By Matthew Arco | February 26th, 2013 - 1:53pm
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TRENTON – Absent from today’s rebuttals of Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address will be an appearance from the Senate’s top lawmaker.

Senate President Steve Sweeney plans to issue a statement in response to the governor’s annual address but will not host a news conference. Presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Sen. Barbara Buono is the only Senate lawmaker who plans to host a rebuttal news conference.

A Sweeney spokesman did not immediately recall the last time the Senate president opted not to hold a rebuttal presser.

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