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The way in which the World Trade Center redevelopment has been directed by every governor since George Pataki reeks of corruption and is principally responsible for all the troubles the Port Authority finds itself in today. Now that the governors of New York and New Jersey have given the back of their hands to legislation that was endorsed by two legislatures without a single “no” vote, the only honorable course for legislators in New Jersey, where they are still in session, is to override the Christie veto.

That would give the New York legislature the momentum to fast-track its version when the new session begins, which they seem primed to do. It is refreshing to see so many politicians standing on principle, instead of retreating behind party lines. But what already seems certain is that Governors Tweedle Dee and Dum can forget any dreams of moving into the White House. They have clearly demonstrated their contempt and are now as unlikely as George Pataki is to ever be taken seriously for that job.

We have been saying at the Twin Towers Alliance, since 2006, that our country has become a democracy in name only. What is taking place now will make it clear whether we have the character to rally and assert our power when our leaders abuse theirs. And with the World Trade Center at the core of the issue, this is the most fitting ground to show that we really do stand for something.


New York Times

Cuomo and Christie Stop Real Reform

The Record

Lawmakers to push for override of Christie’s Port Authority veto

Jersey Journal | Editorial

Governors should stop tiptoeing and accept sweeping legislative Port Authority reform

Star-Ledger | Editorial

Override the veto of Port Authority reforms:

Jersey Journal

Speaker Prieto slams Christie-Cuomo vetoes of Port Authority reform bills

Times Union

Two vetoes mock reform


The Record

Port Authority transformation will take time, top appointees say

Curbed New York

Port Authority Considers Selling World Trade Center Site

2014-12-29T22:19:02+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Vol. 3, No. 52 —|

Adding Insult to Injury

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New York Times

Cuomo and Christie Announce They Will Veto Bill to Overhaul Port Authority

Record

Christie and Cuomo offer their own Port Authority reforms, block legislators’ efforts

Wall Street Journal

New York, New Jersey Governors Veto Port Authority Changes

Bloomberg News

Christie, Cuomo Reject Port Authority Overhaul Legislation

Gothamist

Cuomo & Christie’s “Spineless” Midnight Veto Torpedoes Port Authority Reform

Mother Jones

Cuomo and Christie Veto Port Authority Reform Bill. But Is It Permanent?

New York Times

Despite Veto, Sponsors of Port Authority Bill Continue Push for Reform

2014-12-29T10:24:49+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Vol. 3, No. 51 —|

On Thin Ice

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Times Union

Real reform just ahead, honestly

Star-Ledger

Actions on reforming the Port Authority speak loudest

Bloomberg News

Port Authority Employees With Political Ties Still on Job


New York Times

The $4 Billion Train Station at the World Trade Center


CRAINS | New York Business

Poll: What do you think of 1 World Trade Center?

Arch Daily

Infographic: The World’s Most Expensive Skyscrapers

2014-12-01T11:55:09+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Vol. 3, No. 48 —|