Let’s make no laws the new law

It’s become patently clear that with the recent revision of the budget deficit—the state is now facing a more than $24-billion hole according to last week’s nonpartisan analysis—our legislators can no longer afford to propose new laws just for the sake of doing so.

Passing legislation is what the state’s 120 senators and Assembly members get paid to do, but that doesn’t mean all new laws are needed, especially when they contain costs that can ding the priv...

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