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AP: Fate of GWB probe up to NJ Assembly

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By ANGELA DELLI SANTI
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The state investigation into why George Washington Bridge approach lanes were suddenly blocked will end unless the New Jersey Assembly renews subpoena power for the lawmaker leading the probe.

Assemblyman John Wisniewski tells The Associated Press he will file paperwork for the Assembly to vote on extending his ability to subpoena documents and employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

His subpoena power expires at the end of the session on Jan. 14.

The Port Authority's inspector general and a federal agency are also looking into the closings. Democrats suspect they were payback to Fort Lee's mayor for refusing to endorse Gov. Chris Christie.

Wisniewski was given subpoena power to investigate the authority's finances.

The Democrat needs 41 votes to continue.

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