NY lawmakers to Cuomo: explain Port Authority veto

Posted at 4:02 AM, Dec 30, 2014

Lawmakers in New York want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to explain why he vetoed a bill designed to bring accountability to the Port Authority.

The measure rejected by Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday would have imposed regular audits, created a new inspector general and made other changes to clean up the troubled agency.

Cuomo and Christie suggested their own recommendations for improving the authority but didn't specify why they objected to the bill.

The measure had passed both states unanimously and supporters say they want to know why the governors disagreed.

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti said Monday that Cuomo and Christie owe a "public explanation."

Assemblyman James Brennan said lawmakers concerned about a veto asked Cuomo's office about concerns about the bill this fall but got no response.