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NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FEE ACT AMENDMENTS

July 29, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes On July 27, 2009 Governor Jon S. Corzine signed into law the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009. Sections 37 through 39 of the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009 suspend the Non-Residential Development Fee Act which was signed into law on July 17, 2008. As a result, proof of payment of a Read More

New Jersey Court Strikes Down "Open Space" Set-Asides

July 15, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Jersey homebuilders are applauding a unanimous June decision by the state Supreme Court that stops towns from requiring builders and developers to set aside land for open space (or pay a cash fee) as a permitting condition for housing developments. In the cases of New Jersey Shore Builders Association v. Township of Jackson and Read More

New Jersey Court Strikes Down "Open Space" Set-Asides

July 15, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Jersey homebuilders are applauding a unanimous June decision by the state Supreme Court that stops towns from requiring builders and developers to set aside land for open space (or pay a cash fee) as a permitting condition for housing developments. In the cases of New Jersey Shore Builders Association v. Township of Jackson and Read More

Green Building Attorneys Earn LEED Accreditation

July 8, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP of New Brunswick, NJ announces that four of our attorneys passed the LEED exam and are now LEED Accredited Professionals, certified by the Green Building Institute. Anthony Iacocca, Richard Gaeckle, Jacob Grouser and Vincent Carita, play significant roles in the firm’s recently formed Green Building practice group, led Read More

AIA-NJ Talks About Architectural Issues With Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

June 30, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Members of AIA New Jersey, including AIA-NJ President Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, attended a fundraiser for the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA). In attendance was Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Chairman of the RGA as well as Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Christie. The event was another in a long list of events funded by APAC. The RGA has Read More

NJ FUNDING FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS IN JEOPARDY

June 11, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes PLEASE DO THIS TODAY New Jersey’s support for historic preservation has been especially strong since the 1980s. Through the New Jersey Historic Trust, more than 70 million dollars have been invested and hundreds of buildings having been restored throughout the state. Funding for the valuable programs provided by the Trust and open space are expiring Read More

Court Ruling on Including Hard Copy of Prevailing Wage Determination in Bid Specifications

May 31, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Jersey design professionals that do public work need to be aware that a long time practice of theirs concerning the inclusion of hard copies of prevailing wage determinations in their project specifications may no longer be advisable. As you are aware, New Jersey law requires the payment of prevailing wages on public projects. Accordingly, Read More

THIS WEEK IN TRENTON

May 25, 2009

Reading Time: 4 minutes May 22, 2009 Treasurer Provides Revenue Update; Outlines Further Cuts in FY2010 Budget State Treasurer David Rousseau appeared before both the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee this week to provide updated revenue projections and the Administration’s proposals to close a gap in the FY2010 budget. The Governor’s budget proposal now Read More

ICC CODE COUNCIL TO DEVELOP A GREEN BUILDING CODE

May 18, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Note form the AIA State Government Network Representative: (May 13, 2009) The ICC is forming a new committee entitled the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC). The SBTC was originally tasked with the improvement of ICC Codes, Standards and Guidelines in the areas of sustainability and high performance. This includes areas of water, energy and Read More

THIS WEEK IN TRENTON – Public Strategies Impact

May 10, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes May 8, 2009 Budget Shortfall Increases The Office of Legislative Services released a report this week that indicated the budget shortfall in the current fiscal year has grown to $1.2 billion, almost triple the $383 million shortfall OLS predicted when the Legislature’s budget hearings began in April. The OLS prediction was made based on April Read More

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