Gov. Christie vetoes DRBA contract

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the 2010 budget of the Delaware River and Bay Authority Wednesday, citing a lack of financial oversight.

The contract was for Philip Norcross, whose brother George is a Camden County Democratic powerbroker. Gov. Christie says that the contract didn't set an hourly rate, length of term or maximum annual compensation.The expenses were to be paid to four vendors in unspecified amounts exceeding $25,000 in 2010.

Christie says if the DRBA can explain the increase, he will reconsider his veto. The partnership with Delaware operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, five airports, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and a business park.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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