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Governors are asked to sign Port Authority bills

Created: 12/09/2014 4:21 PM
By: By KAREN MATTHEWS and MICHAEL CATALINI

NEW YORK (AP) — New York and New Jersey lawmakers are calling on their states' governors to sign into law legislation aimed at reforming the troubled agency that operates their bridges, tunnels and transit hubs.

New York state Sen. Marty Golden says for too long the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has operated in the dark and the best disinfectant in government is sunlight.

Legislators met in Manhattan on Tuesday to call on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign bills passed overwhelmingly in each state's Legislature. Cuomo's office says it hasn't received the legislation. Christie says he's reviewing it.

The bills contain transparency provisions including a measure that meetings comply with open-meetings laws in both states.

A Port Authority spokesman has declined to comment.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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