(TRENTON) New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Saturday on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reform bills vetoes by Govs. Christie and Cuomo:
“These vetoes are terribly disappointing news for the people of New Jersey and New York, especially the commuters who get stung by toll hike after toll hike by this out-of-control agency. They rightly expected more from the governors after the revelvations at the Port Authority over the last year.
“These bipartisan bills were very basic common sense reforms that should have been signed and become stepping stones to further change. Consider that they unanimously passed four legislative houses in two states. That was remarkable cooperation and agreement that has now needlessly and inexplicably been tossed away.
“The bottom line is these bills needed to be signed.
“The Assembly stands ready to consider all its options on these bills and will be communicating with all the sponsors in both states as to the next step.”