Parents often chide their kids for waiting until the last second to finish a school assignment. The children are told about the dangers of procrastination. Perhaps the New Jersey State Legislature needs such a talking-to.

Today is the last day of the legislative session. New members will be sworn in tomorrow. The State Senate and General Assembly both have their final voting sessions this afternoon. Any bill that does not receive final full legislative approval today will die and have to be re-introduced in the next session.

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on roughly 50 pieces of legislation. The Senate has almost 80 bills on its schedule. Staffers say the sessions could go into the early morning hours and Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to give his annual State of the State Address tomorrow.

No one can give a reason why such a heavy load was left to lift on the last day of the legislative session.