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    N.J. Senate advances bill to cut aid to to towns that don’t share services

    New Jersey municipalities that don’t play nice with their neighbors could see state funding cuts.

    The Senate had advanced Pres. Stephen Sweeney’s bill that will cut aid to municipalities that refuse to share services that would save money.

    The plan is simple, as outlined by the News of Cumberland County — municipalities that aren’t sharing services will be studied to determine if doing so can cut costs. If there’s money to be saved, the towns can choose to enter an agreement or put the sharing up for a vote.

     

    Sweeney’s bill cuts aid to any municipality that refuses to share or votes against sharing. The amount the municipality could be saving will instead be cut from its state aid.

    The legislation is now being reviewed by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

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