03/02/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2014

Top Christie Appointees Devised Toll-Hike Plan To Bolster Governors


Years before they resigned amid a scandal over politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Governor Christie’s top two executives at the Port Authority led a secretive campaign to quickly push through controversial toll hikes on the Hudson River bridges and tunnels by drowning out criticism, limiting public input and portraying the governors of New York and New Jersey as fiscal hawks who reined in an out-of-control agency.

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