Grumbling over absent LG

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.

"Sit down and shut up!"
—Gov. Chris Christie, to a Hurricane Sandy heckler