Governor Cuomo’s Request for an Additional PANYNJ Watchdog Meets Opposition

New York Post reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to create a separate New York inspector general for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is catching flak. Critics argue Cuomo’s purpose is to gain political leverage over the agency, while his spokesman calls the proposal a post-Bridgegate reform measure.

The Record notes that New Jersey’s nonpartisan legislative services agency has issued a report stating that the port authority “will have no obligation to comply” with Cuomo’s appointment of an IG unless New Jersey also adopts legislation authorizing the position.