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Posted on: February 15, 2019

NLC Launches Opportunity Zone Resources

The opportunity zone program, authored by N.J. U.S. Senator Cory Booker, was created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to provide local and national investors with a tax incentive for investments made in economically distressed areas of the country.

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Federal Government
Posted on: February 15, 2019

USDA Extends Deadlines for Broadband Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on February 6 that it would extend the application deadlines for its Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect) due to delays caused by the recent partial federal government shutdown. Initial applicat...

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Federal Government
Posted on: February 12, 2019

NJLM 1st VP Jim Perry Visits NJ Congressional Delegation

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, League First Vice President, Committeeman Jim Perry of Hardwick joined the National League of Cities and municipal colleagues from all around the Nation in Washington, DC to discuss local concerns with Members of Co...

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Federal Government
Posted on: February 1, 2019

NJ Reps Urge U.S. DOT to Prioritize Gateway Down Payment

New Jersey Freshman Representative Mikie Sherrill, joined by a bipartisan coalition of House Members, including our State’s Albio Sires, Bill Pascrell, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Jeff Van Drew, Donald Norcross, and Frank Pallone, has delivered a letter to U.S...

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Federal Government
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Federal Legislation Aims to Overturn FCC Preemption of Local ROW Control

Rep. Anna Eshoo from California introduced legislation (H.R.530) to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) September Order preempting local authority over small cell wireless infrastructure. The bill would not preclude future FCC o...

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Federal Government
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Join the Push for Federal Infrastructure Initiative

With the shutdown ended, it is time for Congress to focus on the need to repair and modernize America’s aging infrastructure. To encourage our representatives in Washington to do so, the National League of Cities (NLC) is calling on local leaders all arou...

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Federal Government
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Reminder: SNAP Benefits Update

Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the NJ Department of Human Services distributed, to qualifying recipients, February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as Food Stamps) on January 17. On that date, the monthly ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Federal Shutdown Update

As the partial shutdown of Federal agencies and services continues, the impact on the citizens and municipalities of our State will increase incrementally. The immediate and personal impact was felt on Jan. 11 when over 5,000 New Jerseyans employed by the...

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Federal Government
Posted on: January 4, 2019

116th Congress Convenes

As the partial shutdown of the Federal government grinds on, a new Congressional session begins. While Senators (and former Mayors) Bob Menendez and Cory Booker will continue to represent our State in the Upper House, a number of new Jersey voices will jo...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Experts See Local, State, Federal Cooperation Key to Election Security

On Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington, federal election watchdogs conducted an election security briefing with state officials and members of Congress. William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, and Christopher Krebs, the ...

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