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Panel that investigated Christie's bridge scandal may now look into his free Cowboys tickets

01/06/2015 05:55 EST | Updated 03/08/2015 05:59 EDT
NEWARK, N.J. - The joint legislative committee that led an investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal is considering looking into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's free tickets and travel to Dallas Cowboys games.

Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski (wiz-NOO'-skee) says he and co-chairwoman Loretta Weinberg have discussed probing whether the Republican governor violated state ethics rules when he accepted tickets from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Wisniewski says this is "precisely the type of behaviour that is within the jurisdiction of the committee's scope of authority." He pointed to a Wall Street Journal story reporting that the Cowboys co-own a company that received a contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Christie's office says he's allowed to accept gifts from friends and the governor has fully complied with state rules.

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