N.J. Lawmakers Form Special Investigative Panel To Look Into Bridge Lane Closures

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January 13, 2014 AT 8:56 AM
New Jersey lawmakers said Monday they will form a special investigative committee, with the power to order testimony from witnesses, to probe the George Washington Bridge lane closures that have exploded into a scandal for Gov. Chris Christie. There had been questions about whether the Assembly’s power to subpoena witnesses and documents would expire this week. But the incoming Assembly speaker, Vincent Prieto, pledged his support and said the committee would also be given a special counsel.