New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
It moves to the full Senate after a Senate committee approved the bill on Thursday.
New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and state Sen. Bob Gordon are prime sponsors of the bill, which grew from lane closings at the George Washington Bridge a year ago. The closures appear to have been politically motivated.
Gov. Chris Christie says he's growing tired of the joint legislative committee investigating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
Christie on Thursday blasted the committee for leaked documents to the media. He accused its members of being more interested in getting their names in the newspapers and on television and he urged them to finish up their work.
The remarks were some of Christie's harshest yet against the committee, which includes both Republicans and Democrats.
New Census estimates show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics.
Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who heads the special victims division, said there's been an increase since July 1, when reports about the unrest in Gaza and the Islamic State group became front-page news.
State officials are holding a public hearing on what to do with thousands of migrant children who have fled violence and poverty in Central America. They entered the United States through the southern border, and many ended up in New York.
Trains are once again going to go through a subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.