Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Sanzari), not exactly the most articulate man in the Senate, seemed a bid out of control last week when the nomination of Nicholas Fargo to the Hudson County Board of Taxation failed to get through his committee. Fargo already has several government jobs – he's the Business Administrator at Hudson County Schools of Technology, the Chief Financial Officer for the Borough of Wood-Ridge (where Sarlo is Mayor), and the Wood-Ridge school treasurer- which puts him in at least two state pension funds. State Sen. Bill Baroni (R-Hamilton) objected to Fargo receiving a fourth job, and the Judiciary Committee – controlled by Democrats — didn't release his nomination. That caused Sarlo to lose it: "That's bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit," Sarlo said, perhaps not realizing that his microphone was still on. Suddenly the Office of Legislative Service cut the audio.
Editor's note: Sarlo announced last month that he would give up his own third government job; he'll leave his post as Carlstadt municipal engineer at the end of the year to concentrate on his responsibilities as a State Senator, as Wood-Ridge Mayor, and as CEO of Joseph Sanzari Companies.