August 5, 2014 12:00 AM

The Buzz: In Legislature, beards grow faster than consensus

Amid the hand-shaking and back-slapping of members returning to the Assembly floor from a long summer recess on Monday, a few new beards bristled. Was the newly acquired facial hair perhaps a kind of rally beard, intended to sustain members through the grueling final stretch of the year? Were they hairy totems to bolster legislative luck?

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