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, 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 Administrator@ocmayors.com (please indicate number of attendees, and
names if possible).