Democrats Expand The Scope Of Port Authority Investigations

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Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg

by Mark J. Magyar / NJ Spotlight

As they wait for Port Authority officials to comply with their most recent wave of subpoenas, key Democratic lawmakers are debating how to reform a powerful bistate agency they regard as dysfunctional, unresponsive, and out of control. They also must decide whether to seek a criminal investigation against those responsible for the Bridge-gate lane closures.

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) said yesterday she will introduce a Senate resolution Thursday calling for a congressional review of the structure and operations of the Port Authority. Weinberg’s legislative district was directly affected by four days of traffic tie-ups caused by a rogue Port Authority official’s secret closure of two Fort Lee access lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge.

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