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Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-Summit) says that Kevin Corbett needs to decide if he wants to run New Jersey Transit or be a sheep farmer.
“If you are running two failing businesses despite receiving huge subsidies from taxpayers for both, maybe it is time to give one up,” said Munoz, who has been pushing the Murphy administration to improve the state’s fraught public transit system.
According to Munoz, taxpayers give NJ Transit $457.5 million from the state budget “and another $211 million by raiding funds like the clean-energy fund to keep the agency afloat.”
Munoz says that the NJ Transit “still can’t stop the cancellations, delays, staff shortages, and customer outrage.”
“Every time a train is canceled or delayed, I bet commuters will now wonder if the executive director is out sheering sheep,” Munoz said.
Corbett receives a sizeable tax break from Mendham Township because he raises sheep on 5.5 acres of his 6.24 acre home under New Jersey’s Farmland Assessment Act.
A spokesman for Corbett says that the NJ Transit head loses money on his farm, although it’s not immediately clear if Corbett’s loss on his sheep farm is in excess of what he saves by paying a heavily discounted local property tax bill.