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Assemblyman Scharfenberger Raises Red Flags about Declining Energy and The NJ Energy Master Plan

Welcome to the GSI Briefing podcast – hosted by Regina Egea of the Garden State Initiative.

In this series, GSI traveled to the State House in Trenton for one-on-one interviews with legislators, business leaders, and members of the press to discuss Governor Murphy’s latest budget proposal and GSI’s recent report, New Jersey’s Fiscal Cliff Explained

Our guest on this episode of GSI’s new Budget Series was Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger who serves District 13 representing Monmouth County. Assemblyman Scharfenberger serves on the Budget, Higher Education, Environment, Natural Resources & Solid Waste, and the Regulated Professions Committees.

Assemblyman Scharfenberger weighs in on the budget process and the specific challenges faced this year as the legislators work against the reality of declining revenue. Scharfenberger talks about the stressors on residents and businesses including the budget shortfall at New Jersey Transit and cost and reliability concerns raised by the New Jersey Energy Master Plan.