Parent Link web page. The survey must be complet...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Russia-Belarus Law Scaled Back After Court Ruling

After an unfavorable ruling in Federal District Court, the NJ Treasury has announced changes to its list of persons and entities banned from public contracts because of ties to Russia or Belarus. N.J.S.A. 52:32-60.1 requires the...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bills of Interest Signed by Governor

Governor Murphy has acted on the remaining 2022-2023 Legislative term bills on his desk. Below are some of the new laws that may impact your municipality: ? 

 

P.L. 2023, c. 33...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Court Blocks Enforcement of Russia-Belarus Law

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court found that New Jersey acted unconstitutionally when it tried to add the U.S. subsidiary of Kyocera to a State list of Russian-affiliated entities that are banned from State...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Acting Governor Way Signs Pair of Bills to Support Small Business

Acting Governor Tehesha Way signed two bills this week aimed at helping support small businesses. The first bill, A-3424/S-1447 establishes an Annual Business Matchmaking Event to connect small businesses with federal, state, and local government...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

NJDOL Enhances Portal for Fair Wage Transparency & Compliance

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) recently added a New Jersey Certified Payroll Database, to its New Jersey Wage Hub. This data based allows for certified payroll records submitted by public work contractors to be availa...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Governor Names Jaquelyn Suárez as Acting DCA Commissioner

Governor Murphy has named Division of Local Government Services Director Jacquelyn Suárez as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Effective September, 18 Suárez will serve as Acting DCA Commissioner pendi...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement & Recycled Materials Bill Signed

Acting Governor Tahesha Way signed into law A-4797/S-3255, which concerns the percentage of reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled materials that can be used for certain road projects. P.L. 2023, c.160 takes effect in March 2024.  

The new law re...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

New Workplace Accountability in Labor List (WALL) Now Live

The New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development's (NJDOL) Workplace Accountability in Labor List (WALL) is now available. 

This list includes entities found to be in violation of New Jersey's wage, benefit, and tax laws. Entities listed o...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Have Your Voices Heard: Send in Your Conference Resolutions

Sending in Conference Resolutions that suggest changes to improve municipal life helps build the foundation for the League Legislative team’s annual actions.

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local gov...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

NJDEP Publishes Proposed Rules for Advanced Clean Cars Program

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has issued proposed new rules and amendments to the Air Pollution Control rules, related to the state’s Advanced Clean Cars II Program. 

The primary component of this rulemaking is the ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Plan Your Education Sessions

Dozens of sessions have been posted with their full CEU credits on the League Conference website. Start planning today!

For those attending the Conference with earning continuing education credits on their to-do list, planning is easier than ever this year...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Enforcement of Russia-Belarus Law Temporarily Suspended

A recent legal challenge has caused State officials to temporarily halt the enforcement of the law prohibiting government dealings with businesses associated with Russia and Belarus. 

On August 4, the United States District Court for the District ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Online PWCR & Payroll Certificates

Governor Murphy signed into law S-1442/A-5345, which requires public works contractor registration and payroll certification for public works projects to be completed online. P.L. 2023, c. 138 will take effect next year on August 16, 2024.  &...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

DLGS Issues LFN Regarding Changes to Pay-To-Play Laws

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) has issued Local Finance Notice 2023-14 (LFN 2023-14) identifying key changes to the state’s pay-to-play laws after the enactment of P.L. 2023, c. 30, known as the “Ele...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

New Definition for Custom Fabrication Under Prevailing Wage Act

Acting Governor Nicholas Scutari signed into S-3776, which amends the definition of “custom fabrication” under the Prevailing Wage Act. 

The definition was amended to include “other fabrication which is one or more en...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Early Bird Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 108th Annual League Conference is now open! Take advantage of the lowest rates of the year, saving $40 off the regular registration cost with Early Bird pricing running Aug. 1-Sept. 30.

Early Bird Registration rates are:

  • Government/Nonp...
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Posted on: July 28, 2023

State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee Meets

The State Health Benefits Program Design Committee (PDC) met on July 26, 2023. They focused on the issue of rising service costs, identified as the main factor for the uptick in state health benefits expenses. 

The committee passed nine resolution...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Advance Your Causes with Conference Resolutions

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local governance, send in a Conference Resolution for consideration at this year’s Annual Conference. Any elected officials currently in municipal office, municipal professiona...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Spotted Lanternfly Grant Program for Counties and Municipalities

The NJ Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of grant money to assist counties and municipalities slow the spread and reduce spotted lanternfly populations across the state. 

Nearly $5 million has been made available for the gra...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

DLGS Issues Guidance on Russia-Belarus Certification

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2023-11 providing guidance on the Russia-Belarus Certification. 

We would like to highlight the following from the Notice:

  • Department of Treasury has published a list (Russia...
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Posted on: May 17, 2023

GPANJ News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of GPANJ.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional email newslett...

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