- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers have postponed a vote on overhauling the powerful agency that controls the New York City region’s airports, bridges and tunnels.

The Democrat-led Assembly postponed indefinitely on Monday an expected on a bill to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. If approved, the measure would have headed to Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie, though, has backed legislation passed in New York and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The biggest difference is a provision in the New Jersey bill that calls for legislative oversight of the agency, which has an $8 billion budget.

New York and New Jersey must enact identical legislation for the changes to take effect. These include whistleblower protections and the establishment of a rotating chairmanship.


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