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NJDEP Reminder: Applications for the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards must be received at DEP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posted on Sep. 3, 2014 by
September 17 Deadline for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Is Just Around the Corner!   The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is reminding citizens that applications for the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards must be received at DEP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs . Read More →

Governor Signs “Ban the Box” and Alternative Pre-Trial Release System for Poor Defendants Legislation

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 by
Gov. Chris Christie signed into law, August 11, 2014, a bill (S2124) that will require companies to wait until they have interviewed job applicants before asking if he or she has ever been convicted of a crime. The measure, part of a two-year legislative journey for its advocates, was signed into law at the same time the Governor approved a proposal . Read More →

Governor Christie Signs Bipartisan Interest Arbitration Legislation

Posted on Jun. 25, 2014 by
Trenton, NJ – On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law bipartisan legislation to extend a critical property tax reform that has been instrumental in the fight to lower costs and control property taxes for New Jersey families. The legislation will continue to provide municipalities with the tools they need to keep property taxes down for by . Read More →

Assembly Passes Interest Arbitration Bill

Posted on Jun. 18, 2014 by
Monday, June 16, the Assembly passed A-3424 by a vote of 78 to 0. This legislation revises certain laws governing police and fire interest arbitration; incorporates compounding in base salary calculation; extends two-percent cap on base salary awards. Upon review, many of the changes found in A-3424 were included in a comparable bill that was conditionally vetoed by the . Read More →

$380 Million In Federal Funding For Two Innovative Flood Mitigation Projects For Communities Plagued By Repetitive Flooding

Posted on Jun. 3, 2014 by
Trenton, N.J. – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that New Jersey will receive $380 million to implement two flood mitigation projects designed and selected through a HUD-sponsored design competition, Rebuild by Design. The funds are included in the third round allocation of Superstorm . Read More →