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Feb 24

Hospital Property Tax Subsidy Bill Now Law

Posted on February 24, 2021 at 10:05 AM by Legislative Staff

On February 22, Governor Murphy signed A-1135 (now, P.L.2021, c.17) into law. The League opposed this bill throughout the protracted legislative process, and is disappointed with the Governor’s decision to sign the bill. 

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Feb 23

Funding Initiative to Mitigate COVID-19 Educational Challenges and Other Relief

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM by Legislative Staff

The Murphy Administration announced "The Road Forward," a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on students and educators in New Jersey.

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Tag(s): COVID-19 Relief

Feb 22

Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order No. 223 Clarifying Procedures for April Elections

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 4:23 PM by Legislative Staff

On Friday, February 19, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 223, which outlines the procedures for counties and municipalities on the 2021 April school and fire district elections.  Counties and municipalities are mandated to adhere to following requirements:

County and Municipal Election Requirements

  1. Elections held on April 20, 2021 shall be conducted as required by law and all applicable Executive Orders, except as otherwise provided in this Order.
  2.  In any municipality in which a school election and special municipal election will occur simultaneously on April 20, 2021, the rules, and provisions applicable to the municipal election governing hours and polling places shall control and apply to the school election.
  3. In any county in which a school election and fire district election will occur simultaneously on April 20, 2021 for a school district and fire district with overlapping boundaries:

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Tag(s): Executive Order