GWB flag yields to overtime worries

(AP) - It appears concerns about overtime limited how long what's billed as the world's largest free-flying flag flew over the George Washington Bridge on

FORT LEE - (AP) - It appears concerns about overtime limited how long what's billed as the world's largest free-flying flag flew over the George Washington Bridge on July Fourth.

Several residents complained when they failed to see Old Glory in the afternoon.

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg contacted Port Authority of New York and New Jersey deputy executive director Bill Baroni. She tells The Record newspaper Baroni told her they didn't want to keep a crew past 3 p.m. to avoid overtime.

Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico tells the newspaper the flag has been flying for one shift for a number of years.

The Port Authority has drawn ire for excessive spending amid toll increases.

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