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NJ Senators Plan Port Authority Veto Override

Two Democratic state senators in New Jersey are planning to announce an effort to try 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 will detail the plans at a news conference Thursday.

Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month vetoed a bill passed unanimously in both Legislatures. The bill created an inspector general's office, implemented lobbying restrictions and called for a regular audit of the bistate agency.

Christie and Cuomo instead embraced recommendations from a special panel they formed, including asking for commissioners' resignations and streamlining the authority's leadership.

Lawmakers say veto override attempts generally fail.

Reforming the authority would require both states to enact the same bill.

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