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Blog Category: Municipal Government

New Jersey Increases Bid Threshold Effective July 1, 2015

Jul 29, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently announced bid threshold increases that will impact the award of public contracts by New Jersey public entities.

The Negotiability of Temporary Layoffs of Public Employees During Times of Economic Distress

Jul 28, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recently issued opinion in IMO Borough of Keyport v. Local 68, A-43/4-13 may eliminate the need for municipalities to negotiate temporary layoffs with union...

Should Municipalities Post Information About Non-Municipal Groups on Their Web Sites and Social Media Pages?

Jun 9, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

Municipalities are increasingly using social media to convey messages about municipal events and emergencies to residents.  In addition, many municipal governments recognize that they operate in...

Should Municipalities Allow Public Commenting on Their Facebook Pages?

Apr 28, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

With the growth of social media, municipalities have turned to sites like Facebook and Twitter in order to effectively convey information.  Municipalities are also turning to social media to...