While the state continues to struggle with its fiscal problems, the governor and the legislative leaders have avoided a crisis at the door step of John and Jane Q. Citizen. In short, New Jerseyans have yet to taste and feel a real blow to their pockets. No change in pocket no change in legislature. And that means that Democrats will continue to rule in the next legislative session.
Leroy J. Jones, Jr. (M.S., NJIT) served four terms in the New Jersey state legislature and as an Essex County freeholder. He is now a partner in 1868 Public Affairs, a Trenton based consulting firm. Mr. Jones can be reached at 609-394-0888.