June 23, 2013
TRENTON -- There was a time in the not-too-distant past when getting a state budget through the New Jersey Legislature and signed by the governor had all the drama of Wagner's Ring cycle operas.
And seemed to take as long.
Certainty was banished from the stage. Small crowds of lawmakers and staff rushed from the floors of the Senate and Assembly to the governor's office and then to their own hideaways, to map proposals and counterproposals.
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