Today’s Lead: Bridge Scandal Expands by David Howard King, Jan 10, 2014 Twitter New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized yesterday for lane closures on The George Washington Bridge that appear to have been ordered for retribution against his political opponents. Christie fired two aides he said were responsible for ordering the closures but did not take responsibility himself. Federal investigators and the FBI are investigating the lane closures that snarled traffic and delayed emergency responders. The case has highlighted the tension and influence of politics at the bi-state Port Authority. Other Stories We're Following De Blasio Counsel Cuts Ties With Sampson, Cablevision (Capital) Trump to Meet With GOP Chairman on Run For Governor (Gannett) De Blasio’s Transition Donors Include Many With Issues Before City(Politicker) City Study Tracks Transfers by Charter School Students (NY Times) Cuomo’s Tax Break for Renters (NY Times) New Schools Chancellor Promises to Mend Fences With Families (Daily News) Republican Senate Leader Says There is No Need to Tax Rich For Pre-K(Daily News) State Teacher’s Union Seeks No Confidence Vote For Education Commissioner (State of Politics ) De Blasio Defers to Speaker on Spoils (Capital) De Blasio Says Bridge Scandal Raises Questions About Christie’s Leadership (Politicker) Head of Metro-North to Retire (Albany Times Union) NY Airports Led Nation in Delays During Cold Snap (Crain's) Community Group Demands a Say in Central Brooklyn Budget Process(DNAinfo) Tweet Editor's Choice Rumored Scheme Brings Scrutiny to Bronx Political Machine How To Become A New York City Council Member Candidates Allege Wright Unfairly Influences Elections Alain Kaloyeros, Powerful Centerpiece of Buffalo Billion, Could Become Household Name Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.