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Bills Would Shed More Light on Activities of Port Authority of NY and NJ

Legislation passed by lawmakers in both states awaits signing by two governors

Bills passed unanimously by legislators in Trenton and Albany target secrecy and seek to increase accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

One of the bills would subject the agency to requirements of open public records laws in both states. The other would require Port Authority leaders to appear before legislative committees, require commissioners to recuse themselves from voting if they have a conflict of interest, and change the way land deals are done.

The bills await the signatures of Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State Sen. Robert Gordon (D- Bergen) says signing the bills would give Gov. Chris Christie “an opportunity … to put Bridgegate behind him.”

Read the full report by Michael Aron, chief political correspondent for NJTV, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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