Too high, too soon for Prieto? Maybe. But the new Assembly speaker holds plenty of sway from the start. He's a consensus builder, which is good, and he brings a North Jersey balance to Senate President Steve Sweeney. He has also played a key role in the investigations into the GW Bridge scandal, cosponsoring with Wisniewski and Majority Leader Lou Greenwald a measure to create a special committee in the Assembly to look into the now-infamous lane closures.