NJ Governor Chris Christie has a farewell message for outgoing NY Governor David Paterson. Okay, it's more of a F-U: Discussing how he will not allow the Tappan Zee Bridge to be added to the Port Authority, Christie said, "I can't make this any clearer to New York than this: stop screwing with us. You're not going to come and pick our pockets. New Jersey is not going to permit it anymore."

The Port Authority is a joint NY-NJ agency, with many facilities that span the two states as well as others, like airports and ports, that are just in one state. According to the Star-Ledger, "Christie said the only reason New York was seeking to add the Tappan Zee"—which spans the Hudson to connect Rockland and Westchester Counties—"to the Port Authority was to get New Jersey to pick up the bill for some of the expenses. The bridge is in need of $16 billion in repairs. When the port district was established, Christie said New York intentionally left the Tappan Zee Bridge out of the port district so it could keep the toll revenue and not split with New Jersey." Christie said, "You want to keep all the money to yourself, then you pay for the cost yourself."

Christie also brought up ARC, the trans-Hudson tunnel project, that he killed, "I'm not inclined to extend the port region further into New York just to bite off a monstrous expense. didn't let them pick our pockets on ARC, I'm not letting New York pick New Jersey's pockets on the Tappan Zee Bridge either."