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Aug 03

Federal Infrastructure Update

Posted on August 3, 2021 at 9:58 AM by Legislative Staff

Legislative text for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was released on Sunday night. As the League reported last week, the 5-year, $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework includes $550 billion in new federal infrastructure spending.

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Jul 29

Federal Infrastructure Update

Posted on July 29, 2021 at 5:18 PM by Legislative Staff

The Senate announced they have reached an agreement on a 5-year, $1 trillion traditional infrastructure package. The act, titled the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes funding for roads, rails, bridges, ports, broadband, clean water, clean energy, cyber security, and electric vehicle infrastructure. It is expected that 2 million jobs will be created per year with passage of this legislation.

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Jul 22

American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Relief Funds Compliance Guidance

Posted on July 22, 2021 at 12:41 PM by Legislative Staff

Recently, both the U.S. Treasury and the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) provided American Rescue Fund Coronavirus State and Local Relief Funds compliance resources for municipal governments, including webinars, best practices, and checklists. Below is a summary of the guidance provided. We suggest you review this information with your chief financial officer and administrator. 

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