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 Raises Concerns over Lengthy & Costly Delay in Upgrading Computer Systems to Administer Critical Safety Net ProgramsDuring a Monday hearing on the proposed budget for the state Department of Human Services, Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary S. Schaer raised concerns over the prolonged delay in upgrading computer systems to help improve the delivery of critical programs that provide assistance to some of the state's most vulnerable residents.
The computer system - known as CASS (Consolidated Assistance Support System) - was intended to streamline services and make enrolling in and managing programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, and Work First New Jersey more efficient.
Schaer Statement on Moody’s Credit DowngradeAssemblyman: Failed Fiscal Policies, Pension System Mismanagement Ruin State's Outlook
Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement Friday in response to Moody's Investors Service issuing a credit rating downgrade for New Jersey:
"New Jersey's receiving its ninth credit downgrade since the start of the Christie Administration is a reflection of the Administration's lack of a long-term financial plan for the state. From transportation to higher education and everything in between, the failure to plan has yielded nothing but a plan to fail in New Jersey. …"