Amendment to the municipal code limits authority to appoint fire chiefs
SB 2619, which was signed into law in November 2018, expands the list of qualifications and certifications a person must possess in order to be appointed a fire chief, acting chief, department head, or other position responsible for day-to-day operation of a fire department.
Communities Embracing Potential of Opportunity Zones
The Opportunity Zones incentive is a community investment tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long‑term private investments in low‑income urban and rural communities nationwide with the goal of developing those communities.
Janus v. AFSME Council 31: The aftermath
The Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSME Council 31 that the mandatory collection of agency fees is a violation of the First Amendment rights of public employees who do not wish to belong to a union.
Uncuff the fire and police pension funds
In the event that the attempt at consolidation of downstate fire and police pension funds fails to become law, there is a substantial possibility that reamortization would be the only relief available.