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THIS WEEK IN TRENTON

May 25, 2009

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN TRENTON – May 1, 2009

May 5, 2009

State Revenues Expected to Decline Further Governor Jon Corzine confirmed yesterday that revenue collections may now come in between $1.5 billion to $2 billion short of what his administration has projected for the end of the current budget year and the new one that begins July 1. In March the Governor proposed a $29.8 billion Read More

THIS WEEK IN TRENTON – April 24, 2009

May 5, 2009

Bateman Appointed to Judiciary Committee Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced this week that Deputy Republican Conference Leader Christopher “Kip” Bateman will take the new Republican seat that has been created on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate President Richard J. Codey announced in March that he was expanding the membership on both the Senate Judiciary Read More

Federal Stimulus benefits for Architects

April 14, 2009

A Note form the AIA State Government Network Representative: Coupled with the Federal Stimulus Package will be opportunities for Architects. Elaine Howley, Editor of the new privately released Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, says “A lot of designers are put off by the term ‘shovel-ready. They think this bill isn’t Read More

THIS WEEK IN TRENTON – APRIL 3, 2009

April 14, 2009

Legislative Action This week the Assembly Budget Committee held a public hearing on the Governor’s budget proposal. The hearing focused on economic development, public safety, transportation, environment and arts, history and cultural issues. Next week both the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee will receive a budget overview and revenue forecast Read More

SMITH RENEWABLE ENERGY PACKAGE SIGNED INTO LAW

April 3, 2009

PISCATAWAY — A package of bills sponsored by Senator Bob Smith which will promote renewable energy usage throughout the State of New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Corzine at the Busch Cogeneration Facility at Rutgers University’s Busch campus. “Today, the Governor has taken a strong step forward in promoting clean, sustainable energy and New Jersey’s burgeoning Read More

Update on COAH in New Jersey

February 5, 2009

AIA-NJ supports the proposed 18 month moratorium on COAH fees to promote economic activity in the state. We have formed a special task force which will research issues and make recommendations for COAH going forward. AIA-NJ has also been invited by State Senator Lesniak to participate in the COAH discussion over the next 18 months. 

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