By PolitickerNJ Staff | December 27th, 2010 - 11:48am
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Some lawmakers Monday were grumbling that both the governor and lieutenant governor were on vacation at the same time, leaving Senate President Steve Sweeney to deal with the massive snow storm that rocked portions of the state.

"(Office of Emergency Management) coordinators and their deputies aren't allowed to go on vacation at the same time," said state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth). "I supported the creation of a Lt Gov. That was a mistake. We clearly don't need one."

But Guadagno does not draw a salary as Lt. Governor. She is paid $141,000 for her role as Secretary of State.

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Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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