NJFOG Statement Supporting an Amendment to Bill A4243

Bill A4243 is on the agenda for the New Jersey Assembly session on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM. A4243 – Bars public entities and public employees from entering into confidential settlements of “whistleblower” claims; provides that such settlements Continue Reading →

Teaneck sues resident who filed a multitude of records requests

Teaneck filed suit against a records requestor who submitted approximately 300 requests in a two-month period. The municipality is seeking relief from its duty to respond and wants the requestor stripped of his right to submit future requests. Teaneck officials Continue Reading →

Middlesex County Judge rules special service charge not warranted

Superior Court Judge Travis Francis ruled that the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s $685 special service charge for civil forfeiture records requested by the ACLU is unjustified because gathering the records does not require a “Herculean effort”. Francis cited compliance by other Continue Reading →

Proposed rule promotes transparency in contract awards. Submit public comment by March 8th!

Transparency advocate John Paff has gotten traction on a rulemaking petition he submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs / Division of Local Government Services (DCA/DLGS) aimed at increasing public disclosure of contract awards. The proposed rule would require disclosure Continue Reading →