The new Nia Gill?

Last year, State Senator Nia Gill blocked a large number of gubernatorial appointments from Essex County, saying that she was using senatorial courtesy as a tactic to force Richard Codey to allow the full Senate to vote on needle exchange. The two Essex County Senators have enjoyed an uneasy relationship since Gill went to the Senate in 2002. The new Governor is an unabashed Gill fan, and Statehouse observers wonder whether Gill will employ similar hardball legislative tactics on Jon Corzine’s appointments.

The new Nia Gill?