Nomination of John Degnan as new Port Authority chairman approved by state Senate

John Degnan

Former state Attorney General John Degnan's confirmation hearing was held in the State House. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

Gov. Chris Christie's pick to lead the Port Authority was confirmed by the state Senate today.

Former state Attorney General John Degnan was chosen to replace David Samson as chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

Degnan faced a grilling from lawmakers in Trenton prior to his confirmation. He refused to answer specific questions about the agency's role in Bridge-Gate, but did say he...

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