LOCAL LEADERS DISAPPOINTED LABOR REFUSES TO RELEASE REPORT

The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) are disappointed that the public safety union representatives of the Police and Fire Interest Arbitration Impact Task Force are refusing to release the Task Force’s final Report, which was due on December 31, 2017. “The decision of the labor representatives to block the release of the Task Force’s final Report is very disappointing as State leaders have been waiting to review the document before deciding on whether to support extending the 2% cap on binding interest arbitration awards, w...
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Counties Urge State Leaders to Restore TTF

On July 7, The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) issued a press release to once again call on State leaders to reach a fair and equitable compromise on reauthorizing the insolvent Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) as county governments across the State prepare to shut down and delay over $90.0 million in critical road and bridge projects. “The unprecedented shutdown of all work funded by the TTF is forcing county officials to cease operations at ongoing projects and delay new shovel ready ones that will cost valuable taxpayer dollars as contractors will undoubtedly seek costly delay cla...
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NJM Insurance Awards Grant to NJAC Foundation

The NJM Insurance Group awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $5,250.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on continuing their education in New Jersey at a county college or State college or university. “I’m grateful that NJM Insurance Group and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative to provide our county vocational-technical school graduates with generous scholarships that will assist students with meeting the ever increasing financial demands of pursuing an education,” said NJAC Foundation President Donald De Leo. The ...
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County Government Works – New Jersey’s Efficient Regional Form of Government

Assemblyman Robert Auth (R-Bergen) recently introduced legislation that would dissolve county government and require the State and municipalities to perform the functions of the State’s only true regional form of government. Although we commend the Assemblyman for putting forth a proposal to reduce the State’s multiple layers of bureaucracy and overwhelming property tax burden, this legislation does not take into consideration the fact that neither the State nor its 565 municipalities have the resources available or subject matter expertise to provide the essential services delivered by cou...
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Training for County Administrators and Professional Staff

The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) in cooperation with the Rutgers University Center for Government Services is pleased to announce the 2015 “New Jersey County Administrators Certificate Program.” “We’re very excited about the opportunity to once again partner with Rutgers on this unique continuing education initiative designed for our county administrators, finance officers, department heads, and other professional staff,” said NJAC President and Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon. This two day training program is open to all local government employees and elected officials who ...
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Jerry Thornton Named Freeholder of the Year

The New Jersey Association of Counties presented Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton with the “Maurice Fitzgibbons Freeholder of the Year Award” at its 65th annual celebration of county government last week. The award is named after long-time Hudson County Freeholder and former NJAC President Maurice Fitzgibbons, who passed away in 2011. “Jerry Thornton is an extraordinary gentleman, who is well deserving of this award for his leadership, enthusiasm, and commitment to delivering essential services in a cost effective manner that has truly benefitted county governments acros...
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NJM Insurance Awards $5,250 Grant to NJAC Foundation

NJM awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $5,250.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on continuing their education at home in New Jersey at a county college or State college or university. “I’m grateful that NJM Insurance Company and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative to provide county vocational-technical school graduates with valuable scholarships that will help them and their families meet the ever increasing financial demands of pursuing an education,” said NJAC Foundation President Donald De Leo. The NJAC Foun...
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PSEG Awards $12,000 to NJAC Foundation for Vocational-Technical Graduates Studying Green

The PSEG Foundation awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $12,000.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on studying environmental science, green design, green technology, alternative energy, or other related subjects at a county college or state college or university in the fall. “As our nation grows increasingly proactive about protecting the environment for future generations, I’m thrilled that PSEG and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative on behalf of our county vocational-technical school graduates across the State,”...
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