Tag: Hurricane Sandy

NJ Lawmakers Seek to Cap Sick Leave Payments to Municipal Retirees

Superstorm Sandy Projects: Integrity Oversight Monitor Legislation Becomes Law

Superstorm Sandy caused an estimated $30 billion in damage to the state of New Jersey. As rebuilding efforts ramp up and federal assistance becomes available, Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation aimed to ensure sufficient oversight over the expenditure of Hurricane Sandy recovery resources. Accordingly, public entities must follow certain

Deadline Approaching for Federal Aid to New Jersey Municipalities With Sandy Revenue Loss

The Community Disaster Loan Program, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is providing budget relief for New Jersey municipalities that are experiencing, or projected to experience, revenue losses greater than 5 percent of annual collections due to the impacts of Superstorm Sandy. However, the deadline, February 1, 2013, to

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on OPRA Requests

Hurricane Sandy has turned many New Jersey municipalities upside down. Although many are trying to conduct business as usual, routine tasks such as complying with requests under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act have often become more difficult. To address concerns, the New Jersey Government Records Council has issued an

Tips for New Jersey Municipalities Managing Hurricane Sandy Charitable Contributions

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey has a lot of rebuilding to do. However, the storm has also brought people together. In fact, many New Jersey municipalities have been overwhelmed by charitable contributions intended for storm victims. To ensure funds are properly distributed, the New Jersey Department of