Legislation takes state aid from New Jersey towns who don’t share services

    It’s like Stephen Sweeney thinks local governments are run by a bunch of babies or something…

    The New Jersey Senate Pres. has introduced legislation that would cut state aid to municipalities who choose not to share civil services when it would be cost effective to do so.

     

    The The Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission would study how municipalities could cut costs by sharing services.

    If it’s determined savings can be achieved by sharing services but the towns don’t comply, the state would withhold aid in the amount of the expected savings.

    “Simply put, if a town can save money through sharing services and decides not to do so, they are going to lose out on state aid,” Sweeney told NJ.com. He then told Vineland to stop pulling Bridgeton’s hair.

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