The more things stay the same

Unless something goes drastically wrong today, Democrats will retain their control of the State Assembly for another two years. With Albio Sires retiring, this will be the first time a Democratic Speaker has turned over the reigns to another Democratic Speaker since 1982, when Christopher Jackman was replaced by Alan Karcher. Sires and Jackman both came from West New York; by the early 1980’s, Jackman had moved up to the Senate (following the criminal conviction of William Vincent MustoBob Menendez testified against Musto in that trial) and Sires, then a Republican, was a Jackman rival.

The more things stay the same