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Dec 13, 2013 4:15 PM by Associated Press

NJ governor's critics still question bridge issues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Democrats in New Jersey and elsewhere say the resignation of one of Gov. Chris Christie's top appointees will not stop their quest for answers about traffic tie-ups that they suggest were done for political retribution.

Two Democratic state lawmakers say they will keep holding hearings even after Friday's announcement that Bill Baroni is resigning as deputy executive director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

When he announced the resignation, Christie said he did not believe that Baroni or anyone else orchestrated traffic problems on purpose on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in September.

National Democratic Committee spokesman Ian Sams says it's still not clear why unannounced lane closings happened.

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