Welcome to my Virtual District Office!
This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
As we move forward, this page will be updated and expanded, so please visit often.
Schaer: Christie Administration Misses the Mark Yet Again with Unmet NJ Lottery Revenue ProjectionsAssembly Budget Committee Chair Gary S. Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement Monday following a story by Bloomberg reporting that the New Jersey Lottery, which is now run by a private firm, has fallen short of revenue projections:
"The Christie administration's continued failure to meet its own revenue projections puts the state at risk in meeting its budgetary obligations. The consequences and ramifications of the latest revenue over estimation - the State Lottery - puts at rick numerous programs for seniors, the disabled and military veterans, core priorities for all New Jerseyeans.
Schaer Introduces Bill to Help Towns Put More Cops on the Streets, Fund Worthwhile ProjectsAssemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced legislation to help municipalities improve public safety by putting more police on the streets without being handcuffed by the two percent property tax levy cap.
Specifically, the bill (A-3929) would create an exclusion to the two percent property tax levy cap for certain amounts that are necessary to provide matching funds required by law, or by agreement, in order for a municipality to receive federal, county, state, independent authority, or nonprofit, funds or grants.