Port Authority reforms announcement canceled

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Associated Press

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Updated Friday, May 30 at 1:04 PM

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The cancellation of an event to announce proposed reform measures at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has left some scratching their heads.

A Friday news conference in Fort Lee, New Jersey, was scrapped little more than an hour before it was to take place.

State Sen. Bob Gordon and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle say in a statement it was postponed so that lawmakers on both sides of the Hudson River can continue work on legislation. Both states have to pass identical legislation for it to be binding on the authority.

A spokesman for Assemblyman John Wisniewski, co-chair of the committee investigating the Port Authority's role in lane closings at the George Washington Bridge last fall, says he wasn't consulted in the planning of the news conference.

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