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Posted on: October 1, 2021

New Law Shields Muni Land Use Decisions Made at Virtual Meetings

Gov. Murphy signed League-supported bill A-4881 into law. It prohibits the appeal of land use decisions on grounds attributable to convening the meeting by virtual means, provided that reasonable public notice and provision for public input were made.

Last Friday, Governor Murphy signed League-supported bill A-4881 into law. The new law prohibits the appeal of land use decisions on grounds attributable to convening the meeting by virtual means, provided that reasonable public notice and provision for p...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Gov. Murphy Establishes Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

On Tuesday, September 28, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 265 (EO 265), which establishes the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to be led by newly appointed Jayne Johnson.

On Tuesday, September 28, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 265 (EO 265), which establishes the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to be led by newly appointed Jayne Johnson. The Office will be responsible for developing a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

2022 Fire District Budget & Election Guidance

The DLGS issued LFN 2021-16, addressing the Calendar Year 2022 fire district budget process. All fire districts must submit their applications through FAST. Only designated fire district officials may obtain FAST login credentials.

On September 20, the Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2021-16, which addresses the Calendar Year 2022 fire district budget process. All fire districts must submit their applications through the Financial Automation Submiss...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

NJ Supreme Court Rules Dog Licenses Subject to OPRA

The Supreme Court of NJ issued its decision in Ernest Bozzi v. City of Jersey City. The Court ruled that owning a dog is a public endeavor without a reasonable expectation of privacy that would exempt personal information from disclosure under OPRA.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued its decision in Ernest Bozzi v. City of Jersey City, a case which the League participated in as amicus. In this case the Court was asked to determine whether a dog owner has an objectively reasonab...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update

Today Governor Murphy announced that all students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks inside of all school buildings regardless of vaccination status for the start of the 2021-22 academic year (Executive Order 251).

Today Governor Murphy announced that all students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks inside of all school buildings regardless of vaccination status for the start of the 2021-22 academic year (Executive Order 251). The Governor...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

American Rescue Plan Compliance Reporting Dates

The first reporting deadlines are approaching for American Rescue Plan State and Local Federal Recovery Funds.

The first reporting deadlines are approaching for American Rescue Plan State and Local Federal Recovery Funds. For more information, please read the League’s recent blog post that includes deadlines by the type of report and type of municipality...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Highlight Infrastructure on Social Media

We need your assistance in illustrating the need for infrastructure funding. It is critical that New Jersey municipalities highlight infrastructure needs and successes on social media and tag their members of congress.

We need your assistance in illustrating the need for infrastructure funding. It is critical that New Jersey municipalities highlight infrastructure needs and successes on social media and tag their members of congress. It’s a simple process:

1. &...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

New Email Address for PERC Grievance Filings and Responses

Part of recent revisions to the Public Employee Relations Commission’s Grievance Arbitration Regulations (N.J.A.C. 19:12-5.2) includes a new email address for the submission of certain filings.

Part of recent revisions to the Public Employee Relations Commission’s Grievance Arbitration Regulations (N.J.A.C. 19:12-5.2) includes a new email address for the submission of certain filings. Effective immediately, all grievance filings and re...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

2021 Governor's Conference on Housing & Economic Development

The 2021 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development virtual conference will be held September 29-30. The agenda includes sessions addressing lessons learned from the pandemic, what has changed, and the efforts the state has made.

The 2021 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development virtual conference will be held September 29 - 30, 2021. The agenda includes sessions addressing lessons learned from the pandemic, what has changed, and efforts the state has ta...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Division Issues Information on 2021 Financial Disclosure Statement Filing

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2021-08 providing guidance on filing the 2021 Financial Disclosure Statements.

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2021-08 providing guidance on filing the 2021 Financial Disclosure Statements. The Local Finance Notice outlines the filing procedures and contains specific step-by-step instruction...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Program

Beginning with the 2020 tax filing New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (NJEITC) is increasing to 40% of the federal credit an average of $882 as well as lowering the minimum age eligibility for EITC from 25 to 21 years of age.

On National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a statewide awareness campaign to encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of New Jersey’s expanded program. Beginning with the 2020 tax fil...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

NJ Infrastructure Bank 2021 Webinar

The New Jersey Infrastructure Bank will be holding webinars on April 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and April 29, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The New Jersey Infrastructure Bank will be holding webinars on April 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and April 29, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The webinars will discuss program and financing changes coming in State Fiscal Year 2022 Program Fin...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

League Educational Foundation & Walmart Announce Grant Recipients

Recently Walmart provided a grant of $100,000 to the League Foundation. Their wish was to help address educational connectivity issues. After careful review, the NJLM Foundation has awarded first-round grants.

The League’s Educational Foundation is an informational resource for local government that offers timely research and a proactive approach to resolving the complex issues affecting NJ’s diverse communities. We bring together m...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Program

On national Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a statewide awareness campaign to encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of New Jersey’s expanded program.

On national Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a statewide awareness campaign to encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of New Jersey’s expanded program. Beginning with the 2020 tax fil...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

NJ Supreme Court Decision Could Impact Municipal Employment Policies

The New Jersey Supreme Court released a decision this week that could have an impact on municipalities as an employer. Delanoy v. Twp. of Ocean considered for the first time the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).

The New Jersey Supreme Court released a decision this week that could have an impact on municipalities as an employer. Delanoy v. Twp. of Ocean considered for the first time the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The PWFA amended existing po...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Issues Emergency Directive

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partners have observed active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partners have observed active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products. Please review CISA issued ED 21-02 for Microsoft Exchange on-premises products to update ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Campaign Contribution Notice

Please Note on Campaign Contributions: “No holder of a public office or position shall demand payment or contribution from another holder of a public office or position for the campaign purposes of any candidate or for the use of any political party.”

The New Jersey Division of Elections has requested we share the following information on Campaign Contributions for the particular attention of each Municipal Clerk. Questions and inquiries for additional information should be directed to the Div...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

"Get Covered New Jersey" Insurance Open Enrollment

Governor Murphy recently announced that New Jersey residents will be able to enroll in Get Covered New Jersey starting November 1, 2020, and through to January 31, 2021, extending six weeks longer than it was last year.

Governor Murphy recently announced that New Jersey residents will be able to enroll in Get Covered New Jersey starting November 1, 2020, and through to January 31, 2021, extending six weeks longer than it was last year.Get Covered New Jersey is a new heal...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

DLGS Issue LFN on Recent Tax Collection & Appeals Legislation

DLGS issued LFN 2020-25 explaining recently enacted legislation on property tax collection, tax appeals refunds, and the waiver of interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water and sewer utility payments during emergency circumstances.

The Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2020-25 explaining recently enacted legislation pertaining to property tax collection, tax appeals refunds, and the waiver of interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Correct Version of the State Flag

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag. The underskirts of the goddesses are silver as set forth by the NJ legislature in 1928. Non-approved versions show the underskirts incorrectly in blue.

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag.On behalf of the New Jersey State Treasury Printing Service, we are distributing this information so that municipalities will be aware of the correct and a...

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