I have collected some decisions that apply and interpret the Local Government Ethics Law and have placed them on-line here.

As time permits, I will add more decisions to the site.

Most of these decisions, while technically “public,” reside in the Local Finance Board’s offices in hard-copy form and are not readily available. I believe that these decisions have value, because they can help people understand how the Local Finance Board rules on an issues. For example, if a person questioned the propriety of a municipality attorney supporting and contributing the campaigns of the public officials who appoint the attorney, he or she may benefit by reading the February 18, 2009 decision regarding Hamilton Township in Atlantic County. (Click here)

I hope that readers find this information useful.

John Paff
Somerset, New Jersey

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]