Procedural rules prevent the Senate from voting on any bills the same day they’re amended unless three-fourths of the senators agree to do it as an emergency. The next vote on the measures that would raise the gas tax and lower other taxes is scheduled for Friday.
Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence participated in the only vice presidential debate Tuesday. Kaine focused on Donald Trump's controversial comments while Pence focused on Hillary Clinton's past actions.
During the Bridgegate trial, David Wildstein testified that there was coordination between Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo on how to handle the growing controversy that was engulfing the Port Authority after the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge.
Gov. Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Prieto reached a deal to fund the Transportation Trust Fund for eight years that includes a gas tax increase and a small sales tax decrease.
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