Sarlo says sports authority hearings should wait until after governor’s task force finishes report

TRENTON — State Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-ridge) did not want to make a big deal about it, but he acknowledged that he was perturbed that Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Metuchen) did not give him a heads up about hear plans to hold hearings on the viability of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA).

“The press release went out before we had the opportunity to speak,” said Sarlo. 

Sarlo’s district includes a large swath of the Meadowlands, which hosts the largest concentration of the authority’s facilities. 

Sarlo said that does not think the Legislative Oversight Committee should host hearings until the task force on the NJSEA that Gov. Christopher Christie announced yesterday has finished its work. 

“I think holding legislative hearings are a good thing, however I think it may be wise for us to hold the hearings after the new task force is completed… because then we could actually conduct hearings on the actual report,” he said.

Sarlo says sports authority hearings should wait until after governor’s task force finishes report