Recap of Plan Design Committee September Meeting
The State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee (PDC) met for its regularly scheduled meeting on September 27.
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Federal Budget Update
Reports out of Washington this morning are indicating that it is looking like a government shut down is inevitable. Later today Congress will be voting on short-term spending bill that is more in line with the $1.47 trillion spending plan from the Congressional Freedom Caucus then the debt limit deal struck over the summer that set the discretionary spending cap at $1.59 trillion.
For more information on the shutdown, the impact on municipalities, and the ability of municipalities to give federal employees a property tax grace period, please see our recent blog post.
Mayor Bollwage Testified Before Congressional Committe
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage, NJLM Past President, testified before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Wednesday on the Brownfields Program Reauthorization.
Also of Interest
Keynote Confirmed: Governor Murphy to Speak at League Luncheon
In addition to hosting more than 150 educational sessions and 650 vendors, the League Conference is a must-attend event with opportunities that get you in the room with state leadership, including Governor Phil Murphy, who has confirmed his keynote address at the League Delegates Luncheon on November 16.
Governor Murphy, who has spoken at every League Conference during his time in elected office, has consistently provided information and inspiration to local government officials.
We will keep you updated on additional speakers and opportunities as they arise.
For more information on sessions, exhibitors, speakers, and events, please upload the 2024 League Conference app starting October 4 from your devices’ stores and visit the League Conference website at www.njlm.org
The League is Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Innovation in Governance Awards Program!
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLM) will again acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through our annual recognition program. This is a great opportunity to showcase innovative solutions to any problems that have cropped up – either suddenly or over time – in your municipality. It can also be an opportunity to let your peers in on innovations that prevented problems from arising. The Innovation in Governance Awards Committee is looking for any new and distinctive approaches in any department of municipal government. This year you can apply through our new online application process, or simply print and send it via e-mail or mail! Apply soon as the nomination deadline is Friday, October 20, 2023.
Visit our awards page to see previous years of impressive ideas created by our winning municipalities as well as the full invitation and application to this year’s program.
Contact: Ciara Bradley, Research Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x128.
Lunch & Learn: State Planning Commission – State Plan Update
On Tuesday, October 3 the League is hosting a Lunch and Learn with the New Jersey State Planning Commission to begin discussions as the Commission starts the process of updating the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.
Read more: Lunch & Learn: State Planning Commission – State Plan Update
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, email@example.com, 609-695-3481, x137.
Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger Webinar Announced
Join the Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger and (USDA) for a free webinar briefing on how mayors can support programs helping to meet the nutritional needs of children during the summer months.
The Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites you to a free webinar on October 11, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This online event will offer updates and guidance on how mayors can support implementation of nutritional support for children throughout the summer months.
During summer, nearly 30 million children lose access to the nutritious meals supplied by the USDA's school breakfast and lunch programs. Recognizing this issue, Congress has enabled states with two significant new tools to combat summer childhood hunger.
Certain rural communities can now provide children with summer meals through a convenient "grab and go" or home delivery model. Beginning in summer 2024, states will have the opportunity to participate in the permanent, nationwide summer EBT program. This initiative will offer grocery benefits to households with eligible children during the summer, ensuring continued access to nutritious meals.
Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x116.