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NJ Assemblyman Asks for Internal Toll-Hike Documents

A lawmaker wants the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to release internal documents on a number of decisions, including the raising of bridge and tunnel tolls last year.

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New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski’s letter was sent this week and released Friday. It asks for e-mails between Gov. Chris Christie and Port Authority officials in the weeks and months before the authority voted to raise tolls by 50 percent.

The letter also asks for e-mail correspondence between Christie and Port officials leading up to Christie’s decision in 2010 to kill an $8 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye says he is reviewing the request.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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