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Archive for June, 2013

New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure: The Biggest Risk Is Doing Nothing

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Experts at a symposium detail how New Jersey’s water infrastructure is antiquated and disintegrating, and assert that continued inaction will only raise the cost of fixing it and lower the state’s economic competitiveness.

Somerset County Forum Highlights Economic Competitiveness Needs

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Somerset County is analyzing where to invest for growth and how to retrofit obsolete suburban office parks now that employers are once again focusing on transit-accessible locations.

Post-Sandy Resiliency Planning Assistance Grants Available

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The New Jersey Dept. of Community Affairs is making $5 million in federal disaster recovery funds available to municipalities for resiliency planning.

Slow Growth, Old Infrastructure Mean a Need for Innovation and Reinvestment

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The revitalization of New Jersey’s cities and centers mean that investments in infrastructure will need to focus on reinvestment and innovation for sustainability.

Reform Task Force Calls for Large Cut in Property Taxes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities unveiled a proposal to reform the state’s property tax system by shifting part of the burden to a broader state income tax.

New Jersey Residents Want More Resiliency Post-Sandy, but at No Cost

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

A new survey shows that since Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey residents understand better the implications of climate change but don’t want to pay for necessary changes to improve their communities’ resiliency.

Bill To Increase Aid to Sandy-Stricken Communities Introduced in Congress

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives by several New Jersey legislators would, if passed, direct additional aid to Sandy-stricken communities in the state.

Frank Lautenberg, Champion of Smart Growth

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

We mourn the passing of a true champion of smart growth in the Garden State.

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