A bill to revamp the Delaware River Port Authority passed the Pennsylvania Senate, 50-0, on Wednesday.

To successfully change the bi-state DRPA charter, the legislation must also be approved by the Pennsylvania House, the New Jersey legislature, and Congress.

Sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R., Montgomery), among other things the bill would prohibit the DRPA from economic-development spending, open agency records to either state's public-records laws, and give Pennsylvania's governor the same veto power over DRPA board actions as New Jersey's governor has.

Paul Nussbaum