Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt renewed calls for passage of the legislation after Rutgers University fired Mike Rice after a video showing the basketball coach verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
New Jersey spent more than $800,000 in legal fees fighting the federal government’s $271 million bill for the scrapped Hudson River rail tunnel project. Invoices show the Patton Boggs law firm billed the state $469,715 for work in January alone.
New Jersey’s two U.S. senators are touting a proposal to build a new “Gateway Tunnel” to boost needed rail passenger services between New York City and New Jersey.