When you take out the Senators that are indicted or injured, Dems and GOP have 18 each

Don’t expect the State Senate to meet very often this fall, since the Democratic majority could have a problem mustering enough votes to pass a bill without Republican support. Of the 22 Democratic Senators — a bill needs 21 votes to pass — Wayne Bryant and Sharpe James, both under federal criminal indictment, could miss some votes, and it will be months before Senate Majority Leader Bernard Kenny, seriously injured in a mysterious July 18 accident, will be able to return to Trenton. All three are retiring this year.

A third Senator, Joseph Coniglio, is reportedly the target of a federal criminal investigation. If Coniglio is charged, and you take out the indicted and injured Senators, Republicans will have a 19-18 majority in the State Senate.

When you take out the Senators that are indicted or injured, Dems and GOP have 18 each