Morning News Digest: December 30th


N.J. top legislative leaders: Vetoes won’t stop Port Authority reforms

Two days after Governor Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation to reform the Port Authority, a clear lack of consensus reigned among New Jersey lawmakers trying to plot their next move. (Racioppi/The Bergen Record)




Analysis: Tedesco ready for quick changes in Bergen County

From the moment James Tedesco raises his hand in the early hours of Thursday morning to take the oath of office as Bergen County executive, the Paramus Democrat will confront a series of decisions that could go a long way toward defining his administration over the next four years. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record)




Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

HONOLULU — Bracing to do business with a Congress run solely by Republicans, President Barack Obama is serving notice he has no qualms about vetoing legislation he dislikes. (Lederman/The Bergen Record)




Editorial: Governors sink Port Authority reforms

Over the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s, when little government work gets done, Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey pulled the plug on much-needed reforms at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In the same breath, they touted their quest for “accountability” at the lapdog agency. (Gannett)




Chris Christie vs. Jeb Bush: Where they stand on guns, education and more

TRENTON — At first blush, they’re both two-term Republican governors from presidential bellwether states on the East Coast, but lately, and perhaps for exactly that reason, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been keen to stake out the areas where he appears to contrast with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (Brodesser-Akner/NJ Advance Media at




N.J. lawmaker wonders if PATH night closure is political payback

TRENTON — The lawmaker in charge of investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal is wondering whether a recommendation to eliminate overnight PATH service is political payback against Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. (Friedman/NJ Advance Media for




Why the Port Authority veto will not be overridden: The Auditor

Even though it passed four different legislative houses in two states by a total vote of 612-0, lawmakers in both states will not override the veto of legislation to overhaul the Port Authority by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (The Auditor)

Morning News Digest: December 30th