Gov.’s Office lays down the policy gauntlet with jab at do-nothing Legislature

TRENTON – Dormant reforms are piling up, according to the Governor’s Office this morning: education reform, sick and vacation leave reform, civil service reform, ethics reform, shadow government reform, toolkit reforms. Not to mention the restoration of $139 million in Transitional Aid for struggling cities.

“After reconvening last Thursday, following a 45-day break for the Senate and a 134-day break for the Assembly,” said Kevin Roberts, spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, “the Legislature has again inexplicably decided to give itself the week off from the people’s business, with no scheduled work today or for any other day this week.”

The jab, according to one Democratic operative, is a preemptive strike for a governor quickly attaching himself to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and other national stopovers. Christie is in California today for a live conversation at Facebook streaming at 5 p.m. on the East Coast.

Gov.’s Office lays down the policy gauntlet with jab at do-nothing Legislature