Time is running out for the New Jersey Legislature to act on Gov. Christie's tool kit reforms, as well as his public employee pension and benefit reforms. But rather than taking these challenges on in a bipartisan way, Assembly Speaker Oliver and Senate President Sweeney have put forth watered-down bills that give lipservice to New Jersey's problems without solving any of them.

Oh, and they've been giving hearings to bills dealing with the real hot-button issues facing the state, like dog sterilization, foreign dental work and lock-picking: