NJ Legislature Mulls Ethics Code Overhaul – Bill S729

UPDATE (2/5/16): The bill was re-introduced in the 2016-2017 session as S342 / A943. — Few can argue that the proper handling of ethics matters is an integral part of open, transparent government.  Thus, it may interest our readers to Continue Reading →

League of Municipalities called “a bad partner,” blamed for halting OPMA and OPRA reform

Disappointingly, OPMA and OPRA reform bills S781 and S782, which were scheduled for a 6/23 vote by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, were pulled from the Committee’s agenda.  This follows multiple revisions and intense negotiations by many interested parties.  Continue Reading →

TUESDAY, JUNE 23: OPMA, OPRA reform bills S781, S782 on legislative agenda!

UPDATE (6/24/15):  The bills were pulled from the Committee agenda on 6/23.  Your calls and letters are needed!  Please see:  http://njfog.org/2015/06/24/letter-generator-one-easy-step-for-strong-opma-opra-reform-lets-keep-the-pressure-on/ — New Jersey OPMA and OPRA reform bills, S781 and S782 respectively, are on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Continue Reading →

N.J. Senate approves changes to Port Authority public records bill

UPDATE (6/29/2015):   The governor signed the bill on June 29.  It is now law, effective upon signing. UPDATE (6/26/2015):   S2183 passed through both houses of the Legislature on June 25, 2015.  It now heads back to the Governor!   Read Continue Reading →

Senate Leaders Call on GOP to Reaffirm Support for Strong Port Authority Reforms

Senate Leaders Vow to Advance Veto Override of S2181. The Senate is scheduled to hold an override vote on March 16th. S2181 UPDATE:   Unfortunately, the March 16 override attempt was unsuccessful.  The vote was 25-14 in favor, 2 votes shy Continue Reading →