The probe of lane closures at the George Washington Bridge reached the top of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as lawmakers subpoenaed Executive Director Patrick Foye along with members of Governor Chris Christie’s inner circle.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie withstood critics when he killed a $12.4 billion transit tunnel under the Hudson River to New York City. Now, on the verge of his second term, he’s at the center of another commuter fury over four days of traffic tie-ups at the George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his top executive appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resigned as lawmakers questioned the closing of lanes onto the George Washington Bridge three months ago.
Republicans in New Jersey’s Democrat-controlled Assembly said they will seek to force a vote on Governor Chris Christie ’s proposed constitutional amendment that would cap property-tax growth at 2.5 percent a year.
New Jersey Democratic lawmakers may try to override Governor Chris Christie ’s veto of a tax increase on incomes exceeding $1 million before they vote on his $29.3 billion budget, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.