TRENTON, NJ—High-ranking members of the New JerseyLegislature say that a vote will come in an attempt tooverride Gov. Chris Christie's veto of legislationgeared at instituting financial, administrative and ethical reformsas the Port Authority of New York & NewJersey.

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State Sen. Robert Gordon of Fair Lawn, aprimary sponsor of the bill, says he has spoken with SenatePresident Stephen Sweeney who has agreed to moveahead on a vote to override the governor's veto, according to TheRecord.

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“I told him I wanted to do an override. He said that's fine,”Gordon says.

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Sen. Gordon says he has spoken with New York StateAssemblyman James Brennan, who wants to reintroduce theidentical bill that was vetoed by New York Gov. AndrewCuomo. However, since New York's legislative session endsWednesday, an override vote will have to be taken next year.

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The reform legislation would have to be passed in both statesbefore it would be binding on the bi-state agency. The odds arelong for a veto vote in New Jersey to be successful since it wouldrequire a two-thirds majority vote in the Assembly and Senate. Thelegislature has yet to successfully override a veto by the governorin the five years Christie has been in office. See story inThe Record.

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John Jordan

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