TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- An attempt by Democrats who control the New Jersey Senate to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of legislation overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has fallen short by two votes.

Port Authority Bus Terminal (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Senate voted 25-14 to override Christie, but that's two votes short of the 27 that was needed.

The bill passed New Jersey and New York's legislatures unanimously last year but failed to win support from Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. has offered what he calls compromise legislation but Democratic leaders rejected it, calling it a face-saving measure.

An override effort in New York is stalled.

Both states must pass identical legislation for reforms to be enacted.

 

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