New Jersey To Vote On Open Space Funding Affecting Farmland and Rural Communities

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Historically, the New Jersey Legislature has appropriated significant monies for Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Funding for the Garden State; however, since state revenues are down in New Jersey and the Garden State Preservation Trust (“GSPT”) is virtually depleted, the New Jersey Legislature left this issue for its voters to decide this November.  The Green Acres, Water Supply and …

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Ohio Puts The Livestock Care Standards Board To Vote

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In the midst of Ohio 4-H County Fair season, the state’s legislature took the initiative this summer to try to create a 13-member Livestock Care Standards Board as an amendment to Section 1 of the Article XIV of the Ohio Constitution.  The Joint Resolution of the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passed on July 13, 2009; therefore, the constitutional …

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