The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder

NJLM's Legislative Blog

Feb 22

Black History Month and Perth Amboy

Posted on February 22, 2024 at 2:26 PM by Ciara Bradley

In honor of Black History Month, the League would like to recognize the historical significance of Perth Amboy.

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Feb 08

2023 General Election

Posted on February 8, 2024 at 2:51 PM by Ciara Bradley

On November 7, 2023, the General Election was held in all 40 legislative districts, marking the first time the full State Legislature has been on the ballot with redrawn districts since the 2020 census. In addition to voting for the 120 seats in the State Legislature, local ballot referendums included municipal open space, taxes, cannabis, and school funding. A closer look into the election results depicts a rising trend in voting patterns where the voter turnout slightly exceeded 27%, higher than in the previous election. The League has taken a deeper dive into the 2023 results to briefly provide further insight into what they signify for New Jersey’s municipalities. 

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Jan 26

Local Finance Notice 2024-02: Guidance on CY 2024 Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures

Posted on January 26, 2024 at 4:07 PM by Legislative Staff

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2024-02, providing specific instruction and direction to municipalities considering holding a public referendum on exceeding the 2% Levy Cap or the 2.5% Appropriation Cap.

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