N.J. Gov. to reimburse ILA for trip

N.J. Gov. to reimburse ILA for trip

New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, criticized for allowing the International Longshoremen's Association to pay his expenses for a trip to Puerto Rico where he spoke at the ILA's convention, said he would reimburse the ILA for the cost of the trip.

McGreevey, who delivered a 15-minute speech to the convention Tuesday, cut short his planned six-day trip, citing the funeral of a staff member's relative. McGreevey's speech focused on labor issues, dredging of the Port of New York and New Jersey and modernization of the port's terminals.

His trip attracted criticism from New Jersey Republicans, who noted that federal prosecutors are considering an antiracketeering lawsuit against the union.