Dem Leaders Slam Christie For Halting Tunnel Work

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Democratic legislators are criticizing Gov. Chris Christie for halting new work on an $8.7 billion rail tunnel into New York.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports
   
Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg joined other lawmakers at a construction site just outside the Lincoln Tunnel Friday to urge the governor to lift his 30-day hold on the massive project.
   
Christie halted the work over concerns that the project will cost even more and force New Jersey to come up with the extra money.
   
The federal government and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey each have pledged $3 billion for the project, and New Jersey is responsible for $2.7 billion.
   
Menendez said Christie has always known the project’s cost but has inexplicably reversed course after initially supporting it.

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  1. Johnny says:

    Perhaps Menendez and Lautenberg should offer up their personal wealth to graciously donate the money NJ doesn’t have instead of opening their big mouths.

    Go Christie!

  2. Rob says:

    Christie a great guy alright, Shut down the schools and give the money to the rich

  3. dIANNA says:

    go christie go – MORE POLITICIANS OUGHT TO BE STRAIGHT SHOOTERS LIKE CHRISTIE! PEOPLE LISTEN TO WHAT HE IS TELLING YOU ATLEAST HE IS HONEST!

    1. Vince says:

      You must be joking…lol. Have you even followed his feed the rich, starve the poor policies???

  4. Sean says:

    Christie is an idiot. It puts people to work. The tunnel is needed desperately. The Gov. is playing politics and they should hold a special ballot to get him out. He does not work for the best interest of the populace.

    1. Poop says:

      A little socialism never hurt. whose money do we use?

  5. Covertop says:

    I LOVE Christie. He’s the Anti-Politician.

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