Legislature gears up for summer with quiet and busy spells

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This summer will be both a sleepy season and a busy time for the New Jersey Legislature.



The Assembly will be a rare sight in the capital with legislators preparing for an election where they will be the top of the ticket.



Senators, led by Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney, will schedule hearings that will keep them in session to prevent Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Chris Christie from making recess appointments.



And while the new $33.8 billion budget is now law, there are billion-dollar questions outstanding on transportation and public pensions that could see some debate.


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