At our January 11 meeting: John Adler

In remarks to Ocean County's mayors, U.S. Rep. John Adler said he was working to bring New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District its fair share of federal dollars. To help the effort, he suggested that the mayors inform him of their municipalities' specific needs in writing. The congressman noted that there had been no upward bump in Social Security this year and that some seniors were being squeezed by higher prices and taxes. He said that he and others were working on a bill to increase Social Security payments, but added that there were "no guarantees." Responding to questions from the mayors, Adler explained that he voted against health care legislation in the House because the bill, while subsidizing insurance for many, failed to address costs and could encourage some employers to stop offering health insurance to workers. Responding to other questions, Adler deplored a controversial remark recently attributed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, urged flexibility in some current ocean fishing restrictions, and said that airport security in the U.S. needed improvement. 

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Our Next Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bill Dressel

Bill Dressel, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Municipalities will speak at our regular business meeting on February 16 at the Legend Restaurant,  955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel.  Bill's updates from Trenton are always informative and a must-attend for every mayor. 

Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  You may bring guests. There is a $15.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in. Capacity is limited to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Thursday, February 11. Contact April at 732-644-0657 or (please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible).