27 Jun: Doria Bill To Allow Public Entities To Collectively Bid For Energy Approved In Senate

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph V. Doria which would allow public entities to collectively bargain for energy services with the State in certain circumstances was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 37-0.

“Collective negotiations are very effective in leveraging better deals for the negotiators, but when municipalities, counties, and other public entities can say they have the State in their corner, that’s a whole new level,” said Senator Doria, D-Hudson, Vice Chair of the Senate Economic Growth Committee. “This bill would give local governments access to New Jersey’s vast pool of experience and resources in negotiating energy prices, and would most likely save taxpayers’ dollars for the residents served by those governments.”