>League of Municipalities reviewing guidelines for vendors 

The League of Municipalities says it is reviewing guidelines for vendors and may require them to undergo training before they can make pitches to local officials at its annual convention.

The decision comes after The Record reported last week that many vendors hoped to bypass state contracting rules and sell directly to local officials during this month’s event in Atlantic City. League representatives say some vendors may have broken the law.

Vendors who spoke to The Record during the three-day event said they came there knowing that local officials could choose whether to put contracts out for public bidding. Some said they intended to persuade visiting officials from towns not to seek bids for certain service contracts and aimed instead to win the business directly.  (Fletcher, The Record)