New Jersey Senate sets Port Authority veto override date
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers say the New Jersey Senate will attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reform legislation.
Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and state Sen. Bob Gordon on Thursday announced the vote is scheduled for March 5. But they need two Republican votes to prevail.
Gordon says he has talked to New York Assemblyman James Brennan about mounting a new effort in Albany. New York began a new legislative session this week.
Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month vetoed a bill passed unanimously in both Legislatures. They instead embraced recommendations from a special panel they formed.
Lawmakers say veto override attempts generally fail.
Reforming the authority would require both states to enact the same bill.
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