NJ Senate Fails to Override Veto of Port Authority Bill
New Jersey’s Senate has failed to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that sought more oversight of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Supporters of the override needed 27 votes, or a two-thirds majority, but only mustered 22. There were 15 votes against the override.
Christie vetoed the bill in July.
It would have forced the Port Authority to hold more public meetings before voting on toll hikes. The agency also would have had to submit to independent audits and publish its board of commissioners’ meeting minutes.
The Port Authority was criticized last year when it held public hearings at times and locations that some said were inconvenient. It then raised tolls on bridges and tunnels by 50 percent for cash payers.
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