Schepisi Re-ups Call to Establish Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission
Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) released the following statement after news broke of Connecticut’s Governor withdrawing his plan to mandate future electric vehicle purchases by 2035 after bi-partisan pushback from Connecticut’s Legislative Regulation Review Committee.
“While other Democrat governors come to their senses regarding unachievable mandates for electric vehicles, Governor Murphy continues to push his agenda to make New Jersey the California of the East Coast,” said Schepisi. “Instead of mandating policies that will inevitably hurt working and middle-class New Jerseyans, we need to make their lives easier. These policies are being implemented without regard for the capacity of our electric grid, the cost of improvements that will be required, or how the average family will afford the significant costs associated. That’s why I’m joining the call to establish the Government Efficiency and Regulatory Commission to reign in the Governor’s ever-increasing regulations being implemented through unelected boards and commissions.”
In 2021, Gov. Murphy vetoed bipartisan legislation that would have established a nine-member Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission. A4810 passed the Senate, 35-0, and the Assembly 72-1.
The legislation was reintroduced in 2022 with bipartisan sponsors. You can view the full text of S1455 here.