State Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean called on Senate Democrats to spend less time criticizing Washington and more time working to fix problems here in New Jersey:

“With Senate Democrats so focused on federal affairs in Washington, they’ve ignored work on reforms they have the power to advance in Trenton that could have a real impact on the lives of every New Jerseyan.

“They’ve planned votes to express opposition, but they haven’t planned any votes on cutting property taxes, nor have they planned votes on creating opportunities for students and job seekers, or on ethics reforms that would help to rebuild trust in our government institutions.

“Rather than work for headlines, Senate Democrats should start working for New Jersey.”