Author: David L. Blank

Electronic bidding

Will Online Bidding Soon Be Available for New Jersey Public Works Construction Projects?

Technology has made it easier to conduct a wide range of transactions. It could soon be used to modernize the bidding process for public works construction projects in New Jersey. The Assembly State and Local Government Committee recently advanced the Electronic Bidding Construction Act, which would require most public contracting

Local Finance Notice Addresses Construction Code Fees

The Division of Local Government Services and the Division of Codes and Standards recently issued a Local Finance Notice (Notice) reminding municipalities about the construction code fee limitations established under state law and how construction code enforcement offices must budget and account for such fees. They issued the Notice after

FCC Seeking Comments on Local Government Preemption Under Broadband Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently seeking comment on whether it should enact rules to promote broadband infrastructure by preempting state and local laws that inhibit deployment.  As set forth in the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry, Section 253 of the Federal Telecommunications Act (FTA) provides that “[n]o State or