Scandal fatigue could stall the rest of the legislative session

The state Legislature will be on hold this week. The Assembly will convene on Monday; the Senate has decided to take the entire week off, saying it would save money by doing so.
While the low level of activity can be chalked up to the Jewish holiday, it will come as sweet relief to those who have watched the Capitol reel from the most recent series of criminal indictments and related revelations.
While the phrase “scandal fatigue” is often used to describe the public’s jaded response to political misdeeds, it could also characterize the paralysis that some fear will grip the Legislature during the remainder of its session, set to end June 20.

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