TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will soon have a new governor on a temporary basis.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney will become acting governor on Sunday, when Gov. Chris Christie and his family head to Florida for a Disney World vacation.READ MORE: NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi Says He Will Not Follow Updated CDC Mask Guidance: 'I'll Be Keeping My Mask On Indoors In Almost All Settings'
The Democrat will remain in the post until the Republican governor returns on Thursday. He vowed not to “create any mischief” while in power.READ MORE: Connecticut Offering $1,000 To First 10,000 Unemployed People To Find A Job
Sweeney gets the job because Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will also be out of town this coming week, and the senate president is next in the line of succession.
Sweeney previously served as acting governor in January, while former Gov. Jon Corzine was on vacation and just days before Christie was sworn in.MORE NEWS: NYC Mayoral Race: Recent Poll Shows New Yorker's Biggest Concern Is Crime, More Than Half Of Those Surveyed In Favor Of Increasing NYPD Budget
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