TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hoping to defy Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, lawmakers are mounting a campaign to override him in the state Senate.
Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and state Sen. Bob Gordon, one of the bill’s chief sponsors, announced a vote for March 5. They say they’ll need just two Republican votes to send the override attempt to the Assembly.READ MORE: De Blasio: Cuomo 'Should Be Charged' Over Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims In AG Investigation
No override attempt has succeeded in Christie’s five years as governor, but Gordon said he is optimistic because the Port Authority has come under additional scrutiny recently, and he and Weinberg plan to take the next month to persuade Republicans.