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NJ Seeks Winter Storm Aid

Friday, Feb 14, 2014  |  Updated 5:31 PM EDT
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NJ Seeks Winter Storm Aid

Dwayne Dunlevy

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New Jersey's League of Municipalities says the severe winter is zapping the budgets of towns and cities, and it hopes the federal government can help.

In a letter sent Friday, the league asks Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker if the government can help "in this unanticipated budgetary emergency."

The letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press, notes that Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency three times in the past seven weeks due to winter storms.

The succession of storms has exhausted the resources of local governments around the state, the letter says.

None of the storms has been severe enough to warrant a federal disaster declaration.

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But the league executive director Bill Dressel says the cumulative effect of the harsh weather needs to be considered.

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