Worth watching: how Democratic legislators who are prospective candidates for Lieutenant Governor position themselves on Jon Corzine’s proposed state budget. Specifically, keep an eye on Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Buono (D-Metuchen) and Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing). Buono and Watson Coleman were complimentary toward Corzine, but stopped short of endorsing his proposals.
One Republican who wants to be Lt. Governor, Assembly Minority Whip Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield), was quick to declare himself in opposition to Corzine’s budget plan.