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NJ Democrats form joint panel to probe traffic flap

Lawmakers have issued 20 subpoenas, so far, as they examine the decision to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge and other matters raising concerns about the abuse of government power.

The Associated Press

1/21/2014

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democrats are forming a joint legislative committee to investigate allegations surrounding members of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration.

Members of the state Assembly and Senate will merge into one panel that will have subpoena power and use special counsel Reid Schar. It will comprise eight Democrats and four Republicans.

Lawmakers have issued 20 subpoenas, so far, as they examine the decision to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge and other matters raising concerns about the abuse of government power.

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