(Acting) NJ Education Commissioner Chris Cerf is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee trying, once again, to get confirmed in his post, which he's held for eighteen months. Here's coverage from The Record and The Star-Ledger. Blue Jersey is live-tweeting the session here.
From the Star-Ledger:
Gov. Chris Christie first nominated Cerf in December 2010, but consideration of his appointment stalled when state Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex) used a practice known as senatorial courtesy to block Cerf without giving a reason.
Democrats finally decided to give Cerf a full vetting in part to alleviate a "logjam" in Essex County, where Christie has refused to appoint any new judges until Cerf is considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee, chairman Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) has said.