The Assembly and Senate plan to vote Monday to establish the joint bipartisan committee with power to subpoena people and correspondence related to the lane closings and abuse of power allegations.
The governor said he will not let the situation overshadow the bipartisan accomplishments of his first term or stand in the way of achieving new ones.
Prominent Republicans leapt to Gov. Chris Christie’s defense while Democrats say it’s difficult to believe he knew nothing about a plan by a top aide to close lanes at a the George Washington Bridge.
Transit workers and local politicians lobbied Friday on Boulevard East in West New York near where the 8-month-old Angelie Paredes was killed.
Democrats and Republicans on the budget committee say negotiations between the Legislature and Gov. Christie’s office are going well.