NJ state Senate majority leader to retire when term ends

New Jersey state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said Wednesday she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year.
Weinberg has served since 2012 as the Democratic majority leader and has represented Bergen County in the Legislature since 1992, first in the Assembly and in the Senate since 2005.
She has a reputation as a supporter of transparency in government and as an advocate for New Jersey Transit users, but she has also been a political lightning rod, drawing the ire of former GOP governor Chris Christie.
She will be 86 in February and says she wants to spend more time with her family and doing things she enjoys.
By MIKE CATALINI, the Associated Press